Inspiration

Sep04

It’s Not Just What You Say, It’s How You Say It

“Tell us a story.” Most of us can relate to being on the giving or the receiving end of the plea for a story. It’s true in your personal life and it’s true in business. Stories capture our attention. Stories make presentations better. Stories make ideas stick. Stories help us be more persuasive. Smart leaders tell stories to inspire us, […]
Sep02

Give Your Brand Some Space

“Oh, wow.” “So cool.” “I love this place!” When clients first come into our office, more often than not, they say something about how it looks and how it makes them feel. Granted, there are a bunch of creative types here at Red Chalk Studios, and we don’t mean to be braggadocious (okay, maybe a […]
Mar05

A Taste Toast to Whiskey

Red Chalk Studios’ second Whiskey Roundtable is in the books and—like whiskey itself—we’re feeling quite warm and wonderful about it. It began last year when Red Chalk organized an informal “out-of-focus” group to help us research whiskey perceptions and insights as we embarked on the brand development of a new whiskey client. We had 9 tasters that night and […]
Feb01

Five Pieces of Advice for New Graphic Designers (and the not-so-new) On the Job Hunt

I was asked to help a soon-to-graduate graphic designer with one of her final projects—interview someone in the field. This request, not uncommon at Red Chalk Studios, coupled with a semester stint at Old Dominion University teaching a senior-level studio class, has revealed thematic advice I give rising designers. New talent is always knocking at our doors, and […]
Oct28

5 Podcasts I Love

I was first introduced to podcasts by my friend, Jodi (who was also the one to convince me, years ago, that Facebook was not so hard to use and to quit my whining and just do it). She’s pretty smart, that Jodi. When I first ventured into this medium, the pickings that held my attention […]

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