Perhaps you've asked questions about how to make a banner. Perhaps you haven't asked anyone, but you have a lot of questions you need answered. Maybe you're a newbie. Maybe you're a veteran of this board. Regardless, this thread is for you!
Helping everyone out with tips and tricks, from the newbie to the pro, are
Other designers are also welcome to chime in with anything you have!
Here to offer advice, and answer your every question are:
Larry of Nippy House Productions
NippyHouse Productions (NHP) is the board's premiere and self-proclaimed banner boutique. Firm CEO, Larry A. and his famed assistant/vice presdent, Connie Spalding, state that the firm is "very intimate and personal" at NHP. NHP is known for banners that have overall art and conceptual direction and its CEO can often be seen wearing banners that infuse a lyric from Whitney Houston's prestigious catalogue. Not just anyone can obtain one of NHP's highly sought after banners; it's an exclusive selection process to which only the priveliged are privy.
Over the years, NHP has catered to only a select few clients, ConclusiveTruthz, Eboni, Mr. Jace, and Helltothenah, being among those.
Terrence of Ford Illustra
Founded in 2001 by Terrence, Ford Illustria, or FI for short, has had a long history of creating trailblazing works of art for the Whitney-Fan community. Obtaining a banner from original banner king Rocky, Terrence began to whet his thirst for making banners while using Microsoft Paint. His love for banner making was defined when he switched to Microsoft Picture It and acquiring the first contract under the FI logo; T. Shortly after, FI acquired its second contract member Conclusivetruthz and began to continue its meteoric rise. A mere seven years later FI has designed works for such members as NippyfanNy779, Nippy4eva, Clemsonfight, Hewdigadef, Smeckles, and Smann among others. FI has had the honor of multiple best banner nominations, with one win, and multiple nominations and eventual wins as best banner designer. Now as FI enters the 21st century and designing groundbreaking banners using Adobe Photoshop and a direct hands on approach, Terrence stands posed at the pinnacle of the banner design realm as one of the leading designers of his era.
Buddha of Zen Productions:
Zen productions of Buddha creaters banners, wallpapers etc. to everyone. Customer satisfaction
is number one importance. Creativity, style, and edge are the tools that Zen uses to convey a message trough visual design.
Zen looks to establish long partnerships with it's customers, and has helped Whitney fans in a few forums, not only in banner design, but also with website design and myspace and youtube channel backgrounds.
From debut, johnoNIPPY Productions (jNP) was shot to stardom, being compared to the banner greats. jNP specializes in making Whitney Houston graphics of all kinds available to any fan of the incomparable Whitney Houston. With the client at mind and the strive for perfection, johnoNIPPY Productions hopes to continue to grow and prove that they are not the ever so common "one hit wonder" and prove their longevity in the business.
johnoNIPPY Productions has worked with many, spanning the Whitney Houston community, but most notably being chose to design the graphics for the 2008 Summer Nippy Awards.
Clemsonfight of Tiger Paw Productions
One of the newer firms on the board, Tiger Paw Productions was founded by star poster clemsonfight. Starting out with just a couple of newbies, TPP has quickly grown and gained some respect. During its existence it has faced much criticism, including being referred to as the "Walmart of Banners" by certain other designers. However, Tiger Paw Productions prides itself on being accessible to nearly any member of Whitney-fan. It has provided banners for both long-time posters and newbies and simply continues to grow. The company's shining moment came in 2008 at the Nippy Awards when founder Clemsonfight took Best Banner Designer and the award for Best Banner. Expect more in the future.
Some of the most notable to wear the paw include Fernanda, smeckles, and Tiger.
Good luck everyone!
Edited by clemsonfight, 23 August 2008 - 09:37 PM.