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Anchorage Big Wild Life branding research

Between the busses, radio advertisements and trendy tote bags, you’ve probably noticed Anchorage Big Wild Life. The city’s new slogan introduced in 2007 has been plastered about in an effort to brand Anchorage as a perfect blend of urbanity and wilderness. The campaign, which no doubt cost more than most

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Anchorage designers unhappy with centennial logo contest

The city of Anchorage will reach its centennial milestone in 2015 and to commemorate the momentous occasion there will be many community events leading up to the grand finale in July. The centennial committee has begun preparation for the event nearly 3 years before the centennial and early on they’ve

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Beautiful Alaskan Sunset

This beautiful sunset was too much to pass up while driving to Wasilla from Anchorage. Sometimes you just have to pull over and get the picture, this time I think it was definitely worth it. It’s amazing how beautiful Alaska can be even when it’s one of the ugliest (in

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Anchorage Graphic Design

Graphic design is a vital part of every business whether it’s in Anchorage or Talkeetna. Design projects range from branding an entire business, which involves all visual material representing a business to small projects like creating business cards. Big or small projects, Open Avenue is here to serve you. We

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Serving beyond Anchorage in a digital world.

The services we offer here at Open Avenue go beyond the city limits of Anchorage, Alaska. We love serving interstate and international clients through a variety of methods. Some clients prefer to communicate entirely through email, some through phone communication. We’re happy to communicate whatever way works best for you!

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Facebook Photo Contest Wrap-up

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Facebook photo contest, whether you entered a photo or liked your friends pictures! The contest has been incredibly successful, the Open Avenue Facebook page reached about 2000 people! We also have over 100 likes and an engaged user audience. There were some

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Is Google hindering free speech?

I’ve been working on some search engine optimization lately and I began thinking about how web designers have to constantly keep in mind how Google will rank the pages we create. We have to remain conscious of our wording and our design in order to appease Google’s robots crawling the

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Anchorage Web Design

After years of successful business in the Mat-Su Valley, Open Avenue has expanded to serve Anchorage, Alaska as well. We are a full service graphic & web design company with a focus on clean, modern and useable design. Anchorage is a vibrant, beautiful and energetic city that deserves professional design

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What is Branding?

Since Glacier Graphics & Web Design changed to Open Avenue Design + Branding, I’ve heard quite a few people ask what is branding? No, we do not go around searing the back side of cows with hot metal irons. Branding is referring to “brand” as in brand name clothing, electronics,

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Now Serving the Anchorage Community

Open Avenue is excited to be branching out from the Palmer Wasilla area to Anchorage and beyond. If you’re located in the Anchorage area please feel free to give us a call or email. We’d be happy to meet with you.

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Open Avenue Blogging continues

This is the first blog post made since the transition from Glacier Graphics & Web Design to Open Avenue Branding + Design. This blog will continue to provide insight into graphic design and web design, as well as new technologies and products. Earlier this year I discussed Apple’s new iPhone

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Google website ranking update.

I was excited to see that glacier graphics is now on the first page when searching for “wasilla web design” as well as “wasilla websites” It even comes up first or second for more specific searches like “wasilla graphic design”. Glaciergraphics.com also comes up for search terms I wasn’t targeting

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Designed with a purpose in mind.

I recently made the site www.gmcak.com for Generations Medical Center based in Wasilla, Alaska. I think it looks fantastic. It’s a very clean site which is great for a medical center, not for a day care. That’s a very important thing to consider when you have a site made. What

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Are graphic designers flooding the workforce?

This last year I have met more graphic designers than Carter has liver pills (as my grandmother would say). I started to think about how many young people are pursuing a career in graphic design and you could see how that could be worrying for me; but, I’m not worried.

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Trending designs.

I’ve recently taken on the role of Design Director for True North Magazine based out of Anchorage, Alaska. This has set me on a journey to discover what is trending in magazine design and as usual there is no solid answer. Magazine design is not that different from other graphic

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