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5 Common Business Card Mistakes That Could Hurt Your Company

Posted by Marisa Soliz on Nov 30, 2017 8:30:00 AM

For any business, a form of identification (like your license) are your business cards. These cards allow your contacts to be able to identify your position and what company you are representing. Thus, making something so tiny in size a great marketing tool for your company to generate clients with.

Unfortunately, these could also be the reason that you aren’t getting any business. Why is this you may ask? Well, there is sort of a “craft” so to speak when figuring out what makes a good business card versus a bad one. Some companies make the tiniest mistakes, that aren’t looked at before they send the cards to print. No worries though, we at Kulture Konnect are here to help.

Here is a list of five common business card mistakes you can avoid to ensure that your business card is up to today's standards.

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Topics: Print & Web Design, Branding & Marketing, Business

Printing & Graphics 101: Working With High and Low Resolution Images

Posted by Marisa Soliz on Oct 10, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Oftentimes as a designer, we have to design something that is centered around plenty of beautiful, eye-catching images. For the most part, we do receive beautiful breathtaking images, however, like any job, it comes with its difficulties. One example, sometimes clients will send images that are low-resolution. It is every designer's nightmare to go back and forth just for an image. The problem with this, is the fact it becomes extremely difficult to work with low-resolution images especially when it comes to printing & graphics. So, let's go over some helpful tips and tricks for the best practices for low and high resoluton images as well as figuring out if your image is worthy for print.

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Topics: Print & Web Design

4 Creative Happy Hour Restaurant Menu Design Ideas You'll Love

Posted by Marisa Soliz on Sep 21, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Can all of us agree that happy hour is the perfect time for your guest's to get together with friends and co-workers after a long stressful week? It's your customer's chance to let loose and enjoy good food with a tastey drink in tow at a great deal. With that said, you want to make sure to create an appealing happy hour menu that will have your customer's coming back for more. Here are four creative happy hour restaurant menu designs that do a great job at showcasing offers. So what do you say? Lets get started!

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Topics: Print & Web Design, Restaurants

Refresh Your Menu this Fall: Ideas to Spark Your Restaurant Menu Design

Posted by Marisa Soliz on Aug 31, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Are you struggling with organizing your menu design for fall? For instance, how many menu items should you include or what should you highlight? If you answered yes to struggling then you're in luck! Below we have covered three different layouts with two menus that show a perfect example of layout, and another that struggles with branding. 

There are several reasons you might want to change your menu design, those reasons can include product shortage, cost, time it takes to prepare a meal or just looking for a change. Whether you offer five menu items per section or fifteen, the presentation on the menu shoud be easy for the customer. Sectioning off your items based on catagories is a plus. Also, make sure that it is clean and not all over the place. 

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Topics: Print & Web Design, Restaurants

Top 3 DIY Sites For Graphic Design Inspiration and Creation

Posted by Marisa Soliz on Jul 11, 2017 8:30:00 AM

In a world where social media is the way of life now. It leads companies wether start-up or already existing ones, are trying to get with the times of marketing their companies. While the logical task would be to have a design team on hand to create your graphics, that might not always be feasible due to the economy. This is causing 57% of B2B marketers in 2016 to priortize the use of visual content over text only content.  

Professional designers are using programs like Adobe CC Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. These programs, however, require a subscription fee that some companies might not have the funds for. Luckily, there are multiple types of cloud design services that don't need a download to use.

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Topics: Print & Web Design

Best Innovative Designs: 3 Inspiring Award-Winning Logos

Posted by Marisa Soliz on Jun 13, 2017 8:30:00 AM

The art of logo design is always changing, since the evolution of design is always changing. We can now reach our consumers through digital medias rather then just through print. This pushes us to design logos to not only represent well through print, but also through the digital aspect of advertising.

Let’s take a look at a couple innovative designs and logos that are well done.

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Topics: Print & Web Design, Branding & Marketing

Quick Tips for Powerful Email Marketing Campaigns

Posted by Marisa Soliz on May 11, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Have you sent out e-blasts to your customers and noticed you are not getting much return from doing so? Maybe it's the way you're going about in designing your e-blasts. You have to go about the design and sell point, as if you were the target audience. How would you want the information to be presented? Do you want an email that's all over the place? Or just straight to the point? In this blog, we will help you figure out what to include and how to design your e-blast for more success! 

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Topics: Print & Web Design, Branding & Marketing, Restaurants

7 Industry Leaders Share Insights on Innovative Design

Posted by Marisa Soliz on Apr 18, 2017 8:30:00 AM

When asking a designer what innovative design is you won't receive just one answer that everyone agrees on. Each creative mind is different, therefore, all of our opinions on what innovative design is can vary. At Kulture Konnect, we asked the people that influence us the most what they believe is innovative. 

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Topics: Print & Web Design

The 5 Worst Logos Ever

Posted by Marisa Soliz on Mar 21, 2017 8:30:00 AM

When you think of a company, the first thing you might notice is their branding. When you think of Nike, the swish logo pops into your mind along with the slogan, "Just do it!" With  Calvin Klein you see the CK. Logo design is really a key component to uniquely identify a company. It's the recognition that your customers and competition will have to associate your brand with. Below, you will see brand marks that are dreadfully the worst logos ever! These examples will give you an idea why research and really understanding what you're doing is a key component to logo design. Let's begin with number one.

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Topics: Branding & Marketing, Business

7 Important Tips For Creating Your Next Restaurant Snap Chat Filter

Posted by Marisa Soliz on Feb 23, 2017 8:30:00 AM

We are living in a time where selfies and documenting your every moment on video has become a phenomenon. The popular social media application known as Snap Chat has exploded through the years with users sharing photos from snapping buffalo wings from Buffalo Wild Wings or taking a selfie drinking their morning coffee using a Starbucks filter to complete their snap shot. Snap Chat filters have become a popular trend among users and restaurants find it as an opportunity to gain exposure. So, why not make your customers' experience a little more interesting? With Snap Chat reaching over 150 million users, your filter can potentially be seen by thousands.

If you are interested in purchasing a spot to feature your filter on Snap Chat, here are several important tips you'll want to examine when designing your restaurant filter.

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Topics: Restaurants, Social Media, ProTips


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 Kulture Konnect is a one-stop marketing and graphic design studio assisting over 45 small, medium and large size businesses. We specialize in branding, web design and content marketing. Kulture Konnect aims to help its customers create and implement graphic design and marketing that people actually love.


 

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