Tag Archives: message

October 29, 2013

Leo Burnett | Singapore

Small signs that tell a big story Environmental messages in place-making What if, when you came around the corner to a place in your office and there was a delicate message, reminding you of something, like: “Care”? “Do more, because … Continue reading

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February 13, 2013

The Raven, a telling

Look, listen, study — the poetry of the birds I am watching the birds, and listening to their calls. More so, I’m watching how they watch. Normally, that’s something that I do with people – watching how they look at … Continue reading

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May 17, 2012

Brand story, the layering of content

Layering content, the palimpsest of meaning A calligraphic broadside, a gift, for speakers and presenting participants at The Evergreen State College 40th Anniversary. When I was a student, library adviser, workshop instructor and finally, faculty member [graduate '75] at The … Continue reading

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March 31, 2012

Howard Schultz: The spin of the human brand, foundations and visioning, too far flung?

Howard Schultz: The spin of the human brand, foundations and visioning, too far flung? Starbucks | Store one | a block from Girvin’s Pike Place Market offices The spirit of the impassioned leader or founder speaks from the heart, which can drive everything, … Continue reading

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September 23, 2011

What’s OK? Keep At It.

Being a teacher, there’s the line in the sand — the pass: it’s okay; the fail: it’s not. It is the yes, the no — it’s alright; it’s not. Being a strategist, a designer, a writer, plying the work of … Continue reading

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September 16, 2011

ENERGIZE

Energy, focus, attention, connection – what is the energy that’s set, on the context of driving forward; uncovering the new? That is personal. That’s brand. That is human; that’s enterprise. “energy is eternal delight” — it is the captivation of … Continue reading

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September 1, 2011

Mercy, Merci: Catchable Resonance | Merchandising Enthusiasm

WORKING IN PARIS, I’VE BEEN STRUCK BY THE CHARISMA OF PARISIAN RETAIL DESIGN, STORY, PASSION. THERE IS A SENSE OF LIVELY EXPERIENCE IN EXPERIMENT. EXPERIMENTAL EXPERIENCE — how can you build a retail concept that might be simply built in … Continue reading

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August 22, 2011

THE PREMISE OF DESIGN THINKING

Exploring the emotionality of strategy, the humanity of brand, untethered creativity and the tactics of design management. EXAMINING CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE We’ve got history in the balance between the concept of the crossroads of creativity and intelligence, as well as in … Continue reading

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August 19, 2011

S A N C T A S A N C T O R U M

sanctum SANK-tum, noun; Alone, this morning, I was thinking about the quietude of the place that I am, the place that I am being in — and I considered — I held, that idea of place and magic. That place … Continue reading

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August 18, 2011

Hand Touch | Digital Touch

Thinking Craft, Materials Cutting and Computation I’ve been working on a series of journals. Recently, I’d been drawing from a iPad — and learning to craft formats and visuals that cross from photographic gatherings — and scribed, live, handwritten text. … Continue reading

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