Reflections on TEDx

Looks easy, doesn’t it? That’s what I used to think. But I can now say with certainty that it’s a hundred times harder – and more rewarding – than anyone knows.

The Power of Research

We love research – a lot. We love the way it creates clarity from chaos, the risks it removes from decision-making, and the creative pathways it unlocks.

Branded Environments: How to Engage and Inspire

A branded environment is a powerful way to reinforce your values and who you are as a brand. Ask yourself: are you engaging and inspiring your audience, or leaving them feeling confused or unimportant.

Authenticity Inspires Trust

Recently on a Friday afternoon, I sat with our CEO Leslie Phinney in her office and we had an inspiring conversation about trust and authenticity that has stuck with me.

August: Reverence and Admiration

As the month comes to a close, we’ve been thinking about the meaning of August. By definition—inspiring reverence or admiration; of supreme dignity or grandeur; majestic.

More than Meets the Eye

Whatever the strategic direction, our goal with each identity is to reflect the authenticity of the organization it represents, to tell a compelling story, and to create something timeless and exquisite.

Love by Design

If you’re in this business long enough, you get to know your competition really well. And if they are tough competition, you develop a respect for them. That is the kind of relationship that Ted Leonhardt and I have developed over the years.