The Best Change

I just delivered art on an annual report and a 72-page magazine. This is my 3rd time on both yearly publications. I have another repeating magazine scheduled to go into production on February 1. In all these cases, the font style sheets, page footers and numbers,...

What Do I Know?

I retired from OSU two years ago. I have learned a few things in the transition. None of them will change your life. All I can say is they changed mine. Which oddly enough, reminds me of Donald Rumsfeld. He had the gift of saying memorable things, like, “You...

”Are We the Baddies?”

Below is a short video of a humorous skit about the power of a brand and its most significant trigger, the logo. It goes a long way to illustrate how the logo — in this case a skull — focuses and personifies the brand to both internal and external audiences. At least...

High Hopes

I went with my wife to Tanzania some years back. I saw the weight of poverty and lack of access to capital that causes their economy to struggle. This is why I am so excited about the work that Kiva does.

A Rose by Any Other Name

The Bard expressed the idea that a rose has a brand. The term implies characteristics that the end-user expects. He or she anticipates beauty, a certain inviting fragrance, thorns and all the emotional connections that the giving suggests. In this segment of Logos...