GEEKINESS

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

SOMETHING NEW FROM ARP: KITBASH BRAND DESIGN


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Hi All,

Jeff here, you know, that guy from Allison Rodgers Photography, the Little Blog of Big Ideas and lbobi Radio? Today, I want to tell you about our latest adventure that I am heading up. It's called Kitbash : Brand Design. I am sure you are asking yourself, "What is a Kitbash?" Allow me to explain it with a brief back story.

As many of you know, Allison and I were both Art Directors for 7 years before we started our portrait studio 8 years ago. So design and branding have always been near and dear to our hearts. We have discussed for a while offering to the public our design services, which we've been doing privately for clients and friends for years. We love helping other business owners put their best designed foot forward, and from this desire to help, Kitbash : Brand Design was born.

Defined: Kitbash is the practice of constructing a new, custom model by combining pieces from different kits into a single, unique creation.

I thought Kitbash was a great conceptual name for a creative agency. When Allison and I help businesses with their branding, we like to take what they already have and combine it with the new parts we create for them, creating a new unique brand that tells their story.

 
All about Kitbash!

Website: The first phase is up, and we will be adding the blog as the second phase in the coming weeks. You can check out the site here: http://getkitbashed.com/ 

Blog: We are still using the lbobi blog as the main place to post. You can check it out here: http://lbobi.com/

Podcast: And finally, Kitbash Radio is our bi-monthly podcast that usually runs about :30. On this show we like to offer design, branding and marketing tips for business owners. You can listen to our first episode here or jump over to the podcast page or listen in iTunes.
 

In our very first episode of Kitbash Radio, author Brian LeTendre and I are joined by the friendly Allison Rodgers to talk about the origins of Kitbash Brand Design, the evolution of lbobi, and how important it is to get your branding right. We also answer listener questions about logo design from the Kitbash Facebook page.

 

 


Jeff "Prime Mover" Rodgers

Email us at hello@getkitbashed.com to schedule you free consultation. We would love to hear from you

 

Comments: 0

Thursday, February 14, 2013

HERMIONE GRANGER CONCEPT SERIES BY JEFF RODGERS

I want to share something with you that I have been working on over the past year. It's a series of pictures of my older daughter Fable dressed as the Harry Potter character Hermione Granger.

When we moved to the studio last year, my daughter and I walked into the old train they have here in the square. I thought it could be a good setting for the Hogwarts Express, and knowing she has a love for the Harry Potter series, an idea was born.

The first two are shot in the train here, and the second and third are both comped images shot in the studio and on location. This series was a labor of love, and I am actually quite proud of the way it's turned out. Now I need to brainstorm ideas for a series with my younger daughter.

Let me know what you think. 

P.S. Let us know if this would interest you for your own children.

 

Jeff "Dumbledore" Rodgers

 

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Comments: 8

Allison (02-14-2013 at 6:16pm):

I LOVE this idea! So much fun--these would be great as an album and for a HUGE poster for a child's room.
Love them!!!

Hannah (02-14-2013 at 6:17pm):

Haha this is way too cool!! :)

Kate (02-14-2013 at 11:54pm):

Love love. Last one is my fave!!

Chris (02-15-2013 at 9:35am):

Wow.

Jeremy (02-19-2013 at 10:30pm):

These are amazing!

Robert Charles (02-22-2013 at 8:10am):

How cool! LOVE this concept!

Amanda Hill (04-09-2013 at 2:42pm):

Love this Jeff! Such a great idea.

Jeff Rodgers (04-09-2013 at 2:57pm):

Thanks Amanda!

Friday, February 13, 2009

THE NEW YORK COMIC CON 2009 GEEK PHOTO SAFARI: PART 2

Here are the last couple of pics I wanted to post from my geekfest weekend in New York. 

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Comments: 2

dave cheung (02-14-2009 at 12:18pm):

Love the pics!!

Kaity (02-25-2009 at 12:04pm):

Hey! So I am a new fan of your blog... I am also following both of you guys on twitter (not trying to come off like a stalker here, I promise)... anyway, just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy looking at all of your pictures. I am starting a studio here in Indiana so any and all inspiration/advice is helpful. Thanks for doing the things you do!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

THE NEW YORK COMIC CON 2009 GEEK PHOTO SAFARI: PART 1

Last weekend Nick and I flew up to NY for an annual Comic Book convention, The New York Comic Con. This was my second trip to NY for this convention, here is the link from last April's trek. We stayed at the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan with two great friends, Matt Herring and Brian Le Tendre. They do a weekly pop culture (code word for Geek) podcast called The Secret Identity Podcast. The convention was a lot of fun. I mostly wandered around shooting pics of the geeks in their natural habitat. I also got to hang out with my old college buddy Mike Norton (next to last pic) quite a bit. He is currently under contract with DC Comics as the penciler for Green Arrow and Black Canary. 


Here are a few of my favorites. I will post more this week.

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Comments: 3

Savannah Kenney (02-10-2009 at 3:45pm):

I must say that i love what you do with a tilt shift. very rarely do i see images where the features of that lens are used to truly enhance a setting, but you use the lens in its truest form. well done jeff.

ash (02-10-2009 at 9:39pm):

i think i am in that picture! of the comic con floor.

Jeff (02-10-2009 at 9:50pm):

Dude! I totally see you in there now! You're standing right next to that one guy with that thing. Looks like you are having fun.

Monday, May 12, 2008

TWITTER ME THIS: 2 MONTHS LATER

Well it has been almost 2 months since I told you guys about my new tech crush, Twitter.

I am still loving it.

So far I have been able to infect 10 of my friends with the twitter virus and they are avid twitters today. My small band of Tweets are busy infecting others as you read this. Allison and I are using it to add little mini posts on the blog. You will notice the HE SAID / SHE SAID section at the top left of the blog. This posts our frequent twitters throughout the day.



2 months ago:

Old-twitter

Today...

Newtwitter

Here is an interesting video on twitter. They do an excellent job of explaining it.





Jeff

Comments: 1

next office over (05-13-2008 at 9:16am):

You forgot to put Nick and Molly's twitter pages.