Have you seen this woman?

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UPDATE: She has already outed herself…
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This lady (lets refer to her as “Stephanie Stockimage”) is by far, the single most over-worked, over-used person in stock photography/video today…  Her mug appears in candy ads, insurance commercials, click-through banners, etc. So if you see this woman, for the sake of all that is holy and unoriginal, DO NOT use her photograph to promote your widgets on or off-line. Stop the madness, she has already been whored out enough and there TONS of other options. More images to come. Continue reading “Have you seen this woman?”

Branding your kids: A lot cooler than putting their initials on everything

When my wife and I had to start taking our first son to daycare, I personally was a little overwhelmed by the amount of baby items we had to label with his initials. So the designer in me thought, “there has to be a harder, yet more creatively satisfying way to do this.” That is when I set out to create a brand for him.

His initials are OLW, BUT in monograph form they are o-W-l. That was my graphic designer eureka moment. AN OWL! Okay, perhaps I’m making too big of a deal about this. Let me just put it this way; it was really just a way to use my kid as a pawn in my creative agenda.

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