• Colle McVoy and 10 Thousand Design Lighten Up Drab Cubicles

    by / December 14, 2018 / Each year Colle McVoy creates a special gift to thank their employees, clients, part, ers and friends. This year they teamed up with 10 Thousand Design to produce a series of “cubespirations”—11 mini posters (3”x5” each) with original designs and quirky advice to inspire and delight. Creative Credits: Client/Agency—Colle McVoy, Design Agency—10 Thousand Design[Read More]

  • Oh Boy! A New Look for Linnihan Foy

    by / December 14, 2018 / Re-Introduction in the Age of User Experience by Neal Linnihan. Change is a part of life. In an industry where it’s your job to stay ahead-of-the-curve, there’s no time to kick your feet up and coast. At Linnihan Foy, we combine the art and science to build brands. Recently, we discovered an amazing opportunity with our brand. It was time to rally around what we do best. In response, we emb[Read More]

  • Extra Grind School Opens in Uptown

    by / December 14, 2018 / Extra Grind is the free after-hours school for overachievers, up-all-nighters and the chronically ad-curious. Looking to bust onto the advertising scene, but your portfolio is a little light? Or maybe you’re already plugging away, but want to pick up some new skills? The fact is, ad school is expensive, and classes can be tough to squeeze into a busy schedule. It might be time to get on your Ex[Read More]

  • Local Agency Converts Pie Brand to Lifestyle Brand

    by / November 30, 2018 / How do you break through the clutter this holiday season when brands are making loud, brand-forward spoof gifts? You go the opposite, and design one that people would actually wear—not for a laugh, but to celebrate the lifestyle and look of sweet, decadent pie. Then you get it picked up in top publications like Parade, Bustle and Reader’s Digest (to name a few). Edward’s Pies’ launched[Read More]

  • Friends & Neighbors Welcomes Two More

    by / November 19, 2018 / Friends & Neighbors (F&N) is proud to announce the addition of Carrie Bain, Senior Copywriter, and Kelsey Vetter, Junior Designer, to their creative team. In their new roles, Bain and Vetter will help drive creative thinking and execution across the agency’s growing roster of clients. “In Carrie and Kelsey, we have two brave thinkers who are hardwired to challenge convention, and two [Read More]

  • Art Director Creates Art Newspaper that Remixes Real News Headlines to Help Protect Freedom of The Press

    by / November 19, 2018 / Doug Pedersen, Minneapolis-based freelance art director/creative director, created this 32-page design/art newspaper titled “Actual Rubbish.” It takes real news headlines from real news sources and mixes them up to create even more insane headlines—all in an effort to explore how much crazier our already crazy world could get. Like what you see? It’s for sale. 100% of profits go to[Read More]

  • Swim Stirs Up a Delicious New Look for Mike & Jen’s Cocoa

    by / November 13, 2018 / Swim, a branding and advertising firm in Duluth, MN recently unveiled their latest work, a new logo and package for Mike & Jen’s Cocoa, a premium hot cocoa mix. Dean Packingham and Amanda Graning started the company—named after Dean’s two children—out of a desire to provide kids with a delicious hot cocoa mix. One made from Fair Trade and organic ingredients, without all the chemicals[Read More]

  • Tasty Stuff from Malley Design

    by / November 12, 2018 / Once an actual airplane hangar, and later repurposed as the Pet Center, Malley Design partnered with Shelter Architecture to return this historical building at the Minnesota State Fair to its original glory. The Hangar is a vibrant food and music venue featuring craft beer flights, tasty bites and live music that can serve up to 10,000 people daily. The brand visual language celebrates the herit[Read More]