Helping businesses put their best foot forward through intentional design.
I am Crystal Cline, owner of Calico Hill Creative. I spent over 11 years working as a Graphic Designer at Brush Art Corporation in Downs, KS, a full-service advertising agency. I left in January of 2016 in order to have more flexible time for my young and growing family. Shortly thereafter, I started Calico Hill Creative.
Behind the name
When coming up with the name for my company, I kept going back to my roots and those roots are firmly planted on my family farm. There is a hill in the pasture of the farm where I grew up that my Dad refers to as Calico Hill because it has such a wide variety of rocks sprinkled across it. Now, every time I see those words "Calico Hill Creative" I am reminded of my childhood and the hard work and dedication it takes to grow a business and a family. I'm thrilled that I still live near "Calico Hill" and get to help my parents out on the farm, along side my husband and three kids.
Enough about me...
We're here because of you. Because you have a quality product that isn't showing through in your branding. When people see your ads or brochures they don't see the hours of blood, sweat, tears and innovation that you've poured into your company. I want to help you effectively communicate your product through your logo and branding with well-thought-out design that shows your target buyer exactly who you are.
Why Calico Hill?
I work with a variety of clients, from small boutique shops, to national non-profits and, from my experience in the corporate world, many agriculture and construction-based companies. I like to think as a farm girl I bring a unique perspective to the graphic design side of agriculture products. A point of view that you don't find too often in large agencies.
The proof is in the work.
Scroll through below to browse some examples of my design work.
I was deemed lead designer when LandMark began a complete rebranding a few years ago and they have been growing ever since.
From stationery, vehicle wraps, eNewsletters & apparel, everytime your logo is in front of your potential customers you have a chance to show that you are a professional business with a trustworthy product.
Reinke needed to pull all of their advertising into one cohesive look. After accomplishing that, I was also able to help accommodate them with print quality files that were editable so that their individual dealers could add in their contact information all on their own.
I can't emphasize the importance of professional photography enough, however there are always times when existing photos can be altered to fit a certain look or purpose. Photoshop work is a skill that takes much control and finesse in order to keep things looking realistic, and it's one of my favorite things to do.
Another complete rebrand, beginning with the logo...
The task with AgJunction was to simplify a lot of complicated information and sub-brands into a cohesive look across all of their collateral.
The result is a clean, professional brand that doesn't leave consumers confused.
Instead, it leaves them wanting to know more.
Re-Introducing Rob-See-Co, a seed company that wanted to focus on their roots as a family-owned business, which dates back to 1888, yet show that they are also at the leading edge of today's seed market.
We captured the feeling with a warm branding full of history and large color photographs.
Now it's your turn.
Are you are ready for everyone else to take your business as seriously as you do? It's time your branding reflects your products and services, not your design skills. I'd love to chat and see if we are a good fit for each other.
For more information or to schedule a phone call, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org