Logos Blog

3 Things to think about before you design a label or tag

Labels and Tags are something I create for clients sometimes. They’re actually a subset of packaging design, which is a specialty. I don’t really create packages, although I do know how to create them. Ultimately, I fell in love with label and tag design in college...

To Template or Not to Template…That is the question!

They’ve been around for a long time now and while I haven’t always been enthusiastic about them, but they’ve grown on me…a little bit. I’m talking about templated designs of course! The more formal definition for a template is a document with a predetermined format...

3 design must haves on mailer postcards

For my clients in the USA, mailer postcards either using EDDM or through their own bulk mailing permits have been a super popular way for them to get their name and message out to potential or current customers. They are probably the number one thing I create and I...

4 Things to Remember When Creating Social Media Graphics

People love pictures and it is well known at this point that people will stop scrolling on social media when they see interesting pictures and visuals. If you’re making your own social media graphics, here’s a few things you need to know to make them great! Keep them...

4 Myths of Menu Design – Busted!

One of the things I design quite regularly is menus. They’re a great tool for businesses to share information on their offerings. Today, I wanted to share, and bust, a few of the myths surrounding them. Myth: Menus are only for Restaurants False, while restaurants are...

Marketing Through the Mail: Basics about Postcards and EDDM

One of the main things I design all of the time is postcards. I always ask clients if they’re planning to mail them or not. The reasons why are many, but one of them is because I have to create a postcard for EDDM and mailing differently than a non-mailed one and I...

How A Rack Card Can Help You Grow Your Business

One of the best possible ways to market a business offline is a rack card. Traditionally they were seen in locations that have a lot of foot traffic such as hotels and convenience stores. The name comes from how they were displayed on a tiered rack. A rack card is a...

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...