It’s hard to believe… the time has simply flown by.
This July, Bourn Creative will have been offering online business consulting, brand design, brand strategy, graphic design, website strategy, and web design in Sacramento for ten years; delivering custom WordPress web design and platform development to businesses around the world for six years; and co-organizing the Sacramento WordPress Meetup group for two-and-a-half years.
- We weathered those tough years, during the economic downturn — when businesses everywhere (not just in Sacramento) were tightening their belts, cutting expenses, and pulling back on their design, marketing, and print budgets.
- We weathered the bright and shiny boom of social media and free marketing — and the years of businesses believing that they shouldn’t have to invest in paid marketing or print marketing because social media and online promotions is free.
- We weathered all the articles and claims that print design was dead and all marketing would be online. We saw businesses switch gears to focus online, and now we’re seeing them all come back to print marketing, using a balance of the two mediums together.
- We even weathered the two years where venture capitalists and business strategists were proclaiming design was dead and that finished and launched was better than good — and we’re thrilled to have seen that awful phase come full circle back to valuing design and designers. Now many VCs preach the merits of great design and its impact on the success of a brand.