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What’s Go Media Been Up To?

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Hello from your friends at Go Media!

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What’s Go Media been up to? Oh, just a little thing called Weapons of Mass Creation Fest

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Photos courtesy of the amazing Caroline Moore

Phew!

Don’t get us wrong, we loved every second of dreaming, planning, living and breathing the best fest in the Midwest, but, wow have our lives have been changed and we could use a breather!

Drawn to Business

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We are thrilled to announce the release of our own Bill Beachy’s book, Drawn to Business.  This, a nuts and bolts strategy guide to building a thriving design firm, Drawn to Business gives you a no holds barred, transparent look at how Go Media and other top firms built their business from the ground up. Bill shares with all of us his failures and successes and gives detailed advice on areas such as pricing and billing, hiring, accounting and lawyers, business sytems, marketing, selling and customer retention, so that you too can build the design firm of your dreams. Buy the digital edition now!

The Little Building that Could

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Our building is still undergoing some pretty dramatic renovations!  The latest and greatest is that some huge gaping holes have turned into some beautiful windows.

Now let’s see…

What The Team Has Been Up To:

 Aaron Roberts

  • Finished the following projects: the 2013 NEOSA CIO Symposium program booklet, invitations & signage,  Branding & Website for Ditka Dash
  • Finishing up the following projects: Cantine Bar & Bottle Shop, Website, Branding & Website for Law Firm Ghost Writer
  • Starting Website designs for OH! Manufacturing
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Go Media launches Ditka Dash!

 Bryan Garvin

 Carly Utegg

  • Lots of typography: Creating custom typography for Go Media Ad, creating custom logo type for brand Rich Wonder.
  • Designing Website for Law Firm Ghost Writer
  • Working on direct mail piece for COSE
  • Getting the amazing Go Media bowling team assembled =)

 Heather Sakai

Attack of the Super Cute! Kawaii Creations with Jerrod Maruyama

Attack of the Super Cute! Kawaii Creations with Jerrod Maruyama

20 Designers You Should Follow on Instagram

20 Designers You Should Follow on Instagram

How to Design an Iconic and Memorable Band Logo by Jeff Finley

How to Design an Iconic and Memorable Band Logo by Jeff Finley

 Jeff Finley

  • Working on the Drawn to Business Pro Package
  • A Go Media Partner Retreat with Wilson and Bill
  • Gathering photos, videos and articles from WMC Fest
Kim and Jeff at WMC Fest! Courtesy of Square Share Studios

Kim and Jeff at WMC Fest! Courtesy of Square Share Studios

 Kim Finley

  • Arsenal customer service
  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • Proofreading GoMediaZine posts and email campaigns
  • Counting up leftover WMC merch and updating inventory on merch site (limited quantities remain, order yours today!)
  • Web hosting billing

 Lauren Prebel

  • Sandra has dug right into her new position and is mastering both Sales and the Project Management process
  • Continuing to network and prospect for new leads!
  • Starting to prepare for the COSE Small Business Convention in October
Lauren is in there somewhere. Photo courtesy of Square Share studios.

Who can spot Lauren? Photo courtesy of Square Share studios.

 Sarah Traxler

  •  It’s been a fun change to pace to spend some time researching and writing for my upcoming Zine article.
  • Volunteering all weekend at WMC Fest was an even more fun change of pace!
  • On the project management front, the team and I have been knee deep in the following activities:
  • New Project Planning for:
    • OH!Manufacturing – Website Design
    • Young Audiences – Website Design
    • Cantine – Website Design
    • Live on a Limb – Rebranding & T-Shirt Design

    Ongoing Support for our active projects:

    • COSE – CIO Symposium Print Design
    • Law Firm Ghost Writer – Rebranding & Website Design
    • Ditka Dash – Branding & Website Design
    • Urban Pioneer Tea – Website Design
    • FMC – Website Design
    • Cuff & Veil – Website Design

    Website Launches

    Continually Improving!

    • We’re working to implement ‘Lessons Learned’ meetings at the completion of our projects, so that we can better capture valuable insights and learn from what worked and what didn’t.

 Simon Birky Hartmann

  • I finally launched the second part to Steve Knerem’s rockabilly poster tutorial

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  • Heather and I worked hard at creating the Go Media Building Texture collection, that we released as a freebie for the best part of August. We got over two thousand downloads in a month! I’ve also created a couple of tutorials to demonstrate the textures’ potential (a written one, and my first video tutorial)

Announcing the Go Media building texture collection!

Go Media texture collection - Tutorials - Magnetic Fields wallpaper - Grunging out the logo

  • I organized a contest to celebrate WMC Fest, along with the release of the 2013 WMC Fest bundle
  • I spent some time working on various WMC Fest related tasks
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the Fest!
  • We crunched a lot of hours of frantic work to launch Bill’s Drawn to Business guide (I’ve helped in strategy, and for the cover design)
  • And there were also the usual suspects: product preparation, email blast writing, customer support and feedback, etc.

September

  • We’ve spent more frantic hours towards Bill’s guide launch, and it paid off: Drawn to Business is now available for purchase!

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Dustin's Film Textures Pack

The graphic designer's guide to motion graphics

 Wilson Revehl

  • Gone fishing! Partner Retreat with Jeff and Bill…among my other Project Management, Account Services and System Administration work that keeps us on track and online.

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Bill William Beachy

  • Launching my book, Drawn to Business.
  • Partner retreat with Jeff and Wilson!
  • Playing catch up now that my book is out. Working on Go Media Sell Sheets, etc.
  • De-cluttering the office
Oh just bein' a boss. Courtesy of Caroline Moore

Oh just bein’ a boss. Courtesy of Caroline Moore

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That’s it for now from us at Go Media. Until we meet again:

      1. Grab Bill’s Book, Drawn to Business, a nuts and bolts strategy guide to building a thriving design firm!
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We’d like to say “thank you” to Square Share studios for the photography provided for our header image!

About the Author, Go Media

Go Media is a creative agency based in Cleveland, OH that specializes in print design, branding, and web development. We are also behind WMC Fest, GoMediaZine, the Arsenal, Mockup Everything and others.
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