Darius Rucker and teaching antelopes how to stand on their hind legs

Darius Rucker, it’s been a long time.

Do you remember when Hootie and the Blowfish could do no wrong? I remember their CD was the first one I purchased when I started driving and since I didn’t have a ton of money, it stayed in my stereo for a very, very long time. It stayed in there so long that it got really old, but then, when I persevered through that lull, it became the greatest CD ever known to man! HA!

But that’s not why I’m wring this, I’m writing to let you know that according to my 6 and a half year old daughter’s blog (evahpearl.com) I am not very good at teaching antelopes how to stand on their hind legs. She’s right, I can’t even teach my dog how to stand on it’s hind legs, I am in need of some animal training help, anyone out there know how to do this?

Website Design and Graphic Design

We are currently running a promotion here at Ainsworth Studio. We are preparing for a new business development and have decided to offer friends of our customers this special deal. These are not templates, but customized designs to specifically showcase your business. That is why we are only offering 5 of each package at this price! This promotion will only last until September 7th, 2009.

Click here for all the details.

Totally Random Friday afternoon post

Today is my birthday! That’s pretty much all I’ll say about that. In other news, Ben and I have been working all week on a big Ainsworth Studio project. We placed the final touches on it yesterday and will launch it early next week. Keep us in mind if you’re looking for a great website or graphic design.
Also, a bunch of my friends are returning from a trip they took to South Africa. They went down to help a group in the slums of Capetown about two weeks ago, I’m excited to hear their stories.
And finally, Jason Boisture, a good friend of Ainsworth Studio is getting married tomorrow. He is the greatest copy writer and Search Engine Optimizer I know, honestly, the man’s a genius.

For your reading and linking pleasure, I found an article regarding taking a cruise on a freightliner. Apparently it is far cheaper than a cruise on a cruise ship. Probably because it’s the most boring thing you’ve ever done in your life, but hey, you can save some money! I’ve never been on a cruise but have always wanted to go on one. I can tell you this, I cannot imagine cruising on a freightliner would ever be fun but maybe this website and this article can convince you that it could be?

A great resource for website and graphic designers

Just ran across this fantastic posting of resources. If you are a graphic or website designer, check this out.

Meteor Shower

I went out to look at the amazing meteor shower last night, but, it was raining here. I just saw that there’s supposed to be a much larger meteor shower tonight and the sky is looking pretty clear currently so, finger’s crossed, maybe I’ll get to see it.

I remember about 10 years ago laying out in the deserts of western washington watching the meteor shower. It was spectacular because there were none of the lights of the city to deal with. As a graphic designer, I’m always looking for ways to be inspired and because I am amazed by the universe and am such a nerd, I usually look at boston.com/bigpicture for space photographs. These pictures of the sun are probably the most intriguing photographs i’ve ever seen. It blows my mind that is what the sun’s surface looks like.

In Anticipation of great things

I just received an email from the Prince of a small country in Africa who is going to forward me $41 millionUSD. HA! Just kidding.

I’m just filled with hope and excitement! It’s a good day. I’m doing what I love, designing websites and brand strategies.

Mercy Me involved in a fatal accident?

About 5 years ago I was hired to photograph a concert where one of the bands playing happened to be Mercy Me. I had a great time that night and would have to say: these guys are pretty amazing and fun to hang out with. I saw this article and my heart goes out to them. What a tragedy.

The Longest Baseball Game Ever Played

If you know me, you know that I love Baseball. I would always prefer playing it over watching it, but I do love the game. Starting this business, Ainsworth Studio, has been what seems a very long time. I am constantly feeling like I’m learning new things, new rhythms, new strategies. It’s been a grueling “game” if you will. But so fun that I never want it to end. I will write more later on about the mistakes that I’ve made up to this point, the things I wish I’d known when I started this business, and the hope and excitement of what running a business in the state of Washington feels like.

If you’re reading this and have recently started a business, contact us to find out how we can help with your graphic and website design needs. We do everything from brand strategy including logos, business cards, letterhead, brochures, stationery packages to websites, Search Engine Optimization and email campaigns.

Oh and if you’re wondering what the Longest Baseball Game Ever Played was, it was on May 8th, 1984 between the Chicago White Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers. Who won? Read this article to find out.

Well, I suppose it’s finally time

The blog has been here for so long and I’ve never updated it. Ainsworth Studio has been severely busy lately which is always a good thing when you’re a design firm still kind of starting out. We’ve gained a lot of recognition across the web and it seems every time we design a website for a customer, it is placed high on design galleries, which continues to drive traffic to our customers sites as well as ours.

What can we say, we’ve been extremely blessed. But now it’s time. So check back tomorrow.

Graphic Designer for Jim Christiana

Graphic Designer for Jim Christiana

This was a fast and furious project. Churchill Strategies outsourced this Graphic Design job to Ainsworth Studio all the way from Pennsylvania. They were in a pinch. The newspaper printed a front page article about how Jim was launching his site on the first of December and since it was the 28th of November and they had no design or text, pictures, etc. Ainsworth put a pot of coffee on and labored for 2.5 days to produce one of our fine sites.

Because of Ainsworth Studio’s background in Art Direction and excellence, our reputation has made it possible to consult on projects for other business to business services.

The campaign worked, Jim Christiana won and is the Pennsylvania State Representative. Beyond the website, we did Graphic Design services for everything from logos, bumper stickers, to Yard Signs and more.