We are used to turning on a dime with deadlines and responding immediately to client requests. It’s standard operating procedure around here. So when Power Packs Project approached us to create a new website and needed it completed for an event that was quickly approaching, we jumped right in with the help of our new digital hire, Bill Trovato.
Power Packs Project is a great organization that empowers families with education and ingredients to create nutritious weekend meals, so their children return to school fed and ready to learn. TCG is super excited to be involved. We were able to complete the website before the Power Packs event, and they were very pleased with the outcome. Please check out powerpacksproject.org here. Looking forward to many more projects with Power Packs.
Let us show you how quickly we can turn a project around. We’re up for the challenge. We think you’ll see that we go above and beyond for our clients.
A long, long time ago, maybe circa 1992, we created this logo for The Left Bank in York, PA. Kim Smith, our art director, was there recently and was so happy to see that the logo has stood the test of time. As all logos should!
We can help you with your logo and branding needs because, after all, TCG also has withstood the test of time!
“You want to be an artist but you just don’t have time, right? Don’t tell that to Kim Smith. The owner of TCG Design for 27 years – and mother of three – wakes up every morning at 5:30 a.m., completes a small painting and posts it to Instagram while you’re hitting the snooze button for the third time.”
This is an excerpt from an article about our visual wizard, president and creative director, Kim Smith, in LNP Inside Sunday Magazine on Sunday morning. It’s all about her commitment to painting every morning before she heads to the office. We are so proud of her!
One of the most crucial needs for sexual assault victims is to be heard. For many, that’s when the healing begins. We are proud to have worked with the Lancaster YWCA on this campaign to raise awareness of their sexual assault counseling services. They offer compassionate, confidential, cost-free counseling throughout Lancaster County.
If you live in Lancaster you will be seeing this campaign on buses, convenience store posters and on facebook throughout the year.
Thank you for all that you do YWCA Lancaster!
Just for those who like to keep things grammatically correct, ampersands can be properly used to represent “and” in phrases and names, but not in the structure of a sentence as a substitute for the word “and.”
#allhailtheampersand #funtosay #funtouse #nationalampersandday
Since 2014, we’ve worked with the PA Department of Health’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control on a variety of projects. From this hard-working group of folks comes guidance and action plans that positively impact the lives of Pennsylvanians. Under their direction, The Pennsylvania Cancer Coalition brings together medical specialists, health data experts, patient advocates, cancer survivors and cancer organization representatives to plan and carry out activities that target the state’s most prevalent screenable cancers, the geographic areas hardest hit by these cancers, and the most vulnerable citizens.
We recently were presented with a unique challenge—to create a logo for a team of high school girls competing in robotics. They already had the team name, Technabots, and a mascot of sorts, a gazelle. With that input, we got to work.
The gazelle is the school mascot for Philadelphia High School for Girls. We were told that it is often depicted in a leaping pose, but we went a different route, creating a front-facing view of a “mechanical” gazelle head. Incorporating gears and sprockets and servomechanisms, we came up with several options. The chosen design is shown here.
This is the first time we’ve created a logo using gazelles and gears. It was definitely a different kind of creative challenge—and a whole lot of fun!
And here are the options they had to choose from:
Use of your logo in different media applications and production platforms requires different file formats. That’s so your logo will look its best, no matter whether it appears in print, online, on TV, or wrapped around the backend of a bus!
Say you’re baking a cake and the recipe calls for flour. You don’t have any flour but you do have cornstarch, so you throw that in instead. The result will be a cake that’s…um…let’s just say less than optimum.
The same holds true for an online ad, a billboard, a printed brochure or any other creative work with your logo. You need the right file format to ensure that your logo looks its best. Here’s an example: the .gif or .jpg format is best for use on the web, while an .eps or .tiff is usually best for print.
Just like the “why did you even start baking a cake without having all the ingredients?” lesson, it’s good to be prepared ahead of time with your logo in all formats. Here’s our easy cheat sheet to help you be ready!
Get our free file format cheat sheet so you can always speak the right language!