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

Everything That You Need To Know About Trademarking A Logo

Trademarking your logo is an essential part of ensuring your company’s safety and is a process that will require expert legal assistance. Although the process of understanding how to trademark a logo can be difficult and at times daunting, we’re here to help guide you through the process. Once getting started, trademarking your logo is a fairly easy process that gets a little easier with every logo.  In this article, we’ll cover the basics of what trademarking a logo is, why it’s important, and most importantly, how you can do it. If you stick along, you’ll be an expert on

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Featured Contest: Pittsburgh Renegades Baseball

There are a variety of interesting and creative contests run here at Hatchwise and it’s always fascinating to see what clients are looking for and what they receive at the end of their contest. This contest run for a baseball team looking for a new logo to be used on their baseball team’s merchandise received fun and interesting design options from Hatchwise’s talented creatives.  In this blog post, we’ll go over details about the company, the entries that were submitted, and the final result that the client chose.  About The Company and What Was Requested  This client was looking for

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Featured Contest: Fork In The Road Cafe

It’s no secret that food logos can be a tricky thing since not only do they have to be professional, but it also has to draw customers in and encourage them to try the restaurant’s food. At Hatchwise, we pride ourselves on having creatives that understand the importance of a good food logo and who can create captivating logos that will do the job.  This particular logo contest saw a range of participation from creatives and logo entries that were unique and specific to the brand. We’re always thrilled to see contests where clients get creative and interesting entries to

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The Best Gaming Logos of All Time

Apart from the memorable characters and eye-popping artwork of our favorite video games, we also remember iconic video game logos. Chances are their bright fonts and graphics immediately captured our imaginations well before the title screen had loaded for the first time. But what are the best gaming logos of all time? Let’s look at 10 of them, in no particular order of course. It’s hard to comprehend how this game was released so long ago (1997), yet remains so relevant. The sprawling action-adventure genre defining series from Rockstar Games introduced us to Vice City, San Andreas and of course

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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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