MLAdesigns

Premade Logos, Custom Logos, Graphics and Branding

Encinitas, California · 8180 Sales

MLAdesigns

Premade Logos, Custom Logos, Graphics and Branding

Encinitas, California 8180 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   ***CURRENT TURN AROUND TIME IS: 5-7 BUSINESS DAYS*** Weekends & Holidays are NOT included. If you need it sooner, please let me know and I will do my very best to accommodate you. Cancellations and refunds are not accepted after 24 hours.

Need LipSense or LuLaRoe graphics/marketing items? Send me a convo with what you would like and I can set up a listing for you.

ANY graphic set you see can be made as a DIY set, Logo, Facebook, Twitter or with any other Made-to-Match items. Custom Graphics, Art Prints, Business Cards, etc.

**ALL new purchases of any Etsy Graphic set will INCLUDE the new, larger Cover Photo in lieu of the standard, smaller banner.**

Join me on Facebook and Instagram for specials, flash sales and sneak previews of new items! Make sure you "like" my page ~ I am now adding free Facebook and Etsy graphics from time to time! Don't miss out! (Plus, if you are using my graphics on your FB page, l'll post about your page and Tweet it, too)!

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

https://www.fb.com/MLAGraphics
Insta: @mlagraphics

-Michelle Aarnes
Owner

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 18, 2017

***CURRENT TURN AROUND TIME IS: 5-7 BUSINESS DAYS*** Weekends & Holidays are NOT included. If you need it sooner, please let me know and I will do my very best to accommodate you. Cancellations and refunds are not accepted after 24 hours.

Need LipSense or LuLaRoe graphics/marketing items? Send me a convo with what you would like and I can set up a listing for you.

ANY graphic set you see can be made as a DIY set, Logo, Facebook, Twitter or with any other Made-to-Match items. Custom Graphics, Art Prints, Business Cards, etc.

**ALL new purchases of any Etsy Graphic set will INCLUDE the new, larger Cover Photo in lieu of the standard, smaller banner.**

Join me on Facebook and Instagram for specials, flash sales and sneak previews of new items! Make sure you "like" my page ~ I am now adding free Facebook and Etsy graphics from time to time! Don't miss out! (Plus, if you are using my graphics on your FB page, l'll post about your page and Tweet it, too)!

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

https://www.fb.com/MLAGraphics
Insta: @mlagraphics

-Michelle Aarnes
Owner

Michelle Aarnes

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Michelle Aarnes

Custom Logo Reserved for Sarah
Custom Logo Reserved for Sarah
$65.00
Retire My Logo ~ Add On
Retire My Logo ~ Add On
$50.00
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Updates

Did you know that you can order a premade the girl with edits? Any premade logo in the shop can be customized to better fit your business. Add antlers, change out flowers, or add any other type of design element.
A new Watercolor, Wedding/Logo Crest in the shop. Perfect for your Wedding Stationary or business branding. Custom Crest? You bet! I'm obsessed with designing these. Send me a convo!
Mini postcards - prints 6 to a page, customized with the wording and font(s) of your choice on this pretty template with a watercolor flower spray at the bottom.
Great for Thank You inserts, hang tags, care instructions, etc.
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About

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...Rockey 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. :)

Shop policies

Last updated on May 20, 2017
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.

**Updated January 18th, 2017 - I am not accepting orders for Custom Logos right now. They are every 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:

Brass Destash - great store featuring all kinds of brass and jewelry destash items.
(closed right now)

Artsy Dayz: An instant Download Logo shoppe, all logos are DIY and $10
(this shop is owned jointly with my 17 year old daughter, she runs the shop and all proceeds go to fund her college savings account)

Smilenoutloud: This shop is now closed as all of my Instant Download Shop/Facebook sets are here. :)

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.

Side note: I may use this store in the future to sell just original clip art - nothing custom and the products offered would not be the same as in this store, MLA Designs. As always, my business is growing! :)

My daughter Kennon (she's 17) also owns another shop on Etsy: GoingAlongMerrily. She is selling her own, original graphics as clipart for personal and commercial use. I assist in the day-to-day running, teaching her the Etsy ropes. :)

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

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  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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 $20 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
Refunds and Exchanges
**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.

**Digital Items**

Due to the electronic nature of this purchase, once the graphics are delivered to you (this includes Instant Downloads, too), the sale becomes non-refundable.

Please be sure to carefully read the item description, including all sizes of graphics included in your purchase so that you can select the correct graphics for your purpose. If you have a question as to whether or not a graphic set will work for you, PLEASE ask me before purchasing. I am ALWAYS happy to assist and will answer all questions as quickly as possible.

Please be sure to check and double check all spelling and grammar on any custom, graphic designs you order. I do my absolute best to catch any spelling errors (on your end or mine!) but I'm only human and an error may go unnoticed. You are sent a proof before any files are finalized, please review it carefully.

MLA Designs is not liable for any printing errors and any subsequent monetary loss. Please check files and resolution prior to proceeding with printed materials with your chosen printers.

Note that all text and graphic affects that include glitter, foil (rose, gold, etc.) print flat and unless your printer is doing a special "spot coating" on those areas.

With all printing there may be some color variations from what you have seen on your monitor, to what the finished product looks like, and previous orders. After printing your items if you wish to have adjustments made to the colors used, there will be a design fee which will be determined on a case by case basis, depending on the scope of work.
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 purchase of license has been made.

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 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.

Commercial License of any kind, small or large, is strictly prohibited.

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

More information

Last updated on Aug 17, 2017
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