New Logo, New Look
If you are a regular reader of The Portland Beacon, you will likely be noticing a new set of logo images on our site and on our social media pages in the coming days.
Since the Beacon started last August, I have been using a free use image and some do-it-yourself graphics on the site and other pages. Since day one I have worked hard to keep expenses low. As I work to grow the site, I decided it was time to spend a little bit of money to get an image that was original, professional, and truly representative of the Beacon.
While I stayed with the light house theme and the color orange, the new logo is our own image. I feel it is clear and clean and continues to support the Beacon’s theme of drawing people attention.
Sticking with the local focus, I was fortunate to find a local designer to help with this project, and I wanted to take a moment to recognize him. Our new logo was designed by local designer Kyle Pierce. He is a recent graduate of Portland High School and will be attending Western Michigan University this Fall to pursue a Major in Graphic Design.
This was my first time working on a logo project like this, and while Pierce does not have extensive experience working with small businesses, I found him to be affordable, courteous, professional, and incredibly receptive to my ideas and suggestions. He met all my expectations, and well within my expected timeline. I highly recommend him to any local business or non-profit looking for knowledgeable assistance with a logo or graphic design project.
Pierce says that he is, “currently in the process of designing a new updated Logo for The Portland Community Fund. It is awesome being able to design new looks for local organizations and businesses.”