How We #TalkClimate Change

How We #TalkClimate Change

Photo credit: Aaron Lee via Unsplash.com. This post is inspired by attending a Climate Change and Water workshop hosted by Fresh Water and Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy. Growing up in Minnesota, the scariest thing about “Mother Nature” was that she could...
How Green Is Northern Green?

How Green Is Northern Green?

Photo credit: Daniel Hjalmarsson via Unsplash.com Northern Green is an annual conference “Where Outdoor Pros Connect + Grow” held every January at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This year’s conference runs from January 15th through 17th. Attendees are owners of...
Can Design Save Democracy?

Can Design Save Democracy?

I know, I know. We are incredibly exhausted from the 2018 mid-term elections. Yet it was a marvel to witness and be a part of. More than 47 percent of voting-eligible came out to cast their vote ~ a 50-year high turnout for a mid-term election. That statistic gives me...
Design as a Positive Force

Design as a Positive Force

People have ideas of what design is. The dictionary states that design (as a noun) is a plan to show the look and function of something that will be built. It also references design as a pattern, style, shape, composition, and form. An intention is the third –...
The Case Against Stock

The Case Against Stock

Why {Some} Stock Photography Should Not Represent Your Brand First, let me be up front and honest. I have had to use stock photography for client projects more times than I care to admit. In those cases, it was because there was no time, no budget and/or no existing...
People Get Really Emotional About Dirt

People Get Really Emotional About Dirt

Our client, Blue Thumb — Planting for Clean Water® has one overarching mission to teach people how to combat dirty water runoff, the No.1 threat to our waterways. Part of that mission is helping people understand and prepare for climate change by creating resiliency...