For a while now, my colleague Nick Hamze and I have been in cohorts developing ideas for Akismet swag (aka promotional items). Mostly stickers on our own dime and one-off things he makes in his home created with my designs. All for fun.
About two months ago Nick came to me excitedly saying we were given the green light to make a bunch of goodies to send to Akismet beta testers as a way to thank them. Huzzah! So we spent the next month working together to come up with cool designs. Here’s what we had made:
- “Thank You” postcards
- Akisbot and Spambot stickers from Sticker Mule
- Two different button designs from Busy Beaver Button Co.
- Custom pocket-sized notebooks from Scout Books
It was a ton of fun and I can see why Nick loves making things like this in his spare time. And it’s really exciting seeing people enjoying the cool stuff they’re getting.