Welcome to Foreverbird Studio
Visual Design for Go-Getters
At Foreverbird Studio visual design is about more than pretty pictures, it's about deep listening, community building, compassion and active imagination.
Making the impossible a reality
Many individuals I talk to are disheartened about investing their creative ideas, in life or work, because they lack certain skills or perceive their dreams as too expensive, impractical or dangerous. This results in the #1 regret later in a life of not having had the courage to go after what you really want. As human beings, we have the capacity to change our roles from child to adult or from student to teacher. However, some transformations take more courage and present challenges that are not simply overcome.
Meeting the challenges of today requires collective creative vision because current environment and economic realities impact every community.
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FoReverbird's unique design approch
Resistance to change or work becomes fun when a child-like playfulness is evoked. By creating low risk opportunities for our clients to explore creatively and collaborate, as equals, a shift toward embracing the new is possible. The child-like energy of growth and potential, at the heart of Foreverbird Studio, is a unique approach to solving the design challenges of today.
I actually get excited when talking marketing rather than overwhelmed. I appreciate Mitra’s time, knowledge and foresight into making this an effective part of working on my business. — Zohe Felici of Felici Events
The idea behind evoking child energy is based on depth psychology concepts. Depth psychology is a branch of study that focuses on the creative side of the human unconscious mind. Using these techniques results in new ideas and accelerates the productivity between designer and client.
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What clients can expect
Foreverbird Studio's success is connected to your success. We share a vision of brining new and innovative products and services to the community. We work smart and provide the highest quality possible.
I started Foreverbird Studio so I could work as Chief Creativity Activist. My job is to amplify the creative energy, skills and experience involved with the amazing projects my clients bring to this world. – Mitra Cline, Founder
Mitra Cline, founder of Foreverbird Studio, has worked with over 50 clients on 40 websites, 30 brand identities and countless print and digital materials in the last 7 years. Mitra holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. She set to get a MA in Humanities with an emphasis in depth psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute in fall 2016. If you think Foreverbird Studio would be able a good fit for your project, please contact Mitra@foreverbrid.com.
About Visual Design Services
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Graphic design is a profession in the creative arts field. It covers a wide range of projects, both in print and digital media. Unlike industrial design, graphic designers work in mostly 2D areas like journalism, advertising, marketing, or product development.
Graphic design is the art of communication, stylizing, and problem-solving through the use of type, space and image. The field is considered a subset of visual communication and communication design, but sometimes the term "graphic design" is used interchangeably with these due to overlapping skills involved. Graphic designers use various methods to create and combine words, symbols, and images to create a visual representation of ideas and messages. A graphic designer may use a combination of typography, visual arts and page layout techniques to produce a final result. Graphic design often refers to both the process (designing) by which the communication is created and the products (designs) which are generated. - Wikipedia
The government categorizes graphic design in a business category. It's under Services > Business Services > Commercial Art & Graphic Design > and then there are over a dozen SIC codes for various types of industry terms under it, like a graphic designer. You can use a specific SIC code to research businesses by sales volume, the number of employees, the location and a few other things. You can look up the SIC code 733603 on http://www.referenceusa.com to get your own reports. I can gain access to their data for free using my local library card. It a great resource if you are looking got hire a graphic designer or looking to start your own graphic design business. I enjoy collaborating with graphic designers and although the industry is competitive I feel each designer has unique and valuable skills.
ABOUT DESIGN & PRODUCTION
In any creative project, there are levels of responsibility. It's kind of like a pyramid, with the top being the creative idea and the bottom being the production. It's somewhat subjective, but looking at financial compensation in a corporate environment, it's the person responsible for the creative vision that gets paid the most and the production jobs that are typically paid less. Whatever the level there is a high amount of repetition in the graphic design process. You might be coming up with dozens of ideas for an ad campaign or correcting hundreds of photos for a newspaper.
Foreverbird is a text based logo inspired by the phoenix. The phoenix is a symbol of rebirth and transformation. It's a perfect reference for the type of work that I do professionally as a designer and also as an artist – as many of my clients are giving new life to an idea or passion in their lives. It's also a reference to the creative process in general - as an ongoing cycle of burning the old to make room for the new.
CONSIDER THE ESSENCE OF Foreverbird
I have had many turns and twists in my focus – growing pains so to speak. Also, as a designer, I have enjoyed the process of identity development in a visual sense immensely and probably have undergone more transformations than most businesses in the last ten years.
Over the years a core theme emerged. The essence of my business has been creative transformation and healthy growth. Some of the products and services I have plans for include:
- 2004 Outside Living Inside - Herbal Gardens
- 2006 Eco-Eco the Cooperative Community Cart dedicated to transformation
- 2007 Artist Mobile MeetUp
- 2008 Mitra Cline, Artist
- 2012 Mitra Cline, Graphic Designer
- 2012 Black Light Stage, Interactive Photo Booth
- 2013 Foreverbird Studio, Freelance Creative Services
- 2013 Foreverbird Studio, Art & Technology Workshop Series
- 2015 Original Odyssey, Beautiful Artist Puzzle
CULTURAL RELEVANCE OF the Phoenix bird
My logo is a symbol of my business and it's cultural connections are relevant. To get a sense, I did a google search for the keywords bird and phoenix. Also, I looked at the Wikipedia definitions.
Phoenix, in ancient Egypt and in Classical antiquity, a fabulous bird associated with the worship of the sun. The Egyptian phoenix was said to be as large as an eagle, with brilliant scarlet and gold plumage and a melodious cry. In Greek mythology, a phoenix or phenix (Ancient Greek φοίνιξ phóinīx) is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor.
An unexpected personal connection
In my case, there are several other connections with my logo that are nice. It's very powerful to have an authentic and meaningful connection to any symbolic image. For me, as a business owner, it's cool that my name is also a reference to worship of the sun. I have used my name in logos in the past - and it's meaningful to find a symbol that combines my name with my business in some way. I also have painted the phoenix in the past - as a memorial to my great-grandfather who had passed and all my assessors in general.
Other key connections include the fact that my business is called foreverbird studio. I didn't specifically think of a phoenix at the time, but it seems obvious now.
All it all it's clear to me that the cultural, as well as personal, symbolic meaning of the phoenix, would be a better way to visually represent the essence of my business to myself and my clients. My current logo has only one visual element (a bird) represented in the imagery created by the name, Foreverbird.
IMPORTANCE OF ORIGINAL DESIGN
In the past I used both custom and stock graphics. It's easy for me to get lost in details and forget the focus and so choosing a stock logo worked for awhile. I normally recommend to new business owners that they start with a stock design, after all, Twitter did it! It's the first logo and most businesses go through several identity changes before they find the right fit. If money is a factor, the stock logo is a good option.
Time can be a factor in many businesses for logo development. When your product, sales, and marketing teams are waiting for materials, the logo can hold up other essentials business processes. When time is a factor, it's always a good idea to choose a template logo that has already proven itself to be popular in the stock art world. Chances are your logo will never be side by side with your competition in your corner of the globe - but it does happen. It's kind of like showing up to a party to find that someone else is wearing your shirt - but al least it's a nice professional design.