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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 […]

Comic Sans for all!

Comic Sans for all!

Looking for a good laugh? The folks at Poke London have created an interesting time-wasting tool to give you a chuckle (and then, no doubt, to throw away). HapppyIt goes where no serious designer would ever want to go- it converts the fonts on any website into Comic Sans. Just drag […]

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