News and inspiration for entrepreneurs and creatives, plus updates on new developments at Hatchwise.

Welcome, Hatchwise 3.0!

Happy September! It’s starting to feel like autumn here and we’ve got some really big news: we launched Hatchwise 3.0 yesterday and we are sure that you’ll

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Bi-Weekly Blog Round-Up

Hi everyone! It’s the moment we have all been waiting for! The 2021 Hatchie Awards winners! The grand prize winner of the 2021 Hatchies is Rolis Junwandi’s design that

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Featured Contest: Mascot Design For Service Business

We always see a range of creative contests that are run here at Hatchwise, ranging in the type of contest and the entries that are submitted to the contest. This specific contest was for a business that was looking for a mascot for their company. According to their brief, they described their business as, “We are a service business that provides sales services for commission. For example – if you want to get your product on the shelves in Whole Foods, we will pitch the buyer on your behalf. If the buyer likes it you will soon be on shelves

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Featured Contest: Lotus Active Health

This recent logo design contest for Lotus Active Health saw a vast number of unique entries submitted by our creatives. In the contest brief, the client described their business as; “Studio for aerial sports, namely pole, and hoop, besides stretching, strength and conditioning, and pole dance, gives an accent on health and movement. For both women and men, any age group (I’m currently an instructor for adults, but plan to do classes for children in the future)” They said that they were thinking of a graceful silhouette for the design, with a minimalist and simple design.  Hatchwise creatives reviewed the

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Featured Contest: Shopovalue

We see a variety of unique and interesting contests here at Hatchwise and we always love to explore them further. This contest was for a company that was looking for a new logo for their business. In their creative brief, they said that they’d like the design to be fun and friendly. They requested that the colors be orange and black and said that the logo would be used online. Here we’ll take a look at what entries were submitted to the contest and what the client chose as a final result!  This entry uses black and orange for the

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Featured Contest: Yggdrasil Designs

This client reached out because they were looking for a new logo for their business. They’re a company that makes woodworking crafts and projects. They were looking for a logo that they could put on their business cards and online store for marketing purposes. They wanted the logo to include the Yggdrasil tree, saying in their contest brief, ‘Yggdrasil is the “tree of life” in Norse mythology. They requested that this idea be incorporated into the design and Hatchwise creatives got to work on their entries! Let’s see all the details!  This first entry only uses two colors to display

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Featured Contest: Biggest Little Initiative

This recent contest for a non-profit saw over 400 entries from our talented creatives and received a final result that they loved! This non-profit facilitates small acts of kindness for a big social change, collectively making big impacts around the world. They wanted a logo accompanied with their name, with the illustrated part of the logo being larger while the name was smaller. They wanted the logo to not only display what they did but the overall concept of small acts making a big change.  They filled out a contest brief describing what they were looking for and Hatchwise creatives

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Welcome, Hatchwise 3.0!

Happy September! It’s starting to feel like autumn here and we’ve got some really big news: we launched Hatchwise 3.0 yesterday and we are sure that you’ll love the new system as much as we do! We’ve upgraded the whole user experience and made it easier than ever to start, run and enter a design or naming contest – it’s really awesome! Please be sure to drop us a note if you see any issues or just want to send some congratulations along to our incredibly talented development team! We’ve also got some major upgrades scheduled to roll out soon so keep an eye open. Start or

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From Designer to Wood Maker: The Story Behind Michael Osborne

“It’s a good thing you’re such a good designer…you can’t do much else.” When someone said this to Michael Osborne, Michael was determined to prove this person wrong in his retirement. After closing Michael Osborne Design three years ago, Michael decided to take up woodworking. What he found was that much of his prior design skills were transferrable to this new field of art, so he began to teach himself how to carve spoons, knives, and other home products. As a designer, Michael still saw things through an artistic lens, and since he already saw the beauty in wood, the

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Featured Contest: A BOY AND A BEAN COFFEE COMPANY

This contest was run on Hatchwise for a mobile coffee shop that caters to young professionals, teenagers, gen xers, and all ages of coffee and tea enthusiasts for a new logo. The client was looking for a modern, sleek, and minimalist new logo to give their company the lift that it needed. The client said that the previous design that they used for their company was too busy and this time they were looking for something on the simpler and more minimalist side. They wanted our creatives to get imaginative and create something unique.  They wanted a fresh new look and

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Featured Contest: Two Rivers Construction

This contest was run for a construction company that was looking for business cards for their new company. Two Rivers Construction does small construction jobs, carpentry, and mechanics. The client filled out a contest brief describing what they were looking for and Hatchwise creatives got to work on their entries. The client received many entries in their contest, with our creatives submitting a range of unique designs for them to choose from. Let’s take a look at some of the top entries that were submitted and what the winning result was!  This entry was unique, showing trees on the front with winding roads down

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Bi-Weekly Blog Round-Up

Hi everyone! It’s the moment we have all been waiting for! The 2021 Hatchie Awards winners! The grand prize winner of the 2021 Hatchies is Rolis Junwandi’s design that had a total of 755 votes (on-site and over social media)! Congratulations, Rolis Junwandi! We ALSO have our 2nd and 3rd place winners! Congratulations to Joel Bonete and Mark Atkinson, for being our 2nd and 3rd place winners with 700 votes (Joel) and 587 votes (Mark)! We saw some incredible designs submitted to the contest, and are truly awed by our community of creative’s impressive design skills (you can read more and see the winning entries and runners-up here). Great job, everyone, and

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Featured Logo Design Contest: Drippy

This contest saw over 400 entries from our talented creatives and the client paid a total of $150 for their winning design! Over 100 creatives participated in the contest and submitted entries and the contest was viewed 9580 times. This contest, in particular, was unique, seeing a variety of creative entries and a result that the client loved. The client wrote in their contest brief, “We are developing a high quality, luxury personal lubricant. We want a clean minimalist style to match our clean minimal ingredient list. Good for the body, all-natural ingredients. We are targeting people who care about

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10 Examples of Logo Design Gone Wrong

Brands create logos to exemplify their values, hoping that they will catch on and help to establish an association between the corporate images and their business. These logos must be memorable, attractive, and speak to audiences. And sometimes businesses hit the mark.  Other times, they not only miss it – their aim is so far away from what the image they intended to create for their organizations.  Sometimes these misses are due to simply being dull. Other times they are wholly inappropriate and work against the values the business encompasses. Here we share ten examples of logo design gone wrong. 

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