Office Space Available at Hero.

Our studio has an extra office available—perfect for a web designer looking for an upgrade from their basement lair. Our studio is located at the center of everything good in the world at the corner of 19th Ave & Clarkson, in Uptown Denver. The office is private, with its own entrance and locked door.

$475 per month / 150 sq ft.
802 E 19th Ave, 80218 

Rent includes:

  • WiFi
  • Utilities
  • Cable internet
  • Conference room
  • 24 hr access
  • One off-street parking space.
  • Office is large enough for two desks, has a 4′ x 8′ white board, two windows and a secure door.
  • Phone, desks and chairs can be include at additional cost.

Available immediately. Email or call Jeff at 303-832-3310, x100.

Posted By: Jeff  August 1st, 2012

Don’t watch “The Pitch”. Read this post.

Where business problems and the Hidden Agenda overlap.If you want to learn how great advertising is created and sold to clients, don’t bother watching a TV drama, read this post, Win the Pitch: Tips from Mastercard’s “Priceless” Pitchman.

Kevin Allen explains the big drivers behind buyer behavior and how ad professionals can personally connect with those drivers to create breakthrough ideas and win the pitch.

You need to understand that behind every decision
lies a hidden agenda.

There are no magic tricks or hypnotics to persuade people to do what you say. Rather, behind every decision the average person makes to buy something — whether a product or service, your argument or an idea — is an unspoken emotional motivation. I call this the hidden agenda. Tap this, connect to it — and you will have people saying yes. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted By: Jeff  May 15th, 2012

Create greatness Denver.

 

What you can do-What you know.

All this talk of Create Denver Week reminded me of this great post from Jessica Hagy, Six Enemies of Greatness and Happiness.

A big part of Create Denver is supporting local creatives—artists, designers, musicians, everyone—by helping them gain the skils and make the connections needed to sustain their craft. That is a huge helping hand to people who aren’t always naturals in the art of business. But there are even greater challenges to a successful creative career that have nothing to do with cash-flow, taxes or contracts.

There are the internal challenges we all face when we’re trying to realize our creative vision. Jessica lists the six enemies of greatness as: availability, ignorance, committees, comfort, momentum and passivity. Read the post for her insights on each. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted By: Jeff  May 11th, 2012

Create Denver Week. Design, art and awesomeness.

Create Denver Week

Create Denver Weekstarted last night with a launch party at Battery 621. If you don’t know about Create Denver, this is your weekend to experience the diversity and energy of the Mile High creative community. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted By: Jeff  May 11th, 2012

The D-word explained. This is how design works.

The D-word Explained.

Design is a weird word.

The word design is used so often and so broadly today that it’s become almost impossible to define. In fact, if I talk about design, you won’t really know what I mean unless I qualify it by saying WEB design or FURNITURE design. And even then, I’m still speaking in broad, abstract terms.

Design has moved to the center.

Design, in all it’s forms, has moved to the center of our economy and culture through companies like Target, Apple, Google, Facebook, Virgin, IBM and Ikea. These companies have increased America’s design IQ. Peoples’ everyday lives are surrounded by good design—design that is user-centered and tuned to their needs. People are happy to be the center of attention and they’ve come to expect this from every brand they consider. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted By: Jeff  April 19th, 2012

Animated Gif Explains Instragram’s success.

The big picture of Instragram’s success.

I wonder if the high valuation of this social site is the bellwether of a new internet bubble. Maybe it will be the Social Bubble?

I suppose pundits more opinionated than me will sort that all out.

 

The Purchase of Instagram

 

This clever infographic via Fast Company.

 

Posted By: Jeff  April 12th, 2012

Graphic Designer Dreams, in
Animated GIFs.

Today Co.Design posted a piece called Watch A Brief History Of The Animated GIF . I’ve watched GIFs rise from being the designer’s file format of last resort to a vibrant, under the radar art form. The PBS short film profiled (included below) in a great glimpse into the past, present and future of the lowly GIF.

Of all the work being done with GIFs, it’s Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg’s Cinemagraphs that really capture my imagination. They look, and feel, like the dreams of a graphic designer. I’ve added “learn to create cinemagraphs like Beck and Burg” to my bucket list. You may feel the same.

Graphic Designer dreams, JAMIE BECK AND KEVIN BURG’S Cinemagraphs

 

Posted By: Jeff  March 9th, 2012

A Marketer’s Guide to Pinterest

From the people at MDG blog, a great infographic breaking down the user demographics behind Pinterest and how to use it for marketing. We still love the direction that Pinterest is headed.

Posted By: Jeff  March 1st, 2012

Social Media Week

Have you guys been following Social Media Week over the past couple of years? This year it’s huge, with events in 21 cities.  It’s a celebration for digital advocates, like us, to engage in the changes and current and upcoming trends in digital communication. It’s great to see how much of an embrace there is of technology, particularly, an embrace of trying to figure out how all of these social platforms can work towards better connecting our human experience. As their mission reads, the goal is to act as a catalyst of cultural and social change across all industries. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted By: Jeff  February 18th, 2012

Twice the Attention: Business Leadership

It was recently Lincoln’s birthday and it got me thinking. As business professionals, we’re often caught up in the nitty-gritty details of our businesses and don’t acknowledge the greater picture and our role as a leader. We disregard the fact that this role is how those details are put into effect– through focusing our attention to detail.  Our ambitions often become disorganized, questioning what we’re doing wrong in connecting with prospective clients and forget that, really, effective organization comes down to the simple role of working with and guiding others as a leader in some way, shape, or form. Though we may be distracted, it’s critical that we maintain composure in our leadership roles as business owners, communicators, team-members, and coworkers. Whether you view your role as contributing towards an entire industry, or simply just your company, it’s crucial to put a conscious effort into your work with the end goal of progress. In turn, conscientiousness in all actions, particularly focusing your attention to the right tasks and goals, will result in better communication and take your business to the next level with the end result of gaining the right attention. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted By: Jeff  February 15th, 2012