4C has been a collaborator with the principal and founder of BuildBold for many years. This led to the introduction of 4C to Sheesley & Associates for a potential new website. 4C put together a comprehensive review to present to Sheesley that highlighted the company compared to the competition, existing digital marketing, and branding opportunities.

Sheesley + Associates Previous Branding
The previous logo for Sheesley & Associates in a competitive landscape of logos.
Sheesley + Associates Previous Branded Materials
Previous collateral, signage, and application of the Sheesley & Associates logo.

Prior to meeting with the company, the design nerds at 4CDesignWorks were quick to notice the potential limitations of the existing branding and doodled some ideas for refining the existing logo. This became a discussion point and 4C was chosen to create the new branding and website for the company.

Sheesley + Associates Before & After Logo and Color Update

New Branding & Logo Development

Design concepts were sketched and an initial round of 6 different directions was presented. From there 2 were selected and refined along with possible applications and website hero options.

One key adjustment was the use of a plus, as opposed to an ampersand when writing the name. In design the “& Associates” was also dropped from the logo presentation. This helped consolidate the logo and helped with readability at different sizes. The final logo was selected for its unique “S cube” visual, flexibility in lockups, readability at various sizes, as well as large shift in color.

Brand Color Change

The brand color had always been orange, but with environmental offerings becoming more of a staple as well as the competitive field of logos that featured warmer colors (reds, yellows, oranges) – green was selected to make a drastic change to the brand itself.

New Sheesley + Associates Logo Design


Initial corporate materials were needed, such as stationery and business cards. Additional marketing needs were also addressed, including truck magnets, blueprint plan cards, signage, print ads, PowerPoint slides, and custom icons.  These were all developed as an extension of the revised brand to support the new direction.

Sheesley + Associates Branded Applications
Sheesley + Associates Stationery Print Management & Email Signatures
Sheesley + Associates Project Sheet & Team Member Bio Templates

Website Redesign & Rebuild

The website rebuild portion of the project focused on further integrating the new brand by presenting the services with custom icons, housing news posts, showcasing projects as case studies with imagery and brief information, and giving a glimpse into the knowledgeable team that makes Sheesley + Associates a successful company through fun personal information.

Sheesley + Associates Website Before & After
Sheesley + Associates Website Services & Associations Pages
Sheesley + Associates Website Projects Pages
Sheesley + Associates Website News & Contact Pages
Sheesley + Associates Website Team Page


Gold Hermes Award

The Rebranding for Sheesley + Associates secured Gold within the Strategic Marketing Campaigns / Company Branding category.

Gold DotCOMM Award

The Sheesley + Associates Website won Gold in the Website Redesign category.

Honorable Mention MarCom Award

The Sheesley + Associates Logo Design was awarded an Honorable Mention

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.

View their website at https://sheesleyassoc.com

Project Highlights:

  • Competitive Analysis & Review
  • Strategic Planning
  • New Brand Identity (Corporate Identity & Logo Design)
  • Branding Sheet & Color Guide
  • Corporate Branding Guidelines
  • Stationery Suite (Business Cards, Letterhead, Envelopes, Forms, Electronic Signatures) and Print Production Support
  • Website Design and Graphic Design Support
  • Supportive Custom Patterns and Icon Graphics
  • Social Media Templates
  • Business Collateral (Project Case Study templates)
  • Exterior Signage & Vehicle Applications
  • Mobile Friendly & Responsive Display
  • WordPress Content Management System Training
  • Hosting Migration Support