Less than a month ago we put another website online: https://theupperclass.net/ - this one is not just another project as it ended up being the last web project of Ricardo Barcellos, our partner and designer, who passed away on Jan 5th, 2013, at home, after living with pancreatic cancer for more than 2 years.
Ricardo designed this beautiful logo for Wrap’er Up, a line that offers comfortable and versatile apparel for women: Cache-coeur, vests, hat, pashminas, neck warmers, silvered broaches and more.
The idea behind the logo is to have a symbol that can be used without the word Wrap’er Up. But there is a trick in there that makes it even more interesting and memorable! The letters inside the magenta circle can be a w or the word up and, of course, reminds us of a wrap…
As Pablo Martinez, the creator of Wrap’er Up, said, ‘It’s an excellent logo: really neat and pretty smart! The design is fun and modern, and, after Ricardo’s explanations I see a lot of potential for it. I am impressed!’
I am impressed as well, Pablo! Well done, Ricardo!
After just over 10 days since we start working on this project, Tourism Canmore Kananaskis‘ new website is up and running… Record time thanks to my fabulous team: Ricardo Barcellos, designer, and Robert K. Foster, programmer. The client wanted the new website to be aligned with the new branding and both were launched the same day. So we incorporated the same images, tagline and elements of the branding on the website. Enjoy…
Once again, I am seeing myself at work when I see my 5 year-old son playing. Star Wars Lego is his last obsession and it is fascinating to see his little hands flipping through the instructions, following it perfectly and understanding it with the very few knowledge of the written world he has. Some lessons that I can see him learning:
- Organization – the extremely small pieces of a Lego can easily get lost if you don’t organize it immediately after opening the package. As an organized person myself, I need organization to function – and so do Lego players!
- ‘Reading’ and understanding instructions – I started thinking that I don’t have any patience to read instructions because I don’t recall playing with Lego when I was young…
- Patience – and lots of them to hold and place these little tiny pieces together, at exactly the same position as the manual instructs you to, maybe taking a few days to complete a task.
- Sense of accomplishment – it is such a great feeling when you accomplish something! I think my son already knows that with his Lego projects.
What else can you add to this list?
My almost 5 year-old son has a weekly show and tell at his daycare. He considers it the best day of the week. Yesterday, show and tell was the game of choice at home and I had the chance to analyze it from a ‘business’ perspective. What I learned from it is below:
1. My young son is learning to talk in public, naturally, in a loving and safe environment – hopefully he will carry this lesson throughout his life and a public presentation will never be a problem for him;
2. He is analyzing his toys from an interesting point of view, showing his friends what the toy can do, and why he likes it without previous preparation – who knows if this will not be a game changer for him, choosing a profession that will make him uses these tools?
3. He is answering various questions about his toys, learning to think quickly and, again, analyzing it;
4. The surprise is an important element of this game, as they must not show what they have for the day. Just like I would do with a business proposal.
‘A child plays with the same seriousness as an adult works’, says Jo Soares, an important Brazilian comedy actor. And watching my son playing, I can certainly see myself working.
It seems incredible that we’ve been involved in more than eight website projects last year and couldn’t find time to finalize our own but we finally found the time to move our WordPress website to its new home. I hope you enjoy it and drop us a line if you need some help with your own website…
Our graphic designer and partner, Ricardo Barcellos, just got his Canadian certification! As he commented on his Facebook profile: “It’s official! I am a Certified Graphic Designer, Society of Graphic Designers of Canada!” We couldn’t be more proud of him…