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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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Whiskey Tip Branding, Website, and Menu Design

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Whiskey Tip needed comprehensive design services for a newly opened whiskey bar, including complete branding design for logo and printed materials such as menus and cards. Additionally, a matching website was produced for a concise and distinctive look. As is often the case with new businesses, virtually no prior graphic or branding assets existed and [...]

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Surviving Domain Migration with a Site Redesign

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Each website we release comes with what we call our Basic SEO Package out the gate. This means, in a nutshell, that we prepare the site to live well among its peers in the vast ether so that it's fit for spiders to crawl and index with ease (see our SEO page for specific details). [...]

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VIDEO: In Ticketing User Interface

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In Ticketing has been at the forefront of online ticket sales for over a decade, and relied primarily on in-house talent for their web platform. We've known the guys who run the business for quite some time and had the pleasure of working with them while building HopMonk's website, so when it came time for [...]

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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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Go Local Infographic Ad in the Bohemian

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We've branched out into advertising in the Bohemian! ZDCA has the great pleasure of building an infographic for Go Local as a spread in the Bohemian next week. We really appreciate the continued work that Go Local trusts us to deliver and are delighted to see both the success of the Go Local brand and [...]

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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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Checkmate Software Interface Design

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Check out the software here This exciting project was the first opportunity for ZDCA to design an interactive software interface. We created it for Micromat's freshly unveiled OS X automated diagnostic tool "Checkmate." The software runs when a Mac is typically idle and conducts tests during those times, stopping any time a user returns to [...]

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