Archive for May, 2011

Graphic Design for Animal Breeders — just a little showing off

May 29, 2011

Updated 2/2012 with more samples:

Rabbitry Banner and Business Card Designs

Rabbitry Business Card Design cute holland lops

Sunny Bunnies Farm Business Card Design

Sunflower text oriented Holland lop bunny banner

Facebook Page Customization – Dog Kennel Used as Sample
facebook page banner customization for dog kennels

Logo – Made for a friend.

cute bunny logo graphic

I’ve been privileged to help a few animal breeders design or improve their websites lately, and I thought I’d include some samples for all to see!


This is a banner I did for a young lady. It’s animated! If you didn’t get a chance to see the animation, hit “refresh” on your browser. It only plays once.

meadowbrook rabbitry holland lop website

Click to visit the website!

 

Meadowbrook Rabbitry is owned by Evelyn in Colorado.  She raises Holland and Fuzzy lop rabbits and seems to take pride in her bunnies and very good care of them.  Check out her new website!  Evelyn says: “Thank you so much, I have been getting calls.  this is great my friends love the new website”

 

hot cool rockin rabbitry business card design

This is a business card we did for a breeder — but changed their name on the sample!

 

University of Michigan Football graphic design

GO BLUE!!! University of Michigan Football.

 

mccabes rabbitry website - mini rex rabbits in wisconsin

Click to visit the site!

Mccabe’s Rabbitry is owned by judge Adam Mccabe, breeder of Mini Rex and Polish Rabbits in Wisconsin. We helped him redesign and optimize his website for search engines.  His comment: “After all the help u have done on the website i got 12 phone calls from it already!   It was WORTH the money i sent you!” Thanks for the job, Adam!

 

 


website design sample

 

Karen is a Silver Rabbit Breeder in New York State.  I had a lot of fun working on her site, and kinda like how it turned out.  Karen says:

“I thought the process of building the site went amazingly well! As a complete novice in the world of computers I had no idea what to suggest or ask or recommend, and didn’t have a clue how we would figure it out between us from so far apart! Thanks to you asking the simple questions you asked to get us going and jumping in and creating a banner out of your own ideas to show me really helped to get me started…”

 

cute purple bunny business card design

This is the business card that our partners use to sell our books.

 

 

 

When we’re helping you out with a design, we’ll go back to the drawing board several times to make sure you’re happy.  Here are a few designs that out customers did not end up using, but are now available for sale.  [rabbitry names were changed to imaginary ones]

 

silly bunnies hand-drawn rabbity logookay, I’m gonna admit — this one’s not my thing.

 

blue stripes rabbitry biz card designThe stripes color can be easily changed on this design.

 

What would you like your new website to look like?  We’re here to help!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crazy Interview with Tiffany

May 18, 2011

My friend Tiffany was bold enough to agree to this month’s crazy interview!  Tiffany McCord is a Polish Rabbit Breeder in Michigan.  You can see her bunnies — among them the BOB at ARBA convention 2010–at the Rustic Rabbitry Website.

Tiffany Mccord on her Barrel Racer Quarter Horse

Tiffany on "Kipp" -- ain't this cool?

Have you ever swam a horse in Lake Superior?
– We usually take the horses swimming in the summer when it’s too hot to ride but I’m not sure if it’s Superior or Huron that we swim in.

How resistant are you to lop breeds?
– Not very!!  I happen to think Hollands are awful cute…

How about wooled breeds?
-I actually like Woolies quite a bit, not real big on Angora’s though.

If you had the opportunity to enter a knitting contest for a $50 prize, what would you do?
– Uh… I have never knitted in my life and don’t aim to start any time soon!

What is your biggest rabbit trophy?
– Either my BOB trophy from MN convention last fall or my APRC 2nd place sweepstakes trophy from 2009.

Have any interest in competitive rabbit hopping?
– No, I have enough trouble training my show horse!

Which is your preferred nickname for your breed: Pollies, Pollocks, The Little Aristocrat, or POWITH!
– Sorry Ellyn!  I know you like Powith but I hardly ever give Polish a nickname.  When I do I would say I call them Pollocks.

Have you ever had a rabbit worth its weight in gold?

DB87  Drew's Chocolate Polish Rabbit Buck

Drew's DB87, chocolate Polish herd buck

– Drew’s 87 (DB87) was worth his weight in gold.

 

The other day there was a commercial playing in Walmart for — seriously — a motorized bottle of ant spray. All you had to do was turn it on and it would spit out ant spray evenly. It cost about $5.00 more than the regular bottle. Do you consider that a good investment?
– No, it’s just as easy to spray it yourself in my opinion.

What is your favorite rabbit show…in general?
– I love Conventions because it’s 5 days of total rabbit-ness.  But if I had to choose a local show… I love the MSRBA Spring and Fall shows at the MSU Pavilion.

And the bonus: You DO play euchre, don’t you?
– I am pretty sure that I have played that on a track bus at one time or another.

Vanodine V18 is not back yet.

May 1, 2011

Updated 11/18/11  – Vanodine is still not available in the US.

For a long time, Vanodine was very popular product with rabbit breeders.  This iodine-based product is a biocide, which means it kills pretty much everything from viruses to bacteria to fungi.   For rabbit breeders, that means safety from snuffles (pasturella sp.) and other diseases.  Vanodine was very popular with rabbit breeders because it is very safe to use in the rabbitry.  You can do everything from clean cages with it to sanitize your rabbit’s drinking water…seriously!

Vanodine is made by a company in the UK, and for the last few years, importation to the US has stopped.  Unfortunately, Vanodine is no longer available in the United States.

Thanks to Kammalop Specialties for the update.