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WHY WORK WITH ME

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I am a graphic artist who founded Evna Design to help small businesses, start-ups, and established businesses just like yours engage their brands with their audience through visual concepts created to inspire, inform, and captivate. Whether through physical or virtual images and words, I will make your brand recognizable and prominent.

Whether you are looking to brand:

  • A product like hand-blown glass, an apple cider ale, or a financial newsletter;
  • A service-oriented business-like psychotherapy, college recruiting, or a technology networking company;
  • A retail business like a bakery or a fine art gallery;
  • Or an event like the Baltimore Grand Prix, or an indie folk band concert.

I’ve done it all.

Using a wide variety of graphic design digital tools alongside handcrafted fonts and stylized and realistic illustration, I have created:

  • Logos
  • Product Packaging
  • Collateral Design
  • Print Design
  • Website Design
  • Media Packaging
  • Cartoons and special custom designed graphics for newsletters, brochures, and books

Using artistic and decorative effects alongside the use of color, I can set your brand apart by emphasizing the right things about your company in an interesting way.

WHAT I KNOW

BEAUTIFUL DESIGN IS IMPORTANT

I know that your client base learns by association, and that the more visually powerful the association is made, the more it can imbue your company’s image with characteristics like contemporary, quality, and trustworthy.

Did you know that your customer infers human personality and emotional states from design elements? Scientific research shows that people will even build stories around a series of circles and triangles, giving those shapes positive and negative attributes simply by their design elements of composition, color, symmetry, and texture.

As a graphic designer, I know how to use the fundamental elements to evoke the right associations for your brand—associations that inspire your customers the way you want them inspired. I know how to create graphics that incite emotional responses that communicate secondary qualities like fun, hip, and cutting edge, notions that leave your customer with a well-rounded picture of your company. Through an understanding of your company’s mission, I can set branding goals for concepts that inspire your customer to recognize aspects of your mission and values at a glance.

A NEUROSCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO DESIGN

I know that your client base learns by association, and that the more visually powerful the association is made, the more it can imbue your company’s image with characteristics like contemporary, quality, and trustworthy.

Did you know that your customer infers human personality and emotional states from design elements? Scientific research shows that people will even build stories around a series of circles and triangles, giving those shapes positive and negative attributes simply by their design elements of composition, color, symmetry, and texture.

As a graphic designer, I know how to use the fundamental elements to evoke the right associations for your brand—associations that inspire your customers the way you want them inspired. I know how to create graphics that incite emotional responses that communicate secondary qualities like fun, hip, and cutting edge, notions that leave your customer with a well-rounded picture of your company. Through an understanding of your company’s mission, I can set branding goals for concepts that inspire your customer to recognize aspects of your mission and values at a glance.

DESIGN THAT SPEAKS YOUR CLIENT’S LANGUAGE

Did you know that your customer’s brain automatically reduces your brand into the fundamental building blocks of graphic design—line, color, and movement. I understand these graphic design elements and their symbolic meaning. I know the paramount importance of balancing them in design as well as knowing when to break the rules around symmetry while maintaining balance for greater interest or a modern feel.

You know that humans are symmetrical with pairs of parts divided, balancing the body on the right and the left. While humans gravitate towards balance, balance isn’t as simple as symmetry. Graphic design that uses the mathematical equation of 1:1.61 ratio, also known as The Golden Mean, can be very provocative, breaking from symmetry but referencing greater balance and a sense of purpose within a bigger equation. Our bodies, like spirals found in seashells, budding ferns, the formation of the shoreline, the crown and roots of a tree, and more evolve from this mathematical computation. Using it provides an efficient way for your customer to process your brand and recognize it as fitting in naturally. What branding wouldn’t want to be recognized as having a right to exist and providing inherent worth to the bigger picture?

TESTIMONIALS

“I own a supplement company and in my industry a first impression on a store shelf is imperative to creating trust and portraying perceived value.

Knowing how important design is for my business I turned to Evna Design (based on the recommendation of others) to have some work done for my bottles

All I can say is wow.

Every design they delivered looks amazing. While I had a pretty clear vision of what I wanted, it was their ability to help distill my vision and bring it to life that made me convinced they’re one of the best.

Highly, highly recommend.”

– A.L.

Dylan is an excellent graphic designer, with innovative ideas. I found him to be efficient, creative, and professional. I had a few ideas for my logo, and he quickly made a sample for me that I instantly loved! Then he worked with me to make a polished end product that looks like a million bucks. I’m very proud of my logo and believe working with Dylan is worth every penny. To date, I have hired him for five separate projects and I won’t work with any one else!
-C.S.

My company, CISO Executive Network, has used Evna Design for the past few years. They’ve done our entire company logo, slide deck templates, and marketing material templates. The thing that makes Evna Design better than others is the attention to customization. Our design takes into consideration our business, industry sector, and how we operate. Our logo and custom designs includes all of these characteristics. I highly recommend Evna Design.
-W.S.

Dylan at Evna has done great logo work for my organization. He perfectly envisioned the proper branding and executed an excellent image. On top of that, he regularly produces marketing and event materials for us. He is always timely and easy to work with. I can highly recommend him.
-I.W.

Dylan was so creative when he designed a logo and website for me. He was easy to work with, quick to respond and produced quality work. I would highly recommend him.
-K.N.

I have used Evna Design for all my branding and get compliments on my logo and marketing presentation all the time. I regularly and without hesitation recommend Evna Design.
-T.S.

Dylan is an excellent graphic designer, with innovative ideas. I found him to be efficient, creative, and professional. I had a few ideas for my logo, and he quickly made a sample for me that I instantly loved! Then he worked with me to make a polished end product that looks like a million bucks. I’m very proud of my logo and believe working with Dylan is worth every penny. To date, I have hired him for five separate projects and I won’t work with any one else!

– T.Y.H

When we decided to rebrand our nonprofit organization, we knew that we would need to find someone who understood our mission. Evna Design was a perfect match. Not only did they review our materials to best understand our community and desired audience, they also worked closely with us to hone our aesthetic. Creating a new logo for the organization required the input of many leaders of our membership, and Dylan balanced all of that feedback to create an end product that everyone loved. He created several versions of the logo to use across all our materials – flyers, website, signatures, envelopes, etc. We hired him again to design the invitations for our annual fundraiser, and were not disappointed. He is our go-to when we want a clean, professional look.

– D.S

My company, CISO Executive Network, has used Evna Design for the past few years. They’ve done our entire company logo, slide deck templates, and marketing material templates. The thing that makes Evna Design better than others is the attention to customization. Our design takes into consideration our business, industry sector, and how we operate. Our logo and custom designs includes all of these characteristics. I highly recommend Evna Design.

– W.S

Dylan was so creative when he designed a logo and website for me. He was easy to work with, quick to respond and produced quality work. I would highly recommend him.

– Kara Neary

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