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creative in Place: Parenthood

creative in Place: Parenthood

Claire Downey, Lindsay Thompson 5 April 2022
Grab your juice boxes and diaper bags for this week’s Creative in Place: Parenthood!
Creative In Place: Magical Journeys

Creative In Place: Magical Journeys

Claire Downey, Lindsay Thompson 22 March 2022
If you needed a sign to book that trip, here it is! Get away with us in this week’s Creative in Place: Magical Journeys!
Emailer Template: Clay Cook

Emailer Template: Clay Cook

Lindsay Thompson 17 March 2022
Wonderful Machine consultant Lindsay Thompson designed an emailer template with sophisticated grit for Lousiville, Kentucky-based photographer Clay Cook.
CREATIVE IN PLACE: Through The Looking Glass

CREATIVE IN PLACE: Through The Looking Glass

Claire Downey, Lindsay Thompson 9 March 2022
We’re looking at the world a little differently in this week’s Creative in Place: Through The Looking Glass!
Creative in place: surf’s up!

Creative in place: surf’s up!

Claire Downey, Lindsay Thompson 22 February 2022
Cowabunga! We’ve got some really swell images to share in this week’s Creative in Place: Surf’s Up! You can almost smell the salty air and board wax as those wicked waves crash onto the shore!
Creative in Place: The Hard Stuff

Creative in Place: The Hard Stuff

Claire Downey, Lindsay Thompson 9 February 2022
Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett once said, “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere,” and we are channeling that energy in this week’s Creative in Place: The Hard Stuff
Expert Advice: Visual Identity for Photographers

Expert Advice: Visual Identity for Photographers

Lindsay Thompson, Polly Gaillard 31 January 2022
A photographer’s visual identity reflects your core values through colors, pictures, and graphics. If you want to attract quality clients, you’ll need an identity that appeals to them.
Expert Advice: Photographer Logos

Expert Advice: Photographer Logos

Lindsay Thompson, Polly Gaillard 18 January 2022
The photographer logo or wordmark is the foundation of your visual identity — the visual representation of your company’s core values or brand. A logo can drive the look and feel of all your marketing materials. After all, it appears anywhere your business name appears. 
Creative in Place: What’s the Buzz?

Creative in Place: What’s the Buzz?

Claire Downey, Lindsay Thompson 12 January 2022
This week’s Creative in Place: What’s the Buzz? is the bees knees! Don’t believe us? Come check it out, you’ll have to see it to bee-lieve it.
Treatment Template: Brett Hemmings

Treatment Template: Brett Hemmings

Lindsay Thompson 2 January 2022
Sydney, Australia-based Brett Hemmings is a sport and fitness advertising photographer with a great visual identity and solid photos. Wonderful Machine consultant Lindsay Thompson helped him develop a treatment template for client communication.
New Feature: Behind The Scenes Video

New Feature: Behind The Scenes Video

Lindsay Thompson 1 January 2022
We’re excited to announce that we’ve added a new behind-the-scenes video feature to our photographer profiles. The video provides prospective clients with a sense of what it’s like to work with a photographer and it’s a great way for our photographers to show their personalities.
Emailer Template: Brett Hemmings

Emailer Template: Brett Hemmings

Lindsay Thompson 29 December 2021
Sports and fitness photographer Brett Hemmings works with Wonderful Machine’s Lindsay Thompson to develop an emailer template to match his clean, professional branding.
Creative in Place: Metropolis

Creative in Place: Metropolis

Claire Downey, Lindsay Thompson 21 December 2021
Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. The concrete jungle is calling in this week’s Creative in Place: Metropolis
Creative in Place: Carry a Tune

Creative in Place: Carry a Tune

Claire Downey, Lindsay Thompson 9 December 2021
We’re picking the tempo in this week’s Creative in Place: Carry a Tune. From New Orleans jazz to classical concertos, Rick Rubin to Lin Manuel-Miranda, if this week’s Creative in Place were a Spotify channel you’d have all music genres covered!
Expert Advice: Web Design Basics For Photographers

Expert Advice: Web Design Basics For Photographers

Lindsay Thompson 29 November 2021
Wonderful Machine consultant Lindsay Thompson shares advice on what to consider when designing a professional photographer’s website. She explains best practices and how to use your website’s navigation, layout, and branding to best showcase your photography work to potential clients through your website.
Treatment Template: Michelle McSwain

Treatment Template: Michelle McSwain

Lindsay Thompson 18 November 2021
Michelle McSwain was introduced to the perfect client. So, to show them her full potential, she wanted a new treatment to show her photos and capabilities in a sophisticated, but fun display. So, she came to our resident designer Lindsay Thompson to create a new treatment template for this pitch and any future projects.
Creative in Place: Winter Wonderland!

Creative in Place: Winter Wonderland!

Claire Downey, Lindsay Thompson 16 November 2021
Jack Frost is nipping at our nose in this week’s Creative in Place: Winter Wonderland
Web Template Customization: Ryan Wendler

Web Template Customization: Ryan Wendler

Lindsay Thompson 15 November 2021
Florida-based photographer Ryan Wendler had a very cool and unique website, albeit a little difficult to decipher. So, after Ryan completed a Web Edit with Photo Editor Andrew Souders, he recruited WM’s design-guru Lindsay Thompson to get to work on his new Web Template Customization
Web Edit & Web Template Customization: Heather Perry

Web Edit & Web Template Customization: Heather Perry

Honore Brown, Lindsay Thompson 20 September 2021
Underwater photographer Heather Perry came to Wonderful Machine’s Honore Brown and Lindsay Thompson for an overhaul of her brand. After finishing up a logo and bio, Honore and Lindsay got to work on delivering a new Web Edit and Web Template Customization.
Print Promo and Emailer Template: Eric Tate

Print Promo and Emailer Template: Eric Tate

Lindsay Thompson 16 August 2021
Eric Tate’s company Peak Visual came to Wonderful Machine to get all of their marketing gears in place. We assisted Eric with promo design, copy, and a client list build. Resident designer Lindsay Thompson’s focus was the print promo and emailer design.
Logo Design: Heather Perry

Logo Design: Heather Perry

Lindsay Thompson 27 July 2021
Photographer Heather Perry loves mid-century modern design, orange and teal. After a brand overhaul with Lindsay Thompson, her logo reflects that.
Treatment Template: Jason Little

Treatment Template: Jason Little

Lindsay Thompson 21 July 2021
Chicago-based food photographer Jason Little sought a new treatment template for a client pitch. Designer Lindsay Thompson answered the call.
Branding Overhaul: Joe Weaver

Branding Overhaul: Joe Weaver

Honore Brown, Lindsay Thompson, Nadia Kiyatkina 23 June 2021
San Francisco-based photographer Joe Weaver undertook a Branding Overhaul when he was ready to begin seeking new commercial clients.
Wordmark: Jess Williams

Wordmark: Jess Williams

Lindsay Thompson 21 April 2021
While creating a new portfolio book, Jess Williams realized he needed a fresh Wordmark to tie his brand together. The Nashville-based photographer contacted Lindsay Thompson, who gave Jess a plethora of options to choose from after researching a number of fonts.
Print Promo: John Davis

Print Promo: John Davis

Lindsay Thompson 30 March 2021
Lindsay Thompson continues her collaboration with John Davis, this time helping the L.A.-based photographer put together an eye-catching Print Promo for potential clients.