Brand Personification is where we find the best story for your brand to follow. By setting the stage on the journey that your brand faces, we can design a persona, or character archetype that best merges company culture with the goals of the brand. Designing the right personality is crucial in order to set up clear communication channels for your brand's best message.
Brand Personification is an included service if you are searching for comprehensive Brand Guidelines. If you are sure you only want Brand Personification services, then talk to me about how we can align your brand with your business goals using story-branding and brand archetype methods.
Congratulations! You're ready to BUYALEX! We're destined to make really great things together, and I'd love to talk with you about Brand Personification. The first step towards finding the right persona for your brand is for me to learn what the brand is all about.
Unifying your story through consistent visuals and a solid narrative can help you stand apart from the rest. Together, we'll work to bring real life personality to your online and visual communications.
Available services include personal identity guidelines, logo and visual assets, custom resume design assistance, social media assets, and more. Let's talk about what solutions will fit your needs.
Congratulations! You're ready to BUYALEX! We're destined to make really great things together, and I'd love to talk with you about your Personal Identity and Self Promotions. There are a few things I need to know before we start, would you mind answering these quick questions?
My unique design process focuses on Identification (research), Conceptualization (prototypes), and Transformation (hard work and collaboration) which allows design decisions during development. This gives me more control over creating an experience better attuned to the content being shared. In turn, that means a happier experience for your users! My process is very flexible and can be adapted to tackle a wide variety of scenarios. Even if you think your online design project is crazy conceptual, let's chat about how we can work together.
Woohoo! You're ready to BUYALEX! We're destined to make really great things together, and I'd love to talk with you about your Digital Design project. In order for me to help you, please fill out this quick questionnaire.
It's time for your small business to place its flag in the sand, put on war paint, and fight against the big boys. To make your stellar idea known, you need to communicate what it stands for and where it's going. Together, we'll utilize techniques from story-branding, brand archetypes, and my Digital Design processes to establish a comprehensive set of rules and guidelines for your brand.
Depending on current needs, brand guidelines will devote sections to Brand Story (including archetype selection, brand personification, and brand simulation), Color and Texture usage, Logo exploration, Typography exploration, and more.
Fantastic! You're ready to BUYALEX! We're destined to make really great things together, and I'd love to talk with you about your Brand Guidelines or small business branding and design needs. In order for me to help you, please fill out this quick questionnaire.
While I would love to help you with your "quick logo" or "quick website", I am currently not accepting any contracts smaller than 20 billable Hours total. If what you're searching for doesn't fit into any of the other categories, then I might not be available at this time. However, if you must have your design BUYALEX, then please contact me here to discuss your needs.
Gotcha! You're ready to BUYALEX! We're destined to make really great things together, and I'd love to talk with you about your quick design project. In order for me to help you, please answer a few questions.
I'm Alex Parker and I'm a visual designer because I want to be. I live for more expressive storytelling. I'm ready to help open new and exciting ways of sharing ideas by using the online frontier to create original forms of interacting. I strive for a world where design elevates technology and human existence by solving problems that logic alone cannot.
I believe good creativity comes from collaboration, cultivation, and a few sheets of cardboard. I also believe that good design isn't something you magically pull from a hat, but rather is an expression that clarifies meaning in ways words or sounds alone cannot.
My home is in San Francisco, CA. I play on a local water polo team and I love free hiking. I graduated from SCAD in Savannah, GA with a BFA in Advertising, Business & Entrepreneurship. Right now, I'm helping small businesses locally and across the country with their branding efforts.
If you'd like to chat more, tweet @buyalex.
BUYALEX is the signature "home brand" of designer Alex Parker. BUYALEX exists to assist start-ups, small businesses, and emerging brands as they set the groundwork for their future interactive communications. The goal of BUYALEX is to sell the talents and Digital Design services of Alex Parker in a way that makes the design process easy to understand and effective to follow.
All projects BUYALEX are billed hourly. All contracts are treated fairly and maintain the same rate as my current rate. A deposit is due upon project commencement. Deposit amount will be dependent upon your individual needs as outlined in the project proposal.
Before settling on an estimate and deposit amount, I will require you to fill out a creative brief. Using the creative brief, and a short intro meeting via email or phone, I'll create a project proposal for you. The project proposal will include a rough overview of the assignment, a brief guide to my design process, a list of suggested deliverables, suggested timeline and project management, terms & conditions, confirmation of engagement, and the first invoice including first deposit.
Feel free to contact me if you have any additional pricing concerns!
When accessing my Website, BUYALEX.com will learn certain information about you during your visit. How I will handle information I learn about you depends upon what you do when visiting my site.
If you visit my site to read or download information on my pages, I collect and store only the following information about you:
1. The name of the domain from which you access the Internet
2. The date and time you access my site
3. The Internet address of the website you used to link directly to my site.
4. What pages of the site you visit.
5. The duration of your visit.
If you identify yourself by sending me an e-mail containing personal information, then the information collected will be solely used to respond to your message.
The information collected is for statistical purposes. BUYALEX.com may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of my site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, BUYALEX.com uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
BUYALEX.com will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit my site, unless you choose to provide such information to me, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.
Any use of real brand names, logos, or product likenesses within projects categorized on this site as a "school project" or "student work" are used purely as "a reproduction by a teacher or student of a small part of a work to illustrate a lesson", under the limitations of "fair use" from title 17, U.S. Code. Myself and my classmates were not sponsored nor directly affiliated to any brand that may be mentioned within these projects unless otherwise noted.
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2. Description of Services
I make various services available on this site including, but not limited to, freelance design services, web design services, artist work for sale, artist work for download, information about design, and other like services. You are responsible for providing, at your own expense, all equipment necessary to use the services, including a computer, modem, and Internet access (including payment of all fees associated with such access).
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In order to access some of the services on this site, you will be required to use an account and password that can be obtained by completing my online registration form, which requests certain information and data ("Registration Data"), and maintaining and updating your Registration Data as required. By registering, you agree that all information provided in the Registration Data is true and accurate and that you will maintain and update this information as required in order to keep it current, complete, and accurate.
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your use of the site is subject to all applicable laws and regulations, and you are solely responsible for the substance of your communications through the site. By posting information in or otherwise using any communications service, chat room, message board, newsgroup, software library, or other interactive service that may be available to you on or through this site, you agree that you will not upload, share, post, or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any content including text, communications, software, images, sounds, data, or other information that:
a. is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortuous, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts (including but not limited to sexual language of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals), or otherwise violates my rules or policies;
b. victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
c. infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party;
d. constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk email (also known as "spamming"), chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling; or
e. contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party;
In addition, you may not use your account to breach security of another account or attempt to gain unauthorized access to another network or server. Not all areas of the site may be available to you or other authorized users of the site. You shall not interfere with anyone else's use and enjoyment of the site or other similar services.
Users who violate systems or network security may incur criminal or civil liability.
You agree that we may at any time, and at my sole discretion, terminate your membership, account, or other affiliation with my site without prior notice to you for violating any of the above provisions. In addition, you acknowledge that we will cooperate fully with investigations of violations of systems or network security at other sites, including cooperating with law enforcement authorities in investigating suspected criminal violations.
5. Third Party Sites and Information
This site may link you to other sites on the Internet or otherwise include references to information, documents, software, materials and/or services provided by other parties. These sites may contain information or material that some people may find inappropriate or offensive. These other sites and parties are not under my control, and you acknowledge that we are not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites, nor are we responsible for errors or omissions in any references to other parties or their products and services. The inclusion of such a link or reference is provided merely as a convenience and does not imply endorsement of, or association with, the site or party by us, or any warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
6. Intellectual Property Information
All content created by me and represented on BUYALEX.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribute-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. More information about this license can be located at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
The purchaser of artwork BUYALEX obtain license to use and edit said artwork as they see fit. However, Alexander Parker/BUYALEX retain all original copyright and ownership of first edition work. Simply put, this means that if you purchase BUYALEX exclusive artwork you are allowed to edit your individual copy of my work, but you are not permitted to sell or make commercially available said copy. Failure to comply with this agreement by the purchaser nullifies license of use for artwork in question.
Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, the terms located here apply to all BUYALEX exclusive artwork purchasable on the BUYALEX website, or otherwise (affiliate websites, in person, etc).
7. Unauthorized Use of Materials
Please do not submit confidential or proprietary information to me unless we have mutually agreed in writing otherwise.
I respect the intellectual property of others, and I ask you to do the same. If you or any user of this site believes its copyright, trademark or other property rights have been infringed by a posting on this site, you or the user should send notification to my Designated Agent (as identified below) immediately.
To be effective, the notification must include:
1. Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon or other information sufficient to specify the copyrighted work being infringed).
2. Identify the material that you claim is infringing the copyrighted work listed in item #1 above.
3. Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit me to contact you (email address is preferred).
4. Provide information, if possible, sufficient to permit me to notify the owner/administrator of the allegedly infringing web page or other content (email address is preferred).
5. Include the following statement: "I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law."
6. Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."
7. Sign the paper.
8. Send the written communication to the following address: Designated Agent for Claimed Infringement: Contact: Alexander Parker Address: 12 Avalon Ave, Apt #2, San Francisco, CA, 94112 Phone: 7576060289
You acknowledge and agree that upon receipt of a notice of a claim of copyright infringement, we may immediately remove the identified materials from my site without liability to you or any other party and that the claims of the complaining party and the party that originally posted the materials will be referred to the United States Copyright Office for adjudication as provided in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
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THIS SITE COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL OR OTHER MISTAKES, INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. I MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THE MATERIALS AND SERVICES AT THIS SITE, INCLUDING THE PRICES AND DESCRIPTIONS OF ANY PRODUCTS LISTED HEREIN, AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. THE MATERIALS OR SERVICES AT THIS SITE MAY BE OUT OF DATE, AND I MAKE NO COMMITMENT TO UPDATE SUCH MATERIALS OR SERVICES.
THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR THE DOWNLOADING OR OTHER ACQUISITION OF ANY MATERIALS THROUGH THIS SITE IS DONE AT your OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND WITH your AGREEMENT THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO your COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH ACTIVITIES.
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This site (excluding any linked sites) is controlled by me from my offices within the California, United States of America. It can be accessed from all 50 states, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of California, by accessing this site both of us agree that the statutes and laws of the State of California, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof and the United Nations Convention on the International Sales of Goods, will apply to all matters relating to the use of this site and the purchase of products and services available through this site. Each of us agrees and hereby submits to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue any court of competent jurisdiction within the State of California with respect to such matters.
All notices to a party shall be in writing and shall be made either via email or conventional mail. Notices to me must be sent to the attention of Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org, if by email, or at 12 Avalon Ave, Apt #2, San Francisco, CA, 94112 if by conventional mail. Notices to you may be sent to the address supplied by you as part of your Registration Data. In addition, I may broadcast notices or messages through the site to inform you of changes to the site or other matters of importance, and such broadcasts shall constitute notice to you at the time of sending.
11. Entire Agreement
You agree not to sell, resell, reproduce, duplicate, copy or use for any commercial purposes any portion of this site, or use of or access to this site without written permission from me.
In addition to any excuse provided by applicable law, I shall be excused from liability for non-delivery or delay in delivery of products and services available through my site arising from any event beyond my reasonable control, whether or not foreseeable by either party, including but not limited to, labor disturbance, war, fire, accident, adverse weather, inability to secure transportation, governmental act or regulation, and other causes or events beyond my reasonable control, whether or not similar to those which are enumerated above.
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1. Sale and Purchase of Goods
BUYALEX.com ("Seller") hereby agrees to sell, and You ("Buyer") hereby agree to purchase, goods of the description and quantity described on the checkout window ("Checkout") and incorporated herein by this reference ("Goods") on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.
2. Purchase Price
Buyer agrees to pay the Purchase Price of the Goods as posted on this website attached hereto.
3. Payment Terms
The total amount of the Purchase Price shall be payable in full by Buyer according to the payment due date stated at Checkout. Any portion of the Purchase Price unpaid past thirty (30) days shall be considered overdue. All amounts past due are subject to a late charge of the lesser of one and one-half percent (1 1/2%) per month (being eighteen percent (18%) per annum) or the highest lawful rate. In addition, Seller shall have the right to pursue any remedies available at law or as provided herein and shall be entitled to reimbursement from Buyer for Seller's costs of collection, including attorney fees, legal fees and costs and disbursements.
Unless otherwise agreed in writing, delivery shall be made in accordance with Seller's shipping policy in effect on the date of shipment. Delivery dates provided by Seller are estimates only. Seller will make reasonable efforts to deliver in accordance with such dates; however, Seller will not be liable for failure to deliver as estimated. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by Seller, Goods shall be packaged according to Seller's standards and practices.
5. Limited Warranty
Seller supplies as its sole warranty the following:
I. For BUYALEX STORE warranty and information refer to the BUYALEX STORE policies on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/buyalex/policy II. For information regarding warranty of Freelance services refer to client contract. III. The warranties provided for herein shall be governed by Seller's warranty policies in effect on the date of shipment.
6. Disclaimer of Warranty/Limitation of Liability Seller undertakes no responsibility for the quality of the Goods or that the Goods will be fit for any particular purpose for which Buyer may be buying the Goods, except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, and Seller disclaims all other warranties and conditions, express or implied.
SELLER (INCLUDING ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR SUBCONTRACTORS, ALL OF WHICH ARE REFERRED TO HEREIN COLLECTIVELY AS THE "SELLER AFFILIATES") SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE TO BUYER OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE GOODS OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF THE GOODS OR ANY ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, COST OF CAPITAL, COST OF SUBSTITUTE OR REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT, FACILITIES OR SERVICES, DOWN TIME, BUYER'S TIME, LOST DATA, INJURY TO PROPERTY OR ANY DAMAGES OR SUMS PAID BY BUYER TO THIRD PARTIES, EVEN IF SELLER OR ANY OF THE SELLER AFFILIATES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY WHETHER ANY CLAIM IS BASED UPON PRINCIPLES OF CONTRACT, WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORT, BREACH OF ANY STATUTORY DUTY, PRINCIPLES OF INDEMNITY OR CONTRIBUTION, THE FAILURE OF ANY LIMITED OR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY TO ACHIEVE ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE, OR OTHERWISE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER OR ANY SELLER AFFILIATE BE LIABLE TO BUYER OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE, OR INJURY OF ANY KIND OR NATURE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN EXCESS OF THE NET PURCHASE PRICE OF THE GOODS ACTUALLY DELIVERED TO AND PAID FOR BY BUYER HEREUNDER. SELLER DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT WITH RESPECT TO THE GOODS AND NONE OF SELLER OR ANY SELLER AFFILIATE SHALL HAVE ANY DUTY TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, OR HOLD HARMLESS BUYER FROM AND AGAINST ANY OR ALL DAMAGES OR COSTS INCURRED BY BUYER ARISING FROM THE INFRINGEMENT OF PATENTS OR TRADEMARKS OR VIOLATION OF COPYRIGHTS BY ANY OF THE GOODS.
7. Force Majeure
Seller shall not be held responsible for any failure of performance to make timely delivery of all or any part of the Goods in the event such failure was due, in whole or in part, to federal, provincial or municipal action, statute, ordinance or regulation, strike or other labor trouble, fire or other damage to or destruction of, in whole or in part, the Goods or the manufacturing facility for the Goods, the lack of or inability to obtain raw materials, labor, fuel, electrical power, water or supplies, or any other cause, unforeseeable event, contingency or circumstances not subject to the reasonable control of Seller, which causes delays or hinders the manufacture or delivery of Goods. Seller shall determine in good faith the extent to which it can reasonably control a cause, contingency, or circumstance that affects the performance of its obligations.
Buyer may not assign this Agreement without Seller's written consent. Seller is the sole intended beneficiary of this Agreement. If there is any inconsistency between this Agreement and any other agreement included with or relating to the Goods, this Agreement shall govern. This Agreement may not be modified, altered or amended without the written agreement of Seller. Any additional or altered terms attached to any order submitted by Buyer shall be null and void, unless expressly agreed to in writing by Seller. If any term of this Agreement is illegal or unenforceable, the legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected or impaired. This Agreement shall be interpreted under the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to conflicts-of-law rules; and in the event of a dispute under this Agreement; Buyer submits to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of California and hereby waives any objection to such jurisdiction and venue.