Changes… always for the better.

Changes… always for the better.

I haven’t written a blog post since 2012, when we sent blessings for Phil’s departure after a great many years together. He started with us in 2002, and lots has changed since then: Websites are developed from a ‘mobile first’ perspective; Branding is less about what...

Transitions are Hell. Change is Good.

Phil’s Song — Time to Fly We’ve been lucky at Marketing By Design. In nearly 25 years of Joel’s and my partnership, we’ve had incredibly small employee turnover. Usually a move or a life change caused our parting, and we’ve always remained friends. Life is too short...

Tree sculpture grows donations

As a board member, volunteer and vendor of the Sacramento Tree Foundation, I had a blast helping to invent this tree. At 3 feet tall (and wide), it holds ‘pledge leaves’, paper cutouts of leaves with contact and commitment information from donors. The Tree...

Our Green English Alien

MbD would like to announce that it is the proud owner of a little green alien. A very green, very English alien, named Isla Waite. Isla has been an intern for the last few months and has been working on improving her production skills under our wing. Isla met Della...

Personas

Hats off to CalSTRS, for hiring Cooper Design in San Francisco to do qualitative research on its members. We are excited to phase into a new relationship with CalSTRS as a design resource, in addition to several good in-house and contracted designers. As CalSTRS is...