About Jena Simonds


Formerly the Lead Graphic Designer for Black Bear, Jena now serves as the team's Project Manager. She has a long history working in graphic design, media relations, marketing, copywriting, and project development.

Website: http://www.blackbeardesign.com/

Posts by Jena Simonds:

  • Black Bear Design Continues to Expand Website Portfolio

    Posted on Mar 30, 2016 in News

    Learn More About Black Bear’s Recent Projects Hard at work, Black Bear Design announces the launch of five new custom websites. As a top-ranking full-service design agency, Black Bear was recently listed on Clutch’s Top Atlanta Web Design Firms for 2016. Each website launched within the last two months. The agency’s most recent work includes: […]

  • Healthcare Consulting Logo Design

    Posted on Mar 26, 2016 in Portfolio

    Apex IT Solutions is a medical IT consulting group, and they reached out to Black Bear Design to create a new logo for their growing business. In an effort to convey both the “apex” or “summit” and incorporate an element from medical themes, Black Bear designed a logo that effectively captures the strength and traditionalism […]

  • Choosing the Right Font for the Job

    Posted on Sep 09, 2015 in Blog & Blog: Branding & Blog: Graphic Design & Blog: Web Design

    Font choice seems like a daunting task. There are millions of fonts available for your use. The hard part is not finding a font, but finding the right font. There are no simple rules about font choice, but don’t despair. At Black Bear Design Group, our designers have a few tips to help you narrow down […]

  • Have you started questioning your logo design?

    Posted on Jun 29, 2015 in Blog & Blog: Branding

    What makes a logo not just creative, but strong, successful, and lasting? How do you know when your logo isn’t working the way it should? Even though you’ve invested in a logo design, is it what you wanted? Is it working the way you envisioned? What makes one concept potentially better than another? How do […]

  • The Mobile Revolution: How to Adjust Your Marketing Strategy for the Mobile World

    Posted on May 22, 2015 in Blog & Blog: Marketing Strategy & Blog: Search Engine Optimization

    What is the Mobile Revolution? Globally, mobile technology is in the throes of redefining what companies can accomplish. What was, in the beginning, considered only an on-the-go convenience, has now developed as the primary source of information and communication across the globe. Never before has the entire world been so quickly enamored – even obsessed […]

  • Future Stars Soccer Academy

    Posted on Apr 27, 2015 in Portfolio: Graphic Design

    Jon Akin, Director of Oglethorpe Men’s Soccer and Founder of Future Stars Soccer Academy, asked Black Bear to assist them in increasing their soccer camp registration numbers for their Future Stars summer camps. We began running three Pay-Per-Click advertising campaigns, along with canvasing the area with flyers and social media posts to increase awareness. In […]

  • 5 Reasons Every Small Business Owner Should Blog

    Posted on Apr 17, 2015 in Blog

    A recent study conducted by eMarketer concluded that more than 140 million people read blogs in the United States alone. For bloggers who are able to distinguish themselves as an authority on a particular subject matter have an ability to greatly influence purchase decisions. According to a study by Technorati, 31.1% of consumers claimed that […]

  • Business Cards: The Dos and Don’ts of Effective Card Marketing

    Posted on Mar 04, 2015 in Blog & Blog: Graphic Design & Business Owner

    How to Make Your Business Card Work for You Your company business card is a direct extension of your business. Designed correctly, it can also be a very effective tool for marketing your company and yourself to prospective clients. During networking seminars, your business card is your one chance to make a great impression. Chances […]

  • Black Bear Recognizes 10 New Trends in 2015 Logo Design

    Posted on Feb 16, 2015 in Blog & Blog: Branding & Blog: Graphic Design & Business Owner & Featured

    From the days of hand cut letterforms, through the wave of digital technology and into current day, logo design has wonderfully transformed, adapted and shape-shifted. What logo design trends lie ahead in 2015? If you’re in the process of changing your logo design, or planning a re-fresh of your existing brand for your business, then you’ll love today’s […]

  • 8 Essential First Steps to Starting and Promoting a Successful WordPress Blog

    Posted on Jan 23, 2015 in Blog & Blog: Marketing Strategy & Blog: Search Engine Optimization & Blog: Social Networking & Blog: Web Design & Business Owner & Internet Marketing

    WordPress.com is a free blogging platform where you can submit your articles and posts for public. Most start blogging as a hobby or business promotion tool. While the free platform is helpful, most eventually move on to personal domains and start using the self-hosted option. Why so? Well, WordPress.com has many restrictions and it’s not always beneficial […]

  • 8 Surefire Ways to Stand Out at Your Next Tradeshow

    Posted on Jan 09, 2015 in Blog & Blog: Marketing Strategy & Blog: Social Networking & Business Owner

    Attending trade shows is an incredible way to gain exposure, get publicity and even find sales reps for your company. But let’s face it—hundreds or thousands of companies attend the same trade shows, so you’ll need a way to stand out. Here’s how. Everyone is vying for your audience’s attention at a tradeshow. And they will […]

  • Your Guide to Understanding Graphic Design Basics

    Posted on Jan 02, 2015 in Blog & Blog: Branding & Blog: Graphic Design & Blog: Web Design & Business Owner

    Like any industry, graphic design has its own language; using words familiar only to those in the trenches. The joy of outsourcing graphic design projects is the benefit of working with experts. Just as you might rely on others to fix your car, you can hire professionals to create or promote your brand. But just as […]

  • American Air Flight Training Launches New Web Design with Black Bear Design

    Posted on Dec 31, 2014 in News

    American Air Flight Training, Inc. (AAFT) is inviting users to explore their new website at www.fly-aaft.com. Black Bear Design is proud to partner with American Air to develop the flight school website design, which highlights the company’s flight training services and instructional programs. American Air consistently provides quality ground and flight instruction by setting the […]

  • What Makes A Great Logo Design?

    Posted on Nov 13, 2014 in Blog & Blog: Branding & Blog: Graphic Design & Featured

    Logo design is a singular representation of a company or brand, but even some of the most iconic logo designs have seen an evolution over time. Every day consumers are confronted with countless logos, mostly unaware of how these icons are constantly transmitting a slew of messages aimed at the subconscious. Because a logo may […]

  • Black Bear Design Joins Forces with Steel, LLC to Launch New Website

    Posted on Sep 08, 2014 in News

    Black Bear Design is proud to partner with Steel to redesign the site, which reflects the company’s re-focused commitments to their clients. Steel, LLC is inviting users to explore their new website at www.steelincga.com. Black Bear Design is proud to partner with Steel to redesign the site, which reflects the company’s re-focused commitments to their clients […]