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

Bi-Weekly Blog Round-Up

Hello everyone!  How’s your February going? It’s been a productive one for us here at Hatchwise! We’ve seen some exciting new businesses get some fantastic new

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Best Unlimited Graphic Design Services (updated 2021)

Are you looking to scale your business, but you don’t have a reliable graphic designer? What if you find a graphic designer who offers unlimited concepts and revisions for a flat monthly rate? Bonus, right? Well, that’s what you get when you hire services from unlimited graphic design companies. These companies give you access to a dedicated and experienced graphic designer. And for a monthly flat rate, you can make as many requests as you wish and expect quick turnarounds.  Marketers, agencies, and big businesses can take advantage of these services to get maximum value for their money. But the

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2021 Hatchie Awards Are Now Open for Nominations!

We are proud to continue our annual tradition of hosting our exclusive logo design contest and it’s time for the Hatchie Awards-2021 edition! Last year’s designs were a collection of some of the finest designs we’ve ever seen, and now can’t see what you have to submit this year! They were not only inspiring but showcased the immense talent within our community! Last year, Mark Atkinson’s design for The Rivers & Rails contest took home the top prize of $500. This year’s Hatchie Awards are now live! That means as a creative you are welcome to nominate a logo that

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What Are The Colors In The Rainbow? (And How They Should Be Used In Design)

The seven colors of the rainbow are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. The easiest way to remember the colors of the rainbow and a common acronym used is “ROY G. BIV”. This is a handy acronym often used to memorize the colors of the rainbow and keep track of them. We’ve all seen a rainbow at some point or another in our life and memorizing all those beautiful colors can be a helpful thing to know about as a graphic designer.  As a graphic designer, your job is based on colors and learning how to combine them

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Bi-Weekly Blog Round-Up

Hello everyone,Happy Spring! I’m not sure how the weather has been where you are located, but it’s beautiful here in New England! We are taking full advantage of working remotely and moving our “office spaces” outside in the warm sunlight.  March is coming to an end, and it’s been a busy one. As always, we love watching new companies find the perfect logo for their brand, and we continue to offer you a vast collection of resources for everything business, entrepreneur, and branding related. In this newsletter, we have an exciting new blog post that gives you a comprehensive list of not only the

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Defining Web Design and Development, UI and UX, and Determining What Your Business Needs

When growing your business one of the most important areas you will focus on is its web presence.  Whether you own a digital business or brick and mortar, you must have a functional website.  Some areas of confusion when planning your website are web design, development, UI, and UX. What is the difference between web design and development?  How is UI different from UX?  Why are they so important and will they make a difference in the performance and success of your website?  Here we break down what it all means for your business.   Web Design This encompasses everything

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Bi-Weekly Blog Round-Up

Hello everyone! We are having a great March, so far! The weather is finally warming up here in New England and we’ve been getting some glorious sunshine. We’ve been seeing some cool new businesses get some great new logos, as well as seen a few really awesome tee-shirt designs created! Our creatives have been knocking is it out of the park with their creativity lately and we’ve been impressed with their awesome work!  Have a wonderful week, and hopefully, you get a chance to enjoy some sunshine, wherever you are!  George Ryan …and the rest of the Hatchwise Team Featured Design of the Week

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Tips For A Successful Business

Any business owner will tell you that when you’re first starting a company it won’t be easy. It’s overwhelming, exhausting, defeating, and difficult. It can feel a bit like treading water when you first get started with your small business; you’re stagnant, stuck in one spot, and not making any progress.  If you’re either stuck with your company and unsure of where to go next or starting with your company and need tips before you get started, we’ve got you. These tips will help you on your business venture and give you valuable tips to create a successful business that

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Featured Contest: Cincinnati Holiday Lighting

This recent contest run at Hatchwise received over 100 entries by 47 designers and was viewed a total of 2,474 times. The client paid just $150 for the winning entry and received a new logo for their company. In this blog post you can read about the contest, the company, what they requested, see a few of the top entries and the winning entry.  About The Company  Cincinnati Holiday Lighting is a company that installs, designs, and removes holiday decorations for companies. They came to Hatchwise looking for a new logo and started by filling out their contest brief for

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12 Easy Tips for Using Social Media for Small Businesses

Social media is an excellent tool that all small businesses should be using to build brand awareness, engage and build customer relationships, and even make direct sales. But, considering it seems like there is a new social network every month and the amount of social media users has recently topped 4.2 billion, getting started and cutting through the noise can seem overwhelming. Keep reading to learn 12 simple tips for social media for small businesses that you can start implementing today. Small Biz Social Media Tip #1 Start with a Plan and Some Goals You will never succeed at social media

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Featured Company: Canary Creative Group, LLC

We get to see some great contests run at Hatchwise, and it’s always amazing to have the opportunity to see clients receive their dream designs and see the entries submitted by amazing creatives from around the world. We love to share these contests with our readers, so we’ve compiled a blog post giving you all the details of this contest.  About The Company  Canary Creative Group is an interior design company that specializes in staging model homes, interior design, and more. The company says that they have three audiences; “1. Design Conscious Vacationers (Instagrammers, wabi-sabi/ millennial design enthusiasts) 2. Real

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The Top Online Graphic Design Service Companies Ranked and Reviewed – Design Contests and more (updated 2021)

Whether you’re a solopreneur, launching a startup, or running a growing business, you need high-quality graphic design rather than cheap stock images and messy-looking flyers and brochures. Unfortunately, recruiting, hiring, and managing graphic designers takes time — and money — that you just don’t have! Crowdsourced design services are the solution. There are now many platforms where you can post a design contest or find the perfect freelancer for the job. This means you don’t have to book an agency or hire an in-house designer. Plus, you often get results much more quickly! But which graphic design service should you

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Bi-Weekly Blog Round-Up

Hello everyone!  How’s your February going? It’s been a productive one for us here at Hatchwise! We’ve seen some exciting new businesses get some fantastic new logos, kept up with all the latest news (logo-related and otherwise), and watched as the Perseverance landed on Mars. See? I said we’ve been having quite the month. Have a great weekend!  George Ryan …and the rest of the Hatchwise Team Featured Design of the Week This fun logo was submitted to a current contest by one of our talented creatives, Grafixdesain. We love how this mock-up included both a black and white AND a colored option!  The Logo for Super

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