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

11 Sustainable Brands To Support In 2021

Modern consumers care about how their spending habits impact the environment, with more than two-thirds of North American buyers reporting that they prefer to shop with sustainable brands.  Many brands claim to be environmentally conscious, but true eco-friendly companies create sustainable products using ethically sourced products and responsible manufacturing practices. Some common initiatives that help set the top eco-friendly companies apart include B-Corporation certification and Carbon Neutral certification. Our list of 11 sustainable brands not only creates useful products and services but have also gone above and beyond to commit to eco-friendly business practices and initiatives. 1. Beyond Meat Compared

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How Digital Marketers Can Protect Valuable Data In The Face Of Rising Cyberattacks

The coronavirus crisis has upended how businesses operate. Many companies have moved their product and services online, and most employees are now working remotely or in a hybrid setting. We’ve also seen massive changes in how businesses market their products and services during the ongoing pandemic. As a result, some key digital marketing trends have emerged.  There has been a drastic shift in buying behavior and consumption, prompting organizations to rethink their marketing strategy. Artificial intelligence, chatbots, social media, and video marketing are now commonplace in digital marketing. Marketing managers and CMOs could improve their chances just by shifting more resources

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Bi-Weekly Blog Round-Up

Hello everyone,Happy May! We hope that your month is off to a great start! We’ve been having a productive spring here at Hatchwise, and are eagerly preparing for the launch of Hatchwise 3.0 in the very near future (stay tuned for that!).  As always there have been some fun new design contests on Hatchwise recently (of course every contest is fun in it’s own special way) and we’ve pulled a couple of our favorites to show you. Take a look at both the Fork In The Road Cafe and the Pittsburgh Renegades Baseball design contests. Both received some excellent designs and we can’t decide on our favorites. How about

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Tips For Finding The Right Photographer For You

Whether you are needing to take photos for a business or wanting special portraits of yourself and your loved ones, you may be considering whether you should hire a professional photographer. If you want to have memorable and professional-grade photos, you should certainly consider this option. However, you will also need to know how to find the right photographer for your niche, needs,and personal preferences. Step 1-Determine the Correct Focus Although there are “general” photographers who can do pretty much anything, you should try to find a specialty photographer, especially if you are taking pictures that need to be done

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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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