Category Archives: Logo Design

Do You Really Need a Logo in Digital Marketing

For some reason some entrepreneurs think that if they’re engaging in online digital marketing they don’t really need a logo to help visually define their brand. However, these are the same entrepreneurs that also have varied and scattered brand messaging across all their digital media. They don’t have any elements that cohesively bring their brand value and message together. I’m not saying a logo is the end all be all to bring a brand together, however, it is a visual representation of one’s brand that can easily help prospective clients, current clients and anyone on the Internet recognize and quickly understand what your brand is about.  Online a few seconds … Continue reading

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Posted in Branding, Logo Design, Mobile Optimization

What’s in a Color? The Impact of Color in Branding

Like it or not, people form opinions about your brand every day based of one simple thing: color. In fact, color can increase logo and brand recognition by up to 80 percent! Here are some reasons not to overlook the role of color in your branding efforts. Colors are seen by different age groups, genders and nationalities in many different ways. For instance, orange is highly accepted by young people, while people tend to dislike orange and green the older they get. Even men and women react differently to color. Females generally respond to red better than blue, while men prefer blue over red. Yellow has a higher effective value … Continue reading

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Posted in All about Color, Branding, Color in Marketing, Logo Design, Tips

Royal Family is Expecting – Tingalls is Also Expecting

A new look! Today the royal family announced that Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting a royal baby. It seems like the perfect opportunity to announce that Tingalls is also expecting a new look and much more! Currently, the office is under construction as we revamp our entrance and add a private conference room. In addition, we’ve changed the company name from Tingalls Dzyn to Tingalls Graphic Design, LLC. Check our Facebook Page to see the construction process and to see our new branding unroll. At the beginning of November the Tingalls Graphic Design team each unveiled a new look for the company branding and a few logo ideas. … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Facebook Banners

  Tingalls Graphic Design is often asked to update cover images for our clients on Facebook and we’re more than happy to help you reinforce your brand, increase customer loyalty and recognition. We feel it’s important to share Facebook’s guidelines for cover images so you can get the most out of your social media banner on Facebook and so you don’t “get in trouble”. Remember, Facebook reserves the right to reject a page at any time for any reason, so you want to play by their rules. No pricing information in the cover photo. This means you can’t advertise your sale price, you can’t post the percent off or even … Continue reading

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Posted in Branding, Logo Design, Social Media Marketing, Tips

The History of Iconic Logos

The logo creation process is unique to every company logo. At Tingalls Graphic Design we have a set procedure for designing logos but, as we sometimes find, the ideas can come at anytime and anywhere, which got us talking recently about iconic logos and how they were created. We found this so interesting we thought we’d share the stories of how some famous logos came to be. Nike The Nike Swoosh is recognized around the world and hasn’t changed much since its inception, but what is the history of the Nike Swoosh? In 1971 a graphic design student, Carolyn Davidson, agreed to do some freelance work for Blue Ribbon Sports, … Continue reading

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Logo Design Process at Tingalls Design

At Tingalls we understand how important a company logo is. Your logo will be instantly associated with your business, it represents you and needs to appropriately reflect your company goals, products and image. We have been helping our clients with logo design for more than 10 years and have handled more than 500 successful brands. Our approach is a little bit different than other logo design companies in that we provide all custom artwork (no clip-art), we charge hourly instead of flat rate pricing to be more affordable, and we offer a quick turn around with initial designs provided in 5 business days or less. Our approach is to partner … Continue reading

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3 Key Components to a Good Logo Design

If you’re considering replacing your company’s logo or you’re trying to come up with your first logo design, there are three key components to a good logo design that will help you find a logo that best suits your company image. Simple Logos In a very practical sense, a complicated logo isn’t easy to reproduce. What may look great on a sheet of paper becomes a bit more blurry when printed on a small business card and suddenly resembles a smudge when printed on a pen. A complicated logo is also more difficult for your customers, current and potential, to remember. Think of the most famous logos that instantly pop … Continue reading

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Posted in Advertising, Logo Design, Print Design

Outsourcing Can Increase Your Bottom Line

Have you ever considered outsourcing your marketing or design projects to a freelancer? Did you know it can actually increase your bottom line? By outsourcing, your business can continue marketing in tough economic times and avoid the expense and commitment of hiring additional staff. Remember, the best outsourcing arrangements are partnerships. Ideally at Tingalls Graphic Design, we work with you, not for you. It’s a win-win relationship for both of us. As a business owner and/or decision-maker, consider the following benefits of outsourcing: Controlled Costs Cutting costs may not be the only reason to outsource, but it’s definitely a big one. By outsourcing, money is more readily available for use in … Continue reading

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Posted in About Tingalls, Advertising, Copywriting, Logo Design, Small Business Marketing, Tradeshow Marketing

The Importance of Font

You put a lot of thought into your company colors, the images or icons you’ll use to represent your company, the placement of elements on your website and print materials, but did you stop to consider the font style you’d use to convey your message? Font selection is just as important, if not more important, than all of the other elements combined. The wrong font and your company message (or even the name) could be confusing, even downright unreadable. Sometimes the font choice is pretty obvious, a construction firm won’t be represented well by a font that looks like a calligraphy master created it. Likewise, a wedding planner probably won’t … Continue reading

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Posted in Advertising, Branding, Direct Mail, Logo Design, Print Design, Website Design

Negative Space in Logo Design

Negative space is the area around and between the subject of an image. It’s often an overlooked principle of design but it’s almost as important as the subject itself as it gives the eye a place to rest and can increase the overall effectiveness of the composition. Sometimes negative space is referred to as white space, but this can be confusing as it’s often not white. Using negative space in your logo design is important as it creates aesthetic composition and a general feel to the logo itself. A very busy logo with little negative space may be perceived as active, exciting or cluttered. A logo that features a lot … Continue reading

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Posted in Logo Design, Print Design

Saying “I Do” to Your Logo

Are you married to your logo? You should be. It might sound silly, but committing to a logo for your business is a lot like committing to a life partner or spouse. It can leave a good or bad impression on your friends, family and clients. It can speak on your behalf when you’re unavailable. It can be a positive, rewarding and life changing partnership or end in disaster and debt. Anything worth doing, whether cultivating a relationship or developing your business, is worth doing right. So why do some business owners settle for mediocre logo design? For the same reasons some individuals settle for a less desirable partner. They’re … Continue reading

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Pantone Color of the Year 2011: Not Your Grandmother’s Shade of Pink

This is not the shy pink of dawn, the sleepy pink of summer lemonade, or the tidy pink of gingham curtains. This is pink with attitude. A bold, intense, don’t-ignore-me color. Honeysuckle 18-2120, the PANTONE Color of the Year for 2011, is a confidant, assertive shade of lusciously saturated pink that fuels our desire for change and ignites our spirit, to help us meet the challenges of everyday life. It commands our attention and rewards us with a good dose of confidence and energy. Showing up just about everywhere from men’s and women’s apparel and accessories to footwear, cosmetics and furnishings for the home, Honeysuckle has become a global call … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas – Tingalls Style

On the 1st day of Christmas, Tingalls gave to me … ONE eye-catching logo! On the 2nd day of Christmas, Tingalls gave to me … TWO-sided informative business cards! On the 3rd day of Christmas, Tingalls gave to me … THREE colorful pieces of stationery! On the 4th day of Christmas, Tingalls gave to me … FOUR quarterly HTML email newsletters! On the 5th day of Christmas, Tingalls gave to me … FIVE Golden leads! On the 6th day of Christmas, Tingalls gave to me … SIX Professionally-designed panels in a tri-fold brochure! On the 7th day of Christmas, Tingalls gave to me … SEVEN Giving Tree Recipients! On the … Continue reading

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Posted in Logo Design, Print Design, Tips

K.I.S.S. Logo Design

By Tara Ingalls, Owner I was recently interviewed and asked to describe something that frustrates me in my job. That was a tough one. I had to actually think long and hard because I really love what I do and there are very few things that stress me out. I think the most common design faux pas is when I’m asked to add too many details to my client’s logo design. To explain further, let’s first breakdown the three areas of branding: 1. Logo Icon (think Nike’s swoosh or Target’s red target) 2. Company Name 3. Company Branding (all the photos, messages, graphics, colors, etc.) I think clients have a … Continue reading

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Do you have PMS colors for your branding guidelines?

McDonald’s Golden Arches™, Coca-Cola’s red logo, IKEA’s signature blue and yellow logo—all of these companies and many more use color to maintain a consistent and readily identifiable image. But, how does a global company like McDonald’s ensure that their trademarked logo printed on packaging in Japan matches the color used on signage here in the US? Enter the Pantone® Matching System®, known to many as PMS or simply Pantone colors. First created in 1963 by Lawrence Herbert, the Pantone system has become the worldwide trusted source for the art and science of color. According to www.pantone.com, Herbert was “fascinated by the challenge of developing a universal color specification system.” He … Continue reading

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Posted in Color in Marketing, Logo Design, Print Design, Tips