WHAT WE DO
Understanding your needs, expectations and goals is crucial to developing a solid strategy and the best outcome for your brand. Research is key – we work with you to ensure we have a strong understanding of who you and your target market are. Moving into the design process we work closely with you to ensure a highly refined design regardless of the medium.
SERVICING BALLARAT/MELBOURNE/GEELONG/SURF COAST
The purpose of a logo is not to describe your business literally, but to identify your business or product through the use of a mark or symbol. Your logo is an important component of your business or product’s visual identity.
It’s important to gain an understanding of your businesses purpose, objectives and target market so we can develop a logo that will set your business apart from its competitors and provide the foundation for your brand identity. We work with small business owners, through to large companies to create visually appealing logos that are simple, unique and memorable. View portfolio.
BRAND IDENTITY BALLARAT/MELBOURNE/GEELONG/SURF COAST
The purpose of graphic design is to communicate a message through type, colour, graphics and imagery. It is important to remember that any form of communication you produce is a reflection of your brand.
With over over 18 years experience, we offer graphic design services such as: brochure and flyer design, catalogue design press advertising, signage and posters, corporate stationery and so much more. It is our aim to provide you with on-brand creative solutions to create beautiful collateral and marketing materials. View our portfolio.
LOGO DESIGN BALLARAT/MELBOURNE/GEELONG/SURF COAST
Printing also plays a role in your overall brand identity and how your customers perceive you, so it is important consider your brand in print. Print is tangible and in a digital age, it offers a physical connection to your brand. We are more than happy to provide advice to ensure your brand’s look and feel is communicated effectively, such as appropriate paper stock selection, printing methods, special finishes such as letterpress, foiling, embossing, spot UV, matt varnish and much more, that is sure to impress your customers.
We are able to handle your printing needs through our trusted and experienced print manager and network of local and interstate printers. Whether you need a small run of 50 flyers or a large run of 10,000 brochures, we are here to assist you in achieving the most desired outcome.
WEB DESIGN BALLARAT/MELBOURNE/GEELONG/SURF COAST
An understanding of your business, your goals, vision and your target market is key to designing an effective website solution. First impressions last and people generally form an opinion within seconds of browsing your website. Here at GM Designs, we build websites that are on-brand, clear, concise and engaging. We work closely with you to design the look and feel of your website and present you with visual mock-ups before we commence coding. Upon approval of the design, we begin the build.
We also provide additional services such as domain name registration and hosting packages, designing html newsletters and email marketing campaigns and assistance with ongoing site maintenance and support.
If you’re searching for professional web designers in Victoria, GM Designs is the digital agency of choice throughout Ballarat, Melbourne, Geelong and the Surf Coast.
PROFESSIONAL WEB DESIGN
CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (CMS)
For the uninitiated, Content Management Systems (commonly referred to as CMS) are essentially web applications that allow a website owner to manage and edit their site. CMSs facilitate content editing, whilst also allowing you to manage ‘behind the scenes’ aspects of a website – for example, generating navigation elements, ensuring content can be indexed and searched, and also tracking users and their security settings.
Using a CMS platform gives you flexibility to add, update and edit content within your website without having any HTML or coding knowledge, giving you greater control. We use and recommend WordPress CMS platform; it’s arguably the simplest yet most powerful CMS available. A popular platform here in Australia, it accounted for more than 23% of the top 10 million websites globally as of 2016.
Being ‘open-source’ (i.e. a system that isn’t ‘owned’ by anyone, rather it’s managed by a controlling body and built and maintained by interested people across the globe), WordPress allows 3rd party integration that handles many of the common requirements for most websites, cutting down on development time and costs. In fact, what started out in 2003 as a single piece of code now accommodates more than 30,000 widgets and plugins – allowing websites to be easily tailored to suit specific requirements.
WordPress is the ideal CMS for website owners who aren’t ‘tech savvy’; it provides an easy-to-manage site without compromising quality and functionality.
An e-commerce system will allow you to confidently and securely sell your products and services online.
Why is a well-designed e-commerce website so important? To put it simply, it’s your storefront. First impressions are critical, and for online retailers that first impression is made via the website. E-commerce websites need to instil confidence in consumers; they need to appear clean and professional, rather than looking as though they were designed in the 90s. No one wants to make a purchase from a site that looks spammy!
Alongside that all-important first impression, an e-commerce website also needs to make the sales process simple. Website navigation needs to be intuitive, allowing customers to find what they’re looking for with ease, while the checkout needs to be fast and simple.
Web design can prove to be ‘make or break’ for an e-commerce business, so it’s important to get it right. As experienced web designers, Juno Creative can create an aesthetically pleasing, user-friendly website that meets your specific business needs.
Juno works with a variety of e-commerce platforms including WooCommerce (wordpress), Magento, Shopify and Big Commerce. Shopify and Big Commerce offer a quick development cycle while WooCommerce give you the flexibility of a WordPress core. Magento is the recognised leading for enterprise class e-commerce websites. Learn more about eCommerce Solutions.
Sometimes in order to create the perfect website for your business, it’s necessary to undertake custom development.
We love a challenge, so if you’re in need of something a little outside the norm, let’s chat! If your website requires additional functionality beyond the scope of standard 3rd party integration, we can assist. Our extremely talented programmer has worked on many custom solutions to meet our clients’ needs.