Seeing the Elephant: Building Excitement for Anchor Brewing’s New IPA


24 March 2014 | Comments Off

Anchor Brewing Company has been hand-crafting beer in San Francisco since 1896. While branding their new India Pale Ale, Anchor IPA, it was discovered that the IPA beer style has connections to San Francisco – and even India – reaching back even further. And a social media campaign surrounding the launch helps bring that history to light.

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Our Pets on the Net: Ep. 13


21 March 2014 | 1 comment

If there’s one thing our staff has in common with the Internet, it’s that they both depend on pets. Pets reduce work-related stress. They inspire much brainywork. One look at them and all artifice slips away – they remind you you’re human. And the more human you are, the more superhuman work you do.

Each week we’ll introduce you to a 4-legged friend that keeps our high-flying agency down-to-earth. Because of good reasons. But mainly, we want our pets to be on the Internet.
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Weekly Designspiration 3.20.14


20 March 2014 | Comments Off

You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead – your next stop, Design Links!

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Tuesday Tech Links 3.18.14


17 March 2014 | Comments Off

…As I was sayin’, we was all gathered around the fire for warmth when a stranger picked up a guitar and started to sing these here tech links:

jQuery Validation is a tried-and-true champ of a plugin finally getting the recognition it deserves here in the tech links.  We thought it was worth mentioning that 1) this plugin is really good and 2) it’s 8 years old and the site for it still says “this site is a work in progress”.  Wunderbar!

http://jqueryvalidation.org/documentation/
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Weekly Designspiration 3.13.14


13 March 2014 | Comments Off

The FINE design team’s weekly recurring list o’ links to things that blend some creative juice into your mix.
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Black Sheep In The Family


12 March 2014 | Comments Off

Many thanks to Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants for this new fixture in our office – an ongoing reminder that we run with their spirited, stylish flock.

 

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DCM: A Dynamic Site For A Fast-Paced Community


11 March 2014 | Comments Off

DCM is an international venture capital firm managing over $2.5 billion. Since 1996, they have invested in more than 200 technology companies across the U.S. and Asia.

Their new website aggregates this far-reaching, global network of tech entrepreneurialism in one visually engaging, content-rich package that focuses on their dynamic community of investments around the world.
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Tuesday Tech Links 3.11.14


11 March 2014 | Comments Off

Our dev team’s weekly recurring links to resources and techy stuff that puts some geek in your week!

This week features a shorter list of tech links. Unfortunately that has apparently caused me to drone on more and more about each link in my little write-ups. So sorry for those of you hoping for a quick fix of tech links: this is definitely a slow-burn.
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Spring (your workspace) Forward!


10 March 2014 | Comments Off


Nothing recharges your creative battery like reinventing your workspace.
This week, take 10 – 20 minutes to do some spring cleaning to reawaken your inspiration. Clean up the clutter on and inside your desk. Recycle old files. Perhaps even add a plant or two. Go ahead and hit that computer desktop while you’re at it!

If you are having trouble getting started, check out some of our favorite go-to resources below:

The Three Piles Technique

Feng Shui at Work

Fantastic tips from Josh Spiro from Inc.

If you’re going really big and have a couple of hours to get organized, check out these awesome tips from Lifehacker.

 

Image courtesy of Apartment Therapy.com

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Our Pets on the Net: Ep. 12


7 March 2014 | Comments Off

If there’s one thing our staff has in common with the Internet, it’s that they both depend on pets. Pets reduce work-related stress. They inspire much brainywork. One look at them and all artifice slips away – they remind you you’re human. And the more human you are, the more superhuman work you do.
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