So you want to start up a fashion clothing brand

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Two to three times a year, someone reaches out to us to design a logo for their startup fashion clothing brand. So I meet with them and discuss their vision for the brand. And then I start asking questions. It typically goes something like this: “What items are you planning to get manufactured first? Hoodies, […]

Our Year In Logo Design: 2019

Woo! It was quite the year in logo design for KLD, as we completed over a dozen logo projects! From new cannabis stores, to new startups, our clients kept us busy developing concepts for their new ventures. Logo design is one of the main activities we do at KLD. Often, clients start by asking for […]

Website Writing Tips You Can Do Right Now!

Website writing tips

Website writing tips and content development advice to help you rank on Google and get found by your customers. The internet includes everywhere and everything in the world. Customers will only find your website when they use very specific keywords and phrases that match content on your web pages. Fortunately for you, internet users are […]

Claim Your Google Business Listing

Have you claimed and verified your free Google business listing? Or are you wondering what that even means? Okay, let’s back up a bit. Go to Google right now and type your business name in the search bar. On the right side of the screen, you’ll likely see a listing that includes: business name, photos of […]

3 easy web design tips to keep your site updated.

Your website should be maintained regularly. Here are 3 web design tips to keep your site updated. Think of your website as the storefront of your business that is open 24/7/365. When customers land on your home page, you want them to stay and look around. The longer they stay, the higher the chance you’ll […]

A Year in Logo Design Work

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We love logo design work. Here is what the past year looked like in logos! 2018 has come to a close and to celebrate we’re reminiscing about the logo design work we finished up for our Edmonton and Alberta wide clients. We’re wrapping up the year by taking a peek at what the past 12 months […]

The importance of contact information on your website.

Can customers figure out how to contact you on your website? Take a look at your website on your phone and desktop computer. Can people easily find how to contact your business when they are browsing through your website? Or do they have to scroll and scroll to see it buried at the bottom of […]

Great Logo Designs for Companies with Long Names

Companies with long names can have great looking logos too! In the last few years there has been a shift toward minimalism in design, but when you are a company with a long name, the minimalist style is not always possible! Logo design for companies with long names can be challenging, yes, but not necessarily […]

3 Ways to Get your Business Found on Google

Internet marketing tips to help your business get found online. Are you thinking about what you can do to ramp up sales leads for your business? Does it frustrate you when you find that you’re not appearing on the first page of Google? Your website should be bringing you a steady drip-drip-drip of new inquiries! How […]

Do you know where you rank on Google?

Do you know where you rank on Google? Like…exactly where? It may be lower than you think! Where you appear in search rankings has a huge effect on the click-throughs and traffic you get. #1 gets a ton of traffic, with the number of clicks rapidly dropping off by the time you get to #5. […]

What is a mobile friendly website and how does it affect you?

mobile friendly website

Is your website mobile friendly? We know how it goes…your website has been up and running for a while and business (and life) has been keeping you super busy. Looking back, designing your website was a time-consuming project and when it finally got launched it probably felt like a huge relief! Often, for many of […]

Our Favourite Design Trends of 2018…So Far

As usual, in the world of graphic design, trends are changing at lightning speed. It’s early in the year, but we’re already seeing some cool design trends that look like they’re here to stay…for a little while anyway. Here are some of our favourite graphic design trends for 2018 so far. Gradients Gradients, or color transitions, […]

Website Design: Get it Right the First Time

Website Design

There’s an old saying that a cheap man (or woman!) has to pay for everything twice. This is especially true in the world of website design. That’s because choosing the wrong website design company the first time around can setback your business in a number of different ways. Whether it’s choosing a DIY website template […]

5 Common Questions About Logo Design

So you want to get a logo designed for your business…this can be a very exciting but intimidating task! We find that many clients who come through our door have never worked with a graphic designer before, so we’ve compiled this list of common logo design questions. 1. What do my fees pay for? It […]

Introduction to SEO For the Small Business Owner

Introduction to SEO, For the Small Business Owner SEO is a complex thing to do well. There is no getting around it. The point of Search Engine Optimization is to get your site ranking highly in search results with terms your potential customers use to find your goods and services. Why does a search engine rank one page […]

When Is It Time To Update Your Logo?

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It’s amazing how much a business is perceived by its logo. Here is proof for you. We have worked with hundreds of logo clients and we often do an exercise with them when we first start a project. We show them a range other logos we’ve gathered up from their industry and then we see […]

4 Things To Check On Your Website

As a small business, we know how it goes. You go through the process to set up your website, the site is launched, and then… you move on to other things. The next thing you know a few years go by and then someone points out your site is looking out of date. Here are 4 easy things […]

Alberta Eye Institute Launches

Its not everyday we get to see a logo of ours launch with such big fanfare! But there we were on October 30th, at the Royal Alex Hospital watching our logo be revealed in front board members, fundraisers and media. The Eye Institute of Alberta is launching a three million dollar campaign to raise funds for […]

We're Moving! (Yes, we know – Again!)

After four years in our building, we’ve been forced to move by a redevelopment of our building and the Glenora Bed and Breakfast next door. A new 20 story rental tower will start construction this summer. The good news for KLD is that we are staying in the area, moving directly across the street into […]

Strategies for Building a Small Web Project

You need a small web project built and you’re wondering what’s the best way to go about doing it. There are so many options! You could hire a company like us to do it, or you could do it yourself at a place like Squarespace or Wix. Building it yourself in WordPress is a good […]

Tips When Naming Your New Company

Your marketing starts with naming your company. A great name is one that starts to describe what you do, is unique, memorable, and usually fairly short. The importance of getting the name right increases with the larger the audience you are reaching. A niche industrial startup offering a unique product in demand can get away with […]