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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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Learning and Growing in April

This past week we had the BEST April Fools’ joke. Our lead graphic designer, Anton Weaver, created a 3D model of a special drone that delivered coffee. It is so realistic that when it was dropped into a photo we set up of me reaching for my drone delivered coffee – I could almost smell it.

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Inspired to Be Creative Everyday

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou How do you get into a career that allows you to be creative EVERY SINGLE DAY – how does a person sign up for a lifetime of creativity? Stephen King said “If you don’t have time to read, you …

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Scope Creep: Embrace it!

I must confess, I initially started this blog with the intention of addressing the big bad beast that is scope creep. You know, something like “5 tips on how to avoid scope creep with your website project”… But as I really thought about scope creep – that big project management-y term that I first learned years back when being formally trained in project management and thought about just how often we deal with it… I had a bit of an “A-ha” moment.

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Three Things to Improve Creativity and Imagination at Work

Imagination is the best, most powerful tool in our toolbox here at Uptown Studios. It's important to be sure that imagination is not to be confused with innovation, which is quickly becoming simply a buzzword that most people are using. Without imagination, developing great brand new ideas becomes impossible, so let’s talk about how we ...

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Get Your Mojo on With Design

I think surrounding myself with incredible and creative people keeps me dancing. We have a team at Uptown Studios that really works hard, loves the type of challenges we get faced with every day, and enjoys working as a team. Lucky us! It is a bit of magic when everyone more than gets along and likes each other.

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