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5 APPS TO HELP CREATIVE BUSINESS STAY ORGANIZED & CONNECTED

Posted Oct 8th, 2012

As we get busier over here at the studio, I’m finding it increasingly difficult to keep on top of everything. Over the last few months I’ve found some really cool apps that have become indispensable to my day to day business and marketing activities so I thought I’d share them here:

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TINA ROTH EISENBERG AND SIDE PROJECTS

Posted Sep 20th, 2012

This talk by the Swiss Miss herself was given for the Typo International Design. It got me thinking quite a lot in the last week or so. She’s also a Mom running her own design business, but unlike a typical design studio who takes on client work, she’s managed to become successful by turning side projects into revenue. Her talk has reminded me to continually re-evaluate my goals. When we set goals, we make them for the person we are at that time. But as we move towards those goals and reach t

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DIGITAL KITCHEN – THE COSMOPOLITAN INSTALLATION

Posted Aug 30th, 2012

​I had heard a lot about the famous creative studio called Digital Kitchen but it took me until now to finally check out their website directly. They have studios in Chicago, Seattle and LA and the work they produce is absolutely mind blowing. You have got to check out the installation they created for the Cosmopolitan in Vegas. Here is a studio who is mindful in their use of the digital arts. This looks more like a gallery installation than a hotel lobby. This is art. This is the kind of

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DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION – FROM REFERENCE TO FINAL IMAGE

Posted Aug 21st, 2012

Like most small businesses, we are taking on whatever kind of work we can find – some high quality and creative, some designed to keep revenue up. I LOVE high quality products, I truly do! And even with some of the more remedial tasks that come my way, I wouldn’t put my name on something that I’m not proud to call my own creation. Sometimes – ok a lot of the time – I find I need to take a risk and push through the frightening unknown. It allows me to improve as an artist, and not get stuck in

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COOL LINKS

Posted Aug 15th, 2012

Life is getting pretty crazy around the studio lately, but not so much that I can’t share a few cool links from the internets. I’ve categorized them for your viewing convenience…

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MALCOLM GLADWELL’S SUCCESS AND MASTERY – MIXING ART WITH BUSINESS

Posted Aug 7th, 2012

After a particularly difficult week where I stressed about the balance of art and business, I met with one of my business mentors who suggested I look up a guy named Malcolm Gladwell. You know, the guy who wrote The Tipping Point? Right…I’d never heard of him either.

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LEFT SIDE BRAIN IS STILL ALIVE – COOL VIDEOS TO SHARE

Posted Jul 28th, 2012

This is a quick post for today. We’ve been extra busy here at the studio – lots of marketing strategy getting planned and business accounting getting done. The dry business side can sure bog down the creative brain, but here are some cool Logo reveals I found on Vimeo that have perked me up a bit and given my creativity a second wind. Hope you enjoy them too!

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TOP 5 CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS FOR JULY

Posted Jul 9th, 2012

I’m learning that creative business is a fine balance between inspiration and beautiful solutions. If you aren’t careful to channels your inspiration, it can become overwhelming and counter productive.

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THE WORK FLOW PROCESS FOR SHORT ANIMATION

Posted Jul 2nd, 2012

The process of making a web video for promotion or instruction can be illusive. Especially if you’ve never been exposed to the production process. An effective animation or video gives the impression creating something amazing is quite simple. Information flows easily and ideas communicate quickly through simple moving images. It can’t be that difficult to create, can it?

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CREATIVITY, WORK FLOW, AND MEANINGFUL BUSINESS

Posted Jun 25th, 2012

At the heart of Image Propeller Studios’ work is the necessity of creative process. Our last post outlined Sandra’s methods behind her latest 3D Logo Reveal, and the road she took from idea to final product. For Sandra, the process was one of visualization. Seeing the idea as an image, and building a story from there.

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