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Good design is Invisible

Good design is challenging to define. Bad design is impossible to ignore. Good design is often invisible. Bad design often stands out. As renowned designer, Dieter Rams said: “Good design is as little design as possible. Less, but better.” I personally believe this is very well said and applies to all disciplines of design including …

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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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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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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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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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