As of May 1, 2013, I am no longer taking clients or offering most of the services listed on this website (except for mobile photography, iPhoneography, visual social media, and workshops and speaking engagements, which WILL continue) for an indefinite period of time.
Please visit me instead, at BrendaJohima.com
— Brenda Johima
JOHIMA Designs/JOHIMA Social Media + Marketing
Vancouver Island based JOHIMA Designs offers graphic design for both print and web, including logo design, corporate identity design from concept to creation, website design, WordPress installation, WordPress blog design and more. Here’s a handful of services, and if you don’t see what you need listed here? Please ask.
- Minimal. Simple is best. Less is More. This still rings true in good logo design. That’s what I do. A good example is this logo I designed for Comox Physiotherapy Clinic
- A good logo is simple, memorable, translates well into black and white and into full color, is easily and quickly readable, is scalable and looks great in a multitude of sizes, and … works beautifully in all of your promotional materials for both print and for web.
- Integrates well into Social Media applications and icon design as well, including .ico files
Corporate Identity Design
- This includes the whole package, from logo design to crafting an entire concept for your identity for both print and online, from newspaper and magazine ads (Yes, people still advertise in newspapers and read ads, and I don’t see those going away real soon in some communities) to websites, blogs, rack cards, business card and matching stationery. *I currently take on only few of these projects per year and does require significant investment in budget and time*
- WordPress or Dreamweaver, your choice, I do both
- You don’t want WordPress? Don’t have time or desire to DIY (do it yourself)? No problem. I still design in the good old fashioned way, using Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Illustrator, to design a simple, clean and clear website to get you started online
- Yes! I will create a one-page website to get you started online. We all have to start somewhere. Never underestimate the power of a one page website 🙂
- Yes! I do that. Do you need someone to make regular monthly edits to your website content? Fix up an entire site over time? This is a monthly service, based on a 3 month minimum agreement.
Blogging and Content Management Systems
- WordPress Installation
- Basic WordPress Professional Theme Installation
- WordPress Theme Customization (yes, we can slice and dice Photoshop files and convert to WordPress via partners)
- Addition of Plugins that Enhance the functionality of your blog or website your business
- Basic Custom Blog Theme Design (have the look of a new blog match your existing website)
- For (brand new) web design projects, it’s my bias that there is no point in designing a new website without SEO included from the very beginning, so I only take on fresh new website design projects where the SEO is part of my project from the beginning. I’ve had too many clients come to me with a site already designed, but the designer had not included and SEO at all. I love getting the SEO work for these clients, love it! Please call me if you have a site that has no SEO included in your design. I’ll help you get found online quickly! However, I am not willing to be a designer who puts client sites out there online with no SEO, otherwise, you have unhappy clients who are not found online at all. Ethics comes first before profit here.