All posts by Zack Darling

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Specialty Printing

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At ZDCA, we're total geeks for fancy print methods. We love working with specialty papers, textures, foil stamps, spot gloss and any other high-end form of printing we can get our hands on. Recently we've started exploring some new tricks - like colored edging on business cards, textured stickers, metallic papers and even baked-on glass [...]

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illustration and custom art

Illustration & Original Artwork

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At ZDCA, we’ve been busy lately with exciting illustration and branding projects with a wide range of interesting clients. Working often with many trained illustrators, designers and artists, we produce contemporary and classic branding artwork for every commercial, non-profit, and personal ventures. Check out our gallery of original illustrations and artwork for many more examples: […]

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The Nitey Awards Branding, Website and Sponsor Deck

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The Nitey Awards are an annual ceremony honoring San Francisco nightlife. There are 23 categories of awards that range from Best Dance Club (Large and Small) to Best Happy Hour and a lavish red carpet reception at the Castro Theatre. They had all the makings of a successful event—all they needed were corporate sponsors to [...]

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Envision Logo and Promotional Material

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Envision Festival is a gathering of music, art, yoga and performance in Uvita, Costa Rica from February 27th to March 3rd. Envision, now in its third year, is a part of a small but growing segment of the festival circuit that is forgoing traditional locations in favor of remote isles and faraway foreign countries. The [...]

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GoLocal website

Go Local Website Redesign

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Click here to see the full case study Since becoming a consumer cooperative in 2008, GoLocal has been incredibly successful in driving business to local companies in the Sonoma County region. Their stickers can be spotted in store windows from Petaluma to Cloverdale. So when it came time to update the look of their website, [...]

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Start With Why

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Conventional wisdom holds that all businesses start at the same place: with a product, something to be sold. This is what Simon Sinek, in his TED Talk “How Great Leaders Inspire Action,” refers to as the “What.” Once a business has figured out what they plan to sell, they move to the second step: the […]

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Infinity Collection Fine Jewelry Website Launch

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Nicky Brown creates fantastic jewelry designs based on natural forms and sacred geometry under the moniker Infinity Collection. To forward her business, a new e-commerce website was required to offer easy customer browsing and purchases as well as simple product entry for Nicky. With a wealth of e-commerce solutions available, choosing was difficult since every [...]

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Heritage Public House Website Launch

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Heritage Public House is a small "pub" with a big vision. They're newly located in an up-and-coming "wine district" in Santa Rosa, CA, known as The Wineyard where local wine and micro-brew is king. To stand out and take advantage of the latest social services, Heritage founders wanted a truly unique site that hits all [...]

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Prescient Entertainment Branding & Website Launch

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Prescient Entertainment is a concerts and events booking, consultation, and artist management firm serving the California Bay Area and beyond. In addition to needing a streamlined and professional logo, cards, stationery and website to promote their many services, Prescient Entertainment required a key dynamic feature to the online services: events ticket sales and information. Since [...]

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Phutureprimitive Rebrand & Website Launch

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As a popular world-touring songwriter and producer, Rain of Phutureprimitive was looking for a reboot of his brand and website. Rain came to ZDCA with a vision of graphics and style that matches his market and music. Original art was created and a custom events-oriented WordPress site was built that remains simple to use for [...]

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