Author: designfireside18
inspiration, nature / April 16, 2022

I’m a huge fan of not using stock photography. For so many reasons. The first is that one way to set your brand apart from your competitors is by not using the same images. Sounds simple. But with so many stock agencies out there, as…

inspiration, nature / April 16, 2022

If you live in the Chicago area, you’ve probably heard that there is a new Apple store. For some people, that means waiting outside, in line, to get inside of a store that for me personally, makes me anxious and sets off all types of…

Uncategorized / April 16, 2022

I joked the other day that I was going to start a blog called “your marketing sucks” and I would point out some things I saw that were just plain awful. And by awful I mean: terribly designed, written poorly, or in the realms…

April 16, 2022

How many times are we asked what our hourly billing rate is? Or to justify the costs of our work? And how we came to “that number” in a proposal? But there seems to be a number missing. One that isn’t always factored. And…

April 16, 2022

Guilty. I’m completely guilty. For the past few years I have presented concepts to clients that are to finished. Polished. I didn’t let them see the work that went in to coming up with an idea. The sketches. Notes. Doodles and bookmarks both digital and…

inspiration / April 16, 2022

Have you ever been surrounded by people and yet felt completely alone? Have you ever been on the train, at work, at a restaurant where everyone had their heads buried in a device, their ear buds in their ears, or their heads buried in a…

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