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color inspiration projectColor Inspiration 1 | the sweet core

Palette 1 is made up of bright colors that really make a statement. Orange with a sea of blues combined with the silver and dark grays make for a wonderful playful color palette. Perfect for a young company willing to try something different.


About the sweet core Color Inspiration Project
Color plays such an important role when it comes to design. When helping to brand a client we spend a good bit of our discovery process reviewing colors and how they affect us, how we interact with color and how those colors are seen in the environment around us. The color inspiration project is a fun side project for the creative team here at the sweet core. We take images of colors that speak to us, colors that are seen in everyday life and create interesting and usable color palettes from them.  Hope you enjoy and feel free to use any of the color palettes we create. We’d love to see what you come up with.

Perhaps the sweetest part of the job, with the new catalog for 2014, we were part of the process from the beginning. Conceptually, we needed a new look and feel for their product, showcasing their candy as a high-end product. Depth, texture and cases of chocolate later, we had our new vision on film.

We had the pleasure of working with Washington Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge, PA on their new website and branding refresh.

Working closely with the chapel board, we updated the brand and gave them the tools they needed to keep the public informed about events, tours, etc.

Project Details | Logo Refresh, Print Collateral, New Website, their website is a custom built site on the WordPress Platform.

web | wmchapel.org


bookscover2cover wanted to create an online community of literary lovers. They needed a platform to share reviews, new books and a forum where their followers could communicate with one another. With a New — And Notable feature, a buddypress forum and sleekly-styled reviews, we helped bookscover2cover create an online presence that engages readers and asks them to join the community.

web | bookscover2cover.com



Katie Schmitt assists us as a Project Coordinator and Strategist. She is a Lancaster Native who loves embracing the community, so The Candy Factory is the perfect fit! Katie is a graduate of Temple University with a degree in Advertising. In her free time, she’s a photographer and runs a blog Lately.


After 30 years in business, Beers & Hoffman needed to refresh their image and their website. Using their clean and modern logo as inspiration, we developed a site that showcased their portfolio, touched upon each industry they work in, and sets them apart from other local firms.

Clean, simple and modern, we let their work do the talking.

link| beersltd.com

Wolfgang Candy came to us in search of a new website and a new direction for their fundraising catalogs and other print items. Wolfgang wanted to embrace their family tradition in candy making and create a new image that reflected this new image. From print to web, we developed an olde-world, handcrafted image that showcases Wolfgang and their delicious products.

Project Details | This project included two website. One e-commerce site for the companies online store but also a website for their fundraising department.

Candy Store | wolfgangcandy.com

Fundrasing site | wolfgangfundraising.com

We also work closely with Wolfgang Candy on all their fundraising catalogs and website management.



Ashley Smith is our resident visual merchandiser, project coordinator and decorista. She also brings her expertise to The Candy Factory making sure all is right with our coworking world.



Jocelyn Park is our head designer and project manager. An avid traveler, designer, blogger and community builder her hard work and passion make the world a little bit sweeter each day. Jocelyn runs a blog called Lancaster Transplant.