Corporate Culture: The Difference is Our People.

No matter where you work, large or small, the ingrained corporate culture defines your work experience.

Over the course of my career I have worked for a number of companies. Some with great corporate culture, others without. The bottom line is, as an employee, or as a corporate leader, you have the ability to define and change the corporate culture of your work environment.

This infographic from NowSourcing shows what defines the corporate culture of three businesses that are consistently ranked as one of the top places to work in America. It’s something all companies should aspire to.



Lets Tell Better Stories. A Swink Letter-Press Design.

Over the last two days I had the opportunity to attend a workshop on visual story telling taught by Craig Grasso of Pixar. The class focused on the elements that are used in film making to enhance the story through visual elements. Traditional film craft, like staging, blocking, focus pulls, composition etc. The reason I am talking about this is not to review the class, but because tonight when I got home a friend had emailed me a link to this wonderful letter-press piece by Studio on Fire for Swink.

There is a bit of irony in the copy, “Let’s Tell Better Stories”. This is a really nice piece featuring, laser cuts, debossing, a solid color pallet, and it all assembles to create a diorama. Oh did I mention it sort of is about visual story telling too?.

9 Golden Books That Should Have Been.

I’ve always really loved the way Golden Books presented their lovely illustrated children’s books. Colorful illustrations, simple easy to understand copy. As kids we all spent hours not only reading them but staring at the images on the pages.

Illustrator Josh Cooley, from Pixar has taken a different approach parodying the style, and giving it just a bit more edge. For the past two years, Cooley has been producing a series of images based on iconic scenes from classic movies. These come from “The Godfather, The Graduate, Alien, etc. They are all done in the same style as classic Golden Books, and are just a blast. I wish he had enough time to produce an entire book based on each film, because I would surely buy them.