Thursday, December 8, 2011

Orange you glad Tangerine Tango is the color of 2012?

Tangerine Tango, an electric orange red, is the color of 2012, according to the Pantone Color Institute, and I for one am extremely excited about the news. It’s warm, uplifting, and energizing, and it happens to look great with almost every skin tone. The vibrant shade has already made its way ontofashion designers’ radars and surely there will be even more examples to come, as Pantone’s predictions influence all manner of consumer product manufacturers from cosmetic companies to paint suppliers. We’ve pulled together some fashion and beauty options that are already available to give you a jump on your 2012 style. Watch this episode and let us know what you’d like to add to your closet. ( Click for more details...) More from StudioMSP in 2012

Monday, November 14, 2011

Getting Ready for X-MAS..................

Get ready for X-mas, its around the corner. Time to get those gifts for your family or business associates. Let us help bring in the Holidays with you and yours. Happy Pre-Holidays from StudioMSP.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Five Reasons Why Websites Still Matter


You know you must leverage Facebook, Twitter and word-of-mouth marketing to increase awareness of your brand. But the fact is, websites remain infinitely more popular with consumers than all of the business pages on social media sites combined.
Only 22 percent of those of us online in the U.S. visit a branded social networking page such as those found on Facebook, while 62 percent of us regularly visit branded websites, according to the latest Global Web Index report. If you were starting to let your site become outdated or haggard, consider a refresh. After all, as these figures note, websites still matter.

Here are five reasons why you shouldn't ignore yours:  Click here for more info......

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Welcome new "INTERN-ADRIAN"...............

Welcome to the TEAM Intern-Adrain. May you find your path in life without us dragging you through the ditches. We look forward to having you with us for a while, we know we will benefit form having you around. 


You can meet Intern-Adrian at the next mixer on Sept. 8th at The Landmark building. ( more details about mixer here )

Friday, July 29, 2011

Passionate.................

"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." -Einstein


What are you passionate about?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The RIGHT promotional items............

How do companies find the right promotional item? Here are four suggestions:
• Give items that members of your target audience will use in the environment where they make decisions about using your product or service. If you go after executives in corporations, give them something they will use in their offices, around their desktop so your company can be top of mind when they make decisions. Golf-related items are exceptions because lots of business happens on the golf course.
• Have it underscore your marketing message and differentiate your company. Mr. McLaughlin recounts a computer software client who makes antivirus software. The client put its logo on boxes of condoms and sent them to information technology types with the message, “Protect yourself, protect your computers.” Results? “Most I.T. people are male,” said Mr. McLaughlin, “and don’t really have girlfriends so that’s particularly titillating. They believe they got pretty good results.” A bit edgy for most companies, but you get the idea.
•Personalize them. While we are fond of our company logos, customers really like to use items that have their names on them. “People like seeing their own name above all else, said Mike Linderman, president of Express Pens, and former chairman of the Promotional Products Association International. His company makes pens in small quantities that can be imprinted with both your company’s logo and your client’s name.
• Skip the logoed water bottles and other items that will be quickly used and tossed. Make your promotional products investment something that will have a shelf life.
~~~~ for more info go toPromotional Items

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Mixer .......................

July 21st at Wingate Hotel here in New Braunfels is the next spot for our Mix-It-Up Mixer. Tantogo, Wingate, and Studio MSP are here to help have a little fun and network with area businesses.
 Contact any one of us for more info. 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Like to mention that i have a new salesman joining the team, Brandon Beaty, as well as some help from a great friend like Taylor Polk. Look forward to the help they will provide in the growth of Studio MSP. THANKS!

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."..... Scott Adams

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Words of wisdom...............

"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." -Einstein

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Advice.....................

I started my business just over a year ago. It has been fun and adventurous. If you were going to give someone advice about starting their own business....what would it be?

Studio MSP: BELIEVE!!! Believe it is all possible and shoot for the stars. Just taking the leap of faith will show you more than you could imagine.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

StudioMSP is headed for the top, as soon as i find my ladder!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

LOVE WHAT YOU DO............

Passion creates Persistence!!!
Persistence creates Results!!!
Results create Success!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Drawing is

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad ...... Salvador Dali

Printing and computer colors...............

Remember that in printing, process colors: yellow, cyan (bright blue), magenta (blue red), and black make up all other colors.
If you select a color from a color swatch book and ask 1,000 printers to reproduce that color, you'll get 1,000 different colors.
The color of the paper affects the color of the ink.
Know that on computer or television screens, red, green, and blue make up all other colors.
Colors viewed on monitors, computer or television will vary significantly unless calibrated.


Check out the article about colors (and how they are effected): http://www.writedesignonline.com/resources/design/rules/color.html

Monday, April 11, 2011

Music Logo's


Music logos help brand a band or artist with a distinctive graphical representation of what their music represents for them. This helps fans identify with the group, gives the band a sense of identity and makes it easier to distribute the brand through diverse media channels. It takes more than a graphics editing program to create a music logo. Strong logos and brands require thorough planning before the graphic artist ever draws a single pixel.

Difficulty:
 
Moderately Challenging

Instructions

things you'll need:

  • Graphics editing software
  • Pencil
  • Paper
    • 1
      Write down at least 10 things that represent the music of the band or artist. These should include name, music genre, song themes, musical instruments and life philosophy.
    • 2
      Analyze the list for recurring trends or themes. Identify the strongest central themes behind the music to determine a good base for the logo design. Determine two or three themes, if possible. For example, the band may be a hip-hop group with songs about leaving the streets behind or a techno DJ with dance music and live instruments.
    • 3
      Examine other music logos for inspiration (see Resources). While an exact copy would be unethical, using other professional logos as inspiration can greatly improve your final logo idea.
    • 4
      Draw a few logo ideas on paper based on the themes and inspirations you outlined. Craft each design around the central theme. For example, for a DJ with dance music, you could use a silhouette scene with people in various stages of dancing in a club. Use the name of the artist or group in combination with the theme to determine the graphical elements you want to use. DJ logos often include turntables, and jazz logos often include saxophones or piano keys.
    • 5
      Launch a graphics editing program on your computer. Common programs include Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and GIMP.
    • 6
      Draw the first logo idea you designed on paper in the graphics program. Draw the basic outlines of the graphic elements. Type the name or other text you wish to include in a basic font and position it where you want on the logo.
    • 7
      Experiment with different color combinations and typefaces until you find one you like. Try different special effects, such as 3-D text or reflections, if appropriate for your design idea.
    • 8
      Repeat this process for each idea you sketched on paper.
    • 9
      Present the different logo ideas to the members of the band or the artists the logo will represent. Allow them to choose the logo they like best. Make any changes or adjustments they suggest to make the logo better. Present them with the final draft.

Tips & Warnings

  • The Internet has a variety of websites, such as DeviantArt and iStockphoto, that offer royalty-free graphics for use in your logo projects (see Resources).

Sunday, April 10, 2011

QUOTE:

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep".............Scott Adams 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Just some info for the hat rack.........

The Basic Psychology of Color

With the human brain able to distinguish over two hundred shades of white, able to see the same color no matter the light source, saying color is essential to our perception is no slight exaggeration. Viewing a black and white scenic full of all the shades of gray that a good paper and photographer can bring to light, the emotions just those shades of gray can evoke is tremendous! But that's just a small sampling of the potential a full palette of colors can bring to a photograph. I'm not going to pass myself off as a scholarly master of psychology or try to convince you that one must have one color over the other for a photograph to be successful. A sunset is going to be in a red band of light no matter what psychological message we might want to communicate. What I want to bring to the forefront of your photographic consciousness and understanding is what color can communicate and how you can make use of that in your photography.

This is only part of the article. CLICK HERE to view the rest of it. It explains what certain colors brings to us and how it may effect us. Good Read. :D

Friday, April 8, 2011

PEOPLE MAKE ME MAD.......

Here is a little rant:
......i go to drop off an order to a printer to get the final things done to a project. Now mind you that this printer is local, but not one i use alot. Never the less, i am a customer right? I walk in and say i have a job that is a little different than normal (but nothing that they can't do or haven't done). The lady, which i believe to be one of the owners says "we can't do that". I told her "but you all did them last time". She shock her head and said no they didn't. Then tells me cause it was printed somewhere else that they won't touch the project. Maybe i walked the wrong way through the door, but this lady was very RUDE! From the start. I understand it was printed somewhere else. Their prices are way to high, but they offer a service i need. All this would have been taken better about turning down the job if she would have been nice. But met with attitude and the fact that they did it once.......why can't they do it again? I needed some items cut and holes drilled for clothing tags. Not a big deal, atleast i thought. So...there is my rant! Now i feel better and am ready to have a fun weekend. Don't forget about StudioMSP for all your business ideas. Remember: "not advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark".

Thursday, April 7, 2011

District Thread Apparel is offered at Studio MSP along with other dependable brands. Check out our website for all your business apparel and other business needs.
Studio MSP want to know what are you interested in for your business. How can we help get you out in hte publics eye better. Is it new cards? new social media presents? Or a new refresh logo to bring you up to date? We are here to help. 830.822.8318

Welcome to StudioMSP bloggin'

Well, here is another way i can hopefully keep everyone up on trends and daily events with StudioMSP. We have a had a great first year and look forward to alot more years to come. If you are needing anything, or any questions answered, please give us a call. Talk to you soon.