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Illustration - Graphic Design - Illustration of red feather.

Illustration

Visually make your ideas more pleasing or easier to understand.

Winning Solutions, Inc. (WSI) houses an excellent design team, with deep roots in fine arts. Because of this depth, we are able to offer custom illustrations for your editorial, presentation, print and web needs. By utilizing the latest digital graphics applications, WSI can bring you sharp, professional quality illustrations.

Simple illustrations can help get your point across, drive home key points or explain complex idea's in a visual way that words can't. Some illustrations are diagrams showing how a network or process works. Other illustrations add a flare to your documents, website or presentation.

Our designers work in digital and in classic paper and pencil mediums to allow for the greatest level of design. WSI has even completed illustrations for product's that don't exist yet. We have also created animated cartoons including lip synced voice over audio. What ever your illustration needs are, we can provide you with a solution. Feel free to contact us to learn more about our illustration and animation services.

Common Illustration Questions

What types of illustration do you offer?

WSI can create original illustrations pertaining to your specific needs.  Whether it be custom clip-art, editorial illustrations, or you feel there is an idea you want to express, yet you are unable to do so through a photograph, let WSI take that idea and bring it to life.

Our illustrators can create illustrations that simplify complex ideas so that your viewers can better understand what you are trying to say. Technical illustration is often times very important to conveying important ideas.

What is clip art?

Clipart is a form of illustration that is in a digital format for use with office documents, website creation and other forms for visual display. Clipart websites and software packages are available for relatively low costs and cover a verity of subjects.

What is the difference between rights reserved illustration verse royalty free illustration?

A rights reserved illustration means that anyone that uses the illustration must pay a fee for the right to use the image or illustration. Some illustrators will only offer rights to an image or illustration for a set number of people or for a limited medium. With a rights reserved illustration, clipart or image you reduce the chance of someone else using the same artwork that you are. Typically rights reserved graphics will only be available for a set amount of time before having to repurchase the graphic. Rights reserved images shouldn't be used in logos or trademarks as a third party has rights to the image and it's use. If they decide they don't want you to use the image anymore, they can legally request that you discontinue use of the image or illustration.

A royalty free image means that you can purchase the image and use it however you want and for what ever you desire. Royalty free images don't expire, but are also available for anyone to purchase at anytime. If you use a royalty free illustration in your corporate identity there might be a chance that someone else is also using that very same illustration. This might lead to confusion for your clients and customers.

WSI suggests against using either rights reserved or royalty free illustrations or images in your corporate identity. It is fair better for you to invest in custom illustration for these types of situations.

If I pay WSI to create illustrations for me, who owns them?

All WSI created illustrations that are paid for by our clients are the property of the client. These items were paid for and created specifically for them. We will not reuse illustration or artwork create for one client in another clients design. This is a common theme for all of our service offerings.

How does copyright work in regards to illustration?

Copyright law is fairly straight forward.

The moment something unique has been created it is copyright of the person that created it. If the person works for a company or client and creates illustrations, graphics or artwork using company time and materials, the copyright belongs to the company that provided the resources to create the artwork. In other words, designers that work for a company don't own the artwork they create while at work.

The copyright of any custom created image, illustration or graphic can then be transferred to others by contract or agreement. WSI has a standing agreement, which is included in our quotes and proposals, that all copyrighted materials created by a client, including: illustration, graphics, photography and clipart, transfer it's copyright to the client that paid for their creation.

With WSI you really get to keep what you pay for.

What is an EPS file? Do I need one?

An EPS file or encapsulated post script file is a vector based illustration. It is important to have a copy of your illustration work and even more importantly it is in your best interest to have a copy of the artwork in EPS format.

Vector artwork is scalable, where other types of artwork are not. Scalable artwork will appear the same no mater what the display size is. If your illustration is in a vector format it will appear crisp and clean on something as small as a business card and retain it's clarity when scaled up to the size of a billboard.

WSI provides our clients with EPS versions of any created artwork. This allows our clients to use their custom created artwork for other mediums.

How much does a custom illustration cost?

The cost of a custom illustration depends on the content and complexity of the imagery desired. Animated illustration work requires storyboarding and character development. Technical illustration requires knowledge of the product or process to be illustrated. Yet other forms of illustration only require a little amount of information to create.

Contact us and we will provide you with an accurate quote based on the information you provide us.

We like what we see and want to begin a relationship with WSI, however, we're located hundreds of miles away from your office - will this work?

WSI has had numerous relationships with clients that were not located in either our Ames Iowa or Ft. Myers Florida locations. Depending on the scope of the application, face to face meetings are not necessary to develop a custom application remotely. Our attention to detail and customer service has helped us deliver many systems without ever having a face to face discussion with the client.

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