Studio Jam Session

Went down to hang out with Derek Leibert yesterday. He’s started a new non-profit to help teens and adults living on the spectrum of Autism to be able to express themselves through music. It’s a fantastic concept. Here’s a couple photos from the shoot and the logo I designed…

So Your Website is Built, Now What?

The “Go-Live” Process
Taking a new website live can be an easy (or frustratingly complex) procedure.

There are a few pieces of information we’ll need before your new website is ready to roll:

DNS Login – your DNS Manager is usually the place you registered your domain (ie. GoDaddy, Network Solutions, etc.)….

Marketing for Mittens…

OK, Giving Back ROCKS!

This week, we learned of a desperate need in our local homeless shelter, Open Door Mission, so we went into action. Thanks to many of our fantastic clients, we raised enough money to purchase and deliver 1,080 heavy-duty winter gloves for the men, women and children…

Sometimes…Clients are Amazing

Clients come in all “shapes and sizes” so to speak. Each one brings a unique vision for what they want and, more often than not, they are a pleasure to get to know and work with. Every now and then, one stands out in some way that is truly…

Tech…tech…tech

Well it was certainly busy last week around the CTD studio…and it was ALL about technology!

We launched THREE tech-based websites (one in Lincoln and two in the sunny-state of California) this week: Americom, Resilient Communications and Renovo Solutions (see below).

On top of that we completed designing an email…

IKEA = Brilliance

IKEA is already well know for their unique esthetic in the land of all things furniture. Everything from the the flow of customers through their stores to the ultra-cool way finding graphics and maps to their style in designing and displaying their products…it all demonstrates what I call their…

Presenting data graphically

Lately, many clients have been asking me to design infographics…visually displaying facts and data about a particular subject in order to educate the public on some topic without a lot of boring text to read through. Typically, it’s both a fun AND challenging project that employs both sides of…

The thing I hate most…

There are many things that are unpleasant about the world we live in, and I’ll admit, I can ignore a great deal of them…but one thing I absolutely loathe is what I call “web evil.”
Not the Droids You Want to Be Looking For
Hackers create “bots” (not the friendly R2D2…

Behind the Scenes at a Client Photoshoot

Growing up, I always enjoyed watching the “behind the scenes” specials for my favorite films. Seeing the creative effort and approach that went into the construction of a particular special effect or the layout of an important scene was fascinating. As I get further into photography, I appreciate the…

Picking a Place to Land

I realized this morning that I may very well be able to place myself into the category of “Office Nomad”. Through different circumstances, I’ve managed to move (and paint) three new office locations in the past 12 months… then, finally moving into a 4th that didn’t require paint. Finding…