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Post Fri Dec 05, 2003 7:11 pm

Van Graphics: Centre Flowers

I quoted for the previous van to this one in April 99 but unfortunately lost it to someone else. That time round there was little design work to do. It was just a matter of using the layout of fonts and graphic from existing stationery. :-?
This time I have a freer hand on design and having seen printouts of “Another” sign maker’s efforts I can assure you that competitions looking light. :wink:

“Another” has suggested two layouts sowing large digital prints with some ugly lettering and worst still a version of the ugly lettering on it’s own. :x
I’m sure the customer was not impressed with the layouts, and I dare say the price, so he’s looking to go back to a ‘simple’ vinyl graphic (as on his original van) and hopefully he’ll be hooked if I come up with an attractive layout that’s straightforward enough to keep the cost in check.

Comments and or suggestions will be totally ignored, sorry I mean taken onboard. :lol:

The customer suggested white lilies but showed me a picture of a full bouquet that would be difficult to make into a half-decent cuttable image so I’ve drawn up this very graphical single bloom hoping it will hit the right note.

I don’t want to see this vehicle driving round for the next 4 years with the competition’s graphics on it. :evil:

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Post Fri Dec 05, 2003 7:46 pm

The single flower does it for me, Alan

Great design

Can't see why you don't get the job unless he goes with the cheapskate

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Post Fri Dec 05, 2003 8:10 pm

HI
very nice design Alan how about trying the lilly slanted to the rear, customer should be over the moon with the design

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Post Fri Dec 05, 2003 10:31 pm

perfect Alan
just right!
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Post Mon Dec 08, 2003 7:26 pm

Thanks for the thumbs up Guys.

I printed out the design today and showed it to the customer, I think I can safely say he was as chuffed as muck.

If I remember to take some pix :roll: of the finished van I’ll post them here. Not sure when that will be yet.


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Post Mon Dec 15, 2003 8:40 pm

The finished van.

Sorry the photograph isn’t better. :(


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Post Mon Dec 15, 2003 9:58 pm

Looks realy good Alan, very eye catching (butter)
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Post Mon Dec 15, 2003 10:18 pm

Great to see the finished number and it looks great

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Post Mon Dec 15, 2003 10:53 pm

Lurverly one Alan. Don't you just love it when a plan comes together?
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Post Mon Dec 15, 2003 11:19 pm

really nice alan!! :lol: :lol:
terrific to see finished! colours are very nice!

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Post Mon Dec 15, 2003 11:41 pm

Yes I agree too ! Nice job and I can't see any bubbles from here either :o

No seriously, its sometimes better to go for the "less is more" approach rather than wacking on huge digital images that cost the cutomer a fortune. The overall design looks great, really eye catching and still professional too.

If you don't mind me asking (and tell me to mind my own business if you do) how much would you charge the punter for that sort of completed job ?
I think it's tricky to keep your eye on the ball price wise without talking to others in the business. It's all too easy to have a fixed idea of how much an average transit "should" cost and then not increase your prices year on year. I know I have suffered this problem myself in the past - but now I generally find customers think it will cost more than it does. With the exception of more complex building/shop signs like built-up metal text/halo illum. etc which usually have the opposite effect !

Anyway I must stop wittering on and post this....

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Post Mon Dec 15, 2003 11:50 pm

...think I must have missed this one origianlly Alan :oops:

Just read it through and was real pleased to see that it looked as great in real life as it did on the mock-up...quality work indeed.

thanks for sharing your work


more soon

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Post Tue Dec 16, 2003 12:31 am

Nice one Alan - A great advert for their business, and a good advert for your design skills :D
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Post Tue Dec 16, 2003 12:29 pm

Thanks people, you seem almost as happy with it as the client.

Nigel, 320.
Now I hope that some are thinking ‘that’s not enough’ and others ‘that’s too much’ because this will mean that I’m somewhere in the middle, and I’ll settle for that.
If on the other hand every one says it’s too cheap I’ll hide under the desk and have a cry. :cry:



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Post Tue Dec 16, 2003 12:39 pm

Blimey, that's cheap. Only teasin'. :wink:

I appreciate it when some people are happy to divulge what they charge for work. It helps to keep abreast of the 'going rate' as it were.

Very nice job, by the way. But you already know that.
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Post Tue Dec 16, 2003 9:43 pm

Thanks for the info Alan, that sounds just about right money to me anyway.
When I get my uploading sorted out I will post some of my images for people to have a go (look) at !

Nigel

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