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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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Starting 2018 with a Strong Team

We’re expecting 2018 to be another year of growth for BlackOut Design. In April of 2017, we marked 14 years in business and more than 241 clients served. In October, Vikki Lawhon joined BlackOut as a graphic designer. With a BA in Integrative Arts from Penn State University and an MFA in graphic design from […]

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BlackOut Sponsors Marywood Students for Addy’s

Up to 10 students from Marywood University will have the opportunity to present their creative work to be recognized by the American Advertising Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania (AAF NEPA) at its annual awards ceremony on March 2 through a sponsorship provided by BlackOut Design. In a highly competitive industry, the American Advertising Awards Competition allows […]

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Bringing their “A” Game to the C-Suite

RATECentric, a new and innovative digital platform serving the small group insurance industry, is a sea change for the way that insurance carriers and producers navigate the sales process. With 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, the team behind the RATECentric platform have a deep understanding of the shortcomings that the traditional sales […]

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Scranton Half Marathon 5th Anniversary Logo 10.24.17

Celebrating 5 Years of the Scranton Half

When organizers of the Scranton Half Marathon approached us to design the special 5th anniversary logo for the event, we looked to the city itself for inspiration. Maintaining the original logo’s color palette of red, grey and black, the 5th anniversary logo incorporates Scranton landmarks presented through thick line work illustrations that lend a playful […]

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Recipes for the Epicurean Couple: Entertaining One Bite at a Time 10.17.17

A Gift to Make Memories With

When client, Amber Mallon, sought a uniquely personal gift to celebrate the marriage of two friends, she came to BlackOut Design to help bring her idea to life. The concept involved a curated collection of personal and professionally-developed recipes accompanied by a short narrative of its significance to Mallon’s relationships with loved ones and friends. […]

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First Friday Scranton Trifold 10.10.17

First Friday Scranton…To Go

For those unacquainted with First Friday Scranton, BlackOut Design has provided all the information one could need in a convenient, pocket-sized format. We created the trifold brochure on durable cardstock with a distinctive silver foil for First Friday venues to make accessible to patrons. In addition to a brief history of the grassroots initiative, the […]

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Entrepreneurship with Wilkes-Barre Connect

As a company with an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to contribute to NEPA’s economic development, our work with Wilkes-Barre Connect, a new initiative supporting local entrepreneurs, start-ups, and college students, is special to us. Blackout provided design and development of the website launched in November of 2016 for the initiative that is administered by […]

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RATECentric Launches New Website

When RATECentric, a platform providing powerful automation to clients in the small group insurance industry, sought a design for its new website, it needed one that was as impressive and efficient as its product. We answered the call with a scrolling homepage design that prioritizes the key benefits of RATECentric’s product—delivering measurable results while saving […]

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Hunters Sharing the Harvest Pop-Up Banners 09.15.17

Helping Hunters Share their Harvest

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to take a field trip to the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art in Millersburg for Hunters Sharing the Harvest’s September board meeting. The 2016-2017 season was particularly special for Hunters Sharing the Harvest. They celebrated 25 years as a social service organization and more than a million pounds […]

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The Great Eclipse of 2017

While Scranton isn’t in the “path of totality,” we still couldn’t miss the opportunity to witness the Great American Eclipse of 2017! Weather permitting, we’re hoping to catch a glimpse of the first solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in almost a hundred years when it reaches Scranton around 2:41p.m. (cereal box eclipse viewers in […]

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Green Ridge Business Association Logo 08.09.17

Introducing Visiting Designer, Matthew Hiller

When we started our collaboration with visiting designer, Matthew Hiller, we were excited to work with someone as obsessed with details as we are. With several years of experience in the printing industry, Matt designs with precision and a passion for hand-craftsmanship that is the hallmark of his design aesthetic. As the founder of Revival […]

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