We are Creative Problem Solvers
Design | Graphics | Logos | Monograms | Business Cards | Displays | Banners | and more
Liz & Garrett LaFrance are a unique multidisciplinary team with skills in design, graphics, construction, installation, and business and operations management. Each client brings a new opportunity to allow their skills to shine. They take the time to learn about you and your needs and then present thoughtful, creative solutions that work.
• About Liz
Liz is passionate about design and determined to add her style everywhere. She has over 15 years of experience in design, production, research, and management. She's worked with hundreds of clients on thousands of amazing projects.
Liz's Hot Spots:
• Graphic design, illustration, brand management and brand enforcement
• User interface design, navigation architecture, and content organization
• Installations, implementation, project lead, project management
• Business evaluation, organization, management, research and development
• Remodeling, renovations, and interior design
• About Garrett
Garrett is a true, one-of-a-kind individual skilled in many fields. Over 20 years of unique cross-training experience make him an ideal Creative Problem Solver.
Garrett's Hot Spots:
• Technical engineer: IT systems; setup, management, and security
• Research and development
• Operations management and project management
• Evaluation, planning, drafting, CAD
• Event management, lighting design, technical direction
• Logo Design
Your logo is the face of your company. We can design a new logo or update your existing logo to give your company a fresh, new look.
• Branding and Brand Management
Branding is the combination of all your graphic elements. Your logo, icon, typeface, style, and color pallet work together across all media to send a consistent visual message. Colored Spots can work with you to create a brand guide for your business. We also serve as third-party brand managers for corporations and businesses.
• Tag Line Creation
Reinforce your brand with a memorable slogan or phrase associated with your business, product, or service. I'm sure we can assist you here, after all... "We are Creative Problem Solvers".
• Color Pallet Development
Colored Spots can help you choose the right color pallet for your business and can also create a cross-media color guide to ensure proper representation in print, web, film, and any other media.
Sometimes you just need an external source to bounce ideas off of–to brainstorm with. We listen to your needs and give solid advice in our areas of expertise.
• Monograms & Personal Branding
What about personal branding? We've got you covered! We work with everyone and have put together a monogram packet for our strictly "personal" clients.
• Product Illustration
Technical drawings and product renderings made specifically to match your project needs.
• Installation Instructions
Custom images and drawings for instruction manuals or installation sheets.
• Info Graphics
Well implemented info graphics get your point across clearly with a combination of words, color blocking, and imagery.
• Video Graphics
Still screens and 2D graphic elements to implement into your next video project.
• Photo Cleanup and Retouching
Retouching, clean-up, alterations, or complete reconstruction of images. We've worked a lot of magic throughout the years.
• Digital Image Manipulation
For those times when your photo retouch is just a bit more than the standard. Need to merge two images? How about placing your product image in the right setting? Colored Spots can make it happen.
• Evaluation and Consultation
We've spent many years running our own business and guiding others through aspects of their business as well.
• Design and Develop
We have the right resources to bring your marketing materials from design to production and delivery. Our IT Systems development incorporates the technology you have with the technology you need to stay on top and competitive.
Wall graphics, banners, signs, commercial audio and visual components, home entertainment systems... and so much more. We don't limit our skills. If it needs to get done, we find a way!
• Art and Technical Direction
Our diverse skills and years of experience allow us to effectively manage your project. A complete knowledge of processes ensures we get things done quickly and efficiently.
• Team Lead and Organization
We don't just work for you, we work with you. Organizing your projects and leading your team to the best resources and systems to make it happen.
• Posters, Banners and Displays
Large format posters, banners of any size, retractable, portable banner stands, point-of-purchase displays, and trade show displays.
• Signage and Wall Graphics
Directories, interior displays, wall art, posters, and wayfinding– from design, to production and installation.
• Business Cards and Post Cards
Business cards in standard format or, make a statement, with a unique shape or paper style. Get your name out there. Post cards are wonderful as take-aways or mailers.
• Brochures, Flyers, and Sell Sheets
Brochures, flyers, and sell sheets carry your message and brand. They make a statement and get more info directly into your client's hands.
Custom designed invitations allow you to be creative. Colored Spots can design and produce key pieces to tie your event theme into a unique package.
Custom calendars are a wonderful way to wrap up the year and include your photos and message for the next 12 months to come. They make great client gifts!
• Painting & Finish Work
Painting, trim, molding, and finish work to polish up your home, office, or workspace.
• Custom Installations & Setups
Feeling overwhelmed with a project you thought you were going to be able to do internally? We'll pick it up where you left off so you can do what you do best.
• Drafting & Design
Computerized CAD and drafting services. Having a clear, concise drawing will insure your vision gets done right.
• Technical Engineering
We provide services and assistance to engineers and technologists in projects and research and development. CAD, drafting, site surveys, and evaluations.
• Custom Construction
Our creativity, design skills, and craftsman talents all shine with our custom construction services. Storage systems, workspaces, furnishings... and so much more. We'll create and fabricate your dream.
• Woodwork & Cabinetry
Making use of hidden spaces, creating unique storage systems, and custom workspace solutions are just the tip of the iceberg. Check out our Etsy shop for examples.
We create what you need, so we are a little something different for each client.
Just ask, the answer is most likely "yes we can!"
Oldcastle Precast Enclosure Solutions, RI Hospitality Association, ECast Productions, MerFit, East Side Clinical Labs, Five Bridge Inn, Tryumph Foundation, Metromont, iLoveKickboxing.com, One More Taco, Richard Kizirian Photography, I’ve Got Rhythm Dance Center, Whispering Pines Conference Center and URI, Oldcastle Precast, CIP Building Systems, The Edge Fitness Center for Women, Bogh AV Productions, Zeiterion Theatre, Child Development Health & Nutrition, Cohasse Country Club, Ky Michaels Salon, Southbridge Massachusetts Bicentennial Celebration Committee, Pearl Restaurant & Lounge, The Mercurio Group, Guardian Industries, Banks and Starling, Greystone School, Gloria Gemma Foundation, Alicia’s Dance Studio, New Bedford Festival Theatre, Landslide Technologies, Roosters Mens Grooming Center, Riccardi's Restaurant, DJ Realm, RDW Group, Big Blue Bug Solutions, Mastery Martial Arts, Cornerstone Reiki, Seiren Salon, Warren Dental Associates, Business Action Video, Disarro-Anderson & Reilly Law Offices... and more.
Programs, Certifications and Other Skills
Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Vectorworks & CAD, FileMaker Pro & Server
MS Office: Excel, Word, Powerpoint
Java, C++, Swift, .NET, Linux
Home & Business Networking, IT Systems Design & Security
Database Architecture, Software Specification, and Programming
AV & Lighting Design and Media Editing & Control
Technical Engineering & Support
Carpentry, Welding, and Custom Fabrication