i met with jenna and gio toninelo from rockethouse design to secure their services in helping develop a new branding and updated web presence for the consulting services which have emerged this last year.
i met them about 10 years ago as they worked as baristas at a trendy uptown coffee house which was only a half block from my apartment at the time. since then, i purchased a townhome, developed a new career, revamped and renamed my blog, added a new career while their own design and catering skills have also grownd and taken flight. you can take a look at their websites here and here.
we have worked together on some projects before including the design of a logo for a social network (SIN Colorado) the creation of a website for the not-for-profit i helped get off the ground in 2009 (ontheten.org) and the branding for another not-for-profit i did volunteer work with a couple of seasons (advocatesforrecovery.org). each project increased the respect i have for their skills, their creative sensibility, and their ability to interpret and put up with my desires and my slant on the direction i hoped these projects would take.
we are using the birds on a wire idea as a stating point. i chuckle when i think of where it may land
as we discussed the ideas i had and the needs i have, i was reminded of these impressions. firstly, i felt heard. they have more up-to-date knowledge of the trends in media presence and were ready to blend that with their own understanding of the types of work i do. i also felt trust, which may be the premium selling point for the continued relationship. that is not always easy to come by in this day and age.
look for some changes to come down the pike over the next couple of months. i am truly excited and feel it is long overdue.