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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

There were many hot items given at the swag suites this year but I think this may be my fave! 

The throw back portable boom box (compatible with today's music devices) is such a nostalgic and cool new product.

In addition to this many of the swag sources report lots of cool tech items from blinged out cell phone holders, a Kohler Moxie showerhead with wireless speakers and the WowWee- self-balancing robot! Info from Press pass LA. 


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Holiday Swag


Holiday Time! Here we go....

If you haven't noticed the holiday products are subtly creeping into every retailer you walk into.

Ornaments are ALWAYS going to be a lovely & kept gift that will be cherished for years to come. 

There are a few retailers that set the bar each year and Red Envelope is one of those retailers I love to use for inspiration. 

Just look at these adorable metal laser engraved ornaments with simple clean text, simple images, monograms and for pets silhouettes. Super cute AND I wouldn't suggest it if I wouldn't hang it on my own tree. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Spring 2014. Pantone Top Color



As we head into fall we are forecasting fashion, products, colors and trends for next year, 2014 already. In this photo is a sampling of the HOT color for Spring 2014. 

You will subtly see this colors invade your space! 




Kitchen/ Halloween Swag

With the rise of the foodie I have to believe fun kitchen accessories are in high demand. This kitchen dishtowel set inspired me to create a "like" product for a client project for Halloween. We are creating clever little Halloween designs for the client and will discreetly brand the packaging. Also included in my kits are custom Halloween cookies! Super duper cute!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Little black dress on your desk top



The little black dress of office accessories the notepad is every bit as functional, reliable and with a little creativity can be...AS STYLISH.

Trust me, if it's good enough for Neiman Marcus to sell, it's good enough for you to give as a branded promotional product. The objective from a marketing stand point is to design it so that it speaks to your brand, brand message and especially to the person your giving it to.

It's very affordable to personalize this item which add's that special touch. When you give someone something and it has their name on it THEY WILL KEEP IT!

This notepad retails for $40.00 (click the photo to link to retail details)...you can easily create this perceived value with the right piece of artwork, for a lot less.


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

SWAG ART 101



Part of my job is observing trends and a trend I've recently noticed is this fun layout where some text is emphasized where other text is blown down.

Below, the yellow piece of art and my inspiration is actually from a series of cards available at Kitson.  You can see where I took the idea and had fun with a custom branded beach ball.

I figured this was a fun brand message for this Summer that would resonate with my clients and be reflective of my spunky personality! Get spunky and make sure your speaking your clients language so when you do give them a branded promo item it's something they'll actually want to use.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Chic Pencil Holder by Jonathan Adler

This little Jonathan Adler pencil holder is the epitome of cool and chic.

I'm often left with the task of designing a unique desk top product for a client. Sometimes the answer is simple. I think to myself what would I want to have atop my own desk? With that in mind i try and think of unique, fun and sometimes random and cool. This idea incorporates all.

Other fun pencil holder shapes that I wouldn't mind sitting on top my desk, a double decker bus, a weenie dog or a bagel. That would demand a conversation when you had people in your office.

Happy Brainstorming!!