Wednesday, November 28, 2007


I received Schulz and Peanuts A biography by David Michaelis as a birthday gift. The book is outstanding and would suggest anyone that enjoys biographies about artists, entrepreneurs or just people with a dream to check it out. This is very detailed book and offers explanations and lineage to all of the Peanuts characters.

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E-commerce Website Creation with all of the trimmings

Cleveland, Ohio area Creative design firm Shaffer Design Works has become well-known for its work in the aviation industry. Rick Shaffer states, "After helping another successful aviation company develop their logo, corporate identity, packaging and e-commerce website Shaffer Design Works is fast becoming well-known for solid brand strategies and brilliant advertising ideas that work hard for our customers investments."

Review a screen capture below of the recently launched aviation e-commerce Website.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Holiday Messages can Help Raise Awareness

Shaffer Design Works assists many different companies with their marketing strategies and overall advertising and marketing messaging. A sample of the work that the team at Shaffer Design Works produces can be found here. A financial institution located in Akron, Ohio needed our help when faced with a quick holiday newsletter.

Marketing Tips:
When considering the execution of newsletters, direct mail or any correspondence that will be sent around or during the holiday season be sure to allow enough time for fulfillment as holiday time is the busiest time of the year for the United States Postal Service.

Also, when writing and designing marketing pieces it is always a good time to let your customers, users and associates know what your business is up to and how they can participate in any holiday activities.

For downloadable USPS holiday shipping calendars see (the Web page includes: guidelines for U.S., Military, Holiday and International mailing):

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Unique Holiday Card designs and illustrations

Shaffer Design Works prides itself on work that makes us proud. Rick Shaffer states, "The creative team at Shaffer Design Works is innovative in every project that we touch or come in contact with regardless of the circumstances." An example of a unique holiday card design and illustration can be found below. From exceptional marketing ideas to innovative graphic design Shaffer Design Works comes out on top.

The greeting card was produced using Adobe Illustrator one of the latest software packages that makes up the creative design tool palette used at Shaffer Design Works.

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