MLAdesigns

Premade Logos, Custom Logos, Graphics and Branding

Oceanside, California
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Announcement    **CURRENT TURN AROUND TIME IS: 5-7 BUSINESS DAYS, as of August 10, 2021 *** Weekends & Holidays are NOT included.

If you need it sooner, please let me know and I will do my very best to accommodate you. There is also a "RUSH" order available in the shop under "Made to Match". Cancellations and refunds are not accepted after 24 hours. Instant Download items are a final sale, but please contact me with any questions!

Please check my FAQ/Policies page prior to ordering, lots of good info there!

I also own: www.CuratedPrintables.com - ALL templates are editable by YOU, right in your browser, no need to download or use another website. All templates have free demos so that you can customize it BEFORE you buy! Check it out!! :)

Join me on Facebook and Instagram for specials, flash sales and sneak previews of new items!
Insta: @mlagraphics
Insta: @curatedPrintables

Have your new Logo? Now what? https://youtu.be/vYTjQka8g6k

Questions on how Templett works? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpraq1NAELQ

-Michelle
Owner
Hours: Monday- Friday 8am - 4pm
Sat & Sun: closed - I’m enjoying time with my family ~ hope you are, too! 😊

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 27, 2022

**CURRENT TURN AROUND TIME IS: 5-7 BUSINESS DAYS, as of August 10, 2021 *** Weekends & Holidays are NOT included.

If you need it sooner, please let me know and I will do my very best to accommodate you. There is also a "RUSH" order available in the shop under "Made to Match". Cancellations and refunds are not accepted after 24 hours. Instant Download items are a final sale, but please contact me with any questions!

Please check my FAQ/Policies page prior to ordering, lots of good info there!

I also own: www.CuratedPrintables.com - ALL templates are editable by YOU, right in your browser, no need to download or use another website. All templates have free demos so that you can customize it BEFORE you buy! Check it out!! :)

Join me on Facebook and Instagram for specials, flash sales and sneak previews of new items!
Insta: @mlagraphics
Insta: @curatedPrintables

Have your new Logo? Now what? https://youtu.be/vYTjQka8g6k

Questions on how Templett works? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpraq1NAELQ

-Michelle
Owner
Hours: Monday- Friday 8am - 4pm
Sat & Sun: closed - I’m enjoying time with my family ~ hope you are, too! 😊

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About MLAdesigns

Sales 20,776
On Etsy since 2009

ADDICTED TO DESIGN - beautifying by branding, one store at a time!

I started my own business back in 1999, right before my first daughter was born.

I made jewelry...dabbled a little in HTML/Website design but concentrated more on the jewelry end of things.

DoodleBug Creations was very successful and I enjoyed the process of designing jewelry and the marketing of my items. I drop-shipped to over 70 brick and mortar stores along with my own sales via my website.

I later closed DoodleBug Creations due to having carpel tunnel from all the beading and wire wrapping and decided to branch out into my newest venture (2009), MLA Designs.

Designing graphics and logos is addicting and I find that there isn't enough hours in the day to do everything I want! I am constantly thinking of new ideas and writing/sketching them out..I have notebooks full of ideas!! But, the steady flow of custom orders keeps me busy. One day, I'll get to my notebooks and design even more!

What can I make for you?

xoxo
Happy Creating,
Michelle

Shop members

  • Michelle Aarnes

    Owner

    I worked for many years (over 25!) in the Finance industry (Merrill Lynch, etc..) and really loved it! I continue to moonlight a bit in that arena but truly love the creative outlet of designing!

  • The Dynamic Duo

    Supervisors

    These are my two fur babies...Rocky is the Boxer/Mastiff on the left and Sampson is the Rottweiler. These sweet boys, they keep me company all day long and are never too far from my desk. :)

  • Finnegan

    Lap Warmer

    Finnegan is the newest addition to the family. He's a French Bulldog that likes to bite his brother's tale, tear up paper and lay on my lap. He's the cutest little guy!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 18, 2022
Designing graphics has always been something that I love to do....it gives me energy and satisfaction! It's how I relax and am at my happiest when I can sit in my studio and design!

Shop Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm
Weekends - Not officially open, but I do work when time allows. Please note that Turn Around Times (processing times, lead times) do NOT include weekends or Holidays. :) I work hard, long hours during the week, I am sure you do, too. Get outside, spend time with your family and friends and enjoy your life!

My current turn around time is 5-7 Business Days.

You may not receive any type of email from me when I receive your order, but rest assured, if I have any questions I will reach out to you. Please be sure to provide ALL information needed to complete your order or the order might be delayed. Please remember my processing times are 5-7 Business days... If you need it faster, let me know and I will do my best to accommodate you. Pretty things do take time to create!

**Updated January 18th, 2017 - I am not accepting orders for Custom Logos right now. They are very time consuming and are taking too much time away from my daughters along with my regular design work. However, if there is a pre-made logo in the shop you like that would work with a minor revision or two, let me know and we can make that happen!

Cancellations and/or refunds are not accepted after 24 hours. Shop credit will be provided.

I also own:

Curated Printables: Curated sells Invitations, Postcards, Business Cards & Marketing materials that are all Instant Downloads as well as easily editable! Brand New! Opened in December, 2017.

MLAgraphics: This account is not an active account. I have had several customers reach out to tell me that because my name on Instagram is MLAGraphics (MLA Designs was taken) they had a hard time finding me on Etsy. I simply added that account to be more easily found and avoid more confusion.

Did I mention that my processing times are 5-7 Business Days? ;) :)

**Living creatively, happily and thoughtfully....paying it forward through good works and supporting others and just trying my best everyday to be a good human, mom, friend, entrepreneur and Creative Hustler :) **

xoxo - Michelle

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 24 hours of purchase

Payment

I happily accept PayPal and all Credit Cards via Direct Checkout.

CA Residents will pay an additional 8% for sales tax.

Shipping

Please Read CAREFULLY:

My current processing/lead time is 5-7 Business Days. If you need it faster, please let me know and I will do my very best to accommodate you!

Weekends and Holidays are NOT included in processing times.

***FOR GRAPHIC ORDERS***

If I have saved your graphics and sent you a link to DROPBOX - it is IMPERATIVE that you save your graphics within the 30 day time frame I stipulate. I will provide you with an exact date that I will be purging your file from the server. If you need extra time to save your files, I will happily oblige. :)

If I purge your files and you have NOT saved your graphics, there will be a fee for me to re-save and upload all of your graphics again to the server. There is a listing in my store for this.

I hate having to do this, but I have been spending over an hour or more a day, re-saving and uploading graphics for orders that have already been completed and shipped and it takes away valuable design time so that I can complete other customers orders in a timely manner.

I would strongly suggest you open a (free!) account with Dropbox so that you will always have your files available to you, and getting a new computer or your computer crashing...will be a non-event as far as saving your graphics. :)

For Instant Download items:

Here is an Etsy article explaining how to download after you purchase:

https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949

Additional policies and FAQs

***FAQ: "Why does my new Watermark/Logo have a white box around it?"***

I get asked this question a few times a day! :)

There's nothing wrong with your new Watermark or Logo, it's how you have saved it and/or how you are putting it on your pictures.

Your logo and watermark are sent to you in 4 formats. The files ending in "JPG" and "PDF" have a solid white background. You want to be sure that you are using the 2 files that end in "PNG". These files have a transparent background and are the files you want to use.

Please save your files that I send to you in the same format that I send them to you in. Also, do not save them using a mobile device..this can cause issues in saving the files in their proper format and this may be why you have that white box around your image.

If you still have questions...just ask me, I am always happy to help!


Happy Creating!!

xoxo, Michelle


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ADDITIONAL POLICIES AND FAQ'S
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Q: When will I receive my proof and or graphics?

A: We make best efforts to provide a proof or your finished graphics as soon as possible. With the large volume of orders received, we do have a processing time that can range from 3 to 14 Business Days. Please refer to shop announcement for current processing times.

If you need your item sooner, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you. We also have a "Rush" add on that will have the proof/graphics to you within 24 hours. This can be found under our "Made to Match" category.

******Client's failure to respond with 30 business days of receiving a proof, will result in your order being deemed abandoned. Abandoned orders will be marked as shipped, and a fee will apply to re-open the order. Prior discussion about a communication absence (vacation/emergency/etc) is the only exception to this policy.******

When you purchase a Logo or Custom Graphic of any kind from MLA Designs, you are allowing the use of the items created for you in marketing and advertisements.

You are paying for the creative services and time spent designing these items and fulfilling the requests of customization. All images and fonts used in the design process were either purchased for commercial use, created or are free and these items are not licensed products.

MLA Designs does not sell or claim ownership over these images, graphics, characters or fonts; they belong to their respective copyright owners.

Commercial use of products (example: taking a graphic image purchased from MLA Designs and placing it on fabric or wallpaper to resell) is strictly prohibited unless agreement and/or purchase of license has been made. Please message me for more information.

Premade Logos and Graphic Designs are resold. You can be the last to purchase your particular design by purchasing the "Retire My Logo" option.

MLA Designs reserves the right to use the basic design of any logo created as a Custom Logo Order or an Edited Logo Order and resell that specific design unless you purchase the "Retire My Logo" option along side your custom piece. If you chose this option, the logo will never be used or sold again from MLA Designs.

MLA Designs reserves the right to sell any concept or sample that was not selected as the final logo for your business.

Custom Designs may have certain elements that are not one of a kind, and those elements may be resold separately in a different context within but not limited to, Logos, Business Cards, Wine Labels, Invitations or other Graphic Designs and Marketing Items.

I love custom orders and will work closely with you to ensure that you are happy and that your design(s) suit your needs.

YOU MAY -

Use my designs to print at home for your own personal use.

Use your logo in Business Card Design, Stationary, Website Graphics, Advertising, printing on your clothing items, Stickers, Mugs, Mouse Pads, Banners, Signs, etc. This is your logo, please use it anyway you desire to brand your business!

Art prints may be purchased and given as gifts, but you may not reproduce them and sell them for profit or provide them as freebies.

I do offer a Small Commercial License for $15 if you wish to use any graphic image on a physical item you sell (hats, T-Shirts, etc.). Note: you may not use any of my graphics on digital items or files or on POD sites such as Zazzle, Templett, Corjl, etc...

Clear as mud? :) Please contact me with any questions.

In regards to premade art prints, LipSense, LuLaRoe and all other Marketing Materials:

You may not resell my product in any way, shape or form to anyone.
You may not redistribute my product.
You may not tamper with my product or degrade it.
You may not take my work and pass it off as your own.
You may not crop out designs on anything of mine and put it on yours.
You may not share my digital designs/files with anyone.

If you have any questions at all or need clarification of any of these policies, please let me know.

Warmly,
Michelle

Privacy

This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy.

1. Personal information
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom Business Card, for example), if you contact me directly.

2. Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

4. Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 5 years.

5. Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

6. Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Michelle Aarnes, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at mladesigns [!at] live.com.
See this Seller Handbook article for a sample privacy policy you can customize for your shop.

More information

Last updated on May 18, 2022

Frequently asked questions

When will I receive my proof or completed graphics?

A: We make best efforts to provide a proof or your finished graphics as soon as possible. With the large volume of orders received, we do have a processing time that can range from 3 to 14 Business Days. Please refer to shop announcement and/or policies for current processing times.

If you need your item sooner, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you. We also have a "Rush" add on that will have the proof/graphics to you within 24-48 hours. This can be found under our "Made to Match" category.

Why does my Logo have a White Box around it?

• Please be sure you saved your Logo files to your computer in the same format they are sent in and please use a desktop computer. A mobile device will sometimes cause problems with saving them in their proper/original formats.

2nd: PLEASE read the "Read Me" file that is provided in your Logo file for more information/tips & tricks.

Still stuck? Send me a convo! :)

How do I download my Instant Download?

For Instant Download items:

Here is an Etsy article explaining how to download after you purchase:

https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949

Can I "Preview a Logo" before I purchase it?

Yes, we do offer a "Try Before You Buy" option.

It allows you to see the logo customized with your company name and choice of fonts (you pick 3 fonts).

It ensures that you like the look and feel, as every font looks different with each with name.

Please see this listing:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/244292588/preview-a-premade-logo-want-to-see-a?ga_search_query=preview&ref=shop_items_search_1

What are your Business Hours?

Monday - Friday from 8am- 4pm
Closed: Sat & Sunday and all Holidays

What is your Policy for Refunds/Cancelations?

**Refunds and Exchanges**

Graphic orders: (including but not limited to, Etsy Graphic Sets, Facebook Sets, Business Cards, Logos, etc..) Once the order is placed and 24 hours has passed, it is non-refundable. If I haven't already started designing your item(s), I will happily provide shop credit to you to use on another item of your choosing.

Please ask questions or for more photos if needed before you commit to purchase. I try to describe items to the best of my ability.

Will Copyright of the logo transfer to me?

You are paying for the creative services and time spent designing these items and fulfilling the requests of customization. All images and fonts used in the design process were either purchased for commercial use, created or are free and these items are not licensed products.

MLA Designs does not sell or claim ownership over these images, graphics, characters or fonts; they belong to their respective copyright owners.

Commercial use of products (example: taking a graphic image purchased from MLA Designs and placing it on fabric or wallpaper to resell) is strictly prohibited unless agreement and purchase of license has been made.

Are your logos resold?

Short answer - Yes.

MLA Designs reserves the right to resell logos and to use the basic design of any logo created as a Custom Logo Order or an Edited Logo Order and resell that specific design unless you purchase the "Retire My Logo" option along side your custom piece. If you chose this option, the logo will never be used or sold again from MLA Designs.

MLA Designs reserves the right to sell any concept or sample that was not selected as the final logo for your business.

Custom Designs may have certain elements that are not one of a kind, and those elements may be resold separately in a different context within but limited to, Logos, Business Cards, Wine Labels, Invitations or other graphic designs and Marketing Items.

Am I am able to request a Vector File of my Logo?

In an effort to keep premade logo prices more affordable, Vector Files are not included with your Premade or Custom Logo purchase. Vector Files are sold as an Add-On for customers who need them (not everyone needs a Vector File).

• What you will receive:

1 Ai and 1 EPS Vector File - These can be re-sized without losing any image quality. Typically, the vector file is only needed if you are needing to make your logo larger than 10-13 inches. If you have any questions as to whether or not this is the right file for you, please contact me. I'm happy to help.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/537930043/request-a-vector-file-of-your-logo?ga_search_query=vector&ref=shop_items_search_1

My Logo files are so large, how can I resize them?

Logo files by their very nature are large. You don't want your logo files to be small. You may not be able to upload them directly to websites, social media or VistaPrint, etc., without resizing them. You can easily (and for free!) resize your logo by using a free, online photo editing program like www.PicMonkey.com, Canva.com or the other numerous sights.

I can also do this for you, here is the listing (use the drop down to select “Resize Files”):

https://www.etsy.com/listing/517649964/ala-carte-made-to-match-items?ref=shop_home_active_8

A 2nd set of your logo files will sent to you sized at approximately 500 pixels at the widest point.