Today we’d like to introduce you to Emin Sinanyan.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I have been doing art since I was a child and it was always a natural love for me. In the 90s, I began working on computers and I even had a couple of my own not-so-good sites set up on Tripod, back when you could make free, but ugly HTML sites. As I got more familiar, I learned that I could use the art that I loved to create, then put it on the computer. So that is why I focused on learning more about computers, in addition to the art, because it quickly became apparent that it would be really tough to make a life on art alone. Of course, art is my driving force, but over the years I’ve picked up additional skills through college, additional training classes, and hands-on learning. Today, I get to use my art a lot, which is obviously a good thing. However, I’ve taken it to the next level and can incorporate my art not just onto people’s walls, but as a representation for them online. Since opening Amberd Design Studios, I have been doing this full-time and professionally. I am also working on another company, Logo Born, which focuses more on logo design and company branding. This endeavor has grown not only the main business but allows me to work with a lot of other artists and showcase my own creative designs.
Has it been a smooth road?
In any business venture, there are always some obstacles. For me, most of it was the learning curve. Thankfully, I tackled this at a young age, but it wasn’t always easy. Figuring the first steps of web design on the old sites like Tripod made me really appreciate the simplicity of the process now. I had to learn a whole new language with computers. That was how I would get my work seen and how I would do art for a living. I worked hard to get the classes I needed through college, so I’d not only have the knowledge to do my job but excel at it. For the most part, I have simply gone through each step, figuring out what needed to be done next and or what I would need to learn. A lot of it has been trial and error, but I am better for the process.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Amberd Design Studio – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Amberd Design Studios was named after a castle in Armenia that I visited when I was a kid. It translates to fortress but is the actual name of the real compound that is still standing today. It was officially started in 2010 as a business, but it is also a culmination of years of work. I‘ve always had an interest in art, and have been doing some variety of it since I was 6. I liked drawing and painting, so it was natural in 2008, that my work would include a design component. A few years later, I expanded into doing web design and internet marketing in order to make Amberd Design Studio what it is today.
With Amberd we specialize in branding, graphic design, and internet marketing. The goal is to provide the online visuals that will create a presence for a company or individual. We do the artwork, marketing, and design ourselves, so you can have a cohesive end product, instead of six different people’s ideas stuck together.
Graphic design, which includes everything including logos, stationary, product and packaging design, posters, and photo editing. Some of that is the branding as well, which is more of the business art aspects including cards, custom envelopes, folders and that sort of thing.
We can promote, build or help you start your company with SEO, in addition to social media marketing and web design. You get a package deal that represents your company.
Of course, we also provide premier website design as well. This is probably what makes our company the most different from others. For starters, all of our art is done by hand. Myself and my team plot out the design, drawing it up by hand before anything is put on the computer. We provide the creative options that clients are looking for and then stunning visual effects and artwork once it is put on the computer. Our in-house artwork is top of the line and we strive to work to bring the client’s vision to life in every way that we can. This is also what I am most proud of. Our hard work has paid off and I’m really proud of what my team and I do on a daily basis, as we continue to grow and change with our own skills and art. It’s coming together really well, but it has certainly been intense.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I’ve been living in Los Angeles for over 15 years and I stay because I love the feel of the city, the architecture and the artistic opportunities. Of course, the weather is nice too. You see some of the best sunsets here and it’s easy to get out to enjoy the parks and beaches when there is parking. The cars, that’s what I don’t love. I mean, it’s not as bad as some larger cities. Really, the city does a good job, I think of public transit but when you’re driving, getting around can be a nightmare.
- Website: https://www.amberddesign.com/
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/amberd_design_studio/
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/amberddesignstudio/
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/amberddesign
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/amberd-design-studio-los-angeles
- Other: https://mellbe.com/
Amberd Design Studio, Emin Sinanyan