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Images to Infographics: Be A Better Blogger

An image is the best way to and summarize blog content, and Infographics are a great compromise between images and text.

Posted on November 9th, 2016
Filed Under: Inspiration, Marketing, Social Media

Planning the Perfect Holiday Greeting Card

Bored with stuffing repetitive cards into envelopes every year? Forget about the cliche santas and snowmen – this year, do something unique with your holiday greetings.

Posted on October 22nd, 2014
Filed Under: Branding, Inspiration

Boosting Your Credibility: Why Good Design Matters

A good design is vital to a trustworthy site – and we can prove it!

Posted on December 5th, 2013
Filed Under: Design, Design Tutorials and Tips, Inspiration, User Experience Design

5 Places to Find Free Fonts (for Commercial Use)

Finding a free font is always a bonus – and, if you don’t have room in the project budget, completely a necessity.

Posted on September 5th, 2013
Filed Under: Design Tutorials and Tips, Inspiration, Website Design

Super Bowl Ads 2013: The Ads that Didn’t Advertise

Our yearly roundup of Super Bowl Ads. Some were good, some were bad, and most were just ay.

Posted on February 4th, 2013
Filed Under: Branding, Inspiration, Studio News

Monday Distractions

It’s Monday, and we all know a fun filled distraction is always a welcome event. So while you are trying to plow though the pile of e, voice and “acKKKK my site bre this weekend, please fix it!” requests, take a moment to play with few fun Google Easter eggs courtesy of my son! (Branding Side note: as I mentioned […]

Posted on August 6th, 2012
Filed Under: Branding, Inspiration

Timeless Advice from an Iconic Mad Man

The skills that made advertising the fine art of the late 20th century, are the same ones we use today at Phases to build great brands and Websites. George Lois, the guy who got the likes of Mick Jagger and Sting to want their MTV in the 80s describes the creative process that helped spark advertising’s creative revolution, and that are still the building blocks of the best work in the industry today.

Posted on March 19th, 2012
Filed Under: Branding, Copywriting, Design, Inspiration

We’ve been published!

Some of our client work is appearing in two separate curated graphic design bos.

Posted on March 1st, 2012
Filed Under: Branding, Inspiration, Studio News

Phases 2012 Super Bowl Ad Roundup

Ever since Farrah creamed Broadway Joe Namath in the first “Super Bowl Ad” (as opposed to an ad that runs during the Super Bowl), watching and critiquing the commercials has become just as important as watching the big game. Because of the massive audience the ads have become incredibly expensive ($3.5 Million for 30 seconds in […]

Posted on February 6th, 2012
Filed Under: Branding, Inspiration, Studio News

What Small Businesses Can Learn from Steve Jobs

There have already been a lot of tributes extolling Steve Jobs’ impact on the way we work, listen to music, read, and generally relate to our technology, our products and our brands. But as small and midsize business owners and managers, and as branding and marketing professionals, what can we learn from Jobs’ career? And how do we apply those lessons to our own work?

Posted on October 6th, 2011
Filed Under: Branding, Design, Inspiration

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