Despite the best of intentions, precise brand guidelines, and militant marketing managers, even established brands get messy over time. Ultimately someone in your organization will stretch your logo out in a Word document, or use the wrong colors, fonts, or sizes. A little misstep? Maybe. But left … Read More ›
A well-designed annual report is part of a company strategy to engage board members, stakeholders, potential investors, and customers for your company. Using good design and creative storytelling are key strategies for a successful annual report.
Whether this is your first or tenth report taking on the responsibility … Read More ›
Wondering how to have a successful, goal-meeting, on-time, on-budget annual report or brochure journey? Start by figuring out these six important things. The clarity from each step informs the other steps, and makes the entire project clear before embarking!
Set up a successful project by doing these six … Read More ›
Before “Fractional CMO, Fractional CFO, or Fractional CEO” became terms, I was serving as a Fractional Art Director for my clients. I was (am) their in-house (while out-of-house) art director and graphic design partner, secured by retainers for months, years, or simply maternity leaves.
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You’re looking for a graphic designer and you’re not sure who you want to hire. Do you want to go for the newbie designer who’s really affordable but does not have as much experience? Or should you go for someone who has been doing this a long … Read More ›
As thriving businesses, we don’t just want to be successful for one year, or two. We want to be successful for plenty! What’s the secret? Today, I’m going to talk about design for ongoing success. And as someone who’s been in business for 20+ years, let’s just … Read More ›
Do you want to make your life easier — and your business better?
Want to actually get where you’re going — and enjoy the trip?
Have and follow brand guidelines. It’s that simple.
Like sunscreen in the summer, brand guidelines should be used on all of your assets. This includes … Read More ›
Annual report season is upon us. Whether you’re a for-profit or a non-profit, annual reports present a great opportunity to connect with — and grow — your audience. Here’s our take: Your annual report isn’t just any communication effort. It’s a marketing opportunity. Don’t just do it. … Read More ›
I can't tell you how many times I've heard about someone buying design software and trying to DIY or "hiring" their college-age niece to create their logo or brochure. After all, how hard can graphic design be?The truth is, hiring an on-point graphic designer will give you so much … Read More ›