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Wade Creative

Are you ready to transform your marketing? Count on us to push the envelope to create the brand to launch you into where you want to be.

Let our branding and marketing experts guide you. We build a team of professionals to fit all your project needs. From cutting edge art direction to social media and digital savvy personnel, we provide the perfect fit for each task so your project breaks through all the noise to become a marketing powerhouse.

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Wade Creative has been providing graphic solutions to help business be successful since 1995. Our capabilities include over-all design, marketing planning, copywriting, photography, illustration, branding and production for every facet of packaging and print. We have extensive experience in housewares, food and hardware packaging, periodicals, newsletters, logos, and all aspects of advertising.

Wade Creative also provides solutions for web development, social media and video. Our philosophy is based on helping small and new businesses grow, and by doing so, grow with them. Over the years we have helped several businesses become the top of their industry. Locally and internationally we have pushed products and businesses to their maximum potential.

Check out our project samples for inspiration or read through our blog with helpful design tips that will inspire you.

Contact us today to get the perspective you need for your business to become as successful as you want!

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Client Reviews

Client Reviews

Wade Creative provided a visual boost for our new product!  With the great design for promoting and packaging Sound pOp, we were able to go beyond what we expected for sales.  And after a couple of years on the market were able to sell the brand altogether. Working with Wade Creative has helped position all of our products in the best retail space.
Tom O'Mara
AudioSource
Our logo and brand look great!  The images bring in the customers we are looking for.  We couldn’t be happier with the results.
Lani Freelander
Hair Therapy Salon
Working with Wade Creative to re-design our logos has been such a fun and seamless process! The results are amazing, and we are excited to re-build our websites around our new logos. Rick is fantastic at collaborating and turning ideas and concepts into a design that reflects your business.
Jason Lewis
Wade Graphic Design is the reason our products are in Walmart!
MK
Sales Rep  - Better Sleep
Rick, you continue to amaze me with your work. I can't be happier with the logo you designed for me and the marketing pieces you've created. Your work has helped me focus on my strengths and it has inspired me to be the very best sales trainer in the Pacific Northwest!
David Harrison
Founder  - Proven Sales Solutions
We have worked with Wade Graphic Design for 20+ years. With our ever changing times, designs and trends rapidly moving in and out.  Rick has been an integral part of keeping our branding and packaging up to date and current with trends and designs. His specific industry knowledge for food and agricultural labeling details is a very specialized area for graphic artists.  Wade Graphic Design is a pleasure to work with, has great communication skills and keeps our projects on time with minimal changes.
Patti Salladay
Northwest Naturals
I moved my business up to Portland, OR. from California in 1994 not knowing a soul. I found Wade Graphic  Design from a display of business cards at a quick print place. I called him up to have our business cards created, and after meeting Rick and seeing what he could do, I began to give him packaging projects for our product. Soon, Wade Graphic Design was doing all of our packaging, literally hundreds of items a year. From 1994 to 2000 my company grew by 300%.  From 2000 to 2010, we grew by 130%. Rick Wade played an integral part in our success thanks to very creative and cutting edge graphics for an industry that was previously very boring. We have never looked back since.
Robert Freelander
Richards

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Jun 2018
Type Casting 2

There are several great font providers for you to choose from.  It might be tempting to grab a cheap or free font and be done with it.  But not all fonts are created equal.  A free font might not have all the elements you need to produce a text heavy document or advertising project.  Always check the additional elements and weights available with a font you download. Some free or cheaper fonts might only be available in ALL CAPITALS.  This might be great if you want to YELL at your potential customers or create an all caps logo.  It is worth the extra cost to get the same font in Read more

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Jun 2018
Type Casting 1

Fashion is a fleeting thing and so are fonts. Picking the right type face for your logo or advertising is a tricky thing, but it is always a good idea to not over-think your font choices either.   If you have started by looking online at font sites or found a printed book of fonts, it can be quite over-whelming.  Good planning and a little research can help narrow down your initial search before you go digging into the depths of myfonts.com. Be sure that your message can be read. Seems like a simple thing, but if you choose a swirly display font, your name may never be seen.  Think about Read more

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Apr 2018
Color Me Sold, Part 3

Fashions change quickly and what you see as a progressive and strong color today, may look weak and old next year.  Some industries spend millions each year researching colors.  Take advantage of that research. For example, pay attention to colors used on next years high end cars.  Mercedes, Ford and VW don’t just use something that is pretty for their new $50,000 cars.  Or, if you are looking for a color that lasts generations, maybe look at what people are painting their houses. Pantone is considered the color standard for advertising and fashion.  They create guides to keep ink and material colors consistent throughout every aspect of production and print.  Read more

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Feb 2018
Color Me Sold, Part 2

Does your logo have a healthy glow? When dealing with color for a logo, it is always a good idea to consider how the logo will be used.  Your logo should work on a dark or light background and should be created including a dark and light option.  Don’t fall in love with a color because it looks good on white.  Think about how that color would look on dark gray too, or on a giant sign on the side of your building.  Take a logical approach to your color selection and don’t pick something just because it is pretty… there are reasons something is pretty.   Take the time to Read more

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Jan 2018
Color Me Sold, Part 1

What is your favorite color? Why is it your favorite color and would it be the best color to use for your brand?  There is a lot that can be told by what color you use on your company logo and packaging.  Your favorite color might send the wrong message to your potential customer… maybe even scare them away. There are a lot of factors that make up the perfect color to use on your logo.  Some of these factors could be based on your product, the material it is made of and your audience.  Always keep in mind who you want to appeal to.  You want to be sure Read more

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