Armadillo Studios Inc.

Introducing The 5th Anniversary Stickers

As mentioned, Armadillo Studios “will be turning five on August 31st”:http://blog.armadillostudios.ca/article/what-does-armadillo-studios-do. To celebrate five great years of providing top-notch web design services to the masses, we decided it was time to redesign our ever popular *Armadillo Stickers*.

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Since 2008, our initial run of stickers has been a massive hit with everyone. We’ve shared them with friends, clients and numerous associates at a variety of networking events. And like any good batch of stickers, they’ve “randomly” appeared on the back of laptops, toolboxes and exotic locations all over North America. (Which is something we would _never_ encourage… well, at least not publicly). But as we continue to move forward, we realized it was time for a bit of an upgrade.

So with that, we present the *2011 edition of our much beloved stickers*.

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Printed by our good friends at “JakPrints”:http://www.jakprints.com/sticker-printing/ on their gorgeous vinyl stock; this latest rendition once again places Milo, our company mascot, front and centre. This design has incorporated a unique five year crest to give the stickers a more retro feel. This new crest features the company name, web site address and also five subtle stars. The five inner ring stars, alludes to our very first branding scheme, the Armadillo Star, and also represent a single year of existence as a design outfit. With this edition we’ve also included plopped our name and web site address right smack in the middle of the design. This of course, is a pretty novel idea that was glaringly missed in our first sticker incarnations. And as always out stickers leverage our unique mint green and chocolate brown colour palette

We’re really proud of how these edition turned out and we look forward to sharing them with everyone

So How Do I Get My Hands on Some Stickers

Simple, just send us a note!

If you’d like a batch of stickers, get in touch with us through our twitter account (armadillostudio), our “Facebook Fan Page”:http://www.facebook.com/armadillostudios or just contact us through our main web site. If you’re really keen and willing to share the Armadillo Stickers love, we’ll forward on a nice batch straight to your door step.

Stampede Wallpapers 2011: Carnies Edition

It’s well known that Team Armadillo is unapologetically proud to be Calgarian. So with the 2011 edition of the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede officially kicking off today, we thought it was time revive our much loved *Stampede Desktop Wallpapers*.

This year we’ve kicked our designs up a notch.

Instead of two we now have four brand spanking new designs (including a Twitter design for the #yyc crowd) and we also have iPhone/iPod Touch compatible designs. Similar to last year, the designs leverage “Veer’s amazing Calgary Font”:http://www.veer.com/products/typedetail.aspx?image=UMT0000326 (Civic pride for the win?) and “GoMedia’s Western Vector Pack”:http://gomedia.us/arsenal/#set9.

So for your enjoyment here are The 2011 Armadillo Stampede Wallpapers!

Stampede Wallpaper - The ZZZZZIPPER

The zzzZipper! Built by Carnies… Held Together By Love!

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Calgary Stampede Wallpaper 2011 - Scewdrivers at 8am.

Screwdrivers at 8am… GIDDY-UP!

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Calgary Stampede Wallpapers 2012 - Bolo Ties...

Bolo Ties… The Original Hipster Accessory!

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#YAAAHOOO #yyc

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*A very special thank you goes to Jamie Rennie & Louis Ducharme for their great suggestions this year. We changed them up a bit, but to thank you we’ll be send you a batch of our brand spanking new stickers!*

Happy Stampede Everyone

Jamie’s Dictionary reappears as MediumRoar.ca

Back in 2007 when Armadillo Studios was just getting our feet wet in the world of the internetz, we crafted a simple WordPress site for our good friend Jamie Rennie. The site was called Jamie’s Dictionary and was a great little pop-culture blog. Nothing too special, but it was a great learning experience for both parties.

Medium Roar Redesign - 2012

Now fast forward four odd years and we’ve teamed-up with Jamie once again for the release of “MediumRoar.ca”:http://www.mediumroar.ca. (Read More…)

Mike’s Bloggity Blog Enters A New Era

“Mike’s Bloggity Blog”:http://mikesbloggityblog.com is easily one of the most popular Entertainment blogs in Canada. Winning numerous awards for his posts covering the ever growing Canadian television and pop-culture landscape, Mike’s Bloggity Blog reaches more than 20,000 readers a month. (and growing)

Earlier last year, we had the fantastic opportunity to work with Mike on the first redesign of his site. It was the first step in the site’s continuous evolution, one in which the site transitioned over from it’s humble roots at Blogger.com to a self-hosted professional entity. And now this week, we’re happy to showcase the second iteration of Mike’s Bloggity and a new era for this fantastic site.

Mike's Bloggity Blog - Welcome Landing Page

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ToMarket.ca & Smartsealer.tv Open Up For Business

Over the past few months, Armadillo Studios has had the great pleasure to work with the fantastic team from *ToMarket Inc.* on a variety of projects. And now our collaborative efforts have come to fruition with the _almost_ simultaneous launches of “Tomarket.ca”:http://tomarket.ca and “Smartsealer.tv”:http://smartsealer.tv.

ToMarket.ca

The new web site for ToMarket.ca was designed to introduce the world to the company’s new online identity and to showcase the multifaceted extensions of their business. This new web site promotes all three elements of their company, which includes Concert & Speaker Promotion, App Development, and Direct Response Marketing.

Built by utilizing the WordPress Content Management system, Armadillo Studios developed a simple, yet elegant site, which shows the multiple facets of the company. We created simple illustrations to create an instant connection between the user and each element of the company’s business. We also rounded out the development with an easy to navigate footer and also a simple contact form.

Smartsealer.tv

The second site Armadillo developed was for the direct response marketing campaign for “The Smartsealer”:http://smartsealer.tv.

This simple, yet robust, single page site acts as the sole purchase point for the product’s North American campaign. Using the products already existing branding and the infomercial developed by ToMarket, this new site showcases the product to customers across the continent.

In addition the site also features the key elements of the product. It showcases high quality images of the product in action and a detailed list of the products functionality.

We also created a customized theme for the robust UltraCart e-commerce system. This system, while matching the branding and feeling of the Smartsealer.tv web site, also acts to sell the product to online customers. Through our development work with the site and the UltraCart system, we are able to provide a secure and intuitive method for potential customers to quickly order this new product.

We wish the ToMarket team all the best with these two new releases. It’s been a pleasure to work with them and we look forward to continuing this great working relationship.