The Impact of “A”

Welcoming guests and clients to Birch Studio, we offer water to drink: “Would you like some water?” “A water would be great, thanks.” We say “some” water, they say “a” water. It’s such a slight turn of phrase but it illustrates the power of a single word. “Some” is served in a glass and “a” […]

Three Things to Expect From a Logo

  • September 1, 2011
  • Tips

When we work on logos with clients, we’re always struck by the difference of opinion about what a logo is role that a logo plays in an organization. After all, we’ve all seen fine companies that have bad logos, or even no logo at all. Sooner or later, most companies that have longevity create a […]

Top 5 Takeaways: Creative Process presentation

Birch Studio’s primary output is creativity. All of the work that we produce is custom: graphic design, web design, user interface design, data visualization, etc. To keep our wits about us, we needed a process that could be the same each time for us. The following is a summary of the tips David shared at […]

Top 5 Tips & Tricks: PDFs

I suspect that PDFs are way more versatile than you know. You probably have seen form fields in a PDF. PDFs also include lots of features that are common on web pages – linking between pages, check boxes, pull-down menus and more. They also allow some of the same high-powered functionality that websites do such […]

Eye Candy That’s Food for Thought

Two things that food and information have in common: the more attractive and richer it is, the more we want it. When you’re really hungry, almost anything tastes good. Eat too much, and it has detrimental effects. The same is true with information. Most of us have more than enough, and it starts to slow […]

Creative for the Holidays

This article is not a tip on what I’ve done as the Creative Director of a Birch Studio, but some information about excellence in general that will hopefully give you license to enhance your own creative skills. I was just reading Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers. He provides historical facts about many of the world’s top […]

Define Your Clients Then Approach With Precision

It stands to reason that since every office has a computer, every office has computer problems. How does the average computer owner or office manager know who to call? How do you choose one tech-support company over another? NWG Solutions hired Birch Studio to answer that question in their favor. Being in business since 2001, […]

What is a Creative Firm Doing Talking About Process?

How blue is blue? Does it have a tinge of green in it? Can it be more like the ocean at midday? Maybe it’s more of a cornflower blue. A little less saturation and then more toward the purple… In a creative or web development process, there are many things to communicate, some clear as […]