Acuo- (verb) sharpen, enhance, give an edge to
Acuo means "sharpen" but is also our mission.
We exist to create sharp designs, sharpen your image and to give you an edge.
We do this by producing outstanding designs that get our clients noticed.
The foundation of your brand is your logo. Your website, packaging and promotional materials--all of which should integrate your logo--communicate your brand.
An effective brand strategy gives you a major edge in increasingly competitive markets. But what exactly does "branding" mean? Simply put, your brand is your promise to your customer. It tells them what they can expect from your products and services, and it differentiates your offering from that of your competitors. Your brand is derived from who you are, who you want to be and who people perceive you to be.
-Entrepreneur.com - article on Branding
Owner / Designer
Creativity comes in many forms and I have had the pleasure of working in multiple creative fields. By nature I am an artist, designer and maker. I like to apply a hands-on approach to all my work. I consider it a privilege to use my skills, perspective and attention to detail in a way that brings value to my clients. I truly enjoy working equally with both people and technology. Through my experiences I have learned to hone and apply the essential skill of customer service with a personal touch.
My technology journey began as a kid writing code for chess programs. My skills as an artist expanded through my youth learning to draw and illustrate. The two worlds of art and technology merged as the internet took off. I learned HTML and began building websites in the 1990's. From there I started learning different coding and programming languages. First, for friends and family and then for businesses. I have since deployed websites on multiple web platforms which has broadened my ability and insight. Later, opportunities opened up the worlds of photography, video editing and audio engineering. Like most designers and artists I have a broad range of skills. However, the launch of Acuo Design is the next stage in refining and focusing my skills on a full Web Design Agency.
A website should be treated as your most important employee. If it's not working, you should fix it or fire it. As your first impression and the gateway to your business, you cannot afford for it to fail.
The art of composition, using shape and color to tell a story or create cohesion is critical to all forms of digital media. Good design can help your business excel by standing out in the crowd.
Social Media Marketing
Social Media is an essential component in marketing. Expanding your brand into social media can broaden your reach while building trust and creating influence.
Logo & Branding
An often overlooked element is branding. It consists of more than simply a logo. A brand guide helps define the consistent look of all your print and digital assets.
"A picture is worth a thousand words." Everyone knows this is a true statement. Your photography should speak positively and professionally about your business.
Videos have become a staple in branding any business. The quality of your videos can send either a positive or negative message. Every business has a story to tell and video can help you share your unique story.