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Welcome to the Instant Teams Brand Site

No matter how or where you’re representing Instant Teams’ brand, it’s vital to use our logos, typography, and colors within the appropriate guidelines to ensure brand uniformity. Next time you’re building a slide deck, crafting a social media post, putting a one-pager together, or sharing an exciting IT-related update on your own accounts, consult our guidelines to make sure Instant Teams is well-represented.

About Us

Instant Teams is a Remote Team Marketplace that leverages automation to build your ideal teams from custom-built pipelines of pre-vetted talent from the largest database of U.S. military-connected remote workers — spouses, veterans, caregivers and survivors.

Introduction

Our Talent is Untapped

Military spouses, veterans, caregivers and survivors are highly skilled, adaptable, and flexible — but this group also has some of the highest unemployment rates in the U.S. due to frequent moves and employment gaps. Close the opportunity gap with Instant Teams, which helps businesses put success first and gain a competitive edge with the largest database of military-connected remote workers in the industry, all pre-vetted and ready to drive results. We’ll test and train candidates to be sure they can deliver the performance you expect.

We Focus on Skills

Skills are often a better predictor of success at a job than education, experience, or past employment. That’s why we focus on the skills that allow your team members to deliver best-in-class customer support, operations support, or tech support. Stop wasting your time on resumes and let us custom-match the candidates with the right combo of skills and abilities for your organizational needs.

Our Process is Fast

Outsourcing customer service and support teams is a great decision for your business, so side with a company that can put you on the road to success fast. Instant Teams’ talent marketplace technology is a faster way to build a remote workforce. Stop spending hundreds of hours sourcing and vetting candidates — build teams in as few as seven days with custombuilt pipelines of remote talent matched to your specific needs.

Our Fearless Founders

Erica McMannes

Erica McMannes is the Founder and Chief People & Community Officer of Instant Teams.

She has been front and center of the military community for over 2 decades, leading community initiatives and advocating for innovation and progress in the military spouse space. She’s held various Department of Defense leadership positions throughout Army MWR programming focused on Human Ecology and Community Dynamics. In 2012, Erica began consulting for veteran-owned startups in Silicon Valley specializing in application user acquisition, community growth, and brand development. Her experience mix of service oriented community programming and the start up space led her to join forces with Liza for the development and launch of Instant Teams in 2016.

Erica is an alumnus of the Patriot Boot Camp and V-WISE programs, and is two-time winner of grant led startup pitch competitions. She is a prominent voice in conversations on military spouse employment and remote team leadership & culture. She’s been highlighted at Hubspot’s Inbound Conference, Amazon’s Women in Operations conference and is a two-time presenter at both the Military Influencer Conference and the Department of Defense’s Annual Military Spouse Employment Partnership Summit. Erica serves on the Hampton Road’s StartPeninsula Board of Directors as well as the Greater Peninsula Impact100 Board of Directors.

Liza Rodewald

Liza Rodewald is the Founder and CEO of Instant Teams.

She is a 4x entrepreneur and software engineer with over 20 years of technical experience. She has built multi-million-dollar enterprise software for government and healthcare industries throughout her career. Her passion for entrepreneurship came from her desire to have a more flexible lifestyle and led her to advocate and shape the future of work for companies and workers. As an active duty Army spouse, her skills and vision came together and she cofounded Instant Teams:. A remote team marketplace that enables companies to create and manage remote customer success teams powered by a global workforce of military spouses.

Liza graduated with honors with a degree in Computer Science from the University of South Alabama. She is in the top 3% of graduates from the Founder Institute, and alumni of the Blue Startups Accelerator, named one of the Top 25 SheEO and a published Forbes author. She is also a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Council and serves as a mentor for female founders.

Logos

Corporate Logo

Alternate Logos

This is Instant Teams’ official, corporate brand. Its corporate logo is symbolic of our 100% remote workforce environment.

The circle is intentionally disconnected to represent our remote, physical disconnectedness, and also the interconnectedness and communication we foster to produce successful workforce teams.

Our colors represent the digital world, which is a crucial aspect of our connection as a fully-remote team.

If a piece of content ill-fits the corporate logo, these logo variations are acceptable for use.

These are the only approved variations of the Instant Team logo and should not be altered in any way.

Dark Background Variations 

Symbol Variations

Logo Sizing Rules

If the logo is a primary object, it should never take up more than 70% of the workspace on either height or width whichever comes first. If it’s a secondary object, it should never be more than 40% in width and 20% in height, whichever comes first.

Incorrect Usage

The rule of thumb should always be that you should never alter the logos provided in the brand guide kit.

The Instant Team wording should never be colored in green no matter the variation.

This is an old Instant Team logo variation that is no longer in use for any manner.

The white version of the logo should remain all white and never keep the green color present.

The block version of the Instant Team logo should never be transformed into a horizontal logo.

Don’t rotate the logo.

The logo should never be stretched or distorted. 

Don’t add effects to the logo.

Don’t change the colors of the logo.

Fonts

Primary Font Use

Our primary font, Ubuntu, can be used for headings and subheadings.

Ubuntu

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Secondary Font Use

Lato is our secondary font, and can be used for smaller headings, subheadings, body copy, and call-to-actions. (see the corporate typography section for more details on using Lato.)

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Typography

Ubuntu Headings & Subheadings

Ubuntu Bold, our primary font for headings and subheadings, should never be used in all caps.

Lato Headings, Subheadings & Body

Lato, our secondary font, offers more flexibility as it is approved for headings, subheadings, and body text.

For headings, use Lato:
1. in all caps
2. in Lato black

For subheadings, use Lato:
1. in all caps
2. in Lato black
3. tracked

For body text, use Lato:
1. in Lato regular at 80-90% black (never 100% black)
2. in any format (bolded, italicized, etc.)

Sample Heading

Sample Subheading

SAMPLE HEADING

SAMPLE SUBHEADING

Sample body text

Color System

Our primary color system uses two colors, Futuristic, our main color, and Productivity, our secondary color. Green is used to accent. Each color offers alternate tones with different opacities.

Primary Color System

Futuristic

CMYK C=88, M=51, Y=40, K=15

RGB R=33, G=100, B=120

WEB #216478

Productivity

CMYK C=63, M=0, Y=83, K=0

RGB R=100, G=189, B=98

WEB #64bd61

Persevere

CMYK C=95, M=73, Y=40, K=29

RGB R=25, G=65, B=94

WEB #19405e

Secondary Color System

These are the approved secondary colors that can work with our primary color system.

CMYK C=67, M=2, Y=0, K=0

RGB R=21, G=190, B=240

WEB #14bef0

CMYK C=59, M=88, Y=0, K=0

RGB R=128, G=67, B=154

WEB #804399

CMYK C=0, M=49, Y=84, K=0

RGB R=248, G=150, B=64

WEB #f7963f

CMYK C=0, M=0, Y=0, K=10

RGB R=230, G=231, B=232

WEB #e6e7e8

Color System Rule

The outlined balance of our color system should be followed at all times.

Application Examples