Business & Merchant
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 23:22
Great design doesn’t have to come from Madison Avenue, in New York City or even Liberty Avenue, in Pittsburgh. One local design company in the South Hills is winning awards and winning praise from many top local businesses.
Ocreations is a boutique design firm founded in 2006 by Bethel Park resident Shawn O’Mara, that provides graphic design and website design services including logos and branding, publications, marketing materials, packaging, signage, and much more. Both of the senior partners at the company are from the South Hills, which gives them a unique edge to help businesses with fast, affordable design service right in the neighborhood.
While their offices are located on East Carson Street on the South Side, the team prefers to come to the businesses of their clients when starting a new design project.
“We really want to get to know our clients to create a unique brand based on their products, service, and company culture,” said O’Mara, founder and senior partner of ocreations. Whether the target audience is niche or broad, the team at ocreations has the knowledge of what it takes to reach, and keep customers in the South Pittsburgh market.
Ocreations has been working with several local businesses for years including the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger, Giant Eagle and Eyetique. These clients have stayed with ocreations since their inception because the designers continue to provide creative solutions for all types of graphic and website design issues. They believe that building a long term relationship with their clients and target market helps to provide spot-on messaging that builds awareness, branding, and sales.
|An award-winning team…pictured are (l-r) Jesse Mader, Shawn O’Mara, and Nina Zivkovic from ocreations, as they show off their “Tourism Partner of the Year” award from VisitPittsburgh.|
Additional South Hills clients on their list include: Eye Candy Optical, Trunk Shows Boutique, Target Freight Management, Sarris Candies, Cain’s Saloon, the Southpointe Courthouse Sports Facility, Bethel Barber Shop, Unique Auto Concepts, Acero Realty, Lawnhart Landscaping, Crossfit Mayview, Double Take Automotive, and Pleasure Pool and Deck. Ocreations also supports many local organizations by providing graphic and apparel design services, signage, and more for youth sports teams, fundraisers, non-profit organizations, and community foundations and chambers.
“We feel it’s important to give back to the communities and families in the South Hills that have helped us build our businesses,” said O’Mara.
Promoting local businesses is just one of their markets. Ocreations has many national and even international clients for which they provide the same personal, insightful, and creative design services that they offer to their neighbors in the South Hills. They have won two AMA marketing awards, the Ragan Communications national award for best annual report (Giant Eagle), two Pinnacle awards, and were voted best agency in Pittsburgh in 2009, and just recently were named “Tourism Partner of the Year” from VisitPittsburgh as a result of their publication design for the 2016 Official Visitors Guide.
Not bad for a bunch of South Hills kids, now living their dreams by providing creative design solutions to many happy clients. To learn more about ocreations, visit their website at www.ocreations.com or give them a call at 412-759-3181.