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Time and time again, I see one huge killer of brand development. When a company makes the decision to take another look at their brand, whether it be strategy, visual identity or website, excitement and energy accompany the start of the project. But bottlenecks occur, and they are the ultimate brand killer. Here are a...
You come in, asking for a new website. You are so excited and can’t wait to see what the designers come up with. We show you the site map and wires for your site, and things are on a roll and then. We. Stop. We tell you that we can’t design without content. We know,...
Jen has a great resource for anyone who has “stock” photography. Looking through these images will be a lot less painful than your stock sites: Sarah’s Friday Favorite is sure to make you feel old. Watching these kids try to use a computer from the 70′s (and without internet-GASP), is sure to give you a...
Every day I get to be a “visitor from the future” for my clients. Some may call it time travel, I just call it good account management. You see, clients (in most cases) have never been through our process before. Many have never worked through brand exercises. They are nervous, have questions, and don’t have...
My mind does not calm down. Obviously, no one’s mind “stops,” but most people’s minds let them relax here and there. I feel like mine doesn’t. Unless I’ve been knocked out or am asleep, my mind is going. I get a continuous stream of ideas, things to do or thoughts of what I should or...
Who says playing shotgun for the front seat is for kids. Ansley has the official rules for this legitimate sport:   Combining this video with the fact he named his daughter Anthem, we are guessing Benj is hoping to see the Miller family name in lights: We all love our morning burst of energy. But...
Have you ever considered the brevity of life as it relates creation? The biblical story of the Tower of Babel, the 19th-century paintings of Thomas Cole and his contemporaries, and the pins of Jaime LoreeĀ all illustrate how futile our attempts are at creating something greater than creation itself. Some live to create a legacy of...
When I first heard they were doing a “redesign” of nutrition labels, I thought that meant a big design update, which I thought would be pretty cool. It’s always fun to have something that is really boring but you look at every day spiced up a bit. So I was naturally disappointed when I saw...
If you are in Melbourne and are feeling like a grilled cheese sandwich Benj has just the place for you. Place your order and look to the sky: Not sure Jason will be showing this to his little girls, but for all you parents who have watched frozen 37 times, you may be interested in...
I wish I could say that I make every single design without inspiration or resources, but that’s simply not true. Below, I have broken down some sites and tools that I frequently use to make my job of “drawing pictures all day” a little bit easier. ICONSĀ  The Noun Project / thenounproject.com Endless Icons /...