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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portrait of doctor wearing scrubs

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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photography self promo box

This is a promotional year-end item we put together recently. Using Jeffrey’s international travels as inspiration, Catherine created recipe cards. On one side are photos from some of the more memorable trips, with recipes on the back...

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Works- v5 The latest copies of our promotional magazine have arrived from the printer and are ready to go out the door. The Works is always a fun thing to put together. Even in this age of Instagram and endless digital files, it’s exciting to produce a nice printed piece that people can actually hold in their hands. This issue of The Works has some documentary farm photography from North & South Carolina. Plus there

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business card design example

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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hint: the story is about the papyrus typeface

When I was walking in downtown Lake Forest IL the other day, I saw this sign and had to walk over to the business to figure out what they sold. Just glancing at the sign, you might think North Woods Candy and Pinecone Emporium. Or Cutsey Girly Things Sold Here. You would, however, be wrong. They are an audio and video store. Now, I'm sure they sell lovely audio and video products, but they make the perfect example

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how to make your logo print clearly

Remember my previous post about how not to make your logo print fuzzy? Let’s take another look at your poor little fuzzy logo. One of the reasons it might not be printing clearly is because it was saved as a low resolution .jpg or .png file. But do you really understand what these file types mean? It’s important that you know not to send a jpg when your graphic designer needs an eps file… because

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I had the pleasure of attending the International Housewares Show at McCormick Place this week. I did the design work for one of the booths at the show and it was so much fun to see it finished! If you have never been to a trade show before, imagine a shopping mall so large that you can barely see from one end to the other. But instead of stores, it’s booths and vendors. And they all have a

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