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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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03.05.19

BlackOut brings home some bling!

The GREATEST ADDY’S didn’t disappoint this year! Inspired by the musical, The Greatest Showman, the venue was decked out with popcorn, glitz, and magic in every corner. Hosted by the American Advertising Federation of NEPA, this annual event honors exceptional advertising in the NEPA market. Categories include all forms of advertising including online, print, and […]

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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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01.29.18

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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01.17.18

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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11.02.17

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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