Thursday 23 December 2010

Holiday season cometh, want to decorate your laptop?

It's almost a long weekend. Awesome!

Firstly, I'd like to offer a brief sentiment: some people around the world use this time to celebrate Christmas. I find it a somewhat uncomfortable time because I am one of few in my country, certainly in my circle of friends and family that do not. For those curious, recently someone else found almost the perfect words that fit my noggin. I guess I find solace in the fact that at least a third of the world's population don't celebrate it either.

However... for those of you that do, I have a great (albeit late) gift idea for you! They are called Laptop wraps, and here is a funky design example:

For those with small to large businesses, you may even consider it a great tax write-off while promoting your business. During this year's conference, we certainly had many people interested in having one designed to suit their brand. As I was going through the airport scanners recently, it even caught the favourable and approving eye of some of the security staff. Here is my laptop -

So if you want one (or many), my sister, Vicki, is in the process of populating her website full of various ideas along the same concept. It doesn't matter where in the world you live, you can order one of these; and/or ask her to help design one to suit your business or taste. So give it a visit:

They're pretty easy to apply, I used a ruler, some scissors, credit card, and a screen-cloth (which you can see in the photo)

I think you'll agree the final product looks a lot better than advertising for the company who built your chosen laptop. And for those consultants out there, what better way to promote your brand. I'm getting comments everywhere asking about it (and yes, sis, I'm letting them know about you ;-)

Maybe if you're a complete Oracle/Java fanboi, you could borrow a design from here ;-)
As a little extra plug, she has another website promoting her graphic design business, she's been doing all sorts of design activities and sign-writing for years -

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy whatever it is you choose to do this time of year, and make sure you have a relaxing time doing it. Being around 35C here in the southern hemisphere, I won't be far from the beach or a pool.

Happy holidays!

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