Hi, my name is Morag and I am Indie Dog Design. I am a graphic and web designer specializing setting up WordPress websites but can also provide a variety of services that combine to create your presence for both web and print design.
I speak HTML, CSS, PHP and Wordpress. Let's face it - as a designer I like things to be pretty; as a web designer, I like to make your websites pretty, but most importantly, I like them to be user friendly.
At Indie Dog Design, my goal is to create your face in the web world and beyond, leaving you to concentrate on your business.
Indie Dog Design offers a full suite of web design and related services. We provide a local, full life-cycle service from initial consultation through implementation and ongoing support.
Besides web design, I can provide print materials that complement your web site that will come together to complete your brand.
Round out the package with a full presence of Social Media and Customer Relationship tools.
I can help you set up your Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accounts as well as manage your customer relationships via email marketing, event marketing and web surveys.
PIXEL (n) – The basic unit of the composition of an image on a television screen, computer monitor, or similar display.
ABILITY (n) – Talent that enables someone to achieve a great deal.
Services // Usability analysis | Wordpress | E-commerce | HTML | PHP | CSS | Flash | Search Engine Optimization | Ongoing support | You Tube | Facebook | Logos | Posters | Postcards | Flyers | Business Cards/Stationary | Promotional items
Business Card for Ecosse Virtual Office
CD Case Label-Craig Valentine
Ecosse Virtual Office Logo
Kelly Hahn Photography
DVD Case Wrap-Ed Tate
Womens Business Network of Frederick County
Linden Tree 2012 Cabaret Season Poster
Wholistic Woman Retreats
DVD Case Wrap-Albert Mensah
Beach House Miracles Website
Multi CD Packaging-Craig Valentine
DVD Case Wrap-Ed Tate
Linden Tree September Songs Poster
Clear Choices Coaching
Parlights Theatrical Lighting & Rigging
We in the design industry want to put our work out there on the web. We want to share our vision and ideas; I for one enjoy getting inspiration from my fellow designers and photographers. But there are those out there who troll the web, looking to steal your hard work and ideas. Illona Haus of Scruffy Dog Photography (one of the best pet photographers ever, IMHO), has spent the past year fighting off copy cats and talking about it on her Facebook page and blog. Illona’s brand goes beyond just her logo; her entire style from logo to website to Facebook to the images themselves are instantly recognizable, yet for some reason, people think they can pass it off as their own.
Her blog post specifically mentions the photography business, but can also be applied to the design business as well.
By the way, as much as I would have loved to have a go at designing her website, that credit goes to The Design Truth based in Waterloo, Ontario.
A graphic designer friend recently posted an article of his Facebook Page that showed all the logos from the modern Olympics, which of course, started a debate about which were worst and which were best. One thing we all agreed upon was that the London logo was among the worst.
I have to admit, when I first saw the logo, I had no idea what it was until I read the accompanying article. I bet it’s the first logo that had had a 50,000 signature petition for its removal, and the first that has had such a visceral reaction from many, including Feargus O’Sullivan of the Atlantic Cities blog who call it “A slapdash mess in acid colors, it looks like its designers have accidentally dropped it on the floor, then decided to use the shattered pieces anyway.”
So what do you think and which are your favorites?
We’ve all been there right? But I decided to do something about it. Two years later, I was well on my way to a degree in Interactive Media and Web Design and wondering what I should call my fledgling business. Should it reflect my Scottish roots? Maybe it should be something to do with the work I would be doing? But the same name kept popping into my head and no matter how many times I went back and forth over names I kept coming back to the same thing – Indie Dog Design.
So I wanted to tell you what it’s all about. We had a dog. Her name was Indie. She was a beautiful golden retriever that we had since she was 8 weeks old. She was smart, she was fun, and she had bags of personality. I adored that dog; when she got lymphoma I drove her every week to the doggie oncologist and back for treatment – a round trip of 150 miles. I was determined we would beat the odds and miracle of miracles, a year later she was pronounced cured! She lasted another 3 years, when finally, after more cancers appeared, my husband and I made the painful decision that it was time to let her go.
So what’s with the name? I named it after her of course… yes really. I named my company after my dog. It’s a simple as that. I have only been in business officially for a few months, and I have a long way to go. But one thing I know is that I want my company to be; smart and fun with bags of personality.