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

Bi-Weekly Blog Round-Up

Hello there, I hope your Autumn has been going well, things have been moving right along here at Hatchwise headquarters; we’ve got dozens of fun, interesting, engaging design and naming contests ready

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Bi-Weekly Blog Round-Up

Hello everyone, 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

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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

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Bi-Weekly Blog Round-Up

Hello everyone!  Hatchwise’s headquarters are located in Connecticut, which as we speak is squarely in the path of Hurricane Henri, the growing storm that’s currently

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Bi-Weekly Blog Round-Up

Hello there, I hope your Autumn has been going well, things have been moving right along here at Hatchwise headquarters; we’ve got dozens of fun, interesting, engaging design and naming contests ready for you to enter, thousands of designers and namers standing by for your next creative project, and interesting, informative articles on our blog and in our learning center. George Ryan …and the rest of the Hatchwise Team Featured Design of the Week We love this CD cover design submitted to a current Hatchwise contest by Art Dent. The design concept is, “What We See is Often Not What is Really There“, and we think this hits the nail on the head!  The History of the Hot Wheels Logos

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Bi-Weekly Blog Round-Up

Hello there, It’s been a busy two weeks around here. We’ve been getting some great feedback on the new Hatchwise platform and it appears that you all love it as much as we do!  If you haven’t checked out Hatchwise 3.0 yet, you really should. It’s getting close to the holidays and now is the perfect time to either run a contest for a set of holiday versions of your logo, or enter some of the dozens of design contests currently going on and earn some extra holiday spending money. Our new platform makes it fun, easy, and quick to do either one. Have a great weekend! George

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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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Bi-Weekly Blog Round-Up

Hello everyone, 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

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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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Bi-Weekly Blog Round-Up

Hello everyone!  Hatchwise’s headquarters are located in Connecticut, which as we speak is squarely in the path of Hurricane Henri, the growing storm that’s currently working its way toward the eastern coast of the United States. So suddenly we’re all busy stocking up on bread and milk, battening down the hatches and making sure the flashlights have batteries in them as we prepare for the storm. Believe it or not, though, that’s not the most exciting thing happening here at the moment: We’re going to be launching Hatchwise 3.0 next week, our brand new design contest system that’s going to make the process of

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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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