Monday, March 29, 2010

Giveaway of the Week: A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

Here at Wall Written, our quality control is strict. Nothing goes out unless it is perfect. So we've amassed a huge stockpile of designs that weren't perfect, but were too nice to throw away. Little things like a slice through a letter, or perhaps a little poke through a petal, that probably would never be noticed by our customers, and would most likely be invisible when applied to a wall.
Now that we have a blog and a facebook page, we will be hosting a Weekly Giveaway. If you're interested in the design of the week, simply post a comment to this Blog Post (be sure to include a way to find you if you win), or comment on our facebook page. The winner will be announced on Saturday, April 3rd.
So without further ado, I now present the design of the week:
"A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes", Caribbean Blue, size: 35" x 22". No purchase necessary. To enter, simply comment on this post. (Be sure to include a way to reach you if you win.) Winner will be announced on Saturday, April 3rd.

Great New Customer Photo

One of our customers recently designed a custom quote using our Design Tool with lyrics from the song: Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is by Chicago. She was putting it on the wall above the landing on her stairway, along with several different clocks. Then she sent us this awesome photo and a sweet note:

"Thank YOU! You were a big help Emily. Just so you know, I have been using a different company for several years and have done a good bit of business with them. My customer service experience this last go around, was terrible. I contacted them first about my “clock wall” because I always use them. The uninterested response I got made me look elsewhere. You now have my business! I have passed your information on to several of my friends and I think my daughter will be contacting you soon.
Good luck in your business Emily, and remember, GREAT customer service does in fact make ALL the difference :) You were a sweetheart."
Robin, Anchorage Alaska

What kind things to say! Thank you, Robin- and I love your clock wall.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Custom Children's Monograms

I've been working on a new Monogram style, but it's the kind of thing that really needs to be laid out specifically for the name that will go inside it. While I was monkeying around with it, a customer emailed in asking for something very similar for her two kids, Finley and Kannan. We sent her the choices below. Another option would be to have the main initial to be in the center, with the complete first name as an overlay. I love the little flower on the girl's "F", but we could change that to be a bird, a butterfly, or even leave it off.
If you want us to design something like this for you, just be sure to have the colors and size that you need, as well as the name and overall layout. Then just send it all in an email and we'll get crackin' on your font choices.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Latest Customer Photo

"I put this on an oddball random wall (from my stairwell but it's in my living room).
Transformed this oddly angular wall to an art piece with this sweet mural.
Thank you!"
Kathy - Tempe, AZ

I love getting photos from our customers. LOVE. Thank you so much, Kathy! It fits your space perfectly.
She used our Three Birds on a Branch UnWritten Artwork, size 30" x 12.5", in Black and Powder Blue.

New Colors Are Here

This week we put our new colors on the website. My new favorite color combination? Robin Egg Blue and Warm Stone:Last August we started offering the colors below. If it's been a while since you shopped with us, you might not have seen them.If you'd like to see these (or any of our) colors in real life, definitely request FREE color samples! We try to send them out the same day you request them, and they usually arrive within days.

...and after basking in the light of our brilliant new colors, I think I'm starting to feel Spring coming on.

Most Creative Customer of the Month

So a while back, a customer requested this special design for her "Guitar Hero" themed teenager's bedroom. The one she ordered was enormous (over 8 feet long) - and I haven't been able to get it off my mind. (I really, really hope she sends in a picture.) So, to vent off some of my excitement, I decided to offer it on our website.
Confession: I recently started playing Band Hero. Could that explain my fascination with this design? Perhaps.

The Spring Collection

I now present: The Spring Collection! After many hours of toil and trouble, I was able to pull off one of the largest single releases in Wall Written history. With TONS of new UnWritten Artwork (Mostly Branches, Trees and Floral designs), many new Embellishments (including birds, flowers, and lots of Ornamental Embellishments) and of course, Statements!
We'll be announcing the next promotion (think Spring!) sometime in the coming week - maybe to kick off April. (Do you think I can get it done before the weekend is over? I'll try!)

Friday, March 26, 2010

One Design Concept, Three Ways

In the space of three days, I had two customers ask for very similar designs. They both wanted circle monograms with a last name and "Established Date" incorporated into the layout- as well as an accent letter in the background.
After listening to a clear list of specifications, I made several proofs showing this design, as well as several different choices for the red accent "S" in the background. This was the design she chose in the end- and I loved it, too!
For the Leavitt family, she wasn't quite as specific, so I made a few extra design examples. I ended up really falling in love with several of them, particularly this version.
In the end, she chose the last design. I think she made a great choice, and I know she'll be really happy with it.
If you want us to design a special monogram for you, be as specific as possible- it makes the process go faster and smoother. (Do you want the text around the circle to be wrapped around -all facing the middle- or have the bottom half "Right Side Up" so it can be read without twisting your head? What exactly should the text be, and where? Are there any fonts you're partial to? What color(s) will you need? What size?) Using this information, we can come up with a few choices in a relatively short amount of time.

My New Favorite Design

Whenever I make a new collection, I always have a special affinity for one or two of the designs in particular. One possible (untested) theory, is the last design I worked on is always my favorite. While that really is the case now (this guy almost didn't make it into this collection, so late was he in being designed), I'm not sure if it's just because it's freshest in my mind, or perhaps it just represents my evolving taste the most accurately.
So, if only my kitchen wasn't decorated in an Asian theme. Time for a remodel?