Thursday, September 29, 2011

what a QR code can do for your business

Place your QR code on any and every marketing material you have-- your business card, coupons, print ads, or even other websites. You can even put it on the side of your work truck. No matter where you add your QR code, keep in mind that adopting new technology like this is yet another way to promote your business.  QR codes are a sure fire way to drive more people to your website, blog, sale, coupon, etc...and a sure fire way to get more customers.  Visit for more savvy marketing ideas.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

QR Codes

We all know that one of the keys to great SEO is making sure you keep your website updated, new and fresh. Whether you do this with a blog, or you change your homepage with new offers, coupons or new products, it serves to show Google that your site is “alive.” For many small businesses in particular, this is a real challenge.

So you already have great, fresh content on your site—what’s next? Do you know what is coming that may benefit your small business?

Have you heard of QR codes yet? They are the wave of the future and if you don't have one, you need one! Contact us for more info at

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

colors, business, logos and more by creative alliance design

What is your favorite color?  Does your house have a certain color that just keeps popping up?  Seem to buy the same color clothing?  See if this theory on colors is right on or way off base.

For more information on colors and how they relate to your business and your logo, stop by my website at

Sunday, September 25, 2011

color theory - do your company's colors reflect what you want it to?

What are your your company's colors?  Is it time for a change?  Most colors carry emotional and psychological implications.
Red -  hot, passionate, and urgent
Blue -  cool, melancholy, and quality
Green  - nature, health, cheerfulness, liveliness, and friendliness
Purple  - royalty and intelligence
Yellow  - warm, cowardice, and caution

Creative Alliance design in Lake Zurich can help you with your logo and marketing materials so that your image reflects appropriately upon your business.  In advertising, image is everything!  Make sure your colors and message are powerful so you can draw in more customers.

Visit for more advertising tips and ideas.

Friday, September 23, 2011

advertising tips

Interesting. When used in advertising, the following words produce higher response rates:

And, asking a question with the word 'you' in it is one of the best ever advertising techniques.  

For more interesting ideas and tip for your advertising, check out my website at

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Welcome to Creative Alliance Design!

Well, we've joined the masses and started blogging.  We hope you enjoy following our blog.  As graphic designers, we will be updating it with recent projects, blogging about ideas, projects, cool stuff, etc.    

Here's a little bit about who we are.  Creative Alliance does graphic design, marketing and advertising.  

Whether your wish list includes a website, logo, brochure, invitation or complete overhaul of your marketing materials, Creative Alliance will help you with all your advertising needs. 
From concept to print, from idea to design, from words to webpage, Creative Alliance will create a professional and unique design for you. With experience that goes well beyond just placing images on a page, we are your one-stop shop for all your advertising and marketing needs. We can do anything from creating or revamping your entire corporate image to helping you create cute announcements for that bundle of joy that just entered the world.  
So no matter what the job, you'll get our utmost attention and creative, unique designs that are made just for you. 
Please make sure you check out our website at and navigate through it to see all that we have to offer.  We are located in the Lake Zurich area outside of Chicago, but do business across the US.  Contact us to discuss your needs and get a free quote.
Expect something different when you use Creative Alliance!

Thanks for visiting Creative Alliance Graphic Design in Lake Zurich!  

Logo Design by Creative Alliance Design in Lake Zurich

Check out some of my favorite logos I've recently designed for small to mid-size businesses.  I've put my favorites on the video on my home page at

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Baby Brag Books

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I am now offering these adorable brag books to show off the little treasures in your life.  These small 3x3 accordion style books slip right into your purse to show off to all your friends.  Great for the coffee table too!  Give as gifts to grandma and grandpa, or keep them all to yourself ... they are so cute, you may just have to!  These happen to girlie templates, but I also have boy ones that I will post later.  To order, just message me and I’ll give you all the details.  I also have these for sale at my Etsy Store-Creative Alliance Design.  The average price is $18 per book with a 2 book (same book) minimum order.

If you are a photographer and are interested in purchasing these as templates for use in your studio, just send me a message.