Located in Los Angeles, Dorian describes himself as a "Singer/ songwriter, actor and health care practitioner that creates music, events and art to help others get through life in a better way." And he truly does. His creativity and passion for life is contagious. It was a pleasure collaborating with this gracious client.
Dorian asked Nils Davis Design (SharpEnd Designs) to design a album graphic for marketing purposes. He also requested a couple pieces specifically designed for promoting on social media and other online websites. Soon to follow was designing his book cover!
Amy Leist is a portrait and wedding photographer based in Bishop, CA. Amy's passion for photographing her subjects in nature results in relaxed and authentic images.
Nils Davis Design (now SharpEnd Designs) enjoyed collaborating with Amy to design business cards and two different trifold brochures to help promote her business.
HDRP works with local governments within the Greater High Desert Region (in Southern California) to implement change in energy consumption. HDRP assists residents, business owners and municipalities in identifying programs that help the community become more energy efficient. HDRP partners with Southern California Edison, The Clean Energy Organization and local energy champions.
SharpEnd Designs worked in collaboration with HDRP to design several logos with the goal of promoting the mission of the Partnership.
Designing a logo and business card for the talented Rita Young Shin was like dancing with a lightning bolt! Rita is a Los Angeles based designer specializing in custom wood work. RYS Design describes itself as "bringing custom design & build to your home and commercial space. RYS is a lifestyle where design and higher consciousness meet."
Collaborating with other artists pushes SharpEnd to the limits of creativity and beyond.
The Mammoth Gran Fondo, or otherwise known as the High Sierra Fall Century, was chosen as the "top-ten century" bike ride by Bicycling Magazine. Having done the ride in 2014, SharpEnd can attest to the beauty of the experience. It's a true taste of the Eastern Sierra.
Nils Davis Design (now SharpEnd Designs) was asked to design the 2011 and 2014 event jerseys and biking apparel, as well as additional promotional material, such as posters, flyers, advertisements and magnets.
"Hidden in the heart of the Sierra," Bishop Creek Lodge is quaint resort offering cabin rentals to happy fishermen and women. Established in 1928, their restaurant and bar will transport you to a time when telephones still hung on the wall.
Nils Davis Design (SharpEnd Designs) was hired to design a logo reflecting the two things inspiring most visitors; fishing and the mountains. The lodge was also in need of a website redesign. SharpEnd created a design based on the colors and elements of the branding. SharpEnd partnered with Julie Faber of Mountain Studio, who provided usability design and programming.
Winter Wildlands Alliance is a "national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snowsports experience on public lands through education, outreach and advocacy."
It's been a pleasure working with this inspiring non-profit, and we've collaborated with WWA to create a new logo, two annual membership guide booklets, annual reports and newsletters. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a great example of a client that came to SharpEnd Designs with a strong brand already in place. SharpEnd enjoyed carefully executing a fresh design strategy while honoring the existing brand.
Located in Washington state, VivoAnimals is a small supplement company that provides safe and beneficial ways to "Remove The Barriers To Wellness" by giving pets the long, healthy lives they deserve. SharpEnd Designs was tasked with redesigning Vivo's labels.
Nils Davis Design (now SharpEnd) sought to freshen the look while staying true to the original branding. A trifold brochure was also designed to promote the full line of products offered.
Five consecutive President’s Awards from Toyota is a nearly impossible accomplishment for a dealership, but Perry Motors has managed to do it. This 3rd generation family-owned business has been in Bishop since 1947. They believe in giving their customers a great car buying experience every time.
Perry Motors contacted Nils Davis Design (now SharpEnd Designs) in 2016 to redesign their logo and business branding. The client requested that the new logo design reflect the historical significance of seventy years of existence, and honor Perry Motors as one of the oldest businesses still thriving in Bishop. Classic, fresh, clean, historical and vintage were some of the adjectives used to describe what Perry Motors wanted.
SharpEnd Designs has had the pleasure of working with Eastern Sierra Realty for over ten years. The private real estate house runs a tight ship, and they deliver excellent service to their loyal clients. From booklets to brochures to business cards, SharpEnd has provided ESR with a variety of promotional material.
Ahh, logos. SharpEnd loves creating you. It's as simple as that. SharpEnd welcomes a challenge. Logo design is creatively demanding, but therefore highly rewarding. Learn more about Keri's 4-step process.
Convict Lake Resort sits below the towering peak of Mount Morrison and is adjacent to a 170 acre clear lake that shines like a jewel. It's only a ten minute drive south of Mammoth Lakes. Known for it's fantastic fishing, the lake draws visitors year-round.
Nils Davis Design (SharpEnd Designs) has had the pleasure of working with Convict Lake since 2009. Keri has designed ads, menus, table tents, brochures, rack cards, posters and more.
Located in Bishop, CA., Sierra Mountaineering International provides mountaineering guiding and instruction year round in the Sierra Nevada, as well as internationally. The company takes pride in the deep relationships it builds with its repeat clients.
It's exciting to see a business owner like Kurt Wedberg invest in his business with a redesign of its logo. In 2016, Nils Davis Design (SharpEnd Designs) was asked to redesign the logo, as well as the website. Keri has also designed advertisements and social media promotion pieces for SMI.
SharpEnd loves designing posters! What's not to love? They are fun, creative and a highly effective way to market a client's event, product or service.
In 2014, Inyo County asked Nils Davis Design (SharpEnd Designs) to create a shirt design commemorating the intrepid explorer and climber Norman Clyde. Using vintage photos, Keri Davis created a vector graphic that was printed on t-shirts and sold in their museum in Independence, CA.
Mountain Rambler Brewery is a small town brewery and restaurant with a mission to bring world class craft beer to Bishop CA. And they deliver!
Nils Davis Design (SharpEnd Designs) has produced a variety of merchandise and promotional material for Mountain Rambler. From menus to growler beer tags, Keri has enjoyed helping this small business look good.
Originating in 1969, the annual celebration of Mule Days on Memorial Weekend has put Bishop California on the map. The event is proud to host the longest running non-motorized parade in the U.S. Our world-class celebration of the mule is unlike any other equine event in the country, and attracts an average of more than 20,000 participants a year.
SharpEnd Designs (formerly Nils Davis Design) has designed a variety of promotional material including posters, advertisements, brochures, booklets, Flipbooks and flyers for Mule Days.
Located in Albuquerque New Mexico, The New Mexico School of Yoga (NMSY) offers quality programming and education by teachers for teachers. Maria Garre, the owner, is an inspiring business owner that cares deeply about her business and her role as a leader in the yoga movement.
Nils Davis Design (now SharpEnd Designs) has designed numerous marketing pieces for NMSY including business cards, rack cards, brochures and social media material. SharpEnd was also hired to redesign NMSY's robust website.
The El Dorado Fire Department, in El Dorado Hills California, had two local election board seats up in November of 2016. Working with the firefighters, the union helped organize and fund a campaign to elect the candidates best willing to represent the needs of the firefighters.
Nils Davis Design was asked to create a compelling campaign with the intention of educating the community on the desired candidates. The campaign involved a postcard and a lawn sign design.
Inyo Country is truly one of the most beautiful places in the world (okay, maybe SharpEnd is biased). It is a land of incredible natural diversity and offers visitors a full spectrum of adventure. Mount Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states. To quote the Inyo County website, "Death Valley is the lowest point in the U.S., and the Great Basin bristlecone pines are the oldest life forms in the world."
Inyo County hired Keri Davis to create a marketing campaign with the goal of spreading awareness of the treasures that await the intrepid traveler. The advertisement designs were featured in Sunset and Climbing magazines, to name just a few.
Michelle Mather hired Nils Davis Design (SharpEnd Designs) to create a branding package for her successful, Mammoth Lakes based massage business. Michelle has earned a reputation for a balance of strong but relaxing massage style. Michelle is proud to to call several olympic athletes regular clients.
Keri sought to create a logo that represents Michelle's unique style and personality. Keri wanted the logo to convey a balance of strength and femininity. Michelle has several, beautiful Ganesha tattoos. Keri incorporated the Hindu deity Ganesha into Michelle's branding, giving her a unique and easily identifiable signature.
Created by the Inyo-Mono Broadband Consortium and funded by the Town of Mammoth Lakes, Connected Eastern Sierra seeks to help Inyo and Mono County communities leverage high speed internet access.
Nils Davis Design (SharpEnd Designs) was chosen to create a unique brand, and subsequent collateral, for the campaign. After presenting numerous logo designs, the Connected Eastern Sierra team collaborated in perfecting the final choice with critical feedback. This type of collaboration is highly satisfying and deliciously fun!
This small coffee shop in Bishop, California prides itself on its delicious roasting process. It's a favorite hangout for local rock climbers and visiting PCT hikers.
SharpEnd regularly designs coffee carafe labels, advertisements and promotional pieces for Black Sheep. Coffee is a personal favorite, so it's a treat to work on this small business's promotional material.
Taos School of Music seeks to assist young musicians in developing their technique and deepening their devotion to classical chamber music. According to Taos School of Music's About page on the website, "Chilton Anderson, one of the founders and executive director, never imagined the school would be one of the leading chamber music institutions in the country."
Nils Davis Design (SharpEnd) has worked closely with the executive director to create elegant and effective marketing pieces promoting the school's attendance and concerts. Material designed includes trifold brochures, foldable poster brochures, and advertisements.
A true country fair experience is to be had at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds. Located in Bishop California, the fair brings together Inyo, Mono, and Alpine county residents.
Nils Davis Design (now SharpEnd Designs) was asked to redesign their existing logo. They asked that the text and mountains be made more prominent.
Founded in 1996 by the fabulous couple Lisa Coleman and Andy Puhvel, the Youth Climbing League (YCL) is California's longest-running indoor climbing competition league. According to their website, the YCL's goals are "to get young climbers excited about training, climbing and competing at local gyms in their community and to foster their love of indoor and outdoor rock climbing."
SharpEnd was asked to redesign the League's logo, as well as promotional posters for several years of cultivating enrollment. Keri collaborated with Andy, also an artist, to create a very original t-shirt design celebrating the 20 year anniversary.
This non-profit located in Mono County best describes themselves as a "coalition of organizations working toward the permanent protection of the Bodie Hills, an American treasure with exceptional scenic, historic and recreational values."
SharpEnd Designs was hired to design their organization's logo, a promotional brochure, and a table top educational display.
Opening in 2015 in Bishop California, Eastside Juice brought fresh and healthy lunch options to a culinarily challenged community. Their custom, made-while-you-wait juices were infused with care and love by Tracy and Dave McCoy.
SharpEnd Designs was asked by Dave to create a logo based on a hand painted mural in the restaurant. Next came label design and a trifold brochure.