Advice to a young design student

By MODintelechy / Uncategorized

This week our fearless leader, Maria, will be returning to her alma mater to offer some of the wisdom she’s gained since graduating.  In anticipation of this event, we felt it only fair to offer you all the first glimpse at what she’ll be discussing.  So today we’re putting her in the hot seat and…

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Improve your communication with one word

By MODintelechy / Marketing

You may recall a promise to revisit this topic of effective communication last week, Well today it’s here! What is this one magical word that instantly improves conversations? LISTEN. (Apologies if the photo threw you off, but no, the word is not awkward.  In fact, awkwardness is an instant conversation killer, so that’s definitely not…

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Drumroll Please

By MODintelechy / Agency Culture

The results are in! For what? Austin Chronicle’s “Best of Austin” 2010 Congratulations to our friends at Mandarin Flower Co for the “Most Fabulous Floral Arrangements”!! The Review: “Sumptuous calla lilies become tutu chandeliers for the ballet fete! Lavish orchids for the Hispana Leadership Summit gala! Bamboo and ginger for the Austin Bar Association’s gala!…

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3 Steps to Killer Design.

By MODintelechy / Design

Inspired by Penguin Books cover designer Coralie Bickford-Smith‘s “motivational” poster [yes we know there’s no picture here…don’t worry, keep reading on and you’ll see it soon ;)], we thought we’d talk about three ways to ensure you’re developing phenomenal designs. To create something meaningful, keep in mind 3 BIG ideas. Have a Plan Look for…

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Don’t Miss a Beat

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With summer finally starting to chill out a bit (or did we just dream that it was in the 80s last week??) people are starting to come out of hibernation.  Is it odd that in the south we hibernate through the heat not the cold? Anyway, with this influx of people out around town, we…

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The Importance of Being a "Team Player"

By MODintelechy / Uncategorized

AIGA had a great post last week about the necessity of getting along with your team as an essential function of a good designer. In fact, having been labeled as someone who CAN’T get along with others can throw your experience and career potential in the trash… “When a person is vetted for a new…

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Boosting Creative Energy

By MODintelechy / Uncategorized

It’s the end of the week, and the anticipation of weekend plans has everyone abuzz around the office. At first we thought it was just us, but a Health.com study confirms it…this anticipation of a mental break actually helps us work better.  It’s like we’re adrenaline junkies and every hour has us working more intensely…

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The Key to Happy Clients

By MODintelechy / Marketing

Relationships Alright, all you commitment-phobics out there calm down, we’re not about to have a DTR with you. What we are going to do is stress the importance of building relationships with clients and prospects alike. Let’s break it down… Why It’s Important to Foster Good Client Relationships 1.  Studies show that negative experiences are…

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What Twitter Teaches Us

By MODintelechy / Technology

{that we already knew, but are now forced to apply on a daily basis} Even though the results released this week by Mashable show that an astounding 0% of Americans would be willing to pay for Twitter, It has become an integral part of our daily routine, and thus important to know what effect it’s having…

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5 Tips for Strategic Design

By MODintelechy / Design

We were fascinated this morning by an article all about one designer’s [Eddie Jabbour] development process in creating a much more easily understood NY Subway Map, and it had us thinking… Many of the factors that were important to Jabbour in developing that map are applicable to advertising design as well. Of course we then had…

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What's in a Photograph?

By MODintelechy / Marketing

Today Bryant is joining us from Bryant Hill Media to share some knowledge about the art of the photograph. We loved chatting with him… and not only does he offer great insight, he knows what he’s talking about [you’ll soon see some samples and agree]. And now it’s time to give Bryant the floor, so…

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Lazy Americans

By MODintelechy / Uncategorized

That’s right, I said it. Americans are being lazy. What else is new? But you might be surprised about what, in particular, we’ve been lax about. Creativity. A recent newsweek articlereports that since 1990, creativity scores have been dropping in the US, and for which age group? Children of all people. Children are NOT creative?…

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Lookin' Good in that Water

By MODintelechy / Agency Culture, Design

What in the world are we talking about? Something that you use every day (or if you don’t, you really should) Its main purpose is to prevent water damage But it also serves as part of your décor And catches a lot of soap. Do you know what it is yet?? No, it’s not one…

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The Power of FREE

By MODintelechy / Uncategorized

$9.99 a month, and you’re not even going to give me live streaming?? and it will feature shows from only 3 of the major networks?? why yes, I’d love that, sign me up! With Hulu’s announcement of Hulu Plus on Tuesday, a year’s worth of rumors and speculation are finally put to rest. Yes, Hulu…

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Work that Body

By MODintelechy / Agency Culture

Look It, Feel It, Be It. No, it’s not just another tagline, It’s the mantra of fitness experts, WorkIt Personal Training And they mean every word. We recently had the opportunity to work with founder Kyle Golden to develop a new look for the company, and we want to share the design with you! The branding…

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Shameless Plug ;)

By MODintelechy / Marketing

So our header has already told you that we are here to help you gain insight on a fairly broad range of topics, right? Well, we figured it was about time we wrote some marketing material of our own, [not that the info we normally link you to isn’t awesome, if it wasn’t we wouldn’t…

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