It's finally spring and the signs are everywhere with blossoms sprouting from their buds and leaves unfurling from their branches. As I finalize work on this next Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival's graphics for my fifth year of it's 9-year history, I'm proud to know that the brand we have built together over these years is growing in its recognition among attendees old and new alike, as does its sponsorship, the number of exhibitors, performances and of course attendance to the Festival and its special events like the Cosplay Contest. The Festival, "celebrating spring and Japanese culture," is my first taste of this longed-for season's blossoming after the cold, gray winter.
When people ask me what I do for a living, my quick response is that I'm a designer. Many are often not sure what that actually means at which point I go into my little elevator speech. I've come to say that if something is printed, there is often a designer who put the graphics and copy together and saw it through to completion. I often mention brochures, catalogs, book covers, logos and stationery, packaging, etc. One of the things I've started to mention more and more though is signage.
Event name signs. Directional signs. Sponsorship signs. Location signs. Informational signs. It's often what makes an event stand out and help attendees not only easily find an event but also all that it has to offer. They come in many varieties and sizes: digital signs, canvas banners, flag banners, simple signs staked into the ground, sandwich signs, booth signage, even outdoor boards, bus benches and more. Below is just a small sampling from some of my design work for clients.
So whether you need a single sign or an entire marketing campaign that includes signage in its plan, contact me so we can discuss. I love the diversity of the design world I represent and would be honored to bring my skills to meet your needs. And I hope you'll join us for this year's Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday, April 8th. (Shuttle parking is available for a mere $1.) Happy spring!