Designing school magnets can be a time consuming process. Before beginning, our designers consider several factors that will affect the final design. One of those factors is the type of school; preschool, elementary, middle or high school.
For instance, when a preschool wants a custom design, we tend to use simple artwork and the primary colors (red, blue, green and yellow). Unless the client has an existing logo that they want to use, we will generally go with very “friendly” designs.
Elementary schools, middle schools and high schools have a different philosophy for their designs. For example, If the school mascot is a bear, an elementary school might want a bear cub. A middle school might want an adult bear and a high school might want a snarling bear showing his teeth. Obviously, the mascot is designed to be “age appropriate”. You don’t want to scare the little kids with a ferocious bear and you don’t want to embarrass the High School kids with a soft and cuddly bear. Middle School kids tend to align themselves with the High Schoolers… make it mean and aggressive!
Focusing on high school magnets, our background designing promotional items for the NFL, Major League Baseball, the NBA, the NHL and the NCAA has proven invaluable. Our designers have over 20 years’ experience for all the Professional Sports Leagues, and we leverage this experience to create a “Pro Sports” look for our high school magnets.
Look at the 2 magnets shown above. One was designed for James Madison High School in Vienna Virginia and the other magnet was designed for Plymouth North High School in Plymouth Massachusetts.
Both utilize the “minimalist” approach preferred by professional sports teams;
- Very few words
- Bold logo
- 3 colors or less for impact
High school students are adults and they have abandoned their childish ways. They are very tribal when it comes to their school, and they want a car magnet that would not look out of place in an NFL Gift Shop or in the bookstore on the campus of any university. Not only that, but the seniors are now driving, and they will not put a lame magnet on their car!
Did you know that ARC Marketing does not charge for artwork? This means that you can leave all the heavy lifting to our art department. With just a little input from you, our team will design a magnet that every student will approve.
Getting started is simple. The easiest way is to fill out our “Virtual Magnet Request Form”. This form will give our artist the information they will need to begin the design process. After the initial rendering is completed, it will be emailed to you. Then you just let us know what changes to make and the next rendering will be emailed to you. We will make as many changes as you need to get the perfect design. It’s not only easy, it’s fun!
Have questions? We have answers! Give us a call at 760-743-6340 or visit our website at arcmktg.com