Making Animated Characters for a Brand

April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: James Duerr, Motion Guy Animation is a fantastic way to present a brand. It gives total creative control over a subject, making it easier and quicker to convey the brand’s values and goals through interesting visuals and characters. So why, then, do people create such insipid characters for animations? It seems so simple: just […]
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Highlights from my 20th Anniversary Trip

December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Among the many excellent benefits for agency employees is a company-paid “dream trip” after 20 years on the job. Studio Services Director Nancy Hogan recounts her recent “Big 20” voyage below. Author: Nancy Hogan, Studio Services Director Jim and I began the trip with four days in Manhattan. Coping with a badly misrepresented Airbnb rental dampened […]
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Requirements Architecture as Film Production

December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Shawn Ewert, Digital Requirements Architect I’ve always been the guy who knew how to get the right answers from people, even when everyone couldn’t really agree on the questions. Using that, I found a way to parlay my attention to the most granular detail into a career, and began my life as a Requirements […]
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Qualia and Strong AI

November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: James Michals, Multimedia Developer Consciousness. What is it? Does it require a body to exist, a metabolism, neurons and synapses? Truly, consciousness is the only thing we can be sure of. Everything else is an inference. We are talking about the inner experience; is the red I see the red you see? The process […]
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Do You Still Read Blogs?

November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Eric Anderson, Digital Project Manager You probably don’t read blogs. Don’t worry…I have a TL;DR at the bottom of this, so you don’t have to read the whole thing…High five! I actually used to be an avid reader of the most popular technology, gadget, sports and video game blogs. Nowadays, I find myself scanning […]
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E-Health: Tracking Your Health With Technology

November 7, 2016 | 3 Comments

Author: Meredith Ford, Digital Studio Designer Do you strive to become the healthiest version of yourself? With everything around us becoming “smarter,” you have more and more chances to track your health on the most minute level. When the e-fitness revolution started, you had to log everything yourself. With new innovations in technology, it has […]
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Two Traits That Keep Eyeballs on Your Message

November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Joel K. Thomas, Copy Editor Brevity “You cannot bore people into buying your product.” Thus spake the eminent David Ogilvy during the era of print, radio, and three-network television – but it applies to the Internet too, and every other mode of human communication yet to come. “You cannot bore people into enduring your […]
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Treehouse Meets Digital Tools

May 18, 2016 | 1 Comments

Author: Betsy Perkins, Studio Designer When I was a kid, I wanted to live in a tree. To be exact, I wanted to live in the Swiss Family Robinson tree. Since moving to Texas, my home has been a small two-story house sitting on a large lot full of trees. All the main living areas […]
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The Call for Captions

May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Krissy Lam, Project Manager My mom has always wanted to learn to play the violin. Coming from a family of music lovers, she had played the trumpet and piano growing up, but had no prior experience with a stringed instrument. After a bit of research, she found a violin with good reviews online and […]
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Back in the Saddle Again

April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Amy Butscher, Presentation Designer Now that I am single again, I wondered how the digital world would impact my life. Dating sites, of course. Here are the top five dating sites according to Recommended Age: 18-50+ Rating: 9.8/10 People often ask which dating site is right for them, because most dating sites […]
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Good Grammar Is Crucial to Creating a Good First Impression

February 25, 2016 | 1 Comments

Author: Jim Schnetz, Digital Copy Editor The importance of using good grammar was introduced to me at a very early age by my mother, an English teacher who would correct my mistakes in the notes I left her on the kitchen table. Creating a good first impression was a lesson I learned from my dad, […]
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All Access(ibility) Pass

December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Shawn Ewert, Business Analyst If you are reading this article right now, chances are somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 to 1 that you are reading it without the use of any kind of assistive technologies. That’s great, but what about the other 15% of Internet users? How does their Internet experience differ, and […]
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eSports, a New Era in Advertising

October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Eric Anderson, Project Manager   An Introduction to eSports eSports is just a bunch of nerdy kids who are playing simpleminded games in their parents’ basement, right? Not so much. So, what exactly is eSports? It’s essentially organized competition between teams or players who are playing against each other in a computer or video […]
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3-D Print Prototyping

August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Brian Edgin, User Experience Architect Whether it is for your brand, your clients or to earn new business, we are constantly looking for ways to step outside the box. Making two-dimensional prototypes has always been part of what a branding agency does. Now, with the advent of low-cost 3-D printing, we have the ability […]
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Comma Karma

July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Joe Jansen, Proofreader “Hey, Uncle Pal Joey,” you say, “there are quite a few commas in this sentence, my verbose, well-meaning and, more often than not, jocular friend. What’s up with that?” Glad you asked. I was going to write a short sentence to start, but I found a few commas in the trash […]
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