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As creative software becomes more accessible through subscriptions such as Adobe Creative Cloud and online platforms like Canva, clients now have the power to create better looking materials to promote their ideas and services. While most Marcom professionals and savvy small business owners can tackle the technical side of communications capably, there’s a level of finesse that only comes from formal design training and years of practice. (This is where having experienced creative partners in your corner can make a major difference in branding and marketing impact.) But by applying some basic design principles to your presentations, proposals and social
With the Olympics in Tokyo having concluded, I can’t help but think about the role of the individual and the team. We saw individual sports, like shot put, dressage, and golf...obvious team sports, such as rugby, soccer, and sculling...mini-team action in tennis doubles and beach volleyball...and the “tweener” sports — the hybrid of individual/ team competitions including gymnastics and track events. What comes through clearly when these athletes tell their stories, though, is that solo performances are best when team support is strong. Great results are collaborative. Over the arc of my career, my work approach has been similar to
The most memorable brands do not live by logos, alone. Instead, they leverage their well-designed mark in every possible manner. The conscious, consistent use of fonts, colors, tone and positioning adds dimension. Some even encompass scent and sound to elevate distinction. One of the simplest ways to mark territory is through the development of a custom brand pattern. Possible applications range from a subtle background for an engaging website to a star-powered position on a best-selling product. We create custom patterns for clients by using elements of their logo in proprietary designs. The objective is to add texture and depth
When I stumbled upon Jade Purple Brown on Instagram @jadepurplebrown, I was immediately drawn to her bold, striking illustrations of women living, doing, being. Colors and shapes exploded off the screen, capturing (and freeing) the power of each person, leaving me wanting to meet her and hear her stories. Words to Live By, illustrated by Jade Purple Brown and marked with Keep Tabs, flag it with flair! In the book Words to Live By, 50 original quotes from 50 inspiring women jump off the page. The quotes are not public domain, so fresh and zesty. Each is designed with colorful
When I took the leap from employee to owner of my own firm 24 years ago, I had no idea what roads and twists EnZed had in store for me. Like Dorothy, I followed a promising path hoping to find a home in the design and marketing industry. Along the way, I’ve met many faithful companions (e.g. Carla, the good witch) and have enjoyed rich experiences and collaborations. One character who has been in and out of EnZed’s world for two decades is Tracey Ranta. Today, I’m happy to say that she’s here to stay. I met Tracey through volunteering
- Be a designer. (Or… just look like one.)
- There is an “i” in collaboration — and teams depend on it.
- Branding and the Power of Pattern
- Discovering Jade Purple Brown
- Better together: Meet Tracey Ranta
- Patterns in Culture: Japan
- Giving back is always in style
- A Distinctive Start to 2018
- A Scroll Down Marian Lane
- Tennis, Anyone?
- Catching the Conversation
- Birds of a Feather
- A Creative Collective
- Our 2014 highlight? An 1863 experience.
- High Tea and High Fives
- President, AIGA Colorado
- Promotions become products
- Our new studio
- Meet a Gränd Brand
- What a Character: Q
- Fine Fellows
- Neenah Paper Mill Trip
- New and Improved: C3 Magazine
- EnZed Turned 15!