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Using Observations to Find Solutions

The teenager behind the counter smiled at me as I stood in the corner waiting for my food order. Is there anything I can do to assist you? Asked another teen as he walked by with a cloth to clean the tables. I'm good. Thanks.  I looked around.  The restaurant was packed -- not a ...

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Use Design Thinking to Find the Solution

Work-a-round (noun) is defined by Webster as: “a method for overcoming a problem or limitation in a program or system”.  It is further defined in Wikipedia as: …”a bypass of a recognized problem in a system”.  A workaround is typically a temporary fix that implies that a genuine solution to the problem is needed.  But workarounds …

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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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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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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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Our Favorite Projects of 2014

It really has been a great year for Uptown Studios. New clients, challenging projects and successfully creating change with all things that crossed our desks. Everyone has a favorite project or event that was their favorite so almost the whole team participated in this blog post... Tina Reynolds I have loved being a part of ...

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Use Creative Energy to Design Social Change

Design For Social Change On any day, at any given time, if you walk through the doors of Uptown Studios be prepared to be hit with creative energy focused towards social change. Creative conversations are happening all around you, creative thinking and brainstorming, designing and developing. Spend enough time with us and you might find ...

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