Get Your Skis + Snowboards Shined Up!

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Fall has been hectic so far with a vast array of projects – magazine design, direct mail, print ads, web development…

Though it seems early, this is the time of year my thoughts start wandering to ski season.
We had the good fortune to help with the media efforts for the upcoming Windy City Ski & Snowboard Show. It was wild seeing the billboards we designed while driving around the Chicago area! They could be seen on I-90, I-294 and IL-53.

Happy 2018! hopefully bidding farewell to several trends

Welcome to the new year! I hope your holidays were relaxing and spent with family and friends. Now it’s time to get back to business – or ease into it, anyway.
Hopefully we can bid farewell to these trends (and phrases) as we begin the new year:

  • Fidget spinners
  • Ripped denim – what’s old is new again…and again?
  • Charcoal in everything – drinks, toothpaste, facial products…
  • Unicorn frappuccinos – huge dose of sugar masked by disturbing color
  • Fake News!

Any other suggestions? Send ’em over!
Hope to hear from you in the new year.

Summer’s Here!

Summer’s here and the time is right for …

re-branding / updating logo
trade show displays
advertising
graphics for special events
redesigning your website

… oh yeah, and dancing in the streets!

With the first day of summer upon us, it’s the ideal time for outdoor activities. Though we’ve also been busy with several new projects inside  [New Work].

We had the pleasure of working with the amazing team at Wilmette Public Library. Not only did we rebrand & develop a new logo, but we also designed their new responsive website. Project goals: create a dynamic site that’s highly intuitive and works well on any device (mobile, desktop, tablet).

Enjoy the rest of your summer before the days start getting shorter. (Wait, summer solstice just happened?)

Happy 2016!

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Welcome to 2016!

I hope your holidays were filled with relaxation and time with family and friends. Now it’s time to get back to business! (…or ease into it, anyway.)

Hopefully we can leave these phrases behind in the new year:

  • Core Competency
  • It Is What It Is
  • Sorry, Not Sorry
  • Just Sayin’

Be safe, stay warm, and please keep in touch. Hope to hear from you in 2016.

“The happiest people are those who are too busy to notice whether they are or not.”
– William Feather

Giving Thanks!

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It’s been an extremely busy year working with our amazing clients. We thank all of you – as well as our business partners and vendors.

I hope that you’ll have a chance to relax someplace cozy, and enjoy a feast with family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

P.S.  Be safe out there – especially if you’re one of those crazy Black Friday shoppers!
Visit our website [Recent Work],  Twitter and Facebook pages.
We would love to hear from you and welcome your feedback.


“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.”  – William Blake

Fall back!

As we get ready to “fall back”, I thought we’d catch up. We’ve added new work samples to our portfolio that we created for a couple professional associations. Please take a look.

Graphic Solutions launches a new site

It goes back to the old saying, “put your money where your mouth is.” We’ve developed several sites for clients utilizing the latest technology, but our site always got pushed to the back-burner. Needless to say, our old static HTML site was looking tired and didn’t display well on mobile devices or tablets. So, the Graphic Solutions site was overhauled to a CMS platform that’s now responsive. It was also a good opportunity to showcase new work, which was in need of an update.  Stay tuned… there are several other enhancements in the works!