Public Voice Network
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- the gif animation thread 1844618446
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- Studio VS Agency VS Consu… 2020
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Studio VS Agency VS Consultancy VS Firm May 20, 13, 9:59 a.m.
A question for everyone: How do you determine which noun is the proper semantic when describing you design/creative business?
To give some background - The company I currently work for is a wholly-owned subsidiary of a much larger company. We are a small group - about 15 employees, and are wondering what is the best term to describe this venture.
Studio - we feel studio might earmark us as 'too small' for our audience. Although our staff is relatively low we don't want to give the impression that we are just a couple of people in someones garage.
Agency - We feel this makes us appear larger than we are, although the term is not inaccurate. We just don't want to be mistaken for a really large agency.
Consultancy - this makes it sound like we don't actually do the work but rather simply 'consult' on it.
Firm - too boring?
Anyway, i'm curious to see what others think.
Pixel Snapping Illustrator CS6 Apr 7, 13, 6:59 p.m.
Anyone else deal with the nightmare that is Illustrator CS6's pixel snapping?
This shit has a mind of it's own! Any tips / suggestions would be very much appreciated!
Clever use of Registered Symbol Nov 12, 12, 6:19 a.m.
Looking for clever and/or elegant use of the registered symbol in a logo:
Shopping Around Nov 7, 12, 1:45 p.m.
So I just discovered that our studio lead is shopping around for a new job.
He went out of town last week to see his 'sick uncle' and came back yesterady. I needed to borrow the studio laptop for a presentation this afternoon. When I opened the laptop finder was opened up to a 'Portfolio' folder and there was a PDF in the folder with his name on the file. I opened the PDF and the second page in was
"Thank you company X for the opportunity to interview..."
To be honest I don't really care much that he's shopping around. Actually, if he wants to leave then more power to him - he's a talented guy and deserves a better opportunity should one present itself. Heck, i'm not above shopping around myself (3 interviews in the past year).
Anyway, I was more wondering if anyone else caught their coworkers / higher-ups 'shopping around'? What, if anything, did you do about it? What happened to that person? Did they stay/leave? And what would you do in my position?
Have fun... ;)
Hunting Season Oct 9, 12, 7:20 a.m.
Any hunters in the house?
Bow season started 2 weeks ago in Michigan. I haven't bow-hunted in years mainly because I don't own a bow.
But I plan on going out for rifle season in November. I got a new slug gun (H&R 20ga ultra slug hunter) and just ordered a scope for it (redfiled revolution 2-7x33) with the hopes of rag-dolling me some wildlife. Pretty excited to use the new gun.
Endless Icons Sep 18, 12, 8:47 p.m.
These icons kinda suck bro... =\
Overall lacking attention to detail, don't scale particularly well, stylistically are very pedestrian, and aren't particularly memorable...
But here's a free bump....
Customer Portals / Forums / Knowledgebases Sep 13, 12, 6:19 a.m.
I'm looking for some good examples of Customer Support Portals - Forums, Knowledgebases, Tutorial / Video Galleries, etc.
Electronic Thank You letters Sep 4, 12, 8:35 p.m.
I'm receiving a lot of flak from relatives for not sending hand-written thank you letters for those who attended my daughters birthday party this last weekend.
While admittedly cheap they were very personalized and also included a link to download some really stellar photography of the birthday girl in question.
And in all fairness, i'm the only working parent in the relationship, so I can't chide myself on being too cheap. Resourceful perhaps - but not too cheap. My wife is a stay-at-home with our daughter and I pretty much footed the entire bill for the party, not to mention all of our monthly expenses, bills, etc.
While i certainly appreciate a handwritten letter as much as the next does proper etiquette deem it absolutely necessary in the electronic age to produce a hand-written thank you? I'm thinking it would probably be $20 or thereabouts for the cards + postage.
Blog without a database / Simple blog solution Aug 27, 12, 7:53 a.m.
Looking for a simple blogging solution for a website without the need for a cumbersome CMS install.
would be a small-website, 6-8 static pages with a blogging section for frequent updates.
Baltimore / Annapolis Aug 7, 12, 6:50 a.m.
Going to be staying in Annapolis for 4 days this coming weekend for a wedding. Plan on heading to Baltimore for a day to do touristy stuff.
Anyone recommend some locales?
-Brew pubs / breweries
-Food / Eats (seafood!)
-Museums / Galleries
Job Applicant Aug 6, 12, 6:35 a.m.
Received a resume and link to this fellows website this morning. Apparently they want to work for us: HIRED!
Social Media Counter Jul 31, 12, 6:45 a.m.
Anyone recommend a relatively bug-free social media counter plugin / script for a website? I've been trying a few jquery ones available on the internet and have been met with varying degrees of success.
I'd simply like a few social media buttons with their respective counters to hide in a footer.
Any suggestions? Thanks!
Visualization Frameworks Jul 11, 12, 6:21 a.m.
Looking for resources / links to modern visualization frameworks like Processing, Cinder, Etc.
Specifically, there is a gallery site for visualizations /infographics but I can't for the life of me find the URL. Help?
Jess and Russ Jun 28, 12, 9:50 a.m.
And you all thought designers were incapable of romancing anything other than a layout:
That one type thread... Jun 5, 12, 1:21 p.m.
There were a few type threads I am looking for... something along the lines of "Fonts you want 2012" or something like that.
Help a brotha out! Please & thx!!
Well-Designed Surveys May 30, 12, 8:33 a.m.
Looking for great examples of well-designed online surveys.
One that i'm recently familiar with:
Compelling both intellectually and visually; prompts the user immediate with a compelling question; provides interesting (if not slightly vague) metrics.