Halo Designs

Halo Designs Halo Designs is a graphic design business founded by Angel Fischer. I work with your small business or nonprofit to design marketing materials that engage your target audience. I also have an online shop with my original designs on clothes, decor, etc.
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I specialize in print & digital design, logos & branding, editing, and more.

Even designers sometimes need a pick-me-up, a fresh take, a new look. It's been seven years (almost to the day) that I r...
06/01/2020

Even designers sometimes need a pick-me-up, a fresh take, a new look. It's been seven years (almost to the day) that I revamped my website. Things have changed on the web in that time, and now my site reflects these changes. When was the last time you thought about making a change?

Halo Designs's cover photo
05/31/2020

Halo Designs's cover photo

How do you like to say “Thank you!” to someone who has helped you in a significant way? For me, I like to send the perso...
05/25/2020

How do you like to say “Thank you!” to someone who has helped you in a significant way? For me, I like to send the person a gift, or at least a gift card. 🎁 For #😇MerchMonday, I want to publicly say “Thank You!” to Emily of @My_Kind_of_Meeple. Recently, I’ve been working on a big project for my business. It won’t be that exciting to you, but it’s important to me. I desperately needed an unbiased opinion from someone who wouldn’t be afraid to give it to me straight. I reached out to Emily for some feedback, & she went above & beyond my expectations! 🤩 My project wouldn’t be where it is now without her help. 🤗 Emily had previously mentioned to me how much she likes my Board Game Alphabet, so to thank her, I created a custom mug for her with her name (this is her photo that she shared last week). 🥰
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When purchasing from my Zazzle shop (now named Halo Designs to match my freelance business name), you always have the option to specify an item as a gift, which means you can ship it directly to someone with a personalized note and the pricing removed. If you want a mug like Emily’s - or a different product with a custom name or design - simply DM me the name you want & the product you want it on. I’ll send you a mock-up of the item with the price. Once it’s approved, I’ll create a custom listing for you.
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Remember, my Board Game Alphabet is also available as a complete alphabet & some pre-designed phrases on prints, faux canvas & greeting cards. Link to my #Zazzle shop in my bio. If you do make a purchase, please share with the tag #BoardGameAngel. 😇
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#ZazzleMade #Mugs #BoardGameAlphabet #WeLoveType #GreatType #Typography #TypographyArt #TypographyDesign #TypeEverything #ShowUsYourType #ZazzleMade #BoardGames #Gaming #PlayMoreGames #EuroGames #BoardGameAddict #BoardGameGeek #BoardGameNight #BoardGamesOfInstagram #BoardGamer #TableTopGames #BoardGameCommunity

A few weeks ago on #😇MerchMonday, I announced that I had added car magnets 🧲 to my #Zazzle shop. I was so excited about ...
05/18/2020

A few weeks ago on #😇MerchMonday, I announced that I had added car magnets 🧲 to my #Zazzle shop. I was so excited about them myself (& there was a 50% off sale that day) that I went a little overboard & bought 3 for my own car! 🚗 🤩 I didn’t appreciate that my bumper isn’t metal, so I’m glad I was able to squeeze them all onto my trunk lid. 🤣
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For reference, these are all the 5”x5” size, with a regular price of just $6.50 each (not counting shipping). The circle on the left is a customized magnet just for me with my @BoardGameAngel logo. 😇 The other 2 magnets are available in my shop. The square one is my Live Love Play design, & the other circle is my Board Game Gal design with a background color chosen to match both my favorite meeple color & my car (this is the 1st time in my life I’ve had a red car ❤️). My Board Game Guy & Family Meeple designs are all also available on car magnets, & you can choose the background color on Zazzle to match your favorite meeple color. 🎨
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Remember, my Live Love Play & Board Game Meeple designs are also available on shirts, mugs & more. Link to my #Zazzle shop in my bio. If you do make a purchase, please share with the tag #BoardGameAngel. 😇
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#ZazzleMade #CarMagnets #BoardGames #Gaming #PlayMoreGames #EuroGames #BoardGameAddict #BoardGameGeek #BoardGameNight #BoardGamesOfInstagram #BoardGamer #TableTopGames #BoardGameCommunity

It’s me as a sheep!! 🐑 🤩 Huge “Thank You!” to @OhSheepCards for creating a #Mesheep of me. And how cute is my Live Love ...
05/11/2020

It’s me as a sheep!! 🐑 🤩 Huge “Thank You!” to @OhSheepCards for creating a #Mesheep of me. And how cute is my Live Love Play shirt on my Mesheep? It’s perfect for #😇MerchMonday. Can you identify the 5 other interests that make my Mesheep uniquely me? 🤔
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If you’re not already following @OhSheepCards, you should check them out. They’re a group of friends creating a com-baa-tive card game where you battle each other in the hopes of *not* losing. That’s right, little lambs... There are no winners in this game, just one loser. 😲 While I haven’t playtested the game yet, I did have an opportunity to review the rules and offer feedback on how it could be edited for clarity. The game will be launching on Kickstarter. In the mean time, you can follow their journey here on the Gram & on Facebook.
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While I usually promote my merchandise here on Mondays, I want to take some time today to mention that I’m also interested in working with game developers as a rules editor and/or designer. 📜 As a freelance graphic designer, I have tons of experience in print design & working with commercial printers. 🖨 I also have a degree in English, so I can provide a crucial outsider’s perspective on the grammar and readability of your rules. 📝 DM me for more information.
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Remember, my Live Love Play design is available on shirts, mugs & more. Link to my #Zazzle shop in my bio. If you do make a purchase, please share with the tag #BoardGameAngel. 😇
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#ZazzleMade #GraphicTees #BoardGames #Gaming #PlayMoreGames #EuroGames #BoardGameAddict #BoardGameGeek #BoardGameNight #BoardGamesOfInstagram #BoardGamer #TableTopGames #BoardGameCommunity

🌸 Happy Mother’s Day! 🌺I know not everyone around the world celebrates mothers on this day, but we do here in America, &...
05/10/2020

🌸 Happy Mother’s Day! 🌺
I know not everyone around the world celebrates mothers on this day, but we do here in America, & today is the most popular day for the holiday. 💞 I hope everyone has an opportunity to cherish the mothers in their lives, whether they are the mothers who gave birth to you, adopted you, raised you, married you, grew up with you, or just shared their lives with you. 🤗
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🕊 I also pray for comfort for those who have lost mothers to death or estrangement and to any who longed for motherhood but were met with disappointment.
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#MothersDay #MothersDay2020 #BoardGameAlphabet #WeLoveType #GreatType #Typography #TypographyArt #TypographyDesign #TypeEverything #ShowUsYourType #ZazzleMade #BoardGames #Gaming #PlayMoreGames #EuroGames #BoardGameAddict #BoardGameGeek #BoardGameNight #BoardGamesOfInstagram #BoardGamer #TableTopGames #BoardGameCommunity

Have you done anything unusual during isolation? Since I can’t get to the salon & my roots are growing out, I decided to...
05/04/2020

Have you done anything unusual during isolation? Since I can’t get to the salon & my roots are growing out, I decided to try a temporary color that is totally different from my usual red tones. I know it’s hard to see, but this is as blue as I could get with Overtone’s Blue for Brown Hair. 👨🏻‍🎤😆 I thought about trying purple, but it was out of stock. In hindsight, I should have ordered some red as well because the blue just isn’t me, even though it sort of coordinates with the navy background of my Live Love Play shirt. 😁
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It’s #😇MerchMonday, so I just want to remind you that you can choose your shirt color for most of the designs available in my #Zazzle shop. I often avoid black shirts because it acts like a magnet for the white & orange fur of my cats, but I also just prefer the softer look of navy behind this design. If you prefer lighter-colored shirts, I also have versions of this design with colorful and black text.
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This design is also available on mugs & more. Link to my #Zazzle shop in my bio. If you do make a purchase, please share with the tag #BoardGameAngel. 😇
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#ZazzleMade #GraphicTees #Mugs #BoardGames #Gaming #PlayMoreGames #EuroGames #BoardGameAddict #BoardGameGeek #BoardGameNight #BoardGamesOfInstagram #BoardGamer #TableTopGames #BoardGameCommunity @OvertoneColor #Overtone #OvertoneForBrownHair #OvertoneBlueForBrownHair

For #😇MerchMonday, I’m highlighting 2 awesome insta-pals who have most recently purchased items from my #Zazzle shop & s...
04/27/2020

For #😇MerchMonday, I’m highlighting 2 awesome insta-pals who have most recently purchased items from my #Zazzle shop & shared their goodies on the Gram. 🥰
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1st up is @BairdGameFamily. Kaelynn has been so active on IG, creating tons of fun, interactive content that it’s hard to believe she’s only been here since February! Love Mad Gab? She shares cards in her stories - even creating her own to feature games - on Mondays. Love Boggle? She runs a game post on Tuesdays. Love traditional decks of cards? Check out her #CPCCA posts on Wednesdays (& other days). 🃏Love the show Friends? She has trivia in her Friday stories. Love Color Brain? Test your Disney color knowledge in her Saturday stories. In between, she’s joined community challenges & shared other games & snapshots of her family. 🤩 And to top it all off, she has shown incredible support for me & my shop. Pictured here are my Live, Love, Play shirt, as well as 3 of my mugs (one of which she won in my most recent giveaway). Thanks so much, Kaelynn, for all you do!
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Next up is @Behind_the_Meeples. In February, Khloe (aka Red Meeple) secretly reached out to me from her individual account to see about getting custom mugs as a surprise for her anniversary with James (aka Blue Meeple). I mocked up the mugs with their names, using the letters from my Board Game Alphabet. Once approved, I created custom listings for her to make her purchases. The mugs made it all the way from America to New Zealand intact, & Khloe was able to keep it all a secret until their 3rd wedding anniversary in April. 🎊 These Kiwis have been on the Gram since December 2018 & have racked up more than 4400 followers! They share great photos & reviews of games, participate in community challenges, & have been posting about their themed tournaments in their stories. 🏆 Thank you for your support! 🥰
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These designs are available on shirts, mugs & more. Link to my #Zazzle shop in my bio. If you do make a purchase, please share with the tag #BoardGameAngel. 😇

😮🚘 Car Magnets! 🧲 🤩—————————— Have you ever thought about getting a bumper sticker but didn’t because you can’t bring yo...
04/20/2020

😮🚘 Car Magnets! 🧲 🤩
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Have you ever thought about getting a bumper sticker but didn’t because you can’t bring yourself to commit to something so permanent or risk lowering the value of your vehicle? That’s me! 🙋🏻‍♀️ Recently I discovered Zazzle makes car magnets, and now I’m super excited to add them to my #Zazzle shop in time for #😇MerchMonday. I was also surprised to see how economical they are. And - even better - I got an email from Zazzle this morning announcing all magnets are 40% off now through April 23, 2020, 11:59:59 PM PDT (promo code: ZAPRILOFFERS). 🤑
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Just a reminder, if your Board Game Family doesn’t look like the sample, DM me how many parents & kids you want, & I can put together something that better represents you. Plus, each of the Board Game Meeple designs can easily be customized on the site ⚡️by you ⚡️to change the background to your favorite color.
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These designs are also available on shirts, mugs & more. Link to my #Zazzle shop in my bio. If you do make a purchase, please share with the tag #BoardGameAngel. 😇
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#ZazzleMade #CarMagnets #FridgeMagnets #BoardGameGal #BoardGameGuy #BoardGameFamily #WomenLikeBoardGames #BoardGameBabe #WomenBoardGamers #Meeples #BoardGames #Gaming #PlayMoreGames #EuroGames #BoardGameAddict #BoardGameGeek #BoardGameNight #BoardGamesOfInstagram #BoardGamer #TableTopGames #BoardGameCommunity

What does 💕FAMILY💕 mean to you?—————————— For me, there’s the family I was born into. We’re not especially close, but I ...
04/13/2020

What does 💕FAMILY💕 mean to you?
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For me, there’s the family I was born into. We’re not especially close, but I try to stay on good terms with them (sometimes that’s harder than I’d like it to be). Then there’s the family I married into. I 💖LOVE💖 my husband deeply & the 🏡HOME🏡 we’ve made together. I’m lucky to consider my MIL a friend; my FIL is great as well; & though I don’t have a lot in common with hubby’s 2 sisters, family gatherings always offer something fun. And I’m thrilled to have been able to ✨PLAY✨ with 1 nephew & 5 nieces over the years. In some ways, my closest friends have often been more like family to me. Some have been with me for decades, others just a few years, but these are the people I have confided in, depended on, & celebrated with. Finally, I feel blessed to have met some amazing people in the 🎲GAMES🎲 community here on Instagram, several of whom I hope to meet one day in person. 🙌🏻
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For #😇MerchMonday, I just wanted to share some words that bring me joy & comfort. My entire Board Game Alphabet is available on mugs & prints. I also have a few phrases available on prints. Want a custom word or phrase, or a single letter, on a different product? DM me. Link to my #Zazzle shop in my bio. If you do make a purchase, please share with the tag #BoardGameAngel. 😇
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🛍 BTW, today mugs & prints are 50% off in my Zazzle shop (promo code: TOGETHERZAZZ; valid through 4/13/2020 11:59:59 PM PDT).
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#BoardGameAlphabet #WeLoveType #GreatType #Typography #TypographyArt #TypographyDesign #TypeEverything #ShowUsYourType #ZazzleMade #BoardGames #Gaming #PlayMoreGames #EuroGames #BoardGameAddict #BoardGameGeek #BoardGameNight #BoardGamesOfInstagram #BoardGamer #TableTopGames #BoardGameCommunity

For #😇MerchMonday, I want to hear from you who else needs to be represented in my Board Game Meeple Collection. I starte...
04/06/2020

For #😇MerchMonday, I want to hear from you who else needs to be represented in my Board Game Meeple Collection. I started with Gal, then added Guy, Kid & Family. Other ideas I have are:
👤 Pal, Peep, Meep, or something else for a neutral option
👥 Couple
👥👥 Gang, Crowd, Crew, or something else
💡 I think these would complete the collection, but I’m open to other suggestions as well. What do you think? Which of these excites you?
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Remember, you can pick different shirt styles & colors and customize mugs, magnets, pins & totes with your favorite meeple color! Link to my #Zazzle shop in my bio. If you do make a purchase, please share with the tag #BoardGameAngel. 😇
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#ZazzleMade #BoardGames #Gaming #PlayMoreGames #EuroGames #BoardGameAddict #BoardGameGeek #BoardGameNight #BoardGamesOfInstagram #BoardGamer #TableTopGames #BoardGameCommunity #Meeple #Meeples #BoardGamesWithFamily #GraphicTees

For #😇MerchMonday, I decided to launch the family version of my Board Game Meeples because family is more important than...
03/23/2020

For #😇MerchMonday, I decided to launch the family version of my Board Game Meeples because family is more important than ever during our current health crisis - and many of us are spending an unprecedented amount of time with them right now (for better or worse! 🤪😂). I know times are tough and buying game-theme merch isn’t high on your list, but I plan to still be here when things get better, so bookmark this post or browse my Zazzle shop and take notes for when you’re ready for some retail therapy. 🛍 Also, Zazzle runs regular sales, sometimes as much as 60% off, and I’ll post to my stories when merch is 40% or more off. ☕️ In fact, today only, mugs are 60% off! 😃
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❗️”But, Angel, my family doesn’t look like this!”❗️I know families come in many different sizes, so I will add different family combinations on an as-needed basis. I did a survey last month, and most people said they have 2 kids. By using this as my base design, I can better manage my product listings. Just DM me what product you’re interested in and what your family makeup is. Once I’ve added a family type, it will be available to anyone else for future orders of that product and can easily be added to other merch as well. 👍🏻
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💰 “Angel, why is this shirt more expensive than some of your other shirts?” 💰 Since this is a family shirt, I thought it would be fun to have your family name on the back, so I designed it so that the back complements the front... but printing on 2 sides costs a little more. Personalizing it with your name is easy - Zazzle won’t let you add it to your cart without asking you if you want to change the name. Don’t want your family name on the back or just want to save money? Select “Personalize” or “Click to customize further” to edit or delete the back elements. 🖊
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Remember, you can pick different shirt styles & colors and customize mugs, magnets, pins & totes with your favorite meeple color! Link to my #Zazzle shop in my bio (scroll down to find the new family designs). If you do make a purchase, please share with the tag #BoardGameAngel. 😇

For #😇MerchMonday, I’m highlighting 2 awesome insta-pals who have most recently purchased items from my Zazzle shop and ...
03/09/2020

For #😇MerchMonday, I’m highlighting 2 awesome insta-pals who have most recently purchased items from my Zazzle shop and shared their goodies on the Gram. 🥰
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1st up is @CouplesThatGameTogether. My 1st interaction with them was when they commented on my P for Pandemic post, saying they’re huge Pandemic fans and that it would be cool to have the design on a shirt or tote. I said I could make that happen, and the next thing I knew, I had sold my 1st custom order! 🤩 If you haven’t checked them out yet, they clearly have a lot of fun playing games. They even started their own board game community challenge featuring mythical creatures, which I’ve added to my long challenge to-do list. If you love mythical creatures, you should consider joining their challenge. 🧜‍♂️🧚‍♀️🦄
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Next up is @Merry.Meeple.Peeple. This is the perfect name for them because they are definitely one of the merriest and most supportive accounts in the board game community! If you follow them and/or their stories, you’ll see them doing giveaways and promoting game developers, small businesses (like mine), and anyone who crosses their path with a smile. 😁 In fact, they reached out to me early last week to say they wanted to purchase something from my shop to include in their mystery box giveaway (that they awarded on Friday). 🎁 We had a nice chat about what product would be best, and they settled on one of my alphabet posters that spells out “Board Games.” If you’re looking for more joy (&/or dachshunds) in your feed, definitely check them out. 😊
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The “Board Games” design and other words are also available on faux canvas and mugs. And if you’d like one of my individual letters (or any of my designs) on any product, send me a DM, and I’ll see what I can do. Link to my #Zazzle shop in my bio. If you do make a purchase, please share with the tag #BoardGameAngel. 😇
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#BoardGameAlphabet #WeLoveType #GreatType #Typography #TypographyArt #TypographyDesign #TypeEverything #ShowUsYourType #ZazzleMade #BoardGames #Gaming #PlayMoreGames #EuroGames #BoardGameAddict #BoardGameGeek #BoardGameNight #BoardGamesOfInstagram #BoardGamer #TableTopGames #Prints #ToteBag

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Ashburn, VA

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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My Story

Most of us don’t get to choose our first name, and I’m no different. Growing up with a name like “Angel” had its challenges, and there were times I wished my name was something more common.

However, when you start a business, you finally have the opportunity to choose your identity, and in this case, the last thing you want to be is common or like anyone else. You want a name that gives people a good first impression and sets the tone for what people can expect from your business.

While I was considering what to call my business, I remembered a college classmate had sometimes called me “Halo,” so I saw an opportunity to finally capitalize on the uniqueness of my name and chose “Halo Designs” for my business.

At Halo Designs, I want to elevate the branding of my clients and leave them feeling like they are on “cloud nine.”

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