Golden Antler Design

Milwaukee, WI

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Golden Antler was born out of the desire to bring clients effective and unexpected creative work. Concept is at the core of all the work that is delivered. Often, corners are cut to achieve end results. That is not the case here. Golden Antler works with clients to make sure that the foundational branding elements have been put in place first, then we can go hog wild with marketing collateral. Whether you are looking for a mail campaign or are starting from step one and need full branding, Golden Antler can provide an informative and completely transparent experience. Every minute is tracked. There is no grey area in charges. Decisions in design are explained; the goals are revealed, and we work together to best reach your audience. The goal is simple: come up with an engaging idea and grab onto it.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

As an artist and designer, I am passionate about communicating ideas effectively and beautifully. I believe that businesses will always need a visual representation of themselves, and there is no reason that those visuals should be nothing short of awesome. To do this, I bring several fields of study and experience to my services. My fine art background has taught me to communicate why something was decided upon in detail. Backing up decisions is important, because it lets clients in on all the research that went into a choice. The name Golden Antler was chosen because of a connection to the quest of big ideas. When starting a project, it is similar to setting out through a woodland that I've never walked before. I'm unsure of what I will find, but I know that the golden idea is out there. When I find that idea, that golden antler on the ground, I grab onto it. From there, creativity and hard work are combined to produce impactful and beautiful results.
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Location

Milwaukee, WI 53219

Years in business

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

4

Reviews

9 Reviews
  • Scott B. Nov 20, 2016
    She's Golden
    Allie's ability to quickly analyze our needs makes her a tremendous asset to our team. Scott Blair, Pres. Heartland WI Corp
  • Scott C. Nov 15, 2016
    Hire Allie!
    Allie is great at listening to the customer and transforming ideas to a creative and well-communicated piece. She also helps bring the creative process through when you may have a tough time describing or knowing exactly what you want. She balances our ideas with her professional skill which is a real asset to our business.
  • Gordon G. Nov 14, 2016
    So far, so gold.
    I am working with Allie on several projects at this time. She is a talented designer with a solid focus on what works. She’s a true professional and bases her graphic recommendations on well thought-out rationales and marketing principles.
  • Libby R. Nov 11, 2016
    Wouldn't use anyone else but Golden Antler Designs!
    Allie has been working with our real estate firm for awhile now and is always there to meet our crazy deadline requests. She is an efficient, diligent worker who never misses a beat! We trust her eye and are always so happy with the outcome of our ads. We frequently receive compliments on all of our advertising and have Allie to thank for that!
  • The Dog Nest D. Nov 11, 2016
    5-Star! Service!
    Allie here at Golden Antler Design has been a great help and has done amazing work for our new business. We get TONS of compliments on the adorable logo she designed for us!
  • Charlotte A. Mar 17, 2016
    Logo Design
    Verified Review
    Allie is absolutely wonderful to work with. I am glad that I made the choice to have her create my logo. It turned out incredibly awesome! She is pleasant, professional, and responsive. I would recommend her quickly...without reservation. I look forward to working with Allie again on other special projects for the business. If you seek high quality and timely service, I suggest you look no further...she's the one...talented for your branding needs? It was an award-winning experience overall; from the time we met in person to the finished product. Wish I would have came across her much sooner, though. Still, the timing seems to be SO RIGHT!! Charlotte A.
  • Wendi D. Feb 29, 2016
    We love working with Allie from Golden Antler! She is very collaborative and takes or requests and applies her own elevated look to our projects. We have been working with her for a few years and Allie has been key to the growth of our business!
  • Stacey F. Feb 28, 2016
    Allie is a creative genius at designing logos and branding for any product/company. The logo Allie designed defines our brand and has brought in business to our firm. Will continue to work with Allie and Golden Antler.
  • Tori H. Feb 16, 2016
    Allie is an advertising expert. She was able to bring all my ideas to light. She help me develop my business and bring it to the next level.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Whether you are looking for a mail campaign or are starting from step one and need full branding, Golden Antler can provide an informative and completely transparent experience. Every minute is tracked, there is no grey area in charges. Decisions in design are explained, the goals revealed, and we work together to best reach your audience. The goal is simple, come up with an engaging idea and grab onto it.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
WORK HISTORY Golden Antler - Owner / Creative Director Dot Ten Creative - Senior Designer July 2013 - December 2015 Art Direction, Print and Digital Design, THINKlocal magazine, Advertising, Direct Mail, Web Design, Social Media, Branding, Identity Systems, Photography, Client Meetings, etc. Major projects included the Dot Ten website, the development and production of THINKlocal Magazine, the THINKlocal website, and doing work for over 200 clients. Vaping Press Ezine - Creative Director / Designer January 2013 - August 2013 Creation of what the EZine would be, all page creative content, ad creation, management, editing, production, and social media. Kohl's Corporate - Digital Designer February 2013 - August 2013 Click to edit position descriptionUpdating and Creating landing pages for the website. Photo editing and composition. EDUCATION The Art Institute of Wisconsin - Associates of Arts, Graphic Design 2010 - 2012 I was the first student to ever graduate from Ai WI. Accomplishments include the design and branding of the school newsletter, 2 solo exhibitions, and 3 independent studies. Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) - Majored in Communication Arts and Photography 2006 - 2009
How did you get started doing this type of work?
As an artist and designer, I am passionate about communicating ideas effectively and beautifully. I believe that businesses will always need a visual representation of themselves and there is no reason that those visuals should be nothing short of awesome. To do this, I bring several fields of study and experience to my services. My fine art background has taught me to communicate why something was decided upon, in detail. Backing up decisions is important because it lets clients in on all the research that went into a choice.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Across the board, large and small. Anything from bakeries to heating and cooling companies. National franchises and self employed entrepreneurs.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
When Cornerstone Realtors first came to me for a logo design, they came with physical examples of materials and colors that they liked. Other than that, they know the brand/logo needed to appear professional, clean, sophisticated, and classic. Below to the left shows the ideas that were initially presented for the logo, color playing a major role in the overall mood. On the right is the final logo. From there, stationary and identity materials were developed including business cards, letterhead, envelopes, and thank you cards. Every piece that Cornerstone uses needs to reflect the care and quality they bring to their clients. Cornerstone Realtors advertises in M Magazine, ads were developed that showcased the properties for sale. During this process, their offices were being completed in the 3rd Ward. Signage was designed along with interior elements that backed up the branding throughout. All of the luxe and clean elements of the physical materials that Cornerstone had needed to be reflected in their mini website. The website has a clean expanse of white and a relaxed feeling. The user is given a company snapshot and by utilizing beautiful client provided photography, the site is very personal.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Know who will all be involved with your project. Often, projects are passed from sales people to designers back to sales people and then to the client. The result is often miscommunication. When you work with Golden Antler, you work with the owner, designer, and sales person - me. This keeps me responsible for all levels of the project and ultimately, your satisfaction in the final product.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Know your goals for the next week, month, quarter, year, and beyond. Also, convey how you would ideally love to see your business grow. It is important to think big and see the whole picture. The decisions that you make in marketing and design have impact far beyond the immediate.