“Less is More.”
– Mies Van Der Rohe
Exclusive Tax Services was moving to a new location and expanding their staff as well as adding additional services to the standard tax practice. Dana Hatton, the owner, says that, “We devote our practice to understanding each of our clients, caring about their goals and successes, and proactively responding to every client’s needs. Our tax strategies […]
Occasionally we are involved with projects that are done pro bono or with a moral or socially relevant topic. One such recent project was the design of a book cover for Noah Nathan’s case against Takeda Pharmaceuticals over the drug Dexilant. This particular prescription drug Dexilant which is used for heartburn, was being over prescribed […]
Riverside Consulting is a new project management business in the construction industry. The owner was retiring from one company and decided to start a company that is involved in the project management side of the business and less of the day to day operations. The logo design is meant to invoke the thought of larger […]
We at Integrity Pest Solutions LLC pride ourselves in providing customized pest control solutions to fit our client’s needs. Too often, with larger pest control companies, especially national ones, you may be just a number or statistic. Very little time is taken to adequately understand, address, and thoroughly meet the client’s pest control needs. JDGD […]
MB Design Services, LLC The decision to build your own custom home, or add on to an existing residence, is a major financial and potentially life changing one. Choices made early on in the process can have serious repercussions later on and can affect cost, construction time and final outcome of one of the most […]
One of the services we offer is website maintenance for businesses. Having a professional website design company handle the content changes, routine maintenance and security of your website is one of the best ways to protect the identity of your brand. It also frees up staff from having to work on the website as well […]
The client was starting a new business which involves building outdoor water and garden features, fish ponds and hardscape additions to homes. They needed a logo which would represent the brand in a variety of applications; from logo and websites to vehicle graphics and employee uniforms. We used a “paver brick” shape with a water […]
Medical services company needed to recreate their existing logo for use with their new website. We’ve not only reproduced the logo but also created a 3-D animated logo for the to use on the website and upcoming app. We happened to finish this before the website and thought we would let everyone get a sneak […]
Designing a Better Future for Richmond We are a community of creative pioneers, harnessing the power of design to build a better future. We constantly explore and leverage the physical and digital landscapes, by engaging people through design-related programming. We are designers, strategists, writers, developers, students, educators, directors and volunteers. We call Central Virginia Home. We […]
Maids-4-You is a family-owned residential cleaning company based right here in the heart of Virginia. They specialize in high quality cleaning services including Residential Cleaning Services, Move In/Out Cleaning Services and Pre/Post Construction Cleaning. We have been working with Maids-4-You for several years and as they have grown and moved locations we have grown with them. We help […]
The Negaard Group is one of the companies that has grown with J Drake Graphic Design over the years. We have been involved in the same Business Network International group for several years and as a trusted referral partner we have sent business to each other on several occasions. As Kurt’s business has grown we […]
Wrenn Consulting provides automotive training software for universities, technical training centers and high school auto shop programs. As a educator Harlan Wrenn has found that moving from a traditional classroom approach to a more blended approach using e-learning as much as possible has successfully reached today’s students who often disengage during long, boring lessons. To help […]
Precious Blessing Academy and Rhema Preparatory Academy are two separate private schools under one roof that educate children in a Christian based environment from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade. Their total mission is to nourish and cultivate the intellectual and social skill needs of children by providing the very best academic instruction in a safe, secure and […]
Winfree Memorial Baptist Church was coming off of a three year building fund-raising campaign and starting a new two year budget initiative. They were in need of a print campaign as well as a website that would explain the new process while encouraging the members to expand their giving and encourage Overflowing Generosity in all […]
Digital Designs Online wanted to improved their website and brand image. They are a growing company and unfortunately the free website that they had been using for several years wasn’t keeping up with the demands of there expanding clientele. New contracts with local municipalities for their fleets of vehicles means that Digital Designs Online had to […]
The owner of Water Heater Pros came to JDGD with a good problem to have, they were extremely busy and decided to open a new location. The addition of a new physical location not only means expansion of staff and the sales area it also means they could create a new website with a different URL. […]
Angus Dentistry came to JDGD with a problem that faces many small businesses that do not have someone to look after their brand. As a family owned second generation dentist office that has been serving Richmond area families for over 40 years customer loyalty was not an issue. As the practice was evolving and expanding offering new services […]
The National Association for Christian Recovery needed some sort of advertising material that promotes an upcoming week-long class. It was decided that the project would use several different sizes of posters for outdoor as well as indoor installations. They would also require .pdf’s that could be emailed out and printed off on local laser printers. […]
Horizon Tax and Accounting is like many other small businesses, they have been quietly helping their clients for several years without the help of a website or any outside agency to manage their brand. Until recently they did not see the need for a website, business was steady and clients seemed to find them. This […]
The company Oh Fish All needed a logo that could be used on its’ letterhead and packaging as well as the brands clothing tags and labels.
Virginia Sleep and TMJ Therapy (VSTT) is a new practice that Dr. Rebecca Angus of Angus Dentistry has started. VSTT specializes in the treatment of sleep apnea, TMJ and facial pain. This project was a collaboration between our agency and Sattler Creative. Sattler Creative developed the logo and branding elements while JDGD was responsible for […]
The owner of Dominion Athletics was starting a new business venture and he came to us with a logo and an idea of what he wanted his business to accomplish. Their goal is to provide event management and marketing assistance to outside sport organizations as well as sponsor their own soccer and martial arts events. […]
Poster design for the ODU Art Department Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts programs. It is intended to be mailed out to high school guidance counselors and other recruiting sources for new and transferring art students.
This is an example of a responsive app that was developed for WRIC.com. Companies are finding that a more significant number of their users access mobile devices to search for content. Developing a marketing strategy that takes this into account is part of the research that we undertake when starting website projects. User interface (UI) […]
This book cover design is one of a series for the Willmann-Bell published books on building Telescopes. The publisher needed customized Photoshop work completed on this project, but it also had to tie in with all of the books in the series. To visit the Willmann-Bell Publishing website click here.
Blue Heron Construction came to us with an existing website that one of the owners put together and wanted a new look. After evaluating the existing website it was decided to start over with a completely new site that featured more of their insurance based construction projects. Blue Heron continues to have customers compliment them […]
Local Chesterfield realtor Kurt Negaard was expanding his practice and needed a redesigned logo that encompassed both the buying and listing agents. The new logo needed to tie in with existing brand collateral and corporate Remax standards.
Gates Antiques, Ltd. is a Midlothian, VA fine antique dealer that needed its’ existing website maintained and updated while also developing a new fully responsive website. We are also working on Google pay per click campaigns and other SEO strategies to increase the page rankings of Gates Antiques, Ltd. in the Richmond market. To visit […]
The Collaborative Professionals of Richmond was looking for a new updated logo that incorporated all four facets of the organization.
S.R. Majewski Construction needed a website developed that showed new and existing customers the scope of projects that they were able to build. This site was coded in HTML and CSS and developed using Adobe Dreamweaver. Click to view the Majewski Construction site.
The law firm of Owen & Owens needed a magazine advertisement for the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association. As a strategic partner JDGD can handle print advertising with existing branding or work with vendors that companies already have in place.
Bowen Travel Agency needed a logo designed that reflected the ease of booking direct non-stop flights to and from Asia.
This brochure design is for Roden Personnel. Brochures are an easy and cost effective solution to advertise your business. Roden needed a “take along” to leave with customers during an outdoor marketing event. The brochure highlights all of the major points that are on their website and it also provides a good reference piece for […]
This is a brand identity concept that integrates all printed material and features a new logo design for a new financial services company. In this instance the client had an idea of what they wanted and needed a graphic designer to fulfill that vision and develop the identity for use on printed materials.
This is a redesigned logo idea for Fresca Vegetarian Bistro that works with existing collateral information. Click to visit Fresca on Addison.
This is a series of posters that were designed in conjunction with several regional websites for the iRun Marathon events that are held in different cities throughout the United States. Each marathon needed its’ own marketing materials for the city where it was being hosted. All of the individual campaigns still needed to tie in […]
Earthcraft Virginia needed an info-graphic designed for their annual report. This was a Catchafire pro-bono project where I was paired with a non profit that had a need for an info-graphic design. Click here to view the Earthcraft VA 2013 Annual Report.
Appomattox Brewing Company needed a logo recreated for use on wearable products after the original files had been lost. JDGD uses the latest Adobe Creative Suite of software programs, featuring Illustrator and Photoshop, this way customers have current and up to date versions of their files. We keep files on hand for a minimum of […]
This is a personal logo mark and business card for a local attorney in Chesterfield, VA. The client was trying to expand his outside business and customer base. With a new logo he can now start to market his services and more fully develop a brand identity. When I create logos for clients I think […]
S. R. Majewski Construction was in need of a new logo mark and accompanying collateral material as well as a website. The previous logo used clip art and did not portray the company as Class A Contractor that could handle multimillion dollar jobs and multiple projects. JDGD developed the logo and print material while designing […]
The Chesterfield County Regional Airport needed a promotional poster that was advertising an air show. The poster was designed
iRun Marathon series needed a corporate logo designed that would make their brand easily recognizable throughout the United States at different events. The logo was created to be used on all printed materials, like bibs, posters and brochures as well as the event website.
Carter Aviation is located at the Chesterfield County Regional Airport and needed a logo designed for use on business cards. This identity package was developed to work on all in-house materials and be easily printed on the company laser printer.
Powhatan Pharmacy needed posters and in store signage that told their customers that the store was moving locations. These are specific event marketing materials that were developed for one time use over the course of a month. Click here to visit the Powhatan Pharmacy website.
Powhatan Pharmacy needed in store advertising posters for a summer sale on specific brand of products. We were able to take individual photos of the products that were being used in the sale and combine them into one poster. This eliminated the need for each product being advertised, thereby reducing the clutter in the pharmacy […]
This Philadelphia law firm was in need of a redesigned logo that also maintained the brand identity that had been previously established. Keeping the name of the firm intact and updating the logo was the solution that worked best.
This logo was developed along with print collateral and a new website for a start-up company in Midlothian, VA. We worked closely with the owners throughout their startup and we changed items as necessary to match their services. Helping clients to understand how their product or service is being perceived by the public is just […]
352 Startups is a financial services firm that funds start-up companies. They needed a logo that was designed with young hip people as their core audience. Part of my my job is to help you understanding who your audience is and how to best get your message to them.
Northstar Community has used JDGD for print collateral such as bookmarks, postcards and posters as well as trademarking the name, RVA’s Recovery Resource. To visit Northstar Community click here.
Plant More Natives is a Glen Allen, VA company that was expanding their product line and needed a logo for their online store. Click here to visit Plant More Natives.
Hermes Financial logo and identity materials that were developed to complete the brand identity. Colors and type styles play an important role in deciding the overall look of a logo.
Ox Box foods needed a redesigned logo for a new product line that was being developed. The logo system needed to work on several package designs for different products. This rejuvenated look and new product line has increased sales of the Ox Box food line.
Brochure design for an individual New York Life agent based out of Richmond. Being able to work within a large corporations’ compliance requirements is just one example of our flexibility when dealing with our clients. This allows for individuals, agents, and brokers to customize marketing materials for their specific city or region and target the […]
A business card logo design for Blue Marble Construction. This particular logo makes good use of the positive and negative space on the business card.
This is a logo concept that was submitted for a new micro brewery, Old Ox Brewery. Logos can take many forms, some are figurative concepts while others can be literal designs and they can take the form of a word or icon.