We spent two days off the coast of Palacios, Texas, to art direct and produce this beautiful video for our client, Turner Boatworks, which makes high-end, customized fishing boats for very happy and discerning fishermen. This was two long, hot days on the water, but it was a lot of fun. And we learned a lot about what makes these boats special. John Turner, the designer, spent most of his career running a redfish farm on the Gulf Coast. He also has been a professional fishing guide for several decades. After Johen sold the redfish farm, he decided that nobody made a fishing boat exactly as he wanted it, so he started designing his own, and ended up turning it into a business. Woody Creative also designed the Turner Boatworks website.
Growler USA, the popular brew pub in Central Austin, near the UT campus, offers 100 freakin’ beers on tap. They are beer experts … beer nerds, really. No, they don’t make beer, but they know stuff about beer and they are all about educating patrons about beer, helping them find what they like, learning about the process of making beer, etc. They asked us to help design an ad for the Austin Beer Guide. We said, “OK.” Looking at this again, we find ourselves thirsty for … beer.
Deer Lease Moving logo project: Can you guess which one the client selected?
We have been working on a logo project for a new company called Deer Lease Moving (soon to be DeerLeaseMoving.com). It’s always interesting to see the iterations we come up with and to try to guess which one the client will like or not like. Here are three of the logos we presented to the client. Which logo do you think was selected by the client?
The client chose the simplest logo (the first one), which is the circular logo with black, gray and green. Around the office we were convinced they would select the mostly green circular logo, which actually was our favorite.
See more of our logo designs here.
Here are a couple of new print designs we developed recently for two different clients.
Retractable vinyl banner for Waterfall On Lake Travis
The first is a retractable vinyl banner, 32×80, that we designed for our client Waterfall On Lake Travis, a 36-unit luxury mid-rise condo on 950 feet of Lake Travis shoreline, slated for completion summer of 2016 (we also designed the website, waterfallonlaketravis.com). The client, Gene Arant Realty, wanted something biggish and splashy that they could take to locations and set up to make a statement in a room. The retractable banners stand more than six feet tall and the color and image reproduction is pretty nice.
Chat tool review
If you are looking for a great chat tool to help users on your website have quick and easy access to a sales or support person, we really like the Live Chat Inc tool. With the Team version, their mid-priced option that costs $33 per month, you can have up to six agents using the dashboard and available to help users. The tool is surprisingly easy to set up and launch in the WordPress environment. It took us less than 30 minutes to sign up, embed the code and even configure the tool so the colors and content reflect the respective brand of the website.
See the client dashboard below and you’ll see how the agent interacts with a user. The agent even can see the location of the user based on IP address. Lots of customization options are available. We found this tool because it’s the tool of choice for WP Engine, the managed WordPress hosting company in Austin, another company of which we are big fans.
Great chat tool, and not too pricey
More good news: You can do a free trial with no strings attached and no credit card. Full disclosure … this link will get you the 30-day free trial and it’s our affiliate link, but we wouldn’t recommend it if we didn’t love this. We promise.
Crossroads website features the beauty of Central Texas
Woody Creative designed the logo and the website for Crossroads at Panadero Ranch, a wonderful non-profit that shares the great outdoors and the word of God with deserving young boys. The Crossroads Ministry experience includes a weekend on Panadero Ranch, where the boys join peers and adult mentors for a weekend of camping, hunting and time for discussion and reflection around the campfire. Most of the boys have never experienced hunting and many have never been camping.