Creative in Digital Marketing

Creativity has always been a key part of any successful marketing plan.  Digital Marketing is not an exception, and with the incredible amount of information available to anyone with an internet connection, potential customers often require a unique and compelling message to be motivated to find out more. Digital marketers who hope to build successful… Read more »

What a Style Guide Can and Can't Do For You

Early in my career, I did a lot of freelance work for SF agencies. I can’t tell you the number of style guides that were sent my way in preparation for new projects. What I can tell you is that they were substantial documents. I received style guides for major car companies, spirits brands that… Read more »

I know. You think this is going to be a blog by a designer complaining about how hard it is to put your art out there for clients to tear apart. But it’s not. I’ve been doing this for 20 years; long enough to develop hard enough skin to take most criticism at face value,… Read more »


Congratulations on your new packaging! Now, what the heck are you going to do?! Assuming you’ve got your sales channels all figured out, there are a few things that we highly recommend you bite off either prior to launch of the new packaging or in conjunction. There will always be some stuff that’s just too… Read more »


Your brand is tired. So tired. Often the knee jerk reaction, when a company has that realization, is to jump into a rebrand. And while many brands do require a rebrand to wake them up, I’d be willing to bet that more often than not you could add life to the brand with some outstanding… Read more »

I’ve had this blog on my list for nearly 6 months. Beau came up with the idea because he was curious about how we end up using the colors we use when we’re working on a branding, rebranding or packaging project. To me, it seemed like I would have to come up with some sort… Read more »

Package Design

My first package design project was at DeLoach Vineyards in 1998. I partnered with their agency at the time and we won an award. I’ve been hooked ever since. There’s something about package design that really gets me going. I think it’s because there’s so much more to it than just the graphic design. It’s… Read more »

The number one question I get when talking about TIV Branding is “How the heck do you come up with creative ideas every day?” And my answer is typically some sort of deflection about how I WISH it was every day…but it’s less often than that. And how it’s all about the team we have…. Read more »