If you’ve been following us for awhile either at Oliver Tell Studio or at Winslet & Rhys, you know we love a beautiful work space.
Pretty, yet functional; inspiring, yet simple. We work hard to create a space that we love to work in, and with our studio located in the back of the shop, it’s especially important to us that the visual aesthetics be top notch around the clock.
Whether you work from home, from an office, or from a studio, your work space is vital to your success.
Here are a few of the steps we took when we first opened our doors:
1. Choose a color scheme. Everything else flows from color. Choose one or two main colors, with softer ones as compliments & undertones. Depending on your brand, maybe toss a couple patterns in there. We did & we love it.
2. Create a vision. Mood boards are our favorite way to do this. (Follow our instagram @olivertellstudio to see some seasonal mood boards soon!) When we create a mood board, we begin with a general color palette, then a primary logo and then secondary logos. If a scratch pad and a pen is your style, do what works for you!
3. Decorate your workspace AND your work. Wrap your work like you would wrap a gift. Decorate your desk like you would decorate your living room. Make it fun, make it you.
For example, Ridgeview, a health services in Jasper needed a refresh of their existing brand. They have two locations and wanted to make them more cohesive. They didn't really have an existing color palette, so we chose calming grays and taupe, and added a sage for soft color. The tree logo was harsh, so we softened the leave and appearance, and then used the leaves from the tree to make a new pattern to be used on the back of the business cards.
Our Oliver Tell Studio minimal line is what we designed for the shop as way to send snail mail (our favorite!) in a simple and minimal way.
For the Dawson-Hamilton wedding, we began with light gray and let that one simple color inspire the rest of our creative process.
Scroll through some of our previous workspace inspiration at the top of this post.
What’s the most important part of choosing a work space for you? We love to hear feedback!
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