3plains branding blog for hunting and fishing guides, outfitters and outdoor companies.
Client Brand & Embroidery Update
March 15, 2019 by Ryan Trask
Usually we build a logo for a client, we ship the final logo designs off and that's that. However, Adam & Amber Traylor of Hunt to Harvest were so excited about their new brand, that they were gracious enough to send us sample hats to the 3plains team. I thought that was pretty cool of Adam to do, as I think that shows a level of gratitude above and beyond the client relationship.
The Ever-Changing World of Website Design
December 22, 2016 by Ryan Marincovich
Changing Web Companies
June 08, 2016 by Ryan Trask
For some clients, changing web companies is and can be a miserable and gut-wrenching experience - how to tell your old company you are firing them and then hoping your new web company actually can deliver what they say they can and are going to do.
30 Awesome Custom Deer Hunting Logos Designed by 3plains
March 03, 2016 by Ryan Trask
30 logos were tough to pick from our large portfolio of deer hunting logos, so I narrowed them down to logos that had a whitetail or mule deer silhouette, rack, European mount, typical or untypical rack and stayed away from the combination deer hunting logos. We will follow up in a few months with our combo deer logos.
Custom Logo for Whitetail Deer Ranch
July 01, 2015 by Ryan Trask
Here's another example of a custom logo 3plains designed for one of customers for his whitetail deer ranch in Mississippi. It's amazing how many quality guides and outfitters are out there that have been in business since the 90's without an official logo. It's as simple as a whitetail buck on your wall.
16 New Awesome Outdoor Industry Logos
March 01, 2015 by Ryan Trask
2015 has been ridiculously busy so far and it feels like we have been doing nothing but treading water because of the huge influx of new logo designs. Let's take a look at 16 new logos we have designed this winter season here at 3plains.
Dog Training Logo Design Ideas
May 14, 2014 by Ryan Trask
A few potential customers called and asked about putting together a logo for their gun dog training and dog kennel businesses. Anything can be done for a logo design, so I figured rather than just talk about it, to highlight and show a past logo we have built. Here's one example to show you how to come up an idea and how we can execute.
Recovering from a Google penalty
August 29, 2013 by Ryan Trask
We recently had a Arkansas waterfowl hunting outfitter call us looking for a new website. He let us know that he had his website since 1996 and he had received a lot of business from his website - up until summer of 2012. After summer 2012, he said the calls just stopped coming in. Not only that, he was not even ranking in the first 500 SERP's in Google. Wow, not good; but not the first time we have seen this.
Copyright or Trademark your Logo
November 21, 2012 by Ryan Trask
Copyrights and trademarks are used to protect your intellectual property against infringement. Copyrights protect works of authorship, such as written work, film, audio, digital files and logos. These usually apply to works you’ve created. Trademarks are used for words, phrases, and symbols that identify a company and distinguish it from others. Because our custom logos include original, and often times commissioned, artwork you may want both a copyright and trademark to protect your logo and your brand.
3plains 10 Years in Business
October 27, 2012 by Ryan Trask
It's been 10 years since I first started 3plains. I wanted to highlight our first customer who has redone their website with us for the 3rd time now. Thank you to the Springer Family (Marshall, Colleen and Dillon Springer) for their business and friendship over the years.
4 New Custom Hunting Logos
July 11, 2012 by Ryan Trask
We've had a lot in the works in the way of custom logos here at 3plains for some time, so we thought it might be a good time to let you take a look at a few of them. We're still working through our current backlog of custom logo requests, but with taking the time to do each and every logo right, the work can often be slower than anticipated. It's really great to be able to share some of these finished designs with you. We can't wait to see them being put to use in the field.
May 11, 2012 by Ryan Trask
It's time to get professional email and drop the hotmail, yahoo or your ISP email address. Your choice of email address is a factor in how you are perceived whether you like it or not. In fact, you may be losing sales and potential bookings. Let's look at a few examples.
Success with Text Logos
April 02, 2012 by Ryan Trask
We generally get a lot of phone calls for custom logo designs. Frequently our potential clients approach us thinking that absolutely everything related to their service or business should be pictured next to their name... and haven't even considered something simpler.
Have you sent out postcards to your clients lately?
March 06, 2012 by Ryan Trask
It's always fun to see one of our clients take advantage of our 3plains print design. Our website customers get the advantage of our 3plains print design at our members only pricing.
How Do I Come Up With A Logo Concept?
January 10, 2012 by Ryan Trask
Coming up with a logo for your business can be difficult, especially if creativity isn't one of the tools in your wheelhouse. Here's an example of how we created a logo based on a concept that capture the essence of the client's business.
Logo Design Prices
July 26, 2010 by Ryan Trask
I wanted to take a few minutes and attempt to shed some light on the confusion surrounding logo design, what the costs are, and why the prices you've been searching for online vary so greatly. That is if you can even find prices posted at all.
Website Address on Vehicles
October 15, 2009 by Ryan Trask
Living in the Twin Cities involves driving a lot of driving with the poor transportation system. A person usually spends between an average of 20-50 minutes in their vehicle typically. Since I can get quite bored, obviously I end up looking at vehicle decals, advertisements or business signage on the roads. It never ceases to amaze me how many vehicles have logo'ed trucks, banners, stickers, and so forth with a phone number, but zero indication of a web address.