We believe there is no better way to do business than by bringing who you are to the table. After all, If we don't believe in what we are offering, why should anyone buy it? We look for partners we can help, work hard to bring solutions to their toughest problems, and live our partnership driven mentality every day.
We can attest that having our own business is quite the ride. No two days are ever alike. We'll have busy days, slow days, frustrating days, and rewarding days. It's just the nature of the beast. At times it feels like we're losing your sanity. To-do lists pile up all around us with so much to be done and so little time. At times it has felt like we will never dig out.
You might not know this about us, but we have a pretty different business model from your typical creative partner. We don't sell hours. In fact, we are wholeheartedly against it. Our belief (and experience) is that when someone pays you by the hour, they try to preserve their dollars and stretch them as far as they will go. Then the frustration sets in as they count rounds, edits, people, and everything and anything under the sun.
It's a painful and perhaps frustrating reality, but it's true. Real change, impactful change, meaningful change will take time, and that's ok.
In today's day-an-age we have become addicted to getting instantaneous results. We are being programmed that way by how we live our lives, how we run our businesses, and how we communicate. We have come to expect speed but what's the cost?
Design is everywhere. It's the reason you can successfully navigate an airport, pick the coffee you love, or enjoy reading your favorite book from any device. It's the lack of design that can make those tasks–and more–incredibly difficult. Design is always felt, but it isn't always good. When it comes to great design, some say that it can't be explained, that it's the magic that happens during the creative process. But we respectfully disagree.
Our Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer is the first-ever guest blogger for awesome branded supply company Lumi. Check out his post "To Create Memorable Brands, Make it Personal" by Sean Trapani - Read the Post on Lumi
It’s a warm, quiet, tranquil afternoon. The stale air in the classroom is disturbed in my direction every thirty seconds. Around me sit twenty-eight junior high students, their brows, slightly sweaty, hair clinging to them, eyes constantly glazed over, and minds perpetually adrift with thoughts of summer. My eyelids are getting heavy; I'm fading. Then the stale breeze from the fan hits my face again. That oscillating fan is my lifeline.
This old brick junior high building is warm and humid inside. Each classroom feels more soupy than next. My teacher is droning on and on about something that could only be described as “sciencey”. The 13-year-old me tries to listen, I genuinely want to pay attention, but my brain has melted inside my head. I’m hoping that subconsciously I’ll retain whatever is important. Consciously, all I can think about is Mountain Dew Slurpees.