08 Apr

The NAVGTR Trade Show Project

NAVGTR Last week, Aqua Vita Creative enjoyed a small spotlight as our designs for the NAVGTR awards appeared at PAX East.

Find some pictures from the event displayed below along with a few of our designs.

We love games, and this project let us play superhero for a great organization.

We consider it an honor to design for them, and we all had a lot of fun in the process.

thumbnail (3) This is the main entrance for PAX East, and it was booming with excitement.

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thumbnail (1)Great way to start the final expo day of PAX: Will stops by to check out the booth!

thumbnailNAVGTR Alley from another vantage point. The street signs were a huge hit and defining landmark for visitors.

largeA few minutes before the panel as the crowd was filtering in.

thumbnail (2)Main entrance hall for PAX East. All the action happened right here!

02 Mar

Configuring Microsoft Outlook for Your Omnis POP/IMAP Mailbox

The purpose for this article is to provide step-by-step instructions for setting up your Microsoft Outlook 2007 email client with the settings from Omnis Hosting.

Steps for Microsoft Outlook 2007

  1. In Outlook, click “Tools” then “Account Settings”.
    1. In the “Account Settings” dialog box, on the E-mail tab, click “New”.
    2. On the “Choose E-mail Service” page, make sure “Microsoft Exchange, POP, IMAP, or HTTP” is selected, and then click “Next”.
    3. At the bottom of the “Auto Account Setup” page, check “Manually configure server settings or additional server types” and click “Next”.
    4. Click “Internet E-mail” and click “Next”.
  2. On the “Internet Email Settings page: Under “User Information:”
    1. In the “Your Name” field, type your first and last name.
    2. In the “E-mail Address” field, type your full email address. Example: name@yourdomain.com.
  3. Under “Server Information”
    1. In the “Account Type” drop-down, select “POP3”.
    2. In the “Incoming Mail Server” field, type mail.yourdomain.com.
    3. In the “Outgoing mail server” field, type mail.yourdomain.com.
  4. Under “Login Information”:
    1. In the “User Name” field, type your full email. Example: name@yourdomain.com.
    2. In the “Password” field, type your password. Make sure “Remember password” is checked.
  5. At the bottom of the page, click “More Settings”.
    1. Click the “Outgoing Server” tab.
    2. At the top, check “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication, and select “Use same settings as my incoming mail server”.
    3. Click the “Advanced” tab:
    4. Under “Server Port Numbers” change the “Outgoing sever (SMTP)” to “587”.
  6. Click “OK” and then “Next”.
  7. Click “Finish”.

Steps for Microsoft Outlook 2010 & 2013

  1. If the Microsoft Outlook Startup wizard doesn’t appear, on the Outlook toolbar:
    1. Click the “File” tab. Then, just above the Account Settings button, click “Add Account”.
    2. Click “Manually configure server settings or additional server types”, and then click “Next”.
    3. On the “Choose Service” page, select “Internet E-mail”, and then click “Next”.
  2. Provide the following information on the “Internet E-mail Settings” page. Under “User Information”:
    1. In the Your Name box, enter the name you want users to see when you send email from this account.
    2. In the E-mail Address box, enter your email address.
  3. Under “Server Information”:
    1. Under Account Type, select “POP3”.
    2. In the Incoming mail server box, enter “mail.yourdomain.com”.
    3. In the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) box, enter “mail.yourdomain.com”.
  4. Under Logon Information:
    1. In the User Name box, enter your email address. Example: name@yourdomain.com
    2. In the Password box, enter your password. If you want Outlook to remember your password, make sure the check box next to Remember password is selected.
  5. At the bottom of the page, click “More Settings,” and then fill in the “Internet E-Mail Settings” dialog box as follows:
    1. On the Outgoing Server tab, select “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication”.
  6. On the Advanced tab:
    1. Under Incoming server (POP3), next to “Use the following type of encrypted connection”, select “SSL” in the drop-down list.
    2. Under “Outgoing server” (SMTP), next to “Use the following type of encrypted connection”, select “TLS,” and then click “OK”.
    3. Under “Server Port Numbers” next to “Outgoing Server (SMTP), enter “587”.
    4. Click the “Advanced” tab.
    5. If you want to keep a copy of your messages on the server, under Delivery, click “Leave a copy of messages on the server.” If you don’t select this option, all messages will be removed from the server and stored locally on your computer.
  7. On the Add New Account page, click Next.
  8. After Outlook tests your account, click Close to close the Test Account Settings dialog box.
  9. On the Congratulations page, click Finish.
  10. On the Account Settings page, click Close.

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04 Dec

AV Custom Embroidered Shirts!

We do so many things for our clients, it’s fun to do project for ourselves for a change!

How does the embroidery process work?

Before you begin a project, most embroidery shops charge a setup fee to “digitize” your logo. This fee is usually based on the number of stitches required to create your logo.

Once this digitizing process is complete, they can turn out as many items as you want with that logo on it: polos, t-shirts, bags, caps, jackets, aprons, etc.

What is stitch count?

Stitch count is the number of stitches required to embroider your logo or custom embroidery design.

In our case, this design took about 6,000 stitches. Larger, more complex designs will typically require a higher stitch count.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estimating Logo Embroidery Stitch Count

1 solid square inch of embroidery equals roughly 2 thousand stitches, or 125 stitches for every 1/4 inch.

Do you have a straight line under your logo? This typically adds an additional 200 extra stitches per inch.

Do you have drop shadows in your logo? This adds about 200 extra stitches per inch.

Things like fabric type, color, or intricacies of your logo design can also affect stitch count.

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18 Sep

Restaurant Website Design : Brookside By Day

We love food. Few things bring people together like a great meal. A juicy burger or the perfect omelet with a great cup of coffee can really make our day.

Designing a website for a Tulsa breakfast icon gave Aqua Vita a chance to celebrate 20 years of good eats.
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Times have changed: Literally. A big point for the website was showcasing the extended hours. They’re not just breakfast any more!

The restaurant interior has changed over 20 years as well. We built the site to give a great first impression, matching their colors and styles down to the actual walls, chalk board, and picture frames you see in the restaurant. The green chair rail at the top of the site comes right from their sign.

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13 Aug

AV Apparel Designs on ESPN

AV Custom Clothing Design ServicesAs you may recall, back in June we designed some apparel for an ecommerce client, Run Good Gear. This past week, we were thrilled to find out our designs had been featured on ESPN!

Huy Nguyen, one of the members of #TeamRunGood, ended up placing third in the 2012 World Series of Poker National Championship. And not only was he representing the OKC Thunder (Thunder Up!), Nguyen was also wearing a black Run Good Gear hoodie.

Here’s what Poker News had to say about the apparel:

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27 Jun

T-shirt Design: RunGoodGear

Soccer players have Adidas. Tennis players have Lacrosse. BMX has Fox. But the poker community has never truly had gear of their own.

That’s where RunGoodGear comes in. They wanted to give the poker community a visible symbol of their tribe, something to rally around.

They hired Aqua Vita to make their vision a reality. We went all in for this project, branding the company from the ground up. We created the logo, designed the apparel, and built the eCommerce website for RunGoodGear.

Want your own custom apparel?

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