Logos Blog

Ask the Designer: Pitch Decks vs. Media Kits

I was watching a T.V. show the other day about a scrappy bunch of software developers in California. In the show the team of four nerdy guys is preparing for a meeting to present their company to potential investors. They kept talking about their clothes and the demo...

What is Marketing Collateral

Marketing Collateral is a term that those of us in the sales, marketing, and design industries sometimes use. I have a tendency to use it often. I realize though that a lot of people are not familiar with that term so I thought I’d discuss it today In sales and...

Speak Design: 5 design terms you should know!

Want to sound like a pro when talking design with your professional designer or your team? Here are a few design terms that will help you out! Resolution: This is a unit of measure that determines quality in a design. Higher resolution means higher quality. A...

Are Letterhead and Stationery Still Relevant?

In a fully digital world, you might wonder if letterhead and stationery are still relevant. The short answer is yes, it is. The reason being that for as long as we have a postal service shuttling printed letters back and forth, there will be things mailed from...

3 Popular Types of Logos

When it comes to starting a business the first thing everyone thinks about is getting a logo. A logo is a design that represents a business. It can use words, letters, or images to convey information about the personality and type of business to potential customers....

Why Not All Graphic Design is the Same

“What do you mean you don’t create websites, you’re a designer right? Don't you all do the same thing?”  I hear this all the time when I have to explain to someone that I don't create websites but exclusively focus on creating marketing materials. What a lot of people...

3 reasons people are loyal to brands

When it comes to the products & services that fill our daily lives, we all have our favorites and our reasons for our loyalty to certain brands. If you feel like this loyalty to a brand makes you a little odd or set in your ways, it doesn't. Overall, around 8 out...

The Art of the Visual Rebrand

Maybe your company has grown a lot recently. Perhaps you just don’t like the logo you had at first, it doesn’t fit your vision. You’re actually a lot more specialized than your old logo makes you out to be or you just inherited the family business and want to...

Branding is Not Your Logo

I had an email from a potential client the other day who was asking for help with her branding, which is great and I’m happy to help. After a few minutes of discussion via email, I asked if she had a logo or if she needed me to create one and she said, “I need one,...

Logo Stories: The How and Why of Choosing One

Real business owners share stories about how and why they chose their logo. Our Graphic Designer, Patrice, shares professional takeaways to give future business owners some insight into assets and liabilities of each logo.

How To Choose a Logo for Your Business

  When starting a business, the first thing most new business owners do is to pick out their new logo. This is your visual identity for your customers. You pick out a designer, tell them about your new company and what you like and want to see in your logo. After...

Military Logos Demonstrate Branding Power

According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, a logo is “a symbol that is used to identify a company and that appears on its products.” When we think of logos we typically think of retail or service companies and don’t consider using logos for anything else. However, as an...

Shiny New Logos, Shiny New Images: Case Studies in Rebranding

(Disclaimer: I have nothing to do with any of these organizations, I'm just a freelance graphic designer who happens to like their logos and felt they worked well for this article. Much of this article is based off of my perceptions and observations of the field in...