Bi-Weekly Resource Round-up Vol 11

Hi Everyone,

We now offer an easy way to share work done with your clients without showing any of the Flocksy branding.

This is great for agencies that want to share work with their clients without showing that Flocksy did it.

If you are on the Access Plan, simply go to the project and click the share button above the work. Then simply toggle off “Flocksy branding” and you are good to go.


Sam Ryan
… and the rest of Team Flocksy!

Featured Team Member Design Of The Month:


Here is a blog post design mockup created for a client by Flocksy team member Sunardi.

All custom illustrations/brand designs/marketing materials on Flocksy are created completely from scratch by one of our extremely talented graphic design creatives.

Start a graphic design project today and see results in just hours!
 

The 8 Most Common Web Design Blunders To Avoid

by Flocksy writer Valentine Karimi
  Easy and inexpensive self design platforms have simplified the process of creating sites. In fact, you no longer require coding knowledge these days. However, acquiring a website is not the problem; usability is… continue

Some Great Logo Examples To Help You Get Inspired

by Flocksy writer Sophia
  Logos are a critical aspect of any brand; they’re what represents a brand and makes it recognizable to customers. When you think about all the top brands(Apple, Google, Target, Microsoft) a lot of times what will instantly come to mind is their iconic logos. Logos speak for their brand and are a huge part of their advertising.   continue    

12 Interesting And Iconic Logo Redesigns

by Flocksy writer Sophia
  Regardless of the size of the change, seeing redesigns that Iconic companies make are also always a fun adventure and the public is very quick to judge whether it was a success or not. Here are some examples of famous brands, and their logo redesigns:  continue

How To Design The Best Characters For Websites

by Flocksy writer Alexander Lundrigan
  If you are a web designer, you will likely run into a client that wants a cutesy or cool looking character design for their website. If your goal is to dazzle the client, you need to understand the best conventions when designing these characters. continue

Bi-weekly Resource Round-up Vol. 10

Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone had a great summer and got some vacation time in! We’ve been busy over here at Flocksy.

Here is some of what we have been working on:

Simplified starting and completing a project and made it even faster to get work done! :rocket:

Added the Illustration Team to our Team Plan! (used to only be in the Access Plan) Expanded what our copywriting team offers :thumbsup: And more… 

So go check it out and let me know your thoughts! I’d love to hear them.

Sam Ryan
… and the rest of Team Flocksy!

Featured Team Member Design Of The Month:

Here is a poster design mockup created for a client by Flocksy team member Airice.

All custom illustrations/brand designs/marketing materials on Flocksy are created completely from scratch by one of our extremely talented graphic design creatives.

Start a graphic design project today and see results in just hours!
 

5 Tips That Every Digital Creative Needs To Know In 2021

by Flocksy writer Rachel Estes
The design industry is ever evolving. New trends and social behaviors are always cropping up in this creative sector, and sometimes it may feel as if you don’t know where to begin as an aspiring designer. There are a few tips to consider when thinking about jump starting into a career as a digital creative:     continue

5 Creative Photo Editing Tips For Graphic Designers To Improve Their Skills

by Flocksy writer William Hudson
  To have complete control in the design world a graphic artist must know how to alter and augment pictures at will. There are five forms of photographic manipulation a graphic designer should be fully comfortable performing. We list and discuss them below  continue    

How To Lead Successful Virtual Meetings: 5 Guidelines

by Flocksy writer David Galstyan
  This article will outline the best practices for running an effective virtual meeting. You might not need every single one of them, but you can use this as a general guide to run meetings that everyone enjoys.   continue

The Benefits Of Outsourcing Your Social Media Projects

by Flocksy writer Matt Gladstone
If you should decide to outsource and let the experts take care of your social media marketing needs, here are the top seven benefits you’ll receive with this decision.   continue 

10 of the Best Restaurant Logos To Inspire You And Some Great Tips For Designing Yours.

Customers return to the restaurant scene after a whole year off due to the pandemic in record numbers. As the business in restaurants increases across the country, it could be time to also revisit your logo.

A restaurant logo is responsible for the first impression you give your customers. Does yours invoke the right emotions? Does it represent your brand in the right way?

All of these are crucial questions you need to ask yourself when designing a restaurant logo. As the dining experience returns to normal, you wouldn’t want to miss out on customers because of an outdated or lackluster logo. Below are some general tips when designing yours and ten killer examples.

Tips For Designing Your Restaurant Logo.

Do not feel intimidated by the design process for your logo. All the choices you have can feel overwhelming at first. You should try to find enjoyment in the process. Picking the image to represent your business should be exciting! The design process is also not finite.

You can always go back to square one if you don’t like where you end up.

However, tip number one is mapping out a plan. You need to include several things. First, who are your clients? What do they like or appreciate? These are the people you want to attract to your restaurant. They are your target audience. By identifying them and becoming an expert in their interests, you can create a logo that appeals to them.

Secondly, identifying your target audience will help you know how you want to present yourself. Are you a classy joint? A family establishment? Or a relaxed hipster vibe? Choosing your logo should appeal to your target audience and represent who you are as a restaurant.

The easiest way to articulate the feeling you want to give is to envision what emotions you want to feel when you walk into your restaurant.

Thirdly, keep in mind how your targeted audience physically sees your restaurant. If your business is a more fast-food type, you’ll want an easily recognizable logo from the street while your customers walk or drive by.

Once you have a plan for your new logo set in place, you then should get designing. You can hire a designer or take it upon yourself. Neither one is right nor wrong. You should pick the one that fits your circumstances the best.

Take the path that feels like it is going to generate the most professional and representative logo.

Learn From Some Of The Best Out There.

There’s no better inspiration for your logo than looking at some killer examples. Below are ten restaurant logos that used theirs to accentuate their customers and brand.

City Bird Tenders – Ohio and Illinois.

City Bird Tenders is a restaurant that serves high-quality chicken tenders, sandwiches, and other fast-food items. Their logo embodies their brand perfectly. The lettering is clear and tells new customers exactly what to expect. Additionally, the iconic chicken-shaped logo is easily recognizable while driving or walking.

Little Goat Diner – Chicago, Illinois

Little Goat Diner is a quirky brunch spot in Chicago. Located in the famous Fulton Market, the logo is doing everything it needs to for the restaurant. It gives customers a quirky and fun feeling with the cartoon smiling goat. Additionally, by encompassing the word “diner,” customers know what type of food to expect.

Big Kids – Chicago, Illinois

Big Kids is a restaurant that capitalizes on nostalgia, and its logo captures that feeling perfectly. It serves childhood-inspired meals and cocktails like artisan PB&Js and tang-flavored margaritas. The logo tells the customer exactly what to expect while the bright colors and lettering catch the eye. This logo demonstrates how to capture the feeling of your restaurant’s brand.

Oriole – Chicago, Illinois

Oriole is a fine dining restaurant that embodies the word classy. Their logo naturally invokes a high level of prestige. The simplistic but elegant lettering tells the customer, they can only expect high-quality at this establishment.

Columbia – Tampa Bay, Florida

Columbia is one of Tampa Bay’s oldest restaurants, and the font of their logo gives off a feeling of timelessness. Plus, using the original logo is crucial because of its longevity. As a staple in the area, they kept the familiar logo. Why rebrand something everyone already recognizes?

Jollibee -International

Jollibee is an international fast-food restaurant that serves fried chicken, spaghetti, burgers, and chicken sandwiches. The logo is an example of utilizing a cartoon character. The character is a play on their name. It’s a happy bee. Also, it captures the attention of their targeted audience: families.

Nation – Cincinnati, Ohio

Nation is a burger and bar joint in Cincinnati, Ohio, that pulls a little local history into the logo. You won’t know the full story about the hatchet in the logo until you dine there. However, the mystery of the logo draws customers in and becomes a cool callback once they learn the history. It also demonstrates how mystery can be a device to intrigue potential customers.

Starbucks – International

The logo we all recognize. Despite its universal branding, the logo is a great example of iconic symbolism. Simple and unique, the logo became something everyone knows. Your restaurant’s logo may never achieve the universal recognition, but you can still get inspired from the one-of-a-kind appeal of the Starbuck’s logo.

Seaspice – Miami, Florida.

Seaspice is a seaside restaurant serving high-quality seafood and ocean views. The restaurant’s logo tells this exact story. The elegant lettering tells you it is fancy, and the octopus gives away the establishment’s food specialty.

Chipotle – International

Chipotle is another international fast-food eatery that specializes in Mexican. The logo uses the iconic chipotle pepper in the center. The color scheme embodies the flavor profile of the restaurant’s food: heat, earthy flavors, and spicy flavors.

Bi-Weekly Resource Round-up Vol 9

Hi Everyone,

We’re excited to announce that we have updated the portal with a cleaner and simpler look! It is now easier than ever to create projects, manage your projects and create brand buckets. Let us know what you think!

Sam Ryan
… and the rest of Team Flocksy!

Featured Team Member of the month:


Let us introduce you to Whitney, who is a Project Manager here at Flocksy

Hello Everyone!
My name is Whitney, and I’m a Project Manager here at Flocksy.
I reside in the western suburbs of Chicago with my 2 year old son, Luca, and our dog, Joplyn. Outside of work, we enjoy being outdoors, listening to music, having impromptu dance parties…

To learn more about Whitney go here
 
 

How to Improve Your Email Open Rate

by Flocksy writer David Galstyan  
One question many marketers ask themselves is “how can I get my emails opened?” While there are plenty tricks out there, we recommend a thoughtful approach that focuses on communicating with those subscribed and giving them something valuable or tangible from the beginning so it pays off at the end.    continue

How To Set Small Business Goals

by Flocksy writer Rachel Estes
  If you’re looking for help with how to manage and set goals for your small business, now’s the time to get a hold of it. The key to setting goals for a small business is to keep it practical and easy at first… continue  

Five Steps For Achieving Diversity And Inclusion In The Workforce

by Flocksy writer David Galstyan
  To get a sharper picture on society it’s important to increase diversity among our professional circles by thinking outside the box about who fits into our social groups.    continue

How To Have Secure Passwords

by Flocksy writer Sarah Sartin
  How secure are your passwords? Maybe you think they are good enough, or you don’t see any reason someone would try to hack little ole you. Yet, in this modern society everything has basically turned over to digital. You need to protect yourself, so here’s how   continue 

Flocksy Featured Team Member Of The Month: Whitney

Let us introduce you to Whitney, a Project Manager here at Flocksy

In Her Own Words :

Hello Everyone!
My name is Whitney, and I’m a Project Manager here at Flocksy.
I reside in the western suburbs of Chicago with my 2 year old son, Luca, and our dog, Joplyn. Outside of work, we enjoy being outdoors, listening to music, having impromptu dance parties, and Trolls is on very frequently. I like to say that we live in a beautiful chaos and wouldn’t have it any other way.


Inside of work, I enjoy working with the clients and team members, to advocate, ensure excellent quality of work and customer service, and the efficiency of project completion. I have been with Flocksy since September 2020 and hope to be here long-term and develop great relationships moving forward with everyone. Feel free to reach out to me for anything or just to say hello!

We Asked Her A Few Questions

What is a typical day for you working at Flocksy?

  • I like to setup a priority list for the day, to ensure that I’m as organized as possible. Most days are definitely busy, and entails reviewing projects, communicating with clients and team members, handling emails and chat, and trying my best to keep everyone happy!

What do you like best about working at Flocksy?

  • Working at Flocksy certainly provides the sense of purpose in the given work, that I enjoy having every day. Whether that be helping small businesses or larger companies, I truly enjoying helping people reach those project milestones.

Tell us a great customer story

  • I have developed wonderful relationships with the clients over time, and found a kinship with one in Sweden, who was previously from the Chicagoland area (where I am from) and it made for very nostalgic conversation. Really goes to show, that this is a small world, indeed.

Bi-Weekly Resource Round Up Vol 8

Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather and getting outside, I know we all have been. We’ve been working on providing the option to let clients work with just one team member and are planning on releasing the option in the near future. If you have any feedback on this or would like to be notified when it’s released, let me know.

Sam Ryan
… and the rest of Team Flocksy!

Featured Team Member Design of the Month:


Here is a flyer design mockup created for a client by Flocksy team member James.

All custom illustrations/brand designs/marketing materials on Flocksy are created completely from scratch by one of our extremely talented graphic design creatives.

Start a graphic design project today and see results in just hours!
 

Five Great Ways to Take Care of Your Customers on Instagram

by Flocksy writer Matt Gladstone

There are certain best practices to follow when using social media, however, as engagement and interaction don’t just happen; your brand must be careful to provide a space where these components are possible and foster an environment of appreciation and responsiveness. Here are five ways to better interact and provide care for your customers on Instagram.    continue

6 Tips For An Efficient Office And Business

by Flocksy writer Matt Gladstone
Businesses of all sizes are doing everything in their power to create efficient and highly organized work environments for their employees.  continue    

Office Managers, How To Take Yourself To The Next Level

by Flocksy writer Sophia
Whether you have just been promoted or are looking to improve your skills, this guide will help you become the best office manager you can be.    continue

6 Best Practices to Increase Instagram Engagement

by Flocksy writer Matt Gladstone

Instagram is a great place for businesses to post content and make their audience aware of new products and services. It’s also a great place to interact and engage with their audience but starting engagement and improving it are two different things entirely.   continue 

Bi-Weekly Resource Roundup Volume #7

Hi Flocksy fam!

I hope everyone is doing well! We’re excited to announce that we made some exciting changes to the Flocksy dashboard. It now has a cleaner layout, easy navigation and more. Go check it out and let us know what you think!

Sam Ryan
… and the rest of Team Flocksy!

Featured team member design of the month:


Here is a custom illustration by our creative Sunardi, for a client. We think it’s pretty cool! All custom illustrations on Flocksy are drawn completely from scratch by one of our extremely talented illustrators. Start an illustration project today and see results in just hours!

 

Kick Start Your New Businesses With These 8 Digital Marketing Practices

by Flocksy writer Gerry Ellen Avery
Digital marketing has become such a savior for many startups, as these practices allow startups to reach audiences at a much lower cost than traditional marketing. Although many startups have adopted digital marketing, developing your own strategy is key if you want to achieve the best results.   continue

5 Benefits Of Outsourcing

 by Flocksy writer Scarlette Olivier
One of the biggest struggles that businesses face today is finding the perfect balance between quality and cost. Outsourcing is emerging as an effective tool to help companies cut costs while still keeping the quality that today’s consumers have come to expect.   continue    

How Are Your Media Relations? Give Them A Boost With These 5 Tips

 by Flocksy writer Kasey Van Dyke
  In the digital age, a relationship with the media is crucial to getting your business out in the public eye. The process of building this relationship is the core of media relations. Not only does this build a valuable connection with people who can improve your reputation in the community, it’s a way to get some free marketing.   continue

5 Easy Tips For Curating The Best Facebook Timeline

by Flocksy writer Allison Denny
Since your Timeline is a major aspect of your Facebook experience, it’s important to focus on this platform. Your Timeline should be a high-quality representation of your brand, fitting neatly into your company’s vision, mission, and goals. Learn these five easy tips to help you curate the best Facebook timeline   continue 

Bi-Weekly Resource Roundup Volume 6

Hi Flocksy fam!

On the East Coast we’ve been lucking out with some warm weather! It’s been a nice sign that the summer months are on the horizon. I hope you’ve also been able to get outside and enjoy the season’s change wherever you are.

Sam Ryan
… and the rest of Team Flocksy!

Featured team member design of the month:

Here is a label design mockup created for a client by Flocksy team member Sunardi. We think its pretty cool! All custom illustrations/brand designs/marketing materials on Flocksy are created completely from scratch by one of our extremely talented graphic design creatives. Start a graphic design project today and see results in just hours!

Improving Customer Satisfaction And Why It’s Essential To Your Business

by Flocksy writer Matt Gladstone
Customer satisfaction revolves around making sure your customers appreciate your efforts and feel appreciated by your company…   continue

Turn Your Business Idea Into A Career

by Flocksy writer Laurie J Gettings
   Here are some steps you can use to make your own dream of owning a small business come true. continue
 

Should You Choose A Facebook Page Or Group For Your Business?

 by Flocksy writer Rachel Wayne
  If you’ve spent any time on the platform, you’ve seen content on business profiles, aka pages, and in Facebook groups. But which option is better for your business?   continue

Utilizing Google Trends To Enhance Marketing Content

by Flocksy writer Matt Gladstone
Google has a tool which helps you create better and more favorable content more easily, called Google Trends. This tool is great for keeping your content fresh and up to the minute. It also contains many features to check on competition and enhance your existing your content. Here are five ways you can use Google Trends in your favor.   continue 

Bi-weekly Resource Roundup Volume 5

Hi everyone,

Thanks for your ongoing support! We’re updating our pricing this month, removing the team plan and making it easier to choose an individual service.
You are also going to see a redesigned dashboard for easier navigation, and simpler briefs. We hope you enjoy these updates!

Sam Ryan
… and the rest of Team Flocksy!

Featured team member design of the month:


Here is a custom mascot illustration by our creative Sunardi, for a client. We think it’s pretty cool! All custom illustrations on Flocksy are drawn completely from scratch by one of our extremely talented illustrators. Start an illustration project today and see results in just hours!

Keys To Successful Start-Up Marketing

by Flocksy writer Matt Gladstone
The key to a successful business, including a start-up business, is mastering the art and process of great marketing. If you’ve just started a business or plan to in the future, follow these tips and techniques to perfect your marketing and get a leg up on the competition.   continue

5 Tips For Working From Home When Your Kids Are There Too.

  by Flocksy writer Scarlette Olivier
Whether your kids are also learning from home or you have little tots who are too young from school, it can be extremely challenging to work from home with your kiddos constantly asking you for snacks, telling you they’re bored, or fighting with their siblings… continue    

Tips And Techniques When Using Live Social Media For Your Business  

by Flocksy writer Matt Gladstone
  There’s an art to using live streaming platforms, however, and they work most effectively for companies who know the ins and outs of the process. Here’s a short guide to using live social media streams to enhance you brand attract new customers.  continue

5 Instagram Tips Which Will Help Boost Your Sales

by Flocksy writer Matt Gladstone
Instagram is unique and engaging because it’s primarily a visual platform, allowing you to post pictures about the products and services you sell. Instagram is relatively simple to use but there are some tips and techniques which will help you take your social media game to the next level.  continue 

Bi-Weekly Resource Roundup Volume 4

Hi everyone,

We’re continuing to update and add helpful and exciting changes to Flocksy so you should be seeing those happening during the next few months, and we have really appreciated all the feedback and suggestions we have had from both clients and team members alike, as we seek to make everyone’s experiences the best it can be.

Sam Ryan
… and the rest of Team Flocksy!

Featured team member design of the month:

Here is some marketing material created for a client by Flocksy team member Amanda. We think its pretty cool! All custom illustrations/brand designs/marketing materials on Flocksy are created completely from scratch by one of our extremely talented graphic design creatives. Start a graphic design project today and see results in just hours!

5 Reasons To Establish A Blog For Your Small Business

by Flocksy writer Matt Gladstone

Blogs are more in use now than ever before, and it’s never too late to start one. Here’s a brief guide to why you should start a blog today, this very moment.   continue

Live Your Purpose: Five Reasons To Become An Entrepreneur

by Flocksy writer Mary Lee Ptacek

In the world today, you don’t have to stay in a career that makes you unhappy or that isn’t as fulfilling as you hoped. In the gig economy, there are many opportunities for people to build their own business.  continue

How To Move Past A Failure At Work

by Flocksy writer Allison Denny

Remember that everyone makes mistakes from time to time, including your management team, director, board, and other decision-makers. Explore the following steps to minimize, address, and move past professional mistakes.  continue

Managing Vs. Leading

by Flocksy writer Matt Gladstone

If you’re wondering what the difference between effective management and effective leadership are, read this quick and informative guide.  continue