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My Never, Ever List by Gary Lacoste

My Never, Ever List by Gary Lacoste

NEVER EVER LET FEAR DRIVE THE BUS This is great advice I heard from licensing guru Cheryl Phelps. We all are afraid of failing or coming up short, and that fear can paralyze us into not making changes or choices that in the long run could further your career. Five […]

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How In-House Innovation Teams Could Benefit from the Addition of a Creative Quarterback

By Bruce Miller In the late 1980’s when several top marketers, specifically in the fashion industry, were setting up “in house” advertising agencies, they made a point of bringing top creative talent into the mix in order to keep the quality of the messaging on creative par with ad agencies […]

Once Upon a Flock Advance Copy

Once Upon a Flock Advance Copy

We just received an advance copy of author/illustrator Lauren Scheuer‘s memoir Once Upon a Flock and we’re extremely excited to read it and tell you all about it! The book comes out March 19, 2013 and is available for pre-order at your local book seller or at Amazon: Once Upon a […]

ATM Branding Fail

ATM Branding Fail

I took this ATM photo because I couldn’t believe this bank’s missed opportunities. Try to sell me on your interest rates. A line of equity? A checking account? Or at the very least, remind me what bank I’m standing at. To me this is a huge branding and marketing fail. […]

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Yard Sale- 5.4.5.6?

Yard Sale- 5.4.5.6?

I loved finding this yard sale sign. From the look of the wooden post, this is a very popular spot for signs. It’s located at an intersection in Sag Harbor in the Hamptons (New York) where if you follow the arrow you get to drive down a road with a […]

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Drawn Together at ICON 7

Drawn Together at ICON 7

It seems to me that trying to collect a large group of professional illustrators into one city for four days would be akin to herding cats into a doghouse, but somehow ICON pulled it off again. ICON, The Illustration Conference, recently concluded its 7th biennial conference, held this year in […]

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Your Portfolio Needs to be Updated, Doesn’t it?

Your Portfolio Needs to be Updated, Doesn’t it?

Quick question: When was the last time you updated your portfolio? It’s hard to think back that far isn’t it? This is a problem that dogs many creatives. We’re too busy cranking out great work to bother grabbing some of it for others to see. Well, consider this your inspiration […]

What I Saw at Boston Comic Con 2012

What I Saw at Boston Comic Con 2012

In my previous post, How to Get Noticed at a Comic Con, I talked about some ways exhibitors at Comic Cons can improve their odds of getting more attention for their work. In this post I’m just a fan. The Fan Boy Side of My Day: I’m a newbie to Comic Cons. […]

How to Get Noticed at a Comic Con

How to Get Noticed at a Comic Con

As a graphic designer, illustrator and event planner for creative professionals, I endeavored to objectively walk the floor of Boston Comic Con 2012 and take in the sights and sounds. And just because I can’t keep my opinion to myself, I pulled together some tips and suggestions to pass along […]