AEC Anniversary With Style

4CDesignWorks continues a strong run of anniversary branding projects for local entities in A. Martini and SMPS Pittsburgh with one for the multi-disciplinary engineering, environmental and consulting firm Sheesley + Associates.

The 5 Year anniversary branding project continues the collaboration of Sheesley + Associates, Build Bold, and 4CDesignWorks. A variety of graphics were needed to support the milestone celebration, starting with the logo design and potential applications. All of this was built off the praised and award-winning Sheesley rebrand and website initiative.

5 Year Anniversary Concepts & Final Selection Isolated

Logo Design Process

Four different logo concepts were created focusing on integrating the “5” and the Sheesley “S cube” icon to push the new brand while celebrating the anniversary. The “Forward” arrow concept direction was a near unanimous favorite. Once that was selected, further refinements were made to get to the final direction.

Applying the new logo

A branding guide sheet was created as a reference for the variations that could be used on light and dark applications. Example applications were also provided to ensure that the logo would hold up in a variety of ways such as on apparel, crafted out of enamel, shown on an email signature, or even fashioned on a coffee mug!

Promotion for the anniversary celebration was done through social media channels of Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, with created graphics used on each for cover and profile imagery on each network.

Sheesley 5 Year Logo Brand Guide Sheet
Brand Guide Sheet: Outlining logo lockups and color variations.
Sheesley 5 Year Anniversary Logo Applications

Website Enhancements

The website additions focused on promoting highlights over the company history through a timeline page. Photos were curated and integrated, while creating a path for users to get to key projects within the website.

Website History Updates
History Timeline Webpage

Client & Project Information

About Sheesley + Associates

Sheesley + Associates is a trusted, multi-disciplinary consulting firm offering engineering, surveying, and environmental management solutions to clients in both the public and private sectors. They are a certified WBE company and registered PA DOT business partner with two locations in Pennsylvania.

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Project Highlights:

  • Corporate Identity & Anniversary Logo Design
  • Graphic Design Support
  • Social Media Post Design Support
  • History Timeline Webpage
  • Website Maintenance & Updates