Five J Design Blog

How to Use Visual Storytelling for Your Brand

Posted by Lacey Wright on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 @ 10:07 AM


You might be wondering, what is visual storytelling? By definition, visual storytelling is the use of any viewable media to relate your message to your customer base. This can include anything from infographics and images to video and illustrations. Although visual storytelling has been around for quite some time (think cave paintings) we have seen an uptick in image and video based storytelling in the last few years, thanks mostly to the social media boom. So why does it matter? And how can it actually help your marketing efforts?

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Tags: Social Media, Branding, Instagram, Graphic Design, Brand, Digital Strategy, Marketing

The Best Resources for Small Business Owners

Posted by Sawyer Vanden Heuvel on Tue, Mar 1, 2016 @ 15:03 PM

Owning a small business has enough challenges. 

If you're a small business owner, you know the energy it takes just to operate. You're the bookkeeper, the "IT guy", sales, and marketing all wrapped into one person! So how do you get everything done in a day? Fortunately, there are many tools that can make your jobs easier so you can focus on what matters most in your business. 

We've compiled a list of resources that are mostly free for you to use and ones we recommend to our clients almost daily. Why? Because most of these tools are ones that we use here at Five J Design. After all, we're a small business just like you. 


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Tags: Startup, Graphic Design, Web Design, Online Marketing

Reasons to Thank a Graphic Designer

Posted by Sawyer Vanden Heuvel on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 @ 15:11 PM

If you are like most of the population, you may not really know what a graphic designer does. However, if you take a look around you, you will see their influence everywhere! Since it's the week of Thanksgiving we decided to put together a list of why you should be thankful for graphic designers everywhere - because without them, the world would be a not-so-pretty place (and this blog article wouldn't have any graphics). 

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Tags: Graphic Design

Outsourcing Graphic Design to Benefit Your Bottom Line

Posted by Sawyer Vanden Heuvel on Thu, Nov 19, 2015 @ 15:11 PM

Let's say you are a business owner or maybe a marketing manager for your company. You have few choices when it comes to your marketing:

  1. Do I hire a graphic designer to work for my company?
  2. Do I skip hiring a designer and try to do it myself?
  3. Do I outsource my marketing efforts to a marketing agency or firm?

Each of these options has its pros and cons, but the real question to ask yourself is: "how much time am I willing to give towards my marketing and will it be effective in the end?" For this article, we are going to focus in on the benefits of outsourcing graphic design work for your next marketing campaign or web site design project. 

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Tags: Branding, Graphic Design, Brand, Web Design

How Graphic Design Affects Your Sales

Posted by Zach Bauer on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 @ 16:11 PM

When it comes to your business or organization, the quality of your graphic design materials matter. Just take a look around. High quality graphics are everywhere.


They’re on our smartphones and tablets, apps, digital billboards, on our TVs, social media and on our websites. Business owners, schools, churches and organizations have started to step up their game and are using high quality graphic designs. Gone are the days when a free piece of clip-art will work.

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Tags: Social Media, Logo, Graphic Design, Web Design