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Getting Creative with Letterpress Printing

2013 ended at HB with some good old-fashioned printing on our Vandercook press! Because of some creative planning and thinking, we successfully printed our holiday cards while juggling fairly heavy end-of-the-year workloads. Last year’s printing experience was very...

Generic Brand Names

Many words we all use in basic conversation were once or are still a trademarked brand name of one company or another. Sharpie, post-it, wite-out, band-aid—all of these are nouns that we use to refer any number of items: permanent markers, adhesive note paper,...

An Idea Leads to A Change

Each morning, before I go to work, I take an hour and ride my spinning bike. I love this early morning exercise time—it is an hour of the day when my mind clears and I have no interruptions or distractions, and creative thoughts flow freely. The other day I began to...

The Power of the Infographic

In my last post, I talked about the idea of C2CB presentation tools. For those who ask “what is C2CB” and don’t want to take the time to do a little hunting, I’ll fill you in. Client to Client’s Boss communication. Internal selling of ideas to other team members. If...

Presentation Tools for the C2CB Audience

Here at HB Design, we spend most days strategizing, concepting, designing and implementing amazing solutions for our clients. Most of our solutions target B2B, B2C or even internal client audiences, but there is one other area where our expertise can really make a...

What is a design system?

Often in our work we are asked for things that sound simple, but in fact aren’t. (Or would be simple, but wouldn’t be a truly good solution.) And many of those challenges relate to design systems, and whether or not the client has one, or even thinks they need one. A...