Designer Burnout

02/11/2016

By Sydney

Avoid Designer Burnout

There’s something about creative work that can be incredibly draining. Whether you have taken on too many projects, are unmotivated about the ones you have, or are suffering from a depressing lack of projects, creative work often takes a large amount of mental energy. If you don’t take the time to refill those energy levels, you could suffer from complete designer burnout. Over the years, I’ve found a few...

02/24/2015

By Sam

Lehi City Branding: A Sneak Peek

It’s not very often that a creative agency gets to tackle a rebranding project for a city. But, that’s exactly what Jibe did for Lehi city, a fast-growing town located between Salt Lake City and Provo. As the sixth oldest city in Utah, Lehi has deep, historical roots that have undoubtedly contributed to the city’s cultural identity. At the same time though, Lehi is blossoming with a new influx of business, population,...

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12/19/2014

By Sam

Cobbler Cove: A Sneak Peek

It’s not often that a new restaurant concept gets introduced to the world. For the past several months, Jibe has been lucky enough to help grow and establish the...

Branding, Design, Recent Projects
a-successful-sldw

10/30/2014

By Sam

A Successful Salt Lake Design Week

The week before last marked the fourth annual Salt Lake Design Week, a six-day celebration of all things design and it’s impact on our local community. The broad...

Branding, Design, Interactive, Recent Projects
project-spotlight_newvo-homes

05/27/2014

By Sam

Project Spotlight: Newvo Homes Brand Identity, Website & Motion Graphic

Anyone who is part of the design and advertising world has their favorite types of projects to work on. Some prefer to build a new brand identity from the ground up;...

Branding, Design, Recent Projects
grid-based_graphic-design

04/25/2014

By Sam

Grid-based Graphic Design

I’m sure we all remember years ago when we were tiny youngsters learning about the different systems of the body. Just for fun, let’s recap: the skeletal structure...

Branding, Design
squarespace-logo

02/07/2014

By Sam

Squarespace Logo: Merely a Tool, Not a Solution

  Last month, Squarespace, a mobile-ready web design template platform (with an emphasis on good design), unveiled a new tool. It’s called Squarespace Logo,...

Branding, Design
the-cyclical-nature-of-design-trends

01/21/2014

By Sam

The Cyclical Nature of Design Trends

This past weekend I went to see Spike Jonze’s her, a film about a man who, recently-separated from his wife, falls in love with his newly purchased operating system—OS1....

Design
Best-Sites-for-Design-Inspiration

01/11/2014

By Elise

The Best of the Best for Design Inspiration

I’m doing something a bit different today. Instead of passing along advice or design information, I’ve decided to let you, the reader, take the wheel and...

Design
Creating Design Opportunities

12/12/2013

By Elise

Creating Design Opportunities: Your Choice & Attitude

I used to be a whiner–a really good whiner. Lessons, choirs, school dances, pretty much anything that didn’t include cartoon network or video games was thoroughly...

Design
the-language-of-color

12/03/2013

By Sam

The Language of Color and Visual Identity

Recently, Jibe had the pleasure of presenting logo color concepts for a new brand we’re helping to develop. In one of our discussions with the client, we covered...

Branding, Design
10-ways-to-be-a-better-designer

11/21/2013

By Sam

10 Ways to Be a Better Designer

Design is a sophisticated machine—structured by rules and yet judged by its creativity; informed by history, but always redefining the cutting-edge. And if you’re...

Design
Utilizing-YouTube-with-Motion-Graphics

08/30/2013

By Elise

How to Capitalize on YouTube with Motion Graphics

In one of our latest posts, YouTube 101, we discussed why, when, and how to use the video sharing platform. We also noted that the video powerhouse is the “second...

Design
Dont-forget-to-sketch

08/22/2013

By Sam

Sketching – The Designer’s First Step

Children are inherently creative. From a very young age, we are introduced to Crayola’s jumbo crayons, endless jars of Play-Doh, and the ever-popular macaroni art....

Design
Typography

08/06/2013

By Elise

Fonts and Stuff

Much of my job as a designer is about bringing imagery and type together to communicate a message in the best way possible. Whether it is designing a new logo, website,...

Design
anatomy-of-a-brand

07/26/2013

By Sam

Anatomy of a Brand

When was the last time you went for a run or swung around a kettle bell? On a similar note, what did you have for dinner last night? If either of these questions stirs...

Branding, Design, Social Media Marketing
6-Things-to-Know-About-Photoshop

06/24/2013

By Elise

6 Things to Know About Photoshop

Have you ever wanted to make your friends believe you went on an amazing vacation or had an epic battle with a wild beast? Or maybe just get rid of that zit on your...

Design
current-design-trends

06/18/2013

By Sam

Current Design Trends

Like so many other aspects of modern society, the design world periodically shifts between prevailing stylistic tendencies. I can remember a couple less-than-desirable...

Design
Print

06/13/2013

By Kelsey

Returning to retro with your logo

I LOVE RETRO. All things retro, I just adore. And I’m not the only one—businesses and organizations often opt to throw it back and create retro-inspired designs....

Advertising, Design
print-vs-web_resize

05/21/2013

By Sam

Print vs Web Design

Imagine this: What if, instead of Facebook—the bright, active, and engaging social website, it was Facebook—the tactile and glamorous by-weekly publication? Picture...

Design
Form-And-Function

05/07/2013

By Elise

Form and Function

Form follows function. As graphic designers, we hear this phrase a lot. Whether it’s in regards to packaging, web design, print ads, or animated graphics, we know...

Design
Finding Your Style as a Designer

04/24/2013

By Kelsey

Are You Unique? Finding Your Style as a Designer

Along with figuring out who I was (if I had a sense of humor, if I was a girl the popular boys were going to pay attention to, if I was the straight A student or the...

Design
Enhancing-Content-with-Visuals

03/15/2013

By Elise

Enhancing Content with Visuals

You are a great person with an awesome personality—so why are you spending another weekend with Netflix and Haagen Daaz? I am the last person that should be giving...

Advertising, Branding, Design
brand-identity-and-social-media

03/05/2013

By Kelsey

Find Yourself— Brand Identity and Social Media

Let’s start with the definition of “identity.” Identity is the “sense of self, providing sameness and continuity in personality over time…” So as far as...

Branding, Design, Social Media Marketing
detail-oriented

02/28/2013

By Sam

Be Detail-Oriented or Error-Prone

I must admit that I’m a bit of a nerd when it comes to design. After taking typography and design classes in school, I developed an eye for detecting typographic...

Copywriting, Design
creative-process-behind-logo-design

01/11/2013

By Sam

The Creative Process Behind Logo Design

We all know what logos are, but have you ever considered how they come to be? Believe it or not, they don’t just materialize out of thin air like water droplets...

Branding, Design
Where Great Design Ideas Come From

01/04/2013

By Kelsey

Design Inspiration – How to Find Your Muse

We’ve all been there. Sitting at our desk staring into the abyss, wondering why our muse decided to take a day (or week or month) off, leaving us with no artistic...

Design
Skeuomorphism

12/26/2012

By Elise

Skeuomorphism: Tacky or Innovative?

You remember the 90s. Cheap faux finishes come to mind. My parent’s bathroom had cultured marble vanity tops, “stone” tile linoleum flooring, and water logged...

Design
facebook-is-a-powerful-branding-mechanism

12/18/2012

By Sam

Facebook is a Powerful Branding Machine

If you’re a car guy (or gal), you already know what that particular hobby—sorry, lifestyle—entails. Your “baby” could be a nostalgic ride from your early...

Branding, Design, Social Media Marketing
Renaissance-Agency

11/08/2012

By Greg

Project Spotlight: CUDP Design

Michelangelo and Raphael were rivals – that much we know. When Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo...

Design, Recent Projects
brand-symbolism

11/02/2012

By Sam

Brand Symbolism

As I stare forward at my computer, trying to pull the perfect words out of my brain, my eyes can’t help but be drawn to the mark at the bottom of the monitor. It’s...

Branding, Design
Motion Graphics

10/10/2012

By Elise

Get Moving — Motion Graphics and Advertising

Chances are that most people won’t be able to define what “motion graphics” are, but they’ll know when they see them. Let’s test this. Do you remember the...

Advertising, Design
Great Design

09/14/2012

By Sam

Is Great Design Worth the Cost?

Design is a powerful tool. At its heart, it’s about communication (note the root word “sign”). Its main purpose is to inform, persuade, educate, or otherwise...

Branding, Design
GoodPhotography

07/10/2012

By

Good Photography in Design

“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures...

Branding, Design
WhereGoodDesign

05/23/2012

By

How Good Design Happens

When initially asked to write a post on this subject, I was facing somewhat of a dilemma. Recently I have found that, more than ever, being a graphic designer—or...

Design
project spotlight_giltner website

05/15/2012

By

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: Giltner Website

A trucking company based in Jerome, Idaho recently came to us looking to update their website, bringing it to the same level of sophistication and technological savviness...

Branding, Design, Recent Projects
Caribou Coffee Bus Stop designed by Colle+McVoy

04/18/2012

By Ali

Design: The Language of Feeling

Design is a complicated medium to talk about, and for some to understand. As a designer, communicating the importance of aesthetics to somebody who prefers quantitative...

Design
BrandEvangelists

02/10/2012

By Ali

How does your business create customer loyalty?

In marketing there is a lot of talk about creating a brand evangelist, but what is a brand evangelist and what does it take to get one, let alone many? Branding is...

Advertising, Design, Social Media Marketing
Taglines

01/17/2012

By Ali

Taglines. What’s the point?

Without a tagline there is no point. A brand with a tagline helps guide the consumer, a good tagline will often evoke an emotional response from the consumer, speaking...

Advertising, Design
A Good Logo_sm

01/06/2012

By

A Good Logo

The golden arches. The target. The swoosh. Mouse ears. Without having to even show you I am able to make you think of the logo to which these descriptions pertain...

Design

12/28/2011

By

Visibility Strategy 101: Activate All 3 Levels of the Web

At least three-fourths of the marketing battle these days is being visible to consumers currently in the market for your products and services. In fact a recent B-to-B...

Advertising, Design, Interactive, Social Media Marketing
blogpost_gooddesign

12/16/2011

By

The Importance of Good Design

Design is not a shallow, brainless construct for art school sell-outs or Marcel Breuer wannabes. When done right, it’s problem-solving. Within graphic design...

Design, Jibe News

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