Posts Tagged ‘work musings’
- Musical Taste Reflected in Design Style; My Top 25
July 24th, 2013 (4 Comments)
During one 4th grade music rehearsal (A Beatles medley), the teacher handed me a triangle and moved me to the outer edge of the ensemble. That was after hearing me sing the first notes of Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da. I don’t remember what she said, but I remember the sour look on her face. The triangle was Read more.
- Feeling Intern: My Four Stages of New Internship (One of the best newbie blogs ever!)
June 27th, 2013 (1 Comment)
Stage 1: Love at First Sight – Or in my case, an intense speed dating with potential hiring designers at my senior BFA show. Conversations swapped from “who is your favorite designer” to “what is your favorite adobe product?” It was at best comparable to an awkward middle school dance where you’re trying to impress your Read more.
- Copy & Content – Shakespeare as muse, What a Piece of Work!
February 18th, 2013 (No Comments)
Copy and content inspiration can come from everywhere. I love the modern, I also love the classics, like Shakespeare. You might think it old, boring or indecipherable. But Shakespeare remains relevant. I like this line: What a piece of work is man! This popular phrase is from Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Act Read more.
- Welcome to the family; would you like a logo?
November 12th, 2012 (No Comments)
I’m proud to introduce dRC’s newest client partners, Mental Health Services of Cleveland and MarshBerry and happily welcome them into our dRC family. I plan to feed them very soon. We’re kinda serious about the family thing here. This blog is supposed to be about logos, and it is, but I thought an announcement about our new family Read more.
- Black and white… where’s the color?
September 24th, 2012 (No Comments)
“Black, it is decidedly so. White, it is certain. Concentrate and ask again.” No help from Ocho on this one. Fortunately, years of working working with very talented designers has made me (and I mean MADE me) appreciate some of the finer points of color. I still tend see things in black and white and Read more.
- RFPs… we love ‘em?
August 29th, 2012 (No Comments)
Actually, here at dRC we do love a good RFP. At least I do. As detailed as they may be, each reveals something about ourselves, a potential client or a market segment. Viewed the right way, an RFP (Request for Proposal for the uninitiated) can shed light on what prospective clients expect – like unlimited Read more.
- Have a seat.
August 23rd, 2012 (No Comments)
It’s said that a good office chair can increase productivity, expand creativity, and provide a positive new outlook to rest your laurels upon. And are the new chairs doing their jobs at designRoom Creative today? As Ocho says, “You may rely on it.”
- 21 is 20 too many
May 24th, 2012 (35 Comments)
I know this to be true – 21 is 20 too many. Room for only one Ocho. I live in one-bedroom studio. Nice for them to visit me. But good homes are needed for all. Somewhere else. Good deal for you. 20 Ocho eight-ball cousins. Anxious to help. Make predictions. Write copy. Lend support. You shall Read more.
- A Blustery Day
May 16th, 2012 (8 Comments)
If you want to know the true meaning of blustery, walk up East Ninth Street in Cleveland. Or drive up the shoreway past E. 55th. But hold onto your hat. And your coat. And a lamppost. I guess you never really know what’s coming. Could be awards, could be a wind storm. Last week, it went Read more.
- Gold Silver and Bronze Aster Awards
May 11th, 2012 (No Comments)
Wow! I love what’s happening this week. Really, we don’t focus on winning awards (maybe once a year we work on a project that just begs for crazy award kind of creative). We focus on effectiveness. But I won’t lie, it’s pretty great when someone notices your good work. Especially when the awards are Aster Read more.