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Business Info

Business Name

David Kaneda

What do you do?

I am an interactive designer, web developer, and public speaker. I created jQTouch, a jQuery plugin for mobile development, and currently serve as creative director at Sencha, a leading web application framework company. I run several microblogs dedicated to design and web development.

I would typically design this myself, but: I'm not as strong with identity work as I am general typography/layout/UX design. Also: Designing for oneself is basically existential hell, so I'm looking for a boost to get rolling.

What is the exact name you would like in your logo?

David Kaneda. Could also just be my last name, Kaneda. Could possibly include tag line or descriptor like, "Designer/Developer," "Creative Director," "Creative Technologist," open to suggestion here. Image could simply be some type of stamp with my initials, again, open to lots of suggestion.

You'll receive designs for biz cards, letterhead and envelopes.


Target Audience

What is your industry?

Design and Technology

Describe the target audience for your logo and stationery

Other designers, potential clients, conference organizers.

What 3 things would you like to communicate to your audience through your logo and stationery?

1) I am a professional designer, first and foremost, that is professional to work with and a team leader.
2) I am a thought leader in the world of web-based software and design (mostly mobile/interactive)
3) I am a skilled developer in many platforms, but still stay true to my designer origins

Style and Concept

What logo and stationery styles do you like (text only, image only, text and image, etc.)?

I would be happy to have just text, but an image accompanying it would be acceptable as well. If an image is used, it should have a strong concept, and be minimal/bold. See the extra notes below for thoughts on style.

What colors do you want to see in your logo and stationery?

I could see using green and blue to tie into the company I work at, Sencha, or using something entirely different like orange just to be poppy and feel modern/independent.

What colors do you NOT want to see in your logo and stationery?

Pink and purple.

What adjectives should best describe your logo and stationery?

Sharp, stylistic, bold, classical design sense, modern.

Where will your logo be used (print, website, etc.)?

The logo will be used in print as well as on a website. More web-based actually, but I'm hoping the letterhead/envelopes can help provide a visual system for the digital pieces to follow.

Do you have additional info or links you want to share?

Aside from the core pieces of what I do and how I do it, I personally have a great affinity for a certain style of design, with an emphasis on typography and grid. In some ways, I'm a great fan of Hatch Show Print style posters (http://countrymusichalloffame.org/our-wo...), but I like how this look can be explored in a modern setting. The greatest example of this for me would be the work of Flux Labs (http://fluxism.com/random.htm). I don't like "grunge", per se, but rather just bold typography/color. Flux is without a doubt my favorite group of designers, and something along their style would be wonderful. I particularly like their work for Marathon Grill and aka architects.

Some other work I have really enjoyed lately:
* http://teixido.co/
* http://www.pointlesscorp.com/
* http://goodcorps.com/
* http://hotmeteor.com/
* http://sxsw.jonathanmoore.com/
* http://www.twofishillustration.com/
* http://galp.in/
* http://thinkvitamin.com/
* http://www.swinkinc.com/
* http://idsgn.org/



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