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The Experience Conundrum

I am in the midst of a job search and I am struggling with “the experience hurdle”. I am a recent college grad and most of the jobs I am interested in aren’t directly related to my majors. I am looking at creative jobs in the fields of marketing and advertising but I am “trained” … Continue reading

Sunday Morning Zen

We are all artists, we just use different mediums. -Kyle Mecham

Google’s War on Content Curation?

Mashable reported this morning that Google has declared war on content farms. Content farms are defined as “a company that employs large numbers of often freelance writers to generate large amounts of textual content which is specifically designed to satisfy algorithms for maximal retrieval by automated search engines. Their main goal is to generate advertising revenue” (Wikipedia). Content curation … Continue reading

Type in Building and Sky

Yeah, we’ll look at you Lisa Rienermann. See more of this awesome font-art at flavorwire.

Personal Branding a la Jersey Shore

Jersey Shore is a mind boggling phenomenon. I do not watch it but I have friends that are obsessed with it. Copyblogger posted a guide earlier today on how to turn the absurdity that is Jersey Shore into a viable personal branding lesson, or at least an excuse to watch it. The full post can … Continue reading

Why Happiness Works

Happiness works great as a marketing tool. Why? Because everyone loves being happy, or at least almost everyone. Morrissey might be the “Pope of Mope” but Marr makes The Smith songs undeniably cheery sounding. But a picture is worth a thousand words, and this Coca-Cola video is probably worth far more than that.

How FTD (almost) Lost a Customer

It has now been a week since Valentine’s Day. A week since men scrambled like mad to make reservations, buy chocolates, purchase teddy bears, pen cards, order flowers and a multitude of other festive activities. I was one of those men, although I had a much smaller list than the one mentioned above. Reservations wasn’t … Continue reading

Typography or Art?

I’m a big fan of typography. I have wanted to try creating my own font for a while now. And while I consider the creation on type faces an art and appreciate typographically-based art, this Thom Isom typeface, Ludd, combined typography and art in a whole other way. You make the call, typography or art? … Continue reading

Thom Yorke does “Single Ladies”

I just want to thank Mashable for bringing this to my attention. Please enjoy.

Sunday Morning Zen

“Art is not in the eye of the beholder. It’s in the soul of the artist.” –Seth Godin