And so, the honest truth: I never even graduated, and I never threw a tasselled hat into the air or posed in awkward photos sandwiched between my parents. Annnnd I guess while I’m in confession I may as well add that I’ve never had to submit a job application within the design field, nor have I ever stepped foot inside of a design agency that wasn’t my own.
Pop quiz. What is the goal of any content? To get it seen, read, loved and shared. Duh. Now let’s agree on another thing from the get go: creating killer content takes time, perseverance and loads of gusto. It’s a long, hard road, and to be honest, one that has no final destination. In order to reap […]
It looks like a crew of teenage girls converged for a fluoro party with post-it notes and artliner pens. And scraps of paper. And paperwork I should have dealt with ages ago. There is what appears to be a designated section for empty teacups and a graveyard of scrunched up notes. There are three items that I’m unable to identify and two empty lunch containers that should most definitely go in the bin rather than the dishwasher.
The other day, I spent a solid 25 minutes explaining the nuances and systemic problems of an off-brand car decal to my boyfriend. How he is still with me after 8 years of overthinking and out-loud rambling sessions about the ins and outs of branding, I have no idea. After feeling his cold blank stare of apathy hit my face, I realised this topic was better suited to a blog post than his ears.
Remember how you used to throw together some breakfast in the morning without caring whether people knew you were sampling colour-explosion acai bowl or some defrosted bread whacked in the toaster and lathered in peanut butter?
Keeping up with the Joneses is a thing. ‘Tis true, brands are judged by the company they keep. We all know that Dr Pepper Lipsmackers were a sure fire success, and that co-branding is being used increasingly by companies of all sizes and locations to increase brand recognition, awareness and sales.
As I trawled the interwebs on my casual morning perusal, I read this remark on a less than credible looking site and thought to myself, ‘I bet this dude is a burnt-out, cynical man with a bad haircut. Bless his cotton socks and his big fat opinion, but no.’ That’s the best thing about the internet, right? We’ve all got a soapbox to preach from; at the moment mine is a comfy lounge, cup of tea and and furry, warm bottom belonging to my kelpie.
Way back in 1964, athlete Phil and his coach Bill laced up their runners, shook each other’s hands and got to building an empire known as Blue Ribbon Sports. In their first year of business, Phil and Bill sold 1300 pairs of runners for $8,000 USD.
This post is written by our uber talented copywriter, Jenny. This ridiculously funny gal is not only a sun-loving New York dreamer with a solid addiction to red wine, but she’s a wordsmith with serious writing pizzazz and we love her for it…
Just as some people are naturally gifted with impeccable jaw lines, unbelievable Rubik’s cube skills, an incredibly extensive vocabulary, or the karaoke talent rivalling Cameron Diaz in My Best Friend’s Wedding (anyone??), some humans are naturally gifted at remaining creative even during the driest of seasons.
Stuck in the valley of indecision and self-doubt? Getting your act (read: portfolio) together can be a scary thing! But have no fear – we’re here to help with a few tantalizing tricks of the trade, plus a free worksheet that’ll whip you into shape.
Ever tried to put an Ikea flat pack together? You start out with great intentions, reading the instructions, inspecting the screws – but ten minutes and little bit of confidence later, those instructions are being used as a coaster and you’re free styling the assembly. End result? A nice attempt, but a slightly wonky, ill-fitting and untrustworthy chair.