After being approached in early February by the Forest City Film Festival (FCFF) to redesign their new logo/mark we were excited to get to work...
Wisdom 2.0 is a conference that’s all about living with mindfulness and wisdom in the digital age, and it’s a rare breed of conference that feeds the mind, body and soul. It may seem counterintuitive to have a conference where business, technology and mindfulness meet, given the social critique of how much time we spend in front of screens, but a lot of tech leaders are aware of the blessing and curse of technology and are encouraging greater mindfulness. It can just as easily connect us around the globe as it can disconnect us from the life in front of us.
In another exciting move in London’s growing and evolving tech landscape, Ellipsis Digital and Engine SevenFour are joining with Code Studio. The addition of Code Studio’s business automation software developers to the London Roundhouse’s siblings—Ellipsis’ digital marketing agency, and Engine SevenFour, which specializes in custom enterprise web applications—is a winning alliance for all three entities.
Because of how we work, our team has been in an open office since our start. While this style leads to outstanding results, the resulting noise can be a real concern sometimes. Knowing this, our move into the LRH earlier this year came with a new perk: a $150 headphone allowance for each team member.
In that spirit of giving and planning for the new year, we’re sharing some musings from VP Strategy Shawn Adamsson, who was recently asked for advice on giving back to the community by a small company looking to do more CSR (corporate social responsibility) work. CSR can be complicated, while we're not saying it's easy, it can be simple. Here are some things to consider as you start...
If it got cosmic at last year’s DesignThinker’s conference, this year’s was all about staying grounded. Yes, there was lots to be inspired by, but what The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) delivered this year was a lineup of speakers who were as willing to pull back the curtain and talk about how they worked as much as the work itself. Here’s the takeaways that got the biggest underlines in my notebook.
Humans have been around for over 200,000 years and we’ve spent a lot of that time trying not to get eaten and avoiding a multitude of other things that could kill us. The human brain is hardwired to look for the downside, to dwell on it and to figure out how to mitigate failure and/or death by creatures with razor-sharp claws and teeth.
This was never supposed to be a blog post. This was supposed to be a private acknowledgement to our team for the impact that they have outside of these office walls. Shawn asked if I would consider posting it publicly because, while we often show the pride we take in our work, we don't often get to the impact. He persisted for days and I eventually relented.
If you have a business, of course you want people to know about it. If you have a small business, time and money are likely two of your top challenges...and some combination of them will be needed if you want to promote what you do. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the marketing side of business-building, as there are experts in every corner telling you another thing you should be doing.
The first Art & Science of Creativity was a two-hour incubator hosted by Rick Miller at the beautiful Grand Theatre, and sponsored by Ellipsis Digital. The invitation-only event was created as a new patron experience for The Grand, one intended to spark some energy and build community around the idea of creativity...