All posts by Renee

Dovetail Logo Design

I really enjoy creating logo designs and this one is no exception …

Adrian of Dovetail was introduced to me by another RGDESIGN client – LOVE referrals – and from our first meeting we were on the same page with what Adrian wanted in regards to a logo for his new business venture. Something professional, clean, modern without dating anytime soon, a reflection of the type of work Dovetail will do in the community etc.

I gave him 3 ideas initially and after seeing one in a few different colour variations, he was sold on the first concept.

 

Initial Concept Designs:

 

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Colour Variations:

 

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Final Logo Design:

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Here’s what Adrian from Dovetail had to say:
” I worked with Renee in the design and printing of logos and business cards for my new startup. Renee took time to understand the nature of my business, and the design approaches that resonated with me. She came up with great options, and a final design that I am delighted with. More importantly, clients have remarked on how engaging my logo and business cards are. I would happily recommend Renee on the basis of my work with her. ”

Check out Dovetail.

Next Offramp Poster Design

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It’s been awhile since I’ve done a poster design …

One of my lovely clients is a member of Next Offramp and suggested I design the poster for their upcoming performance.

I was given the photo of the group and the details of the event. The rest was up to me!

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Next Offramp poster design

How to add a hyperlink to your text

Typing out a domain, like www.idontdougly.co.nz/how-to-add-a-hyperlink-to-your-text, in a blog post or website page looks unprofessional. And we want to make it as easy as possible for our viewers to click through to find the information they are looking for.

So make the text link directly. Which means instead of putting “www.idontdougly.co.nz/how-to-add-a-hyperlink-to-your-text” you would put “how to add a hyperlink to your text“.

Note: underlined text is generally a hyperlink.

How to insert a link in WordPress:

  1. Go to the page you want to link to.
  2. Copy the URL. It should start with “http://”. Where do I find the URL?
  3. In WordPress, write the text you want to be a hyperlink. It is good to be descriptive and avoid the phrase ‘click here’. Then select the text.type-your-text
  4. Click the Insert Link button in the WordPress toolbar.wordpress-toolbar-make-link
  5. Paste the URL from step one into the Link URL box.
    Add the title of the page you’re linking to in the Title box.
    Tick the box for ‘Open link in a new window/tab’ if you’re linking to another website. So viewers can easily come back to your website.wordpress-link-window
  6. Then click Add Link.
  7. Click Publish once you’ve finished. And don’t forget to test the link too!

To link to a page or blog post on your website:

  1. In WordPress, write the text you want to be a hyperlink. It is good to be descriptive and avoid the phrase ‘click here’. Then select the text.type-your-text
  2. Click the Insert Link button in the WordPress toolbar.wordpress-toolbar-make-link
  3. Click on the arrow next to ‘Or link to existing content’. This will bring up a list of all your website pages, posts, products, events etc. Click on the relevant title.add-link-from-website
  4. Then click Add Link.
  5. Click Publish once you’ve finished. And don’t forget to test the link too!

Example of How To Add A YouTube Video To Your WordPress Blog

Learn how to add YouTube videos to your WordPress blog.

This is what it will look like once the code is embedded into your blog post:

YouTube Video Sizes

Below are the different video sizes you can select within the YouTube drop down menu.

560 x 315

640 x 360

853 x 480

1280 x 720

Supply Chain Solutions Website

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I can finally announce the launch of the Supply Chain Solutions website! It’s been a long time coming … lots of work involved with this project.

I was responsible for not only designing and building the website but also compiling and writing all the content. Quite a difficult task as there’s a lot to understand with supply chain services. The most challenging task though was writing it all in language that everyday people understand. Like most businesses, Supply Chain Solutions use a lot of industry jargon. But we got there and this is one project I am happy to promote.

Of course, being a website there’s still a lot of work to do to but for now this is a great example of a professional corporate website!

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