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Parkhurst Creative Design, LLC develops branding and marketing designs that communicate your business's personality, which attracts your specific target audience to grow your organization in line with your vision.

Austin Graphic Design

Austin graphic design is one of the most sought out design styles. At Parkhurst Creative Design we've perfected the art and exceded the limits of printing, web and branding. Creating designs custom for your business, we pursue your greatest potential to stand out and excel through visual presentation. Logo design is creatively developed using intelligent graphic execution considering your business's niche, target market, and location. Print design is establisihed with the newest techniques in visual stimulation and presentable imagery. Website design is developed through extensive consideration of your audience's interaction and response potential. Through years of education and experience with a wide variety of graphic design in the Austin, TX area, Parkhurst Creative Design has reached THE PEAK OF GRAPHIC DESIGN.

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Graphic Design Companies

Graphic Design Companies

Graphic design companies are made of people

Graphic design companies often consist of a team of people with one purpose: to provide graphic design to you. But what if the only graphic designer on the team (often the other memebers would include a manager, accountant, office assistant, etc.) decided to do the work himself. Instead of having to cover the cost of 5-10 employees the company only needs to cover the cost of one. I realized this potential to save customers money without losing any profit and started operating my freelance graphic design business full time. Take a look here at a few aspects of graphic design...



Freelance Web Design

Graphic Design in text.

Freelance Web Design vs Graphic Design vs Web Developer

You've heard all the titles before, you've expected various results from each, but you still aren't sure who is supposed to do what. Or whether they're all the same. You just want your website built, looking pretty, and doing what it's supposed to. Well, with all that goes into a website here is a breakdown of the different roles and which hats a single person can wear along the process: Freelance Web Design: An Article of De-confusion.



Graphic Design in text

Graphic Design in text.

Graphic design in text
Graphic design is text

When you type you are trying to convey a message, instruct, educate, direct, etc. And your words will carry that message a long way. But just like your body language can commincate almost 55% of what you say (or don't say) how your text is displayed will also communcate something about you and the message you're trying to present. Graphic design is apart of every piece of type. Even if you're not concerned about your typography "it's just text," it's still a visual piece. Your text communicates more than you know. Every text you create is a part of visual aesthetic style that influences the way your audeince receives the messege whether positive or negative.



Graphic Design in Digital Product Display

Graphic Design in Product Display

Graphic design in item display in an online store

Graphic design can greatly influence the way your audience looks at products in your online store. You want to be sure that the products themselves look as acurate to the real thing and ironically sometimes a little Photoshop is necessary to make that happen. But once you have your product photo colored and appearing as best as possible you want to make sure you are very intentional about the environment that surrounds your item and again, we'll need to do this very carefully based on who the target audience is. Here are some things to keep in mind...

  • People don't take pictures, cameras do. Sometimes a camera will fail to capture the true color of an item and Photoshop color balancing and brightness/contrast will need to be applied.

  • Your audience will determine what sort of surrounding environment your items need. Also, different items may demand different environments to best be displayed in.

  • Sometimes less is more. In many cases you will want very little surrounding each item to match the style of your branding. Simple white space with the appropirate about of margin between the item and other pieces of your website may be just what you need.

If you are unsure of the best way to display items on your website contact and we'll get things going.



Graphic Design New Year!

Austin Graphic Designer's Happy New Year Graphic Flyer

Graphic Design in 2016 will be AWESOME!

How do I know it will be awesome? Because I can tell the future. Nope, that's not true. But like a meteorologist I can follow patterns and see a generalization of what may be to come.

  • 1st The design trends have picked up on some powerful basic design elements that were neglected in the past.

  • 2nd People are being able to better articulate the creativity they have in their minds to us designers who can implement them.

  • 3rd We now have a foundation of past designs that we can draw from left behind by the genius of others now being incorporated into new unique pieces of brilliance.

The profession of graphic design is fairly new to our world and with new technology it's just now reaching the potential is was destined to become. While the art of graphic design may not be new the exploration of creating an attractive digital world to better display concepts which would otherwise only be described in words is. And this year it will be done more beautifully than ever. Something to be excited about!
Image designed by Denise Johnson from Chicago.



Logo Design

Austin Graphic Design Marketing

Logo Design

Logo design is where it's at! Your branding should start with a logo and it should include these 3 things:

  • A logo design should be SIMPLE.
  • A logo design should be recognizeable.
  • A logo design should be memerable.

Ouch, I know some of you are cringing right now because your logo doesn't currently adhear to those 3 principles. Well rest easy because that is why we are here. Contact our designer, Joshua directly at and he will design you a great logo that will become the foundation for the rest of your marketing...and we can help you with that too!

Your marketing design includes things like flyers, Facebook cover photos and post images, business cards, and website design. We would love to develop all of these things and more for your business today.



Austin, Texas Color in Logos

Austin Graphic Design Marketing

Austin, Texas Colors in Logos

Austin, Texas is a place of colors and unique colors at that. As more and more businesses are springing up, more and more logos are being needed and the dynamics that create a good logo are not something to be lost. One specific piece that is of signifcant importance is color. Don't under estimate how critical color is in a brand. Colors can strongly influence the thought process and behavior of an audience. Take for example the image above. At a brief glance it almost seems clear but after taking a second look and imagine two doors with these emblems on each and there wouldn't be a way to get into the building. The impact whether realized or not is equally if not more important when it comes to your logo design.


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Austin Logo Design

Austin Graphic Design Marketing

Austin Logo Design

Austin logo design is a unique beast that creates the best in visual design. Take a closer look at the logo design process of Austin, Texas Graphics through the perspective of the designers here at Parkhurst Creative.


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Austin, Texas Graphic Design Marketing

Austin Graphic Design Marketing

Austin graphic design marketing

Austin graphic design offers help in the field of marketing. What do we know about marketing? We're a graphic design company, we know everything. But that's not even important, we want to make sure you know the basics and are set up right. Our Austin, Texas Graphic Design Articles offers a Top 3 Marketing Pieces segment on how to make sure your first impression is the best.


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Austin, Texas Graphic Design Printing

Graphic Design Austin Print

Austin graphic design printing

I was interviewed by an Art University recently and while being presented with insightful questions about graphic design and the current design business flow I was returned with a surprising response. The questions were created in hopes of offering new college graduates aid in approaching the business design world. When asked what would be my number one suggestion to a new graphic designer my response was simple; develop relationships with other complimentery business owners. So if your a graphic designer then printing companies would be ideal relationships.

I was surprised when I was told that was the first time they had receive that advice. I assumed that any graphic designer would develop close relationships with any service their clients would need or in some way benifit from. As a graphic designer, a printing company is a must, in fact I have several connections with many different printing companies. Austin offers a huge variety in printing companies and each one offers a unique niche. Having relationships with many different printers helps me provide my clients with the right solution to any printing need. In fact, printing should be the last concern of anyone trying to get a design on any medium. So almost all my clients prefer to have Parkhurst Creative Design take care of the details. After all, we are the ones who actually know the owners and employees at the printing companies on a personal level.


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Austin, Texas Graphic Designer on Austin

Graphic Design Designer on Austin

Austin Graphic Designer, Joshua Parkhurst, talks about Austin

Hey everyone, I just wanted to talk about Austin for a moment instead of going on about graphic design right now. So to start off I wanted to pull something that people continue to say are great things about Austin...aside from the amazing graphic design. Time and time again people are in love with Austin's outdoor activities. With endless bike trails, ponds, parks, lakes, and hills the outdoors people will never grow tired of the experience. But once you get into the heart of the Austin, there only expands new great things for everyone else, from the biker streets of downtown to the art museums and eclectic feel of the restraunts and shops. If you haven't experience this fantastic place, please give it a try. It's beautiful, fun and full of amazingly friendly people.


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Austin Graphic Design who?

Graphic Design Designers

Austin Graphic Design who?

I want to clear up any confusion about what is and what is Parkhurst Creative Design and their connection.

First, Parkhurst Creative Design, LLC is a company that produces high end graphic design solutions for almost any media from business cards, to t-shirt designs, to logo designs, and web designs. Parkhurst's mission is to be a well connected creative genius with the ability to complete projects. Their vision is to be a graphics studio that makes the world look better. You can visit their company's main website at

Second, is a website owned and operated by Parkhurst Creative Design, LLC. The purpose of this site is to provide an extensive amount of work examples and reveal to their audience what they can produce for you. Over time the site has morphed into a secondary site for PCD and functions as a blog that brings relevant material to your eyes.

I hope you enjoy!


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Graphic Design Solved Problems

Austin graphic design solutions.

The past week's graphic designing was presented with a few problems for its designers. Which is great, because through problems we become better, stronger, more experienced people and workers. Problems allow us to learn things we didn't know to research. I love it! Especially when it has to do with graphic design. Last week, there were a few minor tweaks needed that could've have stopped projects cold. Fortunately, the design universe has a massive spanse.

The first problem I came across, and this is for all you graphic designers out there, was what to do when you've spent an incredible amount of time on Photoshop tracing out a bitmap image with the Path tool but what you wanted was the Shape Layers tool so you could have a vector path on a new layer. And the solution is to select your layer with your Path and go to "Layers" (on the file menu) and choose "New Fill Layer". It's that easy.

Problem number 2 came with great excitement because a good friend and brilliant entrepreneur of mine had a new business he needed to market. The unique work he does is in leather crafting, which is an amazing skill to possess. What that meant to both him and I is that a simple paper business card wasn't going to help him stand out in any crowd affiliated with the world of leather. The solution; Parkhurst Creative Design now offers leather business cards. Done. Wait, we came up with a second option as well, we can also get you a steel leather stamper for you to stamp and make your own leather business cards as well that should last beyond the lifetime of your business.

I love solving problems!


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Graphic design, what is it? Continued...

Graphic Design

Graphic design, what is it?

In my browsing of graphic design related information I stumbled across this very accurate and informative slideshow that I feel every business owner should see and every graphic designer would agree with at (the website has been removed).



Graphic design, what is it?

Graphic Design

Graphic design, what is it?

Graphic design is defined by Webster's as the art or profession of using design elements to convey information or create an effect.

Graphic design in my definition:

Graphic design is art that functions in a productive way to help a business or individual. Graphic design is something that is pleasing to look at but only if it also functions successfully as a marketing tool as well.

And as an extension, graphic design should be a friendly designer/client relationship building experience based on achieving more business opportunity for the client through excellent creative customer service.

Graphic design, how it's accomplished.

There are many ways with many tools available from the high end computer to the elite programs to use for creating graphic design pieces, but when it comes to fulfilling graphic design's original purpose all you need is creativity and knowledge. It doesn't matter if you train with the elite equipment or Rocky style with logs and ropes. It all ends up being displayed on the same universal platforms for everyone to experience it.

At Austin Graphic Design we use Adobe graphic design programs, and knowledge, extensive patience, and the simple ability to attentively listen to the graphic design client. It's not a paradigm shifting concept and yet it's not a recipe followed by all. Perhaps this message will reach others like us at Austin Graphic Design and they will follow our lead.


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