Luminus Media, LLC version 2.0! A whole new look and new services

2011 was a busy year for us! After years of working together we moved our DBA into an LLC. Our client base grew along with our work load. We learned about and started incorporating new web techniques for builds as well as designs. it was a great year, but there’s always room to learn and do more. We’re in the process of building a great creative studio at Luminus Media, LLC and 2012 will be an amazing start to this process.

We like to practice what we preach. Make sure you have a good brand. Stay current. Never stop learning or promoting. Know your clients so you can best serve them. These are all things good business owners know they have to accomplish and incorporate into their business plans. We’ve taken some time for ourselves over the last two-three months to touch up our image and get a fresh vibe here.

Around October 2011, we started playing with our logo. We hadn’t officially changed it since the LLC formed in January 2011. After a number of different revisions we agreed on a bolder look that retained our brand quite well. It was a great first step in the process.

Next we went through the grueling process of redesigning our own website. This is a nightmare for web firms with the amount of detail and expectation involved in reviewing your own work to go public. We decided that a clean, professional, and fun look was the best to portray our style to potential clients. I personally think we nailed it. The white design also allows us to use the work and imagery to carry the website.

We’re always suggesting clients use professional photographers for a real crisp look that visitors will respect. We had our new studio shots and promotional shots professional taken to emphasis the importance and critical nature of this approach.

Lastly we looked at our projects and starting thinking about what our past clients needs would be now as well as the evolving market of potential clients in the future.  A majority of our clients have grown into their respective markets and started playing in the world of social media and email marketing to bolster their online presence. We came up with monthly retainer plans for these types of clients that will allow them to write the content and us to whip it up in a professional email layout. Same goes for website content. We get lots of good feedback on the LM Panel CMS, but not everyone has time to use it despite the ease. So we’ve also created some monthly retainer plans for content management as well.

We’re also reaching out to the budding businesses and organizations out there with Template Express. We’re a web company that makes amazing custom websites for successful businesses, that’s a fact. Not everyone is in the market for a large custom website and we feel we should still be able to provide a web solution for those clients. Template Express is our way of providing an affordable, payment plan style, template layout for clients on a strict budget or taking a leap of faith into being a first time business owner. Yes, there are limitations. We openly admit that, it is after all a template system. But the benefits to someone with little to no web budget may be many. Our intent is for the template system to allow clients to get a head start on the web and grow into needing a larger custom website, our specialty.

Please poke around the new website, there’s lots to see. Learn more about us on our Studio page.

There’s more great news to come, but we’ll wait for official developments as we approach each exciting moment. Stay tuned to the Blog page or our Facebook page or our Twitter account for the latest!

Holidays 2011! One year ends, another one can’t start soon enough!

Hey there friends family and clients! As you can see we’ve “decorated” our office with a Christmas tree again. Scrounged up most of the same “ornaments” with some new twists. Blue Angry Bird protects it for us.

2011 was an awesome year for us. We aquired our LLC for the company. Along the way we met quite a few amazing clients and new partners as well! Without all of you we wouldn’t be what we are today. So thanks again for your continued support!

We have a lot of great things planned for 2012, but we’re keeping them a secret until January! You’ll just have to wait to hear everything while we struggle to keep it under wraps until then.

We have a few projects that will go live soon too. As always, we’re keeping busy. We’re happy when we’re busy, so keep the projects coming!

Thanks again for supporting our business! See you in 2012!

Luminus Media becomes Luminus Media, LLC

Happy New Year! 2010 was a big year for us at Luminus Media (Sharpcut Media & The Corporate Jesters) and 2011 looks to be another leap in the growth of our business. Thank you for your business and support to help make this all happen!

In 2010 some of you were introduced to Luminus Media in January after we combined The Corporate Jesters and Sharpcut Media. We started making the transition from freelancers to a small company and throughout 2010 accomplished that goal gradually. In June we moved into a new office space in the Elmwood Village near Allentown. The office is part of the Elmwood Village Creative, a floor of startup creative companies supported by Horizon Realty. In December we started organizing our LLC and preparing ourselves for the next step in our growth.

As of January 1st, 2011 we are now Luminus Media, LLC and some of you that still work with us as our freelance companies will be transferred to Luminus Media, LLC as clients in an effort to streamline our invoicing and communications.

We hope to continue growing and look forward to supporting our clients under the new organization of the company!

Elmwood Village Creative in Buffalo Rising

In June 2010 Luminus Media moved into the new Elmwood Village Creative floor at the Horizon Building at 257 Elmwood Ave.

The work environment has been fantastic working alongside Online Thymes, Nickel City Graphics, Lavelle and Lavelle Signs, and Roaming Buffaloes.

Today Buffalo Rising posted an article about the collaborative floor we are now a part of.

View the article here: http://www.buffalorising.com/2010/08/elmwood-village-creative.html

Tim Bouchard speaks at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High in Washington, DC

Tuesday May 11th, Tim Bouchard spoke in Washington, DC at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High to students about financial literacy as a business owner at a young age.

The panel, organized by WETA (a PBS affiliate station in Washington DC), consisted of Tim Bouchard, an investment professional, and a banking professional.

This was another outreach event organized by PBS in support of the “Your Life, Your Money” PBS documentary produced by WNED.