Author: Chelsea Perez


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  • The Happenings at Creative
  • Creative Spotlight: Northwest SPCA
  •  Quote of the Month
  • Behind the Scenes: Maisie Jane's
  • Top Post of November
  • Get Featured & Special Offer

The Happenings at Creative

If there is one thing the founders at Creative Composition are passionate about, it's family values. While they are fiercely in tune with printing and marketing best practices, our values shine above all else.
One way in which we continue to carry out our family values is by being selfless. This month we had a handful of employees who pulled out no stops to help the Creative Team get through this busy holiday season.
In the spirit of giving we had several employees bring in several food & beverage items. They brought in everything from delectable donuts, snacks, coffee & holiday drinks to share. We are proud to have such a strong team! They have come together to help provide a quick pick me up this Thanksgiving month.

Thank you to our Creative employees!

"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." --Andrew Carnegie

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Creative Spotlight: Northwest SPCA

The Northwest S.P.C.A. is a private, non-profit corporation founded in 1980 for the purpose of promoting animal welfare and responsible pet ownership. As a charitable, organization their humane programs and services include some of the following:

Pet Facilitated Therapy, Micro-Chipping, Animal Rescues, Pet Adoptions, and Animal Sheltering. These are just a few of the many services S.P.C.A offers, to learn more click here!

Northwest S.P.C.A depends on the support and affordability of business to help accomplish their vital mission. That is where Creative comes in! We have a passion for making a positive impact, and we are grateful to work with a non-profit like Northwest SPCA.

We have helped them design posters, market their newsletters, and print numerous exciting projects. In hopes to help promote their mission to get these local animals adopted. It is always a pleasure working with the Northwest S.P.C.A  team. The Creative Team would like to say thank you for your continuous business.

If you're looking for ways to help Northwest SPCA they are currently holding a special adoption right now where adoption fees are waived! Another way to help this holiday season is to donate dog, puppy, cat, and kitten food as well as blankets and towels!

To learn more about how you can help donate or volunteer, CLICK HERE!


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Behind the Scenes: Maisie Jane's

Maisie Jane was a third-generation almond farmer’s daughter, she began roasting nuts in her family’s kitchen at age 17. Over two decades later, her and her family proudly carry on small family farming traditions using bee friendly and earth friendly practices in their family owned and operated orchards.

Their family owned company has strong beliefs and passion in offering locally grown nuts, organic farming practices, and gift products from Northern California.

They believe in honest, friendly and helpful customer relations at all levels and their team takes pride in every task, every day, with every person. Maisie Jane's is a close partner with Creative just like them we are a family owned business that takes great pride in their work and we have worked with Maisie Jane's for quite some time.

Maisie Jane's relies on us to design and print eye catching and bold booklets to announce their up-and-coming products for each season. It is always a pleasure working with the Maisie Jane's and their team we truly cherish are partnership with them!

Looking for gift ideas for this Holiday Season make sure to check out their Maisie Jane's Website or check our their store located at 1324 Dayton Rd, Chico, CA 95928

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Top Post of November

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We like to stay ahead of the curve posting our fresh ideas, new products, and all the fun happening at Creative! Our top post of November was our "Honey Run Covered Bridge Booklet" post featuring HRCB Association!

In a resent announcement to rebuild the bridge Creative was proud to help print the history of this beautiful landmark.

Check it out here to see all the details!

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Last Minute Customizable Holiday Essentials

The holidays seem to come around faster and faster each year! We have noticed and heard the same thing from our clients. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, there is still a small window of time to create customizable holiday cards, magnets, calendars and gifts to friends, family, & business clients.

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Custom Magnets For Every Occasion

Holiday photo magnets are the new popular way to send season’s greetings year after year. In addition, to smiling faces, warm/festive colors, and adorable themes we can turn your holiday communications into treasured keepsakes. Moreover, with customizable holiday photo magnets, you can be sure that your friends and family will love them.

Not to mention you can personalize your holiday greetings with your favorite family photo, a snapshot of your children, or even your pets. Custom holiday photo magnets elevate the look and feel of your holiday greetings with a beautiful image and personalized text to convey your most sincere wishes. Overall, these top-quality photo magnets add a personal touch to your holiday mailings, taking things above and beyond a traditional card.

Custom Calendars

Furthermore, you can also create your own calendar for the upcoming year with Creative Composition customizable calendars. Make a custom calendar that will be one of a kind with all of the photos from the year. This would be perfect as a personalized gift for the holidays, or even as wall decor in your home, dorm room, classroom, or office space.

As a matter of fact, photo calendars will brighten any room by adding the right personal touch. By designing your custom calendar, you’ll be able to enjoy your photos all year long. Gather up your photos from the year and re-live them again as you turn the page for each new month.

Custom Holiday Cards

Again, creating the perfect holiday photo card shouldn’t be stressful, which is why our graphic design team can help create the perfect card for you! Creative Composition makes it easy to upload your photos and add your personal touch. This year, create personalized holiday photo cards your friends and family members will love.

Therefore, a tailor-made photo Christmas card is the perfect way to send out a personalized greeting that lets your loved ones know you care. In addition, you can make your own photo cards with a personalized background and images. You can even select the text and theme you want! Make your holiday card stand out from the crowd this year with an unforgettable custom made holiday card from Creative.


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  • The Happenings at Creative
  • Creative Spotlight: Run for Food
  •  Quote of the Month
  • Behind the Scenes: AB Self-Storage
  • Top Post of October
  • Get Featured & Special Offer

The Happenings at Creative

In October we hosted yet another company-wide competition. We wanted to jump start Fall with our 3rd annual pumpkin decorating contest & spooktacular bake-off.

We invited our employees to participate and submit their best designs and most tasty treats. For this haunting day to celebrate the accomplishments and hard work of our employees we also provided a company luncheon to add to the fun.

Creative provided the Styrofoam pumpkins and alloted two weeks to create their amazing designs. As for the bake-off our employees were able to bring in any dessert that was in the spectrum of Fall & Halloween.

We had an overwhelming amount of entries that varied from cute witches to spooky clowns, and skull brownies to pumpkin cheesecake. We selected the top threee from each competition via a popular vote from our creative customers & employees.

The results are in! We awarded medals, ribbons, cash prizes and of course bragging rights.

Congrats to all our winners!

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     1st Michelle Dwier "Oscar the Grouch"1st Place       1st Place "Pumpkin Cheesecake" Chelsea Perez

         2nd "The Thing" Rosemary Derby                  2nd Place "Caramel Apples" Justin Hendry

           3rd "Cute Witch" Kim Larios                          3rd Place "Skull Brownies" Scott Bleakley

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Creative Spotlight: Run for Food

Run for Food began in 2006 when a group of Chico families and businesses saw the amazing impact the Jesus Center has by providing food and services to those in need in Chico. Knowing the Jesus Center is funded solely by community support, they came together to organize the Thanksgiving Day run/walk benefiting the Jesus Center.

Run for Food is a close partner with Creative Composition and we have done business with them for quite some time. Run for Food relies on us to design and print eye-catching and bold posters to announce exciting projects and events.

It is always a pleasure forging and fostering partnerships within the Chico community. Here at Creative, we have a passion for making a positive impact and we are grateful to work with a non-profit like Run for Food.

If you're interested in spending this Thanksgiving morning working up an appetite, helping our local community, and enjoying the beauty of Bidwell Park. Check out the link below to sign up!

Please join Run for Food this year for their 14th Annual Run for Food! This 5K run/walk will begin and end at the One Mile Recreation Area of Bidwell Park on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2019, at 9 am.


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Behind the Scenes: AB Self-Storage & CJ's Last Chance Diner

Established in 1998, AB Self-Storage serves solely the Butte County community with an emphasis on Chico. They are the prime example of a local business that caters quite well to the local community. This is just one of the reasons we love working with AB Self-Storage.

Celeste the owner came to Creative looking to have several impactful projects designed for their company. We have partnered with AB Self-Storage for many other different marketing materials they needed; from mailers to menu's, and everything in between. But this time, Celeste wanted some several big-ticket items.

That’s how the AB self-storage sign, truck wrap, and golf cart wrap (this is in the works) was born! Our Signage Manager Brandon went straight to work to create all three of these sleek and on-brand designs for AB self-storage. The end product was fantastic!

If you're in the market for storage or a quick bite to eat check out AB Self-Storage & CJ's Last Chance Diner! They can be found off Highway 99. Celeste, thank you for choosing Creative for your print and marketing needs we truly enjoyed designing these unique projects.

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Top Post of October

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We like to stay ahead of the curve posting our fresh ideas, new products, and all the fun happening at Creative! Our top post of October was our "California IPA" keg collars for Sierra Nevada!

These bright, vivid, and eye-catching keg collars really grabbed our audiences attention!

Check it out HERE to see all the details!

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How to Create the Most Effective Signage

Signage is an affordable means of advertising when it comes to designing both indoor and outdoor signs. Here at Creative, we want to help answer your questions, and consider the factors of what goes on during the design process to create an eye-catching sign!

The impact that promotional signs have on spur-of-the-moment purchases can help benefit your business. In fact, nearly 76% of consumers (8 in 10) said they had entered a store or business they had never visited before based simply on its signs.

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5 Useful Tips to Help Create Effective Signage

The following graphic design principles can help create attractive, high impact signage that is readable, appealing to the eye and carry the most impact!

Keep it visible and legible

Less really is more. By keeping your message short, a sign is easier to see and read at a glance. Signs come in every shape and size, to help your prospects notice the sign and display make sure you have chosen the appropriate distance. It is also important to consider the location and what obstacles may be in the way. Visibility is the most important part of your signage.

Avoid clutter

Successful signage communicates a message concisely. To help get the message across to your target audience it is conveyed in as few words as possible. Crowding your sign with too many words or lines of text makes it harder to read from a distance.

Type and fonts

In general, to achieve maximum legibility use clean, crisp, easy-to-read typestyles for maximum legibility. Most professional fonts have varying weights, ranging from regular to bold, black, extended, etc. Use these to your advantage by giving priority or preference to certain parts of your message.

Images and graphics

Adding a border can increase reading speed by up to 25 percent. They tend to cause the eye to focus on the message. In addition, to create a design with the greater impact you can utilize full-color digital photos to get the message across. Logos, artwork and other graphical elements help visually enhance the design and layout.

Foreground/background colors 

When choosing a background for your design, don’t use anything that will make it difficult to focus on the main message. Black contrasts well with any light color, and white works well with colors having a dark value. The greater the contrast, the more legible text is from a distance.

Following the guidelines above will ensure that your sign is readable and your message gets across clearly to its intended audience. As always, Creative Composition is here to help design, print and market your materials to create a sign to get you noticed.

For more info check out our GET A QUOTE page or give us a call at 1-800-427-1995.

Source: https://www.lhsigns.com/some-statistics-on-why-signage-is-important-for-your-business.html