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Latest Book Publication – December, 2011

Clyde Gurley book cover

We have recently had the opportunity to assist Clyde Gurley, Jr. in the layout and publishing of a book about his life and experiences.

ZinZang Studio was responsible for:

  • Type of binding and size
  • Editing service (typos, spacing, alignment, typesetting)
  • Layout presentation (creative design, styling, typography, photo editing) using Adobe InDesign
  • Scanning and retouching of photographs
  • Press ready file preparation
  • Client/Printer liaison

The book was conceived as a unique keepsake Christmas gift for his family and friends. Entitled, Observations and Experiences of My Life, the book is a 120 page autobiography including 11 photographs, and recounts Mr. Gurley’s youth growing up in the South, his service in one of the final U.S. Mounted Cavalry units, his role in the U.S. Border Patrol, and poignant memories of his family and friends.

Clyde Gurley book cover

Feedback

On seeing the final product, “It is wonderful! I appreciate all you have done. Your patience and expertise were exactly what we needed, and the book shows it. I know how proud Clyde will be to give them to his family. I look forward to working with you again.” — Margaret Lovatt, friend of Mr. Gurley and Editor

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Business Card Special

Business Card Special

1000 Full Color, Ultra-thick cardstock, UV coating – $69.00*

Professional and attractively designed business cards personally delivered to you within 10-14 business days. You can’t beat this value!

*Price for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia delivery addresses only.


What you can expect from us


We hope to be be involved in helping your company grow well into the future, and look forward to designing for you!

  • 1000 card count
  • Full color
  • 14 pt Ultra-thick cardstock
  • UV Coating
  • Designed, Printed, Delivered


Get started


Call us at 804-557-0017, or email us and let us know what you need.

Business card content you will provide

Textual content

You will need to provide us with the textual content for your business card design. All contact information, taglines or specific text to be included.

Logo

Provide us with your logo design in high quality digital format, preferably vector. If you don’t have a professionally crafted logo design, but have chosen a typeface, color scheme, and/or “just a quick sketch” image you’ve been using, please scan it at a minimum of 450dpi to a jpg, tiff, or png file.

Photographs

You may send us a photograph to incorporate into your business card design. Please send us the largest versions of the photos you can, in digital format like jpg, raw, or tiff. We will perform any basic color correction, CMYK conversions, exposure compensation, or cropping during design time if necessary.


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Writers Group’s First Book Publication

Tapestry in Words

A short time ago, we had the privilege of assisting the members of the Cercle de Plume with publishing their first collection of writings, Tapestry in Words. The content of the book is from a presentation they participated in March, 2011. The 119 page book is a participant memento, and not currently for resale to the public, but maybe one day soon. Congratulations all, and thank you for the positive feedback!

Tapestry in Words

Feedback

A contributor’s comment about the printed book: “Tapestry in Words is wonderful. I cannot begin to thank ZinZang Studio enough for taking on this project. What a wonderful gift to all of us.” – June Harding, Cercle de Plume Writers Group

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Rewards of Pro Bono Design Work

We love to design and we love to support worthy causes, this is why ZinZang Studio does Pro Bono work.  Pro Bono work is typically defined as work done “for the common good”, and is undertaken voluntarily usually without payment.

Applying this term to the field of professional graphic design work, allows us to passionately provide our services to those who are unable to afford them, and/or to support a worthy cause/charity at the same time.

Recently we have had the opportunity to combine both our love of design and the promotion of a worthy cause for the Gene Bew 1st Memorial Fishing Tournament on Chickahominy Lake and provide support for team “Never Give Up” in the Light The Night Walk™ for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).  We had the pleasure of designing the event flyers, and postcard reminders for the event.

Feedback

“Thank you for the help with the post cards for the tournament, you guys are the best!” — Tami Bew, Event Coordinator

Graphic Design Process

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At ZinZang Studio, LLC we have developed a process by which we plan, design, and produce a graphic design.

Initial Consultation

This will usually occur at your place of business and may take approximately a half hour. This meeting will establish a starting point for the client’s goals and objectives. We will answer any questions you have, to allow you to decide whether you want to go to the next step.

Design Proposal & Signing of Agreement

At this point, it would be suggested that the client fill out our New Client Information Form for Graphic Design, which can be filled out online and submitted to ZinZang Studio. This step will include the estimated pricing of the design plan and ensure there is no wasted time creating ideas that are not suitable for the client. ZinZang Studio, LLC will spend more time gathering information on the client for the project, so that the designer can focus attention on the areas that best serve the client and ensure their happiness with the final design result. 50% of the total estimated cost is due upon signing of the ZinZang Studio, LLC Client Agreement.

Research & Brainstorming

In coming up with the most effective design strategy, ZinZang Studio will consider the following aspects of the client’s business:

  • Business plan
  • Current branding
  • History
  • Target market
  • Competitors
  • Market differentiation
  • Market trends

Sketching & Design Prototype

At this point in the process, ZinZang Studio begins to develop ideas for the graphic design. ZinZang Studio will produce 3-5 variations of the design with a focused effort on the correct solution for the client.

Submission & Review

ZinZang Studio will submit a PDF version of the designs created in their various forms to the client for review. These submissions will include a synopsis of why the design will work for the client and specify the design details (i.e. typefaces, colors, etc.). Once the client has reviewed the submitted work, it would be beneficial for both parties to discuss any changes that are required.

Polishing & Final Touches

At this step, the design will either be finalized or revisions will be made based on the client’s requirements. Once the design has been completed, the final submission will be made via a PDF to the client.

File Creation & Delivery

A vector and bitmap version of the design will be supplied to the client for future use. The balance of the graphic design fee is due at this time. ZinZang Studio’s customer service does not end with the final payment. We welcome the opportunity to do any additional work for our clients and would like to hear about the results of the design we created for you.