February 3, 2017 Ken Mixon

A recent logo design based off of the artist’s own signature. A simple, strong logo that doesn’t pigeon-hole Christine into a specific style or medium, as she loves to delve into different art disciplines. You should head over to her website or FaceBook page. You can learn more about Christine and CLewis Design Studio below.  …

January 27, 2017 Ken Mixon

Justin Ladd, owner of Ladd’s Outdoor Services, was looking to freshen up his logo. As you can see from the before sample, the old logo was very dated; using a vintage tree engraving and a typestyle that doesn’t effectively portray the professionalism that he desired. We redesigned the logo with appropriate colors and made his…

January 12, 2017 Ken Mixon

Doug Mixon (L) and Brian Keenan (R) at the filling and capping station.   The crew of Six Feet Deep Brewing Co. doing their thing. Their thing being labeling, bottling and capping their Helles Hefeweizen wheat beer. < Insert shameless plug for the design of the amazing label 🙂 >. Doug Mixon, Derek Mixon and Brian…

January 11, 2017 Ken Mixon

This beer label design was a fun project that we did for Six Feet Deep Brewing Co. aka Doug Mixon, Derek Mixon and Brian Keenan. In deference to its style, name and tone, we used a grim reaper wreathed in wheat with a flame background. Helles Hefeweizen is a wheat beer that is both unfiltered and…

January 9, 2017 Ken Mixon

This is a recently completed logo design project for Northeast Marine Solutions. The criteria for this project was to create a logo that highlights the professionalism of our client while being visually appealing and incorporating appropriate colors and logo elements that reflect the business’s aquatic nature. It was also important to have a strong logo element that…

November 17, 2016 Ken Mixon

  Have you ever wondered, okay cursed about, why your printed product doesn’t match what you see on the screen? It’s the acrimonious acronyms that are to blame; namely CMYK -vs- RGB. Later on we’ll also discuss the Pantone Matching System known as PMS (another acronym enters the fray). But the main point here is that your…

November 8, 2016 Ken Mixon

Daisy Cleaners needed a retractable banner display unit for a recent trade show. They wanted to highlight their awesome free pickup and deliver service as well as their commitment to providing environmentally sound cleaning practices. When designing the banner, we drew from the logo’s color scheme and supplemented it with a photo graphic that perfectly…

October 18, 2016 Ken Mixon

This is a recently completed logo design project for JS Consulting Engineers, LLC. The criteria for this project was to create a logo that highlights the professionalism of our client while being visually appealing and incorporating appropriate colors and logo elements. While JS Consulting Engineers provides fire protection engineering, they also provide more general building and accessibility…

October 13, 2016 Ken Mixon

  Graphic Explosions is proud to introduce our new mascot. And we’re pleased and excited to offer our new Mascot Design Services! It’s funny. This design project started out as a way to celebrate our 25th anniversary of being in business. We wanted to do something new and special. A mascot for the business was just the…

October 7, 2016 Ken Mixon

Congratulations to my friend and BNI teammate Lisa Walker for being honored as the Topaz winner by the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce for their Hidden Jewel Awards that recognizes distinguished women. Why the lion picture you ask? Because that’s Lisa’s favorite, that’s why! The following is an except from the award ceremony booklet:    …