RED ELEMENT GRAPHICS, IN A FLASH

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About Red Element Graphics

Red Element Graphics (REG) is a Blacksburg, Virginia-based graphic design studio that specializes in creating brand identities, promotional materials, and displays. Working with clients in the New River Valley and beyond, REG designs everything from simple logos to complex exhibits. Regardless of scale, the studio aims for remarkable design that sparks imagination and ignites conversation—design that draws people in.

At Red Element Graphics, process matters as much as product. To this end, the studio strives to provide top-tier graphic design services to each client from start to finish. Each client is a partner, each detail is vital, and every deadline is sacred. As a result, notable local clients have awarded the studio with their design projects, such as Virginia Tech, the Town of Blacksburg, TECHLAB, and the Community Foundation of the New River Valley. REG is delighted to work with such well-known clients, and at the same time, loves helping those that are smaller or just starting out. Details on recent projects for clients of all sizes appear in the work gallery.



About the designer

Malaika Imani is Red Element Graphic’s designer, founder, and owner. Born in Africa to American diplomat parents, Malaika spent countless childhood hours in airports with nothing to do except draw. As an adult, she merged her love of design and culture by working abroad in creative fields. For example, she helped to design and implement health information campaigns for Johns Hopkins University in Uganda. She also worked in brand creation for two medical products on behalf of Population Services International in Kenya. Through these and other jobs, Malaika honed her skills in messaging, marketing, and designing for diverse audiences.

After returning to the U.S. and taking time off to focus on her young kids, Malaika returned to design work by launching Red Element Graphics. She counts herself lucky to have partnered with truly wonderful clients, and is gratified that they have given both her design work and work style enthusiastic reviews.

Malaika has B.A. and M.A. degrees from Stanford University and advanced graphic design certification from Sessions College of Professional Design. She still loves to travel and draw. She still doesn’t love airports.

Interested in knowing something more? Please feel free to ask.



Design services

Red Element Graphics is experienced in these areas (see the studio’s work gallery for examples):

BRAND IDENTITY
Naming
Logos
Rebrands
Product lines
Color palettes
Support typography
Support imagery 
Business cards
Social media profiles
Stationery (print/electronic)
Packaging and labeling
PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS
Brochures
Posters
Invitations
Mailers
Catalogs
Flyers
Info sheets
Newsletters
Ads
T-shirts
Branded ephemera

DISPLAYS
Exhibits/trade show graphics:
Background panels
Signage & banners
Counter graphics
Table-top displays
Tent cards

CONTENT DEVELOPMENT
Message creation
Copy writing
Editing support

Looking for a service not listed here? The studio loves a new challenge and might be able to help. Please get in touch to find out.