I’ve worked with all kinds of companies from small start-ups to the giants we all know and recognize at a glance. Cartoon Network, Disney, Nickelodeon, they all know one thing, big bold graphics work. They get seen, they get noticed and they get results. If you are looking for a unique opportunity to work with someone who can provide you with a big bold look that will separate you from your competitors, delight your customers and have more fun along the way than you ever thought possible, you’re in the right place
My name is Bob Ostrom and I create unique art and branding for customers who are looking for something a little more fun.
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BRANDING AND LOGO DESIGN
What's more important than a great logo? A good marketing plan. It's what happens after the logo is designed that really counts. If you're just looking for an amazing logo I can certainly help you with that, just head on over to the design studio and we can get started. If on the other hand, you are looking for what happens after the logo is finished let me show you how much fun marketing can really be.
If you are looking for illustration you have come to the right place. Don't worry even though the site is under construction at the moment you can still look and yes, I am still taking on new projects every day. Take a peek if you see something you like let me know and maybe we can work together.
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HOW DOES IT WORK?
Hiring a pro.
Your project is important to you. Whether you are an experienced art director or have never worked with a real live artist before don't worry I've got your back. Working with an artist should be a fun and rewarding experience. Hiring the right artist will not only make you look great but will add great value and marketability to your project. But finding the right artist isn't always easy. You need someone with the experience and know-how to get you from concept to finish. What if you could find an artist who not only delivered great art but was able to guide you through the entire process seamlessly? What if finding that artist was as simple as clicking a buttton?
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WHAT DO YOU SAY WHEN PET FOOD GIANT CHEWY.COM ASKS YOU TO DESIGN A LINE OF LOGO CHARACTERS FOR THEM? You start by saying, YES! Designing a character whether it be a cartoon mascot or a logo always starts with lots of sketches. Here’s a look at the process I used to design the Mr.Chewy cartoon mascot for on-line pet food giant Chewy.com.
The assignment was to develop a mascot to represent Chewy.com. The main character would be Mr. Chewy, a dog, who would most likely have a sidekick and several friends to help him. Since we determined Mr. Chewy to be a ...continued
HOW TO BUY A CARTOON LOGO. Is it time for a new logo? There are a lot of different directions you could go. Do you play it safe and try to look like your competition or do you take a chance and design something you know your customers will really love? How do you stand out in a crowd? A cartoon logo can do all those things and more. Ever wonder how to buy a cartoon logo? I design cartoon logos for lots of different companies large and small. Here’s an article I wrote to hopefully take a little of the mystery out of the design process. continued
HOW TO DESIGN A TRUCK THAT GRABS ATTENTION
Mmmmm... is that pizza I smell? Everybody loves when the food trucks roll into town but there are so many choices. How does a food truck stand out from the rest? If you need to grab attention and have a little fun while you're doing it take a look at this design that was done for my good friends at Rock and Lou's Pizza! ...continued
HOTDOG, GET YOUR HOTDOG HERE!
Who says Branding has to be Dull? When is a cartoon logo more than just a logo? When it’s your brand. Here are a few ways I helped local hot dog vendor Mr. and Mrs. Wiener use their logo to help not only sell hotdogs but to develop brand identity and customer loyalty
GOOD DESIGN SELLS
Good design is universal. Whether it appears on the side of a food truck or the cover of a game box design matters. Gone are the days of the do it yourself solution. Today's customers are willing to accept nothing less than perfection. If your design doesn't capture their attention in a split second they will simply scroll to the next option. Finding the right designer isn't...