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The Use of Hashtags on Social Media for Businesses

business | resources | social media by Shannon Noack on July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments


Most social media users know what a hashtag is, but how do you best use them as a business? If used properly they can be a great social media marketing tool, connecting your message and your company to a wider audience. The first hashtag was used in August of 2007 and the whole idea of hashtags and what you can do with them has come a long way since then! What is a…

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New Logo: The Unbeetable Experience

logos | new project by Shannon Noack on July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments


Earlier this year we designed a new logo for The Unbeetable Experience, a group that hires workers for the sugar beet harvest in Minnesota and North Dakota. This fun and energetic logo echoes the experience that workers will see during the harvest, which includes a lot of hard work but a lot of fun as well! Bold, bright colors, handwritten textures and fonts, as well as iconic imagery all combine to create an eye-catching design that…

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New Project: Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation Annual Meeting Pieces

design | marketing | new project by Shannon Noack on July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments


Earlier this year we completed a print project for the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation’s annual meeting. First, we added some additional fonts, colors, and ideas to their brand standards to rejuvenate their style and give them a broader scope of ideas to choose from when creating new marketing pieces. Then, we applied those new ideas and designed their annual meeting marketing pieces, an invitation and a 20 page annual report. The…

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Social Media Tips For Your Business

business | social media by Shannon Noack on July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments


Social media is an excellent way to market your company and extend your reach to new potential customers. It’s a great way to build a community that follows your business and supports you in your endeavors. As a business that’s also on social media, we have some tips that we’ve learned along the way that we think could help other businesses that are just getting started or aren’t sure how to go…

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New Website Launch: GeoComply

new project | new website launch by Shannon Noack on June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments


We recently launched an awesome new website for GeoComply, a location solution provider with offices in Las Vegas, Nevada and Vancouver, British Columbia. This clean and sleek new site is modern and simplistic using a long homepage design. Everything is very clean with lots of great whitespace making all of their information quick and easy to find. Large imagery, small icons, bold text, and parallax scrolling with large background images can all be…

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Is Your WordPress Website Secure?

blogging | web design by Shannon Noack on June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments


Website security is a concern for every website because you want to keep your information safe and your site looking the way you intend it to. WordPress is built with security in mind and has lots of great tools and functions that help with keeping your site secure. But like anything else, knowing how to use those tools and staying on top of it all is very important in keeping your site as…

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New Logo & Website Design: Heirloom

design | new project | new website launch | testimonial | web design by Shannon Noack on May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments


We recently completed a stylish new look for Heirloom, a new boutique catering & event design company based in Falls Church, Virginia. We designed an elegant and vintage look that speaks to the company’s name, Heirloom. They curate beautiful and stylish events, designing the whole experience for weddings, galas & social parties. They plan upscale yet casual events with seasonal menus that utilize fresh, local food, and rustic, trendy and creative event themes, as well as elegant and beautiful decor….

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Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly?

business | seo | web design by Shannon Noack on May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments


In late April, Google rolled out a new update that gives higher priority in search results on mobile devices to mobile-friendly websites, making it even more important to make sure your users can surf your website easily on a mobile device. With this update, Google hopes to give mobile users the best, high quality search results that enable people to find things that are tailored for their device and screen size. Test your site One of the…

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New Website Launch: Delia’s Pizzeria

design | new project | new website launch | web design by Shannon Noack on April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments


We recently designed a new website for Delia’s Pizzeria in Springfield and Sterling, Virginia. The website has a landing page for both locations and directs customers to the location of their choice for more information. Each location’s website has a menu and catering information, as well as reservation and contact info. The website features lots of rich textures and has a very warm, homey feel. We chose a few fun and playful fonts that tie together the design…

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Trending: Big, Bold, Amazing Headlines

design | inspiration | trends | web design by Shannon Noack on April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments


Large headlines have been trendy for some time now and it’s a style that isn’t showing any signs of slowing down! Large text grabs your attention, tells you it’s truly important, and makes a real impact. It also adds a graphic element to the site that’s clean, crisp, and modern (or depending on the font choice it can add any type of characteristic you’re looking for!). Choose a handwritten font for a more playful…

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