BOB OSTROM STUDIO
Changing the world one illustration, one logo, one brand at a time.
BRANDING AND LOGO DESIGN
Q: What's more important than a great logo?
A: 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.
COOL STUFF FROM THE STUDIO
One day I was sitting in my office looking around at the empty walls and thinking to myself, "I'm an artist, why don't I have any cool stuff hanging on my walls? I make cool stuff all the time. yet my walls empty. Maybe I should fix that." So I did. Now I have lots of cool stuff on my walls, in fact, maybe I have a little too much stuff on my walls. Anyhow while I try to figure out what to do with it all here's a look at a few of my latest pieces. I
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.
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?
HOW DOES IT WORK?
FROM THE STUDIO...
LOGO DESIGN Want to learn more about how a new logo can help your business? Well you've come to the right place...continued
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 LOGO
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 on 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...
CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION Looking for illustration? Look no further than Bob Ostrom Studio. Not sure how it works? Let me help. I'm happy to guide you through the process.
LEARNING Making a living from your art can be a very challenging career path. Sometimes you need someone in your corner who understands that challenge. Want to learn how the pros do it? I can help.
NEVER MIND ALL THAT JUST SHOW ME MORE ART!
HEY BOB, JUST SHOW ME THE ART Looking for the art? you found it. Whether you need an original illustration or something to help your book shine I've got you covered.