Changing the World with Human-Centered Design

At Uptown Studios, we live by our motto of “Designs for Social Change” and use social marketing and human-centered design to facilitate discussion and engage our target audience in order to achieve our end goal. Both are based on the knowledge that in order to bring about behavior and long term change, you must go …

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Get Emotional! Be Social and Show your Passion

We are all well into the age of connections at an advanced pace to anything we could have paid for just a short 10 years ago. With the introduction of social and digital media we have been given the opportunity to show our brand personalities. If you are aware of how important your content is …

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The Importance of Building a Good Relationship with the Press

As you might already know, it is important to connect and get your message out to various media outlets in order to run a successful campaign. In recent years, however, many have been moving towards building a digital relationship with the press rather than a personal one. While it is important to email out press releases …

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Celebrate African American Graphic Designers

We are excited to honor and celebrate African American graphic designers who have inspired social change. These great designers influenced society by challenging opinions, instilling values and translating experiences across space and time. For this Black History Month, we would like to lift up graphic designers who you may have never heard of, but who have …

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Creating a Culture of Great Service

When I first meet with potential clients, they always ask “What sets Uptown Studios apart from other firms?” Now, we offer competitive pricing and work really hard to give you the biggest bang for your buck. However, the biggest compliment we get from our clients is that we offer great customer service.   Since the …

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Just Google it – The Web of Apps, Tools and Analyzers

The Google universe is a vast web of apps, tools, analyzers, secretive tech projects and of course, all things search. If you need something done online, most likely they have a tool to get the job done. I get to work with tons of Google-based applications and they have replaced many of the old standard …

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Keep the Video Moving

Ever since the dawn of motion pictures, cameramen everywhere have tried to create ways to make the shot more interesting, more compelling, more dynamic. Keeping the video moving is a great way to keep viewers engaged. A tripod it good, essential even and believe me, you can live or die by the tripod you use, …

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Reflect with Thoughtfulness and Intention

A nice rainy day to take a moment and reflect. 1. Generosity I have discovered that the most precious gift anyone can give is their time. I have a personal intention that I can find 15 minutes to spend being generous for most things. If someone has broken down in their car – I can …

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