Workplace Tips to Steal from Creative Industries

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
Workplace Tips to Steal from Creative Industries

We’re all familiar with the idea of the “fun quirky office.” Maybe you’ve seen a friend from high school posting things on Facebook and wondered to yourself (or commented, if that’s your thing) “does this company ever get any work done?” Generally, this type of environment is reserved for tech companies or creative industries, but […]

The DOs and DON’Ts of Corporate Sponsorships

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
The DOs and DON’Ts of Corporate Sponsorships

What do most charity events, art fairs, business conferences and internet cat video festivals have in common? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t Lil Bub. These drastically different types of events have one major thing in common – the support of corporate sponsors. An event doesn’t have to be huge in order to benefit from a sponsor […]

Loosen Up Your Marketing!

Posted on May 3, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
Loosen Up Your Marketing!

Everyone knows the expression “rules are made to be broken.” Depending on the circumstances, the phrase can be used in a positive or negative way. But what about when it’s used in marketing and branding? Setting guidelines is a crucial step when branding a new company and following these rules when a brand is established and […]

Why Brands Don’t Stop at the Logo

Posted on Apr 25, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
Why Brands Don’t Stop at the Logo

If you’ve found yourself anywhere near the Internet over the past few years you’ve inevitably been made aware of a company rebranding controversy. Everyone seems to have a strong opinion when it comes to these design critiques, and it doesn’t seem to matter whether the critics have any design background or not. On one hand, […]

Follow the Path or Make Your Own?

Posted on Mar 25, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
Follow the Path or Make Your Own?

“But everyone else is doing it!” We’ve all heard or even personally thought this phrase before. Sometimes in business following the crowd is a good idea because the choices are based on forward thinking trends. Other times, it can be dangerous to blindly follow the example of other brands, especially knowing some marketing trends have […]

Admit it, You Hate These Book Covers Too

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
Admit it, You Hate These Book Covers Too

It’s no secret most designers (myself included) get excited when we run across a great book cover. I’ve even written about them in the past and recapped some of my favorites and why I think they were so successful. I’m one of those odd creatures who despite it being 2016, still prefers a physical book over an […]

New Year, New Colors

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
New Year, New Colors

I don’t do resolutions for the new year. Besides being a pessimist and somewhat of a contrarian, I just don’t like setting unrealistic and/or cliché goals for myself. I do however, like starting the year off with a little bit of design research and thinking about ways to improve my own process and expand my […]

We’re Graphic Designers and We’re Sorry!

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
We’re Graphic Designers and We’re Sorry!

So, you found yourself in the presence of a graphic designer? Congratulations! (or apologies?) I’m sure you’ve noticed we can be a little odd and neurotic. Our habits tend to get so deeply ingrained we have a hard time turning them off, and that can get pretty irritating for the innocent bystanders we call friends […]

Have Your Designs Expired?

Posted on Dec 16, 2015 in Blog | No Comments
Have Your Designs Expired?

You know it’s time to change a light bulb when you find yourself sitting in the dark. You know it’s time to throw out food when it’s past the expiration date. Unfortunately we don’t get such obvious signs when it’s time for a design to be replaced. There’s no alarm that goes off, so it’s […]

A Design Roadtrip Guide

Posted on Dec 4, 2015 in Blog | No Comments
A Design Roadtrip Guide

Everyone loves an occasional road trip, right? Sometimes it’s nice to just hop in the car with friends or family and travel to a new location. I know plenty of people who have gone on road trips to see natural parks, historical sites and even breweries. But I know far fewer people who have gone […]