One of Catherine's favorite things to do is business card design. It's your first hello to the world, and it can be one of the most cost effective ways to make an impression on prospects and customers. There are tons of finish options to make you stand out from the pack, and this example below shows off UV spot gloss. A spot gloss makes only part of your image extra shiny and slightly raised. It's

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Catherine recently had the opportunity to work on several pieces for JBS logistics. Based right here in Naperville, they have the capacity to handle trucking, warehousing, and ocean freight anywhere in the world. Their recent partnership with Koch Logistics was the perfect opportunity to create new marketing material that fit with the Koch aesthetic. This pocketed stepped brochure allows for sales sheets to be easily slipped in, and the tabs make it easy to find

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With a newly emptied nest at our house and a rapidly growing business, Catherine had a huge need for more office space. The transformation from old kids' bedroom to office was pretty impressive if we do say so ourselves! Read more...

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Catherine recently had the chance to present to the advanced photo class at the College of DuPage. They were creating their first photo books and looking for guidance on what goes into a good layout. Curious to see what they covered? Here are some of her tips...

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Community First Medical Center in Chicago is a newly rebranded hospital that was in desperate need of improving their online presence. Read more about how we worked with Culloton Strategies to create a brand new website for this special community hospital.

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Very often while we are photographing a project, people will ask us “Where can we see these pictures?” And more times than not, we honestly have no idea! Sometimes there is a very specific plan in place, but usually we only know the photos will be used for marketing and promotional purposes.

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So I dumped a box of cornstarch in a kiddie pool a few weeks ago... Ideas are funny things. Sometimes people will see an image we took and ask us "how did you think of that?" This shoot started with a pair of sunglasses. When I saw those glorious turquoise frames staring at me from a little antique shop shelf in Chicago, I decided they were coming with me. Then I had to figure out

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A few months ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer with the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) as a mentor graphic designer. This program takes students through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year.

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