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The Amazing Power of Delegation

Early in my career as a designer and principal of a visual communications firm, I was a “I’ll do it all myself” kind of manager. I thought that if I handled everything myself, it would get done better, on time, every time. I perceived delegation to others as a sign of failure. As you can imagine, …

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It Takes a Team to Create a Website

I’m a planner. On everything I do, I map out every step and explore every possibility before I get started. Now, as a project manager, this can come in handy and helps me guide the team and clients on jobs and ensure we meet deliverables. However, as part of the creative world, it is important …

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Having a Print Manager Saves Time and Money

If you haven’t worked with a full-service design firm or marketing agency, you might not know what a print manager is or what they can do for you. As the print industry has changed over the last 15 years, online printers have become more available, providing the consumer with more options and more knowledge of …

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Five Tips to Get Your Marketing Off the Back Burner

It’s easy to put our own marketing efforts to the back burner when we’re busy focusing on our daily tasks. For many of the nonprofits we’ve spoken with, this feeling is even more intensified as they feel that they are too busy “out in the trenches” fighting the good fight to take a step back and …

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Create a Video for Your Nonprofit

Whether you are shooting a video for your website, social media or a broadcast commercial, there are a few things you must decide before you can create one that works for your nonprofit organization. Decide what is the goal of the video? To raise awareness or inspire donations? Who is the target audience of the …

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Motivated to Give to Local Nonprofits

What motivates you? At Uptown Studios, we thrive on knowing that what we give to local nonprofits helps others accomplish their goals. In particular, we dedicate time to give back to the community and helping local nonprofits. A large percentage of the clients we serve are nonprofits and we have a standing commitment to donate $5,000 …

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Human-Centered Design – We Dig to Create Solutions

Uptown Studios is the perfect partner for your branding and design needs. Because we love what we do so much we have immersed our entire team into Human-Centered Design processes and training. This a way for us to dive deeply into situations and come out with creative solutions to the issues at hand. Whether it …

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7 Rules for a Balanced Life

Getting down to the real qualities of life, when you have a busy one – filled with work, family, friends, personal time and all the rest that comes with having a “life”. The simple things are what make my life wonderful – here is my crack at the top 7! 1. Act with love and …

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