Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Here at Stellar Platforms, where we work with the Rising Stars of Tomorrow, we like to make things look beautiful with professional graphic design.

You can tell at a glance when someone has professional graphic design, and when they don’t. It can attract or repel you from a brand, with a glance.

Cohesive graphic design is essential when you have multiple media channels, and many different ways to present your media online. Aligning all of your brand assets with a curated branding styleguide is one of the best practices we recommend.

Professional Graphic Design & Logo design

The most powerful visual representation of your brand is your logo. Your logo is everything you do and everything you are, all distilled down into one symbol.

Getting the logo right can make the difference between a long-term business and a short-lived one.

Multiple logos under the same branding umbrella require special considerations, and placing this logo in the right locations – on your shareable media, in watermarks, and in your premium content – takes finesse.

Our logo design process is a 3-revision cycle. After filling out our intake form, we provide 3 possible directions for the logo to go – 3 distinct logo comps. After describing what you like and dislike with each of these, we will select one direction and go through 2 subsequent rounds of revision.

All logos are delivered in standard filetypes, with a complete branding styleguide.

Social media shareable image design

The most effective way to elevate your brand presence on social media is to create custom designed shareable images.

We can select 30 of your favorite quotes, or quotes relevant to your brand or mission, and make uniquely designed images formatted for the sizes of the platforms they will be shared upon.

With your logo and website discreetly (but visibly) placed on the image, it will be clear to all who share these quotes who is thinking about these thoughts.

Facebook Ad, Google Ad, & Affiliate Ad design

When you have a product launch to promote, or a sales funnel to fill, a standard suite of advertising images can get you started in an Adwords campaign. Our advertising images are customized to create impact, get seen, and get clicked. We use the finest stock photography libraries and professional copywriting to create compelling advertising images that get clicked.

Print collateral – brochures, book layout, postcards

We have access to the best graphic design programs on the market – Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. We can make your files printer-ready, with all the right bleeds at 300 dpi.

“Caelan is one of a kind. He has an amazingly active mind and is always putting it to good use. I hired him for a project that had a fairly ridiculous deadline, and he came through like a champ! We had one creative meeting where I explained what I was after, and he had mock ups ready to go within a day or so. The end result was better than I had expected, and we came in exactly on budget.”

James Adair

PDX Home Loan

Image Editing

Image Editing

Professional image editing can save you hours of time figuring out new graphic design programs.

If you find yourself in a situation where you need:

  • The background removed from your headshot
  • A compelling graphic for a Facebook Ad campaign
  • An eye-catching header for your homepage banner
  • A cover designed for your ebook or self-published book
  • A suite of images to share over social media for a few months

Contact us for a customized proposal detailing how we can save you time and energy by producing these images for you.

Professional Image Editing Advantages

  • You provide the idea, we create the work
  • You provide feedback over email at your convenience, we revise within 48 hours
  • Brand cohesion across multiple types of media
  • Permanent digital assets that promote your message and your brand
  • Higher clickthrough conversion on advertisement graphics

How to Make a Social Media Image

The best program for professionals to use for image editing are in the Adobe suite of products: depending on the specific details, Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign may be best suited for the project.

For amateur use, the best browser-based program for image editing is Canva. It is easy to use, very high quality, and they have pre-formatted templates for every social media platform. If you want to make a Twitter image, click on the Twitter image and your canvas will be formatted with the right height and width dimensions.

Select a great background image (Canva has plenty to choose from), pick a text layout, and you’re done.

What makes Canva exceptional is the upload process. You can upload your own images (including logos) and drag and drop them anywhere you want on the image. With Google Font integration, you have a lot of flexibility in how you want your image to look.

Drop a URL on the bottom of your image, and it will travel as far and widely as your image is shared.

Social Media Image Examples

“Caelan is very resourceful. Not only does he offer great services but goes beyond the services he offers to help others have success or build connections. Caelan is fun, energetic and knowledgeable. I recommend Caelan as a friend, business partner and the services he provides.”

Adeah Wetzel

Video Production

Video Production

Video production creates a quick, digestible overview of an idea. Video marketing allows you to share your message on the platforms where your customer is already connected.

A high-quality branded video will provide a professional image for your company, and establish you as an authority in your industry.

Videography is one of the most powerful mediums to create an engagement with your audience. While it is now amazing, that you can record a live video from your phone and distribute it to the world on YouTube, for professional brands, videos require a bit of polish. A simple video editing workflow can elevate your videos from amateur to professional.

And no matter how good your video production looks, without good storytelling, it won’t connect with your viewers.

Video production is important. Storytelling matters.

Boring videos don’t get watched. Entertaining videos get shared.

Video marketing is more than just uploading your video to Youtube and sitting back to wait. Your video should appeal to people outside of your immediate circle of influence. When a quality video gets shared, your audience will spread the message of your company.

Online video viewing has boomed in recent years, and there are now over 1 billion users on YouTube each month. A quality video will stand out from the rest, and capture the attention of your ideal customer.

Why video marketing is effective

  • Videos inspire, educate and entertain your audience
  • An evergreen video production can be used for many years
  • Videos can be easily optimized in the search engines, bringing more customers to your website
  • You can receive real-time interaction and feedback from your clients with video marketing
  • Studying video analytics can help you to see how successful your marketing campaigns can be
  • Videos are easily shared, so that your customers can effortlessly refer their friends
  • Your competitors are using video marketing, and potentially taking your customers
  • Videos can be easily viewed on any type of device, including mobile phones and tablets

Marketing your video to get results

You want to make sure your video is viewed online. Video marketing strategically places your videos in the sight of your potential customers.

Without proper video marketing, it is easy for a video to get lost among the “noise” online. Working with a professional video marketer will help your video to be seen by the people who matter most: your ideal customers.

Stellar Platforms provides:

  • Conception and Scriptwriting
  • Pre-production
  • Shooting and Lighting
  • Editing and Post-production
  • Special effects
  • Motion graphics
  • Logo manipulation
  • Youtube, Vimeo, and Wistia channel uploads
  • Social networking on video sites
  • Promotion on fan pages and websites

Every one of our videos is a custom solution. We work with all budgets and timelines.

Interested? We would like to hear about you and your project.

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