Friday, September 17, 2010

The RAD List

In the past, I would peruse my client list on a regular basis. I had no purpose in mind, no strategy or real reason for doing so. If I were to be painfully honest with myself, it may have been just to pat myself on the back. A few weeks ago, I was again participating in a self gratifying list inspection when it happened. I had a revelation. An epiphany. A sudden insight about the RAD client list that was unseen before this moment.

The people and businesses on the RAD list have something in common that I never noticed before. They are all proactive. They are go-getters. They don't wait around and hope for the best. RAD clients plan their work and work their plan. Always thinking. Adjusting. Innovating. Failure, even mediocracy is not an option. For the people and businesses on the RAD list there seems to be but one option...success.

Right now you may be wondering why this insight is so important to RAD. Well, it tells me who RAD seems to click with. More importantly, it narrows down the list of future clients and as a result, provides RAD with a focus for future growth. That excites me.

BTW...I gave myself a pat on the back for this.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Social Media convert

O.K. I admit it. I was skeptical at first. Maybe even reluctant. I was skeptical that this social media thing was worth my time and reluctant to follow the crowd. I heard people speak of how crazy it was. How awesome it was. Weird. Scary. Cool. Etc. So I tested the waters.

First Facebook. It was everything I had heard. Then LinkedIn. Then Twitter. As with everyone else, I immediately found old friends from high school and college. Colleagues from old jobs. People I had only known for a few months and even people who I did not know I knew. I have been on FB for almost 2 years now and old acquaintances are still finding me and me them.

But after most of my known friends and I found each other something else began to happen. I began to make connections with people within my industry whom I had never met, and would have never met otherwise. Wow. What power. From a business perspective, my eyes were opened. I can find anyone I want and connect with them in a way they like to be connected with. Then move forward from there and see what happens.

I've met some great people and am working with some right now via social media. So you follow me and I'll follow you. You be my friend and I'll be yours. You connect with me and I'll connect with you.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Let me know what you think...

Hey everybody. If you don't mind drop me a line and let me know what you think about the website. What you like and what you think I should add or improve. Thanks!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Logos, Logos, Logos

I am working on a couple logos right now for some great clients. Great logos are hard to come by! Designing just the perfect mark with the perfect message can be a challenge. Sometimes the ideas flow quickly and the design follows smoothly. That's a beautiful thing. Other times, hours fly by and your still searching every crack and crevice of your brain in hopes of uncovering the answer. But when you finally find it, shape it and present satisfies (better than a Snicker's Bar).

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New Client: Wiregrass Technical College

Wiregrass Technical College, the largest technical college in South Georgia, has commissioned RAD to conceptualize and design graphic wraps for their fleet of 14 tractor trailers. The designs will promote all of their programs of study and will be visible all across South Georgia. They need high quality design with a quick problem.

I will post designs as they are completed. Let me know what you think.

New's alive!!!!

Ryan Adams Design (RAD) has experienced some growth in 2010 as more and more companies are relying on me for their creative. As a result of the growth, more companies are inquiring about RAD handling their creative which translates into an increased number of website visits. So as RAD moves forward as a business, I thought it necessary for to move forward as well.

The heartbeat of RAD is the portfolio. As with the original website, the new website is focused on the work. This time around I wanted to add more ways to communicate with clients, potential clients and friends. So please hit the icons in the contact section and add me, follow me or stumble with me. (Yeah, that would have sounded strange 3 years ago). All in all, the information is the same just presented in a format that I think represents RAD a little better.

A big challenge in self promoting is carving out time to actually do it. Maybe someone out there can relate. Anyway, I like it and I hope you enjoy it as well. If you have any comments or suggestions please let me know.

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