How to Build an Animated Video

Animated Story Production: A Step-by-Step Guide Have you ever stayed in your seat in the movie theater after an animated feature ends, and the production credits start rolling… and rolling… and rolling? Do you ever wonder what all those directors, writers, illustrators, animators, compositors, and other crew members do? There is a LOT involved in …

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Working Remotely While Traveling Greece

Embracing the Bliss of Remote Work: Three Weeks in Greece Written By Jonathan Simpson In recent years, remote work has revolutionized the traditional notions of employment. The ability to work from anywhere has opened up a world of opportunities for professionals seeking flexibility and a balanced lifestyle. One such opportunity presented itself to me when …

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3 Takeaways from Smashing Conference 2023

An Uptown Studios View on the Web Conference of the Year by Jaime Fernandez What is Smashing Conference? Every year web developers and other tech professionals gather at the Fort Mason Center on Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, CA. It’s a beautiful setting that looks bigger from the outside but when you finally enter the …

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The Design Process

Create Eye-Catching Designs in 5 Simple Steps! What is the Design Process? The design process is a tool the Uptown Studios design team utilizes to break down larger projects into smaller, easier to manage tasks. Breaking larger projects into smaller tasks makes it easier for our team to stay on track to ensure we are …

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Sustainability in Marketing

How to Elevate Your Brand to be More Sustainable What Does It Mean To Be Sustainable? Technically speaking, sustainability is the ability to be maintained at a certain level or rate. In simpler terms, sustainability consists of meeting the needs of current generations without compromising the needs of future generations, while creating a balance between …

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The Power of Repurposing Content

The best way to save you time and money with marketing. Marketing has expanded from primarily using traditional marketing strategies such as outdoor, print, and direct marketing, to include digital marketing strategies such as social media and email marketing. Because there are a vast amount of options for marketing your brand or products, it can …

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Women’s History Month

Empowered women, empower women. What is Women’s History Month? March is women’s history month, a time to celebrate the countless women who have fought tirelessly and courageously for equality, justice, and opportunity in our Nation. It’s a time to reaffirm our commitment to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls in the United States …

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What the hell is up with Social Media?

The world of social media and what to expect for 2023. We all know social media is perpetually changing, which can make it hard to keep up with the trends. There are constantly new platforms being introduced, new trends being created and frequent changes to the algorithms. At Uptown Studios, we put the “social” part …

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Uptown Studios 30th Anniversary

I started Uptown Studios in 1992 after I closed my business that was so appropriately named “Graphic Design” (I started that business in 1976 and the term commercial design was changing to Graphic Design and, well, I thought I was so clever – but in hindsight it was like naming a restaurant “Food”). Uptown Studios …

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