Bridgewaters Salon & Spa had originally purchased a compass image for their logo that was beautiful, but not easy to use. The file was overly complex, had a feathered halo they couldn’t get rid of, and the file format was not accessible.
Once I recreated the compass in Illustrator, using simpler lines and more definite contrast, as well as new type, the logo now prints well and looks good against any background, and at any size.
This story, written by a friend and teacher’s aide, started in her classroom as a lesson to prepare students for the inevitable – conflict. It focuses on the cause, effect, and how to turn the situation around.
The author could imagine main character Gabby in her head, with hair that’s a little wild and freckles. Others, such as the bus driver, needed to look like a real life counterpart. I sketched out characters first in pencil, as in the group of new friends here, and finished in Photoshop.
Gabby Batts Extraordinary Hero is a great conversation-starting tool. It is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.