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07.05.19

Launching A New Brand for Kohanski & Co.

When accounting firm Kohanski and Co. branched off from Jones Kohanski, they came to BlackOut to help launch their new brand. Starting with the logo, BlackOut wanted to ensure that the name Kohanski was front and center and easily recognizable. To differentiate from the other brand, we went with a deep, navy blue color with […]

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06.28.19

A New Port of Call for Wine Explorers

Did you know that America’s largest community of wine explorers is headquartered right here in Scranton? The American Wine Society reached out to BlackOut to deliver a high-impact and simple to navigate site that showcases all of the AWS content as well as integrates into their existing membership toolset, all while giving society chapters all […]

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06.21.19

A Trio of Banners for APSci

Last year, our client Advanced Photonic Sciences (APSci) asked us to create two pop-up banners for a conference that they were attending. This year, they asked us for a third, coordinating banner for this year’s conference.   The two original banners largely displayed the client’s logo front and center along with their capabilities as well as […]

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06.14.19

Healthier Choices in PA Food Banks

When our longtime client Feeding PA asked us to design a logo for their newest project, PA Healthy Pantry Initiative (HPI), BlackOut couldn’t wait to jump in and help. The PA Department of Health partnered with Feeding PA and its member food banks to increase healthy inventory available to food pantries. A registered dietitian with […]

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06.07.19

Jack’s Must Be the Place

With a new owner and a fresh look, the next logical step for Jack’s Draft House was a new website.   The Hill Section bar and restaurant owner Jimmy Harrison wanted to showcase his newly remodeled space throughout the website. BlackOut answered the call and designed the website that incorporates the rich, vintage colors and textures […]

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05.30.19

SEC Unveils Renovations

Before we moved into our office space in Dunmore, BlackOut started in the Scranton Enterprise Center. The SEC is a state-of-the-art business facility in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania and houses several anchor tenants as well as a Business Incubator program for start-up and expanding small businesses.   SEC recently unveiled renovations to the space. Renovations were undertaken […]

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05.24.19

A New Look for Benchmarks, Inc.

Thomas J. Scanlon, Founder and President of Benchmarks, Inc. approached BlackOut with goals of an easy to navigate website and a unique place to tell his story. Benchmarks, Inc. does not offer a particular “expertise” or consulting specialty, but has achieved a variety of goals for its clients depending on their specific need and its […]

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05.17.19

Putting BlackOut(s) to the test with Rinker Generators

With the growing interest and need for generators in the NEPA area, Ben Rinker identified an opportunity to grow his business through an enhanced website and improving user experience. Partnering with BlackOut, we worked together to deploy the Rinker Generator website. Digital content on the website and on social media platforms is an effective way […]

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05.10.19

From Trademarked to Registered

Some great news for our client RATECentric! They received word from the United States Patent & Trade Office that the RATECentric logo has been approved for Registration(®) for the goods and services they provide.   Formerly, RATECentric was claimed as a Trademark (™) which is a safeguard for branded words, symbols, and graphics to be […]

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03.20.19

Welcome Rachel to our team!

Our new Graphic Designer Rachel joined BlackOut earlier this month, and we couldn’t be more excited! Let’s get to know her, shall we? What’s your background? I am born and raised in NEPA. I grew up in Tunkhannock, Pa and then moved to Scranton while attending Marywood University. I became interested in Graphic Design during […]

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01.10.19

A Fresh Start for an Early Childhood Center

When the Wellkind School for Early Learners approached us about a rebranding of the 5-year old childcare and early learning center, they had a well-defined vision to guide the process and ensure that the finished product felt true to their mission. Previously operating as Freckles and Frills, the Wellkind School for Early Learners is located […]

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03.12.18

Supporting the Future of Design in NEPA

Last weekend, northeast Pennsylvania’s chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) held its annual awards ceremony at the Radisson Lackawanna. This year, we took a different approach to the event by partnering with Marywood University Associate Professor of Graphic Design, Christine Medley, to sponsor 10 student entries for the competition. Our intent was twofold—to support […]

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