Send my logo to Dave…

This is the most common request we get from customers that we’ve done logos for. “Send me my logo” is another. A frustratingly  vague email request that requires a C.S.I. to figure out. Who’s Dave? Who are you for that matter? I look at the email address, hoping the it might give me a clue...

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I can work while on vacation? Lucky me.

Vacation with Willis

I almost didn’t do a blog today. Can you blame me? It’s 68°, the sun is shining, and I’m sitting on a balcony overlooking the ocean at Shell Beach. So if today’s blog seems lackluster, you’ll know why. On last year’s family vacation I couldn’t do a lick of work because I didn’t have an...

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back in my day: cut & paste VS paste up

Grumpy Old Man

Rapidograph, steel rule, xacto knife, blue pencils, t-square, vemco, rub-off type, kroy machine, triangle, french curve. They sound like the name of cheesy garage bands, but they were the tools of my trade. They were primitive and crude design tools, and to quote Dana Carvey’s grumpy old man, “We liked it that way!” Nowadays clients...

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Award winning designers… So what?

I realize the title of this blog is somewhat inflammatory. I mean, how could I not like getting an award, right? I think it started back in 7th grade, I went out for the wrestling team. What a horrible sport. Little did I know the humiliation that was awaiting me.  In my first (and only)...

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Don’t make a Facebook Faux pas

When you were new to Facebook you were the equivalent of a village idiot drunk on sangria. Posting photos and observations with wild abandon. You took up virtual farming, with Facebook’s inane game, Farmville. You didn’t know, or didn’t care about the consequences of your actions. Have you ever seen or participated in the likes...

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What you need to know about mission statements

How important is your mission statement? It’s not. There, shortest blog ever! In most of my meetings with clients looking to do a website, inevitably, their mission statement comes up. They’ll say “We definitely want our Mission Statement on our homepage.”‘ Are you kidding me? Who invented this stupid waste of time? A mission statement...

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