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10 Portfolio Presentation Tips for New Graduates

Every year, I review portfolios at universities and events hosted by our regional advertising club. It’s fun to see the work of the young people. Some of it is amazing. Some of it is a work in progress. But the promise of these young people is what is inspiring. Truth be told, I had no Read More.

Topics: Blog, Business Intelligence, Social Media, Public Relations, Content Marketing, Research and Insights, Advertising, Brand Management, Creative Design, Programming, Website Design, SEO/SEM

2018: Access Year in Review

Access had a great year in 2018. It’s always a great year when you get to do rewarding work for clients you admire. We developed more than a dozen websites for companies from a leading energy provider to a high-tech SAS developer to local nonprofits. We did ambitious branding projects for economic development agencies and Read More.

Topics: Blog, Agency Life, Public Relations, Research and Insights, Advertising, Creative Design, Website Design, SEO/SEM

Getting the Most Out of Your Agency Internship

Meet Devin Arrington, a junior at James Madison University, where he’s studying Media Arts and Design and — more importantly — is a bass player in the university symphony and jazz band. When I learned that Devin plays bass, I leapt at the opportunity to sing one of my dad’s absolute favorite songs: Johnny Mercer’s Read More.

Topics: Blog, Agency Life, Advertising, Creative Design

How to successfully rig your Photoshop character in After Effects.

The Cartoon Series Part 1 It is best to have a basic understanding of Photoshop and After Effects before jumping into this tutorial. If you are just starting to use these programs, I would recommend checking out TastyTuts’ content to learn more about Photoshop and Kriscoart for After Effects. Character Design. Keep it simple Keep your Read More.

Topics: Creative Design

An Unexpected Burst of Inspiration

I was recently reviewing a video a project on Vimeo. After I had moved on to checking my email, the website auto advanced to the next video chosen at random. Up came this delightful little gem and it pulled me right in. If you have eight minutes or so to spare, I’ll be glad to Read More.

Topics: Advertising, Creative Design

Five globally recognized logos reimagined as Vintage Tattoos

Strong brands search for inspiring imagery to illustrate their mission, vision and services in one, unique image. A logo. The manifestation of your brand. Built through decades of strategic branding initiatives, established logos can translate your brand message to specific audiences in one glance. These strong, proven logos immediately evoke brand imagery, advertising, products, services, Read More.

Topics: Agency Life, Creative Design