“This is either going to be a great idea or a terrible idea.” Jeff Barlow said to me. The acclaimed designer was starting a new chapter in his career and wanted to hand off the design baton for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Annual Stairclimb. The timing was right, and I accepted the challenge. It had been 10 years since my sister Avis lost her battle with cystic fibrosis. I had tried to volunteer with the foundation prior to this moment, but being reminded of the loss was too much.
PayQwick was the first federally registered money services business for the recreational marijuana industry, beginning their operations in Washington state in 2015 and moving into Oregon in 2016. Their platform addresses the need for a safe, secure and legal system of marijuana commerce. Without PayQwick, retailers and producers / processors are saddled with cash only transactions and struggle with the issue of holding large amounts of cash on site, making them a target for robbery. Paying bills and taxes is also a difficult process, requiring individuals to physically deliver cash, a nightmare for both the payer and the recipient. Plus, carrying around smelly cash gets some raised eyebrows.
JayMarc Homes specializes in building custom luxury homes in the cities of Bellevue and Mercer Island, Washington. Their homes are meticulously crafted to take advantage of space, flow and the beautiful Northwest views. Many of their buyers are new to the Northwest and these unique communities, and JayMarc saw firsthand that the stress of buying a new home doesn’t just vanish when a seller hands over the key. They wanted to create a welcome that could help settle the nerves of new buyers and reinforce JayMarc’s commitment to their buyers and community.
Let me begin by stating I’m not here to be controversial and I think we can all talk about this like adults. So. The new Star Wars? It was dumb. I could do better.
NOT IN THE FACE! NOT IN THE FACE! Settle down. Thank you. I owe you an explanation on this your people’s sacred holiday.
Lots of people liked this movie. People I respect seemed to like it. I am at a loss. I find this inexplicable. Enjoying the new Star Wars takes the same mental back flips for me as accepting Donald Trump as a statesman. I am dumbstruck with the dumbness of it. There must be something dark and shriveled in my soul. Because, no sir. I did not like. Not one bit.
What began 10+ years ago as minor design updates and tweaks has since developed into a trusted, ongoing partnership. The historic City Club of San Francisco knows the value of marketing—the club not only survived but thrived during the deepest recession of its 32-year history.
Over the last decade, we have helped to evolve the club’s marketing and print advertising—starting with its website. We designed a site that highlights the beauty and uniqueness of this San Francisco Art Deco gem with a voice to match. And with spectacular interiors, it wasn’t hard to find the right hooks. A refresh to the club’s identity gave us an opportunity to pull beautiful details from the club’s architecture. From there, it had what we call legs.
Roshan’s childhood was filled with Sri Lankan picnic food on Oregon Coast beach trips, riding in his dad’s Sears Home Improvement Center van to Burgerville, and playing A-Team with his sisters and cousins. Roshan was always Hannibal. He also spent hours drawing his favorite song lyrics, thinking it was the music that appealed to him; only later did he realize it was the shapes of the letters. These days, he not only draws, but also paints, sculpts, and invents imagined objects. Take a peek at: itsgotlegs.com. Seeing the spark of light in a client’s eye when a design solution hits the spot is Roshan’s jam. His problem-solving addiction has worked wonders with multiple philanthropic organizations as well as some heavy hitters including Holland America Line. MORE