MT and Mom in 1972.

Hello to clients, colleagues, and others who are interested in what’s going to happen here,

I’m very pleased to introduce this new blog, dubbed “Design@Work.” For a imagery-oriented person, writing anything longer than a catchy headline is a bit of a challenge, but I’m up for it! Hopefully what you find here will be helpful, inspiring, and/or fun to read. That’s goal #1.

Other goals are simple: communicate information that my clients will find useful, articulate insight that can move them toward success with ease, and share the great design and business ideas floating around out there. All of this in the pursuit of proving that, when paired with a deep thinking and innovation, good design can be put to work to create powerful outcomes for any size enterprise. Design is a tool that can be wielded to produce very specific results. As long as you know what you want, we will work to make that happen. That’s what we do every day.

This thing is broken up into categories, so you can quickly find what you’re interested in. (See, that’s good design!) All of these categories will be in the right sidebar:

  • Big Picture. Why It matters.
  • Facts & Figures. Data presented, with awesome infographics.
  • Idea Book. Thinking that will help your enterprise.
  • Inspiration Deck. Great design from around the Web.
  • Nuts & Bolts. The basics of design and production.
  • Our Work. Projects we recently completed.
  • Technology Watch. Cool stuff we found on the Web.
  • Yap. News and commentary from the studio.

Please connect with questions and comments. Don’t forget to subscribe — you’ll receive a monthly summary of posts. If you don’t want to give me your email, follow me on Twitter or Facebook. The posts will be there too.

Oh, you’re wondering about the black and white photo of me and my mom? Well, I’ve unofficially dedicated this initiative to her. She was a graphic designer and a photographer raising three overly-creative kids in the 1970s. Wow, have the role and tools of designer (and photographer!) changed since then. She did everything by hand. Each day, I marvel that what we do in 30 minutes on the Mac took her a full day at least. Thus, there is more time for pursuits like writing this welcome letter.

Thanks for reading!