Save the Dates – Josh and Evie

Wow, it's hard to believe it's halfway through January already! Between the holidays and the plethora of fun new projects and opportunities coming our way, we've been quite busy here at HLDS. We thought we'd take a quick moment to share these chalkboard inspired Save the Dates we recently completed for our good friends Josh and Evie.

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HLDS Team – Meet Corey!

Posted on November 20, 2013

Have you met Corey?  Well, it's about time you met this technically inclined wizard of the web! Corey’s focus is on the functional aspects of A Happy Little Design Studio projects. While he has probably been involved in every part of the design process, his specialties include web programming, animation, and video production. He’s the left side of the Happy Little Design Studio brain being the analytical, detailed orientated, number-lo...

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6 Reasons To Use Mood Boards for Web and Logo Design

Have you heard the old adage ‘A picture is worth a thousand words”?   If you subscribe to this sentiment, then you’ll likely agree that mood boards are worth at least ten thousand words!  We recently began incorporating mood boards into our design process and have found them to be an extremely effective communication tool. A mood board, also sometimes called an ‘inspiration board’ or ‘style board’, is a collection of images ...

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Quote Me Contest – Win A Typography Poster With Your Favorite Quote

Posted on November 6, 2013

Calling all small business owners and entrepreneurs!  It's GIVEAWAY time! Win an 8x10 typography poster of your favorite inspirational quote in 2 easy steps. “Like” the Happy Little Design Studio Facebook fan page. Leave a comment on our Facebook page under the Quote Me Contest Post with your inspirational quote.  We are looking for quotes that inspire you as a small business owner or entrepreneur. One lucky winner will be ...

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Goodrich Family Photography – Logo Design

Posted on November 5, 2013

BACKGROUND: Jane Goodrich is an extremely talented baby and children photographer based in NY. She has worked with families from all over the world including NY, London, Chicago, and LA. Because of her keen eye for detail and her natural intuition with children, Jane has had the opportunity to expand her portfolio to include an array of commercial projects for magazines, fashion shoots, and books. After much discussion, we decided it was ...

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Beatles vs Stones – Artwork Featured at Harrah’s in Reno

Posted on November 4, 2013

Over the weekend one of our favorite clients shared this photo of our artwork being displayed at Harrah's in Reno NV. It's always fun to see your work being used in the 'real' world! (We're not talking about the MTV reality show, by the way... although that would be kind of cool too!) Have a happy little Monday.

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Entrepreneurial Quote of the Day – Inventor of the Pool Noodle

Posted on November 1, 2013

A little inspiration for your Friday. Have a happy little weekend!

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Halloween Infographic – The Scary Budget Behind The 1978 Independent Horror Film

Oh scary movies – how we adore you! It doesn’t matter if it’s an old movie or a new one. It can be about zombies, witches, vampires, or just some creepy guys in the woods. There’s just something about a good (or even laughably bad) scary movie that we can’t get enough of. In honor of Halloween, (both the candy coma inducing holiday and the 1979 classic Carpenter flick), enjoy this bloody awesome Infographic! Happy Halloween!

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Meet Clocky – Our Informercial Debut

Have you ever watched one of those ‘cheesy’ pun-laden infomercials on TV and wondered… who the heck makes this stuff? Um… we did!

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From The Web: Halloween Inspired Logos

Posted on October 29, 2013

Candy, costumes, scary movies... what's not to love about Halloween? In honor of the upcoming Pagan holiday, enjoy this little collection of Halloween inspired logos:  

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