The full scope of creative design covers a lot of territory for any organization — small businesses, Fortune 1000 companies, creative design companies, agencies and marketing firms all frequently face serious obstacles when design services are needed. One of the most persistent creative design challenges is blending both “art and science” to achieve high-quality creative work without “breaking the budget” or “taking too long.”
What is the most cost-effective strategy for your time-sensitive assignments involving graphic design, logos, desktop publishing and illustration? One of the most practical solutions is outsourcing to creative design experts such as Artwork Abode. Effective outsourcing enables you to obtain high-quality design services at prices you can afford without hiring any new employees — many projects can be completed on an overnight basis.
About Artwork Abode
For more than a decade, Artwork Abode has been recognized as an international outsourcing leader in creative design services built upon cutting-edge technology in illustration, animation and 3D visual creation. Artwork Abode is headquartered in Bangalore, India — a country that continues to be “the world’s favorite” for outsourcing high-level skills, especially those involving creative design.
Your company’s graphic design needs are likely to cover a wide range — covers, brochures, flyers, banners and ads are five key examples. For example, effective brochure design should include consideration of whether a bi-fold, trifold or gate-gold format works best for clearly expressing your message and visual content.
A logo is frequently the face of your business and the visual representation of your brand. An effective logo can spell the difference between a lasting or forgotten impression of your brand and company. You should think about multiple variations of a logo — three examples are 2D, 3D and animated versions.
With desktop publishing, you can impact how a document is perceived by altering color, layout, fonts and other stylistic elements. The methods and tools needed for effective desktop publishing have changed dramatically during the past three decades — mirroring a change in emphasis from print publishing to online and other digital publishing such as e-books. Two contemporary needs include multilingual desktop publishing and EPS vector artwork.
Illustration services are “the tie that binds” many creative design services together — both readers and search engines place a high premium on unique and relevant images that accompany written content. However, customary illustration challenges can stretch even the biggest company beyond the realistic capabilities of your employees. For example, illustrating product catalogues, books, storyboards and scientific articles each involve specialized creative design skills.
Case Study 1 — U.S. Magazine Publisher
This case study exemplifies a common outsourcing situation — a client already working with several creative design partners but unhappy with a critical need such as communication or security. In this example, the client is based in the United States, publishes three monthly magazines and wants a permanent solution for all “spillover works” that include formatting text, page layouts and proofreading.
Challenges included short turnaround times, indexing and accommodating the client’s design preferences. The Artwork Abode solution involved an experienced project team of senior graphic designers, multiple design applications (including Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop) and development of a comprehensive “process map” — essentially a storyboard that portrayed how Artwork Abode would solve the previous communication problem.
The story has a happy ending — Artwork Abode guaranteed 100 percent customer satisfaction and offered a pricing structure that involved substantial cost savings. The client obtained a permanent outsourcing solution that involved a better design partner who understands the client and does a better job of meeting client expectations.
Case Study 2 — European Healthcare Service Provider
This case reflects one of the primary reasons for outsourcing creative design services — the client has a pressing need that involves what might appear to be an “impossible” time frame. In this case, an online healthcare center based in Norway needed detailed 3D illustrations of the human anatomy within two days for an online training program.
In addition to an obviously tight deadline, challenges involved a need for natural skin colors, details that included multiple layering effects and the capability for illustrations to be resizable in both online and print versions. Artwork Abode’s comprehensive and timely solution included a dedicated team consisting of a senior graphic designer and several 3D designers. After consulting with the client, sketches were drawn by 3D artists on Illustrator — after the sketch illustrations were approved by the client, cutting-edge technology such as 3DX Max and Maya was used to add 3D effects to each sketch by a specialized rendering process. The final step entailed exporting images to the client as JPEG files.
The final results led to another satisfied customer under difficult circumstances. The client was happy and felt that the illustrations went “beyond their expectations.” Repeat business is often the best indicator that a client’s creative design expectations have been met or exceeded — the client has continued to outsource their medical illustration needs to Artwork Abode. The outsourcing of illustration assignments to Artwork Abode currently stands at 12 muscles and 12 internal organs.
How Can You Save Time and Money?
Will Rogers and Mark Twain are often both credited with an astute and timeless observation many years ago: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” In an increasingly visual business world, creative design services often play a central role in your customers’ first impressions. Any company’s illustrations, desktop publishing, logo design and graphics all perform a vital mission — making a positive and lasting impression on your buyers, suppliers, employees and business partners.
As described on Artwork Abode’s website, “Whether you are creating a brand or transforming one, you need nothing less than the best creative design services.” The secret to outsourcing success at Artwork Abode is giving you the best for less while also meeting tight deadlines. If you and your company want to save time and money without sacrificing your stringent standards for quality and security, you should contact Artwork Abode without further delay.
A representative portfolio of Artwork Abode’s professional work is available at the following: