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Project Profiles

Kara Gardens (Lawrence, KS) – Branding Strategy & Logo Design

Tallgrass Studios worked with representatives of Kara Gardens to create a flexible branding strategy to market their flowers and crops, and promote the connection of the earth with the community. Their new identity encompasses imagery that emulates the beauty, personality, culture, and connection that a garden brings to life. The work included a new symbol, logotype, tagline, color scheme, fonts, and a graphic standards document.

Kara being a Celtic word for connection, the spirals in the icon are influenced by traditional Celtic knotwork and imagery. The soft spring color palette and stylized floral elements were influenced by the client’s embroidered wedding memento that included a flowering vine. An approachable, handwritten typeface complements the icon and reinforces the welcoming nature of Kara Gardens.

Simple Wellness, Fitness & MedSpa – Branding Strategy & Website Design

Tallgrass Studios worked with representatives of Simple Wellness to create a branding strategy that updated and expanded their current identity. The new identity reflects the vision, culture and unique combination of services provided by their organization. The branding work included a new name, symbol, logotype, color scheme, fonts and a graphic standards document. Promotional work included a new website, correspondence materials, signage and digital advertisements.

The logo

The Simple Wellness logo portrays characteristics that communicate the value of their expertise and service. Seven petals and colors intertwine to form a cohesive icon for the brand. This reflects the elements of their fundamental seven-part program for achieving ideal health. The identifiers highlight the three branches of service of wellness, fitness and medspa.

The website

Tallgrass Studios designed and built a new website for Simple Wellness to promote the growth of their health and aesthetics programs. The homepage features a short introductory video, programmed to autoplay only on an initial visit. The considerable array of health and aesthetic services are easily accessible, with separate menus organized by condition and service type. Copy-heavy pages make use of tabbed content panels to sustain manageable page lengths. Sections of the site are color-coded according to their seven-part program for health. The site also features a custom events calendar, promotional landing pages and a private nurses’ portal. The immersive, bright and clean feel of the site conveys feelings of healthfulness and reinforce the Simple Wellness brand promise.

Walnut Ranch Website Design

Walnut Ranch Dental Spa provides modern dentistry with improved patient comfort.

Walnut Ranch tasked Tallgrass Studios with a website redesign as clean, modern and distinct as their dental spa in the Oklahoma desert. Rich desert tones and airy blues replaced the darker pallette of their former website. A custom rotating header greets visitors with photography and video, and offers clear calls-to-action. The content features valuable educational material including short dental animations, and SEO copywriting to better market their services online. Careful attention was given to website structure and navigation – patients have the most important information at their fingertips, and know exaclty where they are within the site.

The new website launched on March 21, 2018. Visit walnutranchdentalspa.com to see the full website.

Fresh and Modern Website Developed for Mainline Printing

Mainline Printing Website

Tallgrass Studios worked with representatives of Mainline Printing to create a new, fresh and modern website. Developing content for the new site was essential for this project. Tallgrass Studios worked with Jason Daley to capture photos and videos and worked with Bill Woodard to write the content to achieve high quality assets. The new website includes a dynamic homepage with animated header, staff images with short bios, featured product section, 8 pages of services, a contact us form with Google map pointing to a Google account, history timeline, capabilities, and an interactive footer.

The new website launched on October 29, 2017. Visit mainlineprinting.com to see the full website.

Branding Strategy and Website for Rachel Treanor

Rachel Treanor worked with Tallgrass Studios to develop an identity that best represents her business philosophy. Rachel Treanor’s business offers strategic marketing and business development; the new logo, tagline and brand identity reflects her unique service offerings. Much thought and consideration went into the company name, colors, and brand marks. Tallgrass Studios selected the letters R and T from the founder’s initials to best represent the personal nature of mentorship offered by the company. The T also serves to reference the Teach, Track, Transform platform that is central to Rachel Treanor’s marketing strategy.

Tallgrass Studios designed and applied the new identity to collateral pieces, business cards, and, on May 30, 2017 launched a fully functional website that features customizable page information, news feed blog, and contact form. Visit the website at racheltreanor.com to see the logo and brand in action!

Book Illustration and Design

Tallgrass Studios’s Director of Art, Shelly Albrecht, designed and illustrated the book cover for Arlene Graber’s newest novel, The “Casting” of Wendy Holcomb. The illustration includes a digital montage created with a landscape of Cape Elizabeth, Maine flowing into New York, NY and Wendy in a spotlight. This is the fourth book in the series and Tallgrass Studios has had the privilege of working with Arlene to create each of the covers.

Caring for Compassus

We are continuing to support the rebranding rollout for Compassus. Their pocket folders received a fresh, new look to match their corporate branding strategy. 

With the growth of Compassus, the division of services have formed into Hospice, Home Health, Palliative Care and Premier Care. We currently fulfill these updated pocket folders in 150 + locations in 31 states that will reach patients and their families nationwide.

Ho Ho Ho! Busy Little Elves!

Showing off our animation skills this past holiday season, Tallgrass Studios created a Digital Holiday Card for 4Sight Construction. This 1-minute long video is loaded with wintry scenes, and hard workers building a house full of warmth and cheer.

Watch the animation here!

You Craft It, We Label It, They’ll Remember It!

Another cool project we’ve tackled lately was putting together a promotional piece for Mainline Printing. Since they specialize in providing labelling for craft beer companies, what better way to advertise than to show off some bottle label designs at the Denver BrewFest?

This project consisted of three labels put together by our team, which blended together eye-catching imagery with cheeky print-related “flavors”. Several of Mainline’s capabilities were featured in this piece, such as die-cutting, folding, UV coating and metallic inks. Despite its 0% ABV, it was still a fun collaborative project for our crew.

Here’s the Scoop (It’s for Poop)

Tallgrass Studios is always proud to support local Kansas businesses, and Integrated Employment Enterprises of Ottawa, Kansas is no exception. A certified not-for-profit business, IEE specializes in light manufacturing and providing staffing for general labor purposes, offering employment for individuals who are disabled or otherwise chronically unemployed.

Our Tallgrass Team, including designer/illustrator Shelly Albrecht, has been working with IEE to help establish a look for their new brand of pet products. The “Best Friends” pet line is made in the U.S.A., and includes products such as litter trays, deodorizers and scoops. One stand-out package we worked on is the Yard Waste and Litterbox Cleanup Kit: a nifty collection of tools for making waste collection a cinch. You’ll be able to spot these products in stores soon, with branding, packaging, labels and hangtags, all designed right here and printed locally.