A Graphic & Web Design Studio
Creative Design, Branding, Identity and Smart Marketing Solutions
for the Talented, the Inventors,
the Entrepreneurs and the Dreamers
Recent projects from 2015 - 2016
The Art of COOKIES, CAKES and PIES:
To add to Annie's adventurous spirit, she and her family opened and owned a bakery/cafe three miles from Cayuga Lake - a remote tourist destination - in 2010. Annie not only baked and decorated cakes and cookies but she also wore many other hats. "When you own any kind of business, there is a tendency to work around the clock, doing everything from being a hostess to accounting." She also created the company's brand and logo, emphasizing the farm to table concept that her family of chefs implemented with wholesome baked goods and dishes.
As operations manager, Annie was fortunate to develop an ongoing relationship with her customers, nearby businesses and farmers, wholesale vendors, employees, and the community at large. "Meeting tourists and travelers and listening to their stories was always a treat. This experience also broadened my knowledge about public relations, advertising/social media, networking, hospitality and much more -- all are important skills to have for any business model to succeed."
After five years of rapid growth, a wholesale line and a need to expand their shop, Annie and and her family decided to close the doors of the ALL-CONSUMING bakery and cafe. Annie happily returned to her art studio full time with a wealth of knowledge and much enthusiasm!
EXPERIENCE: Annie Zygarowicz has been an artist for as long as she can remember. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts (BFA), she pursued a career as a freelance editorial illustrator which lead to other opportunities in visual merchandising, building stage props and
3-dimensional figurative sculptures in Manhattan. During this time, she was also introduced to
her first computer and well...her career went into another direction...graphic design, advertising, editing and publication design, eventually including website design and digital painting. The
scope of all of these skills became an integral part of her studio...Zygdesignz: A graphic/web design, publication design and production, 3D and illustration studio. She also collaberates with local writers and artists, photographers and web coders on various projects.
Website and Marketing CONSULTATION: Annie [and her staff] can provide a consultation to businesses, educational and non-profit organizations as well as talented
individuals who would like to develop or promote their brand or professional identity. Annie can answer questions, such as, "How can we find our target audience?" "Can you design a brochure about our product?" "Can you brand my company?" "Can you set up an event calendar, social media or a blog page on my website?" "Can you photograph our product" and many others. By listening carefully to clients' needs and research, Annie offers design solutions and advice while keeping deadlines and budgets in mind. Communication in-person or remote through online conferencing, email, and phone work best. To arrange an appointment, please fill in the contact form below. Credit cards accepted.
Children's Book ILLUSTRATION: Annie is also actively pursuing writing and illustrating for children's books. Visit www.anniezygillustration.com to view her digital and painting portfolio. Her artwork is geared to the children's marketplace and can also be applied for editorial, logos and other projects.