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I know it often seems that you can just add "+ Jazz" to an advertisement and wait for the awards to come piling in. If only that were true! But, almost everything does sound just a little bit cooler if you add some Jazz. Cute little kittens + Jazz. Chocolate cake + Jazz. Even something bad, like traffic accident + Jazz. They all sound just a little bit groovier when you add those 4 simple letters. Wilfs is no exception. They have great dinner, cocktails, and a romantic atmosphere and they always bring the "+ Jazz." Oh, yeah ...

We’ve been too busy to post any new stuff to the blog lately, but we wanted to share these nice new business card designs for studio-98, a contemporary candid wedding (and event) photography studio in the Northwest. Not coincidentally, we’re also working on their new website that we hope to share with you soon....

We’ve been passing out Smells Like Pop buttons all this week at MusicFest NW. And, guess what? We just learned that the “musical toot” logo we designed for SLP is going to be featured in the next Logo Lounge anthology of logos! This is one of the primo hardcover collections of branding designs. Woot! Toot!...

More ideas from the Less-is-More files: A series of four mini billboards for Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning quickly communicate the competitive advantages of the company with one-word headlines. The panels are big and bright so they can be easily read from cars on the street. Whether you read the secondary copy or not, the big idea is already intertwined with the company name and logo, and hopefully stuck in your head. Click the image for a larger view....

We just designed these groovy (and loud) business cards for Smells Like Pop, an on-line music magazine with “music news, opinion, blather and snark.” The writers of SLP (of which I myself am one!) are for the most part all “Pops” (or at least old enough to smell like a pop) and hail from up and down the West Coast. You can read some reviews, editorials and features at smellslikepop.com...

We just did a soft-launch of the new Wordress website we designed and built for The Oregon-Israel Business Alliance (OIBA). The bright, friendly and professional site using the colors green (for Oregon) and blue (for Israel) in a fresh way to elevate this group’s profile in the business landscape. The OIBA connects companies, business professionals, governmental officials, universities, and economic development agencies to expand business and economic relations between the State of Oregon and the State of Israel. Our hats are off to OIBA Secretary, Jeff Katz for being a great collaborator on this project, making it a truly enjoyable work experience....

Funny how you can be so busy sometimes that you completely forget about what you've been working on! Today we made a visit to one of our local clients, Deco Distilling and were surprised to see these cards on their counter. Hey, who did these?! Oh, yeah ...

The website we designed for Distillery Row was built in Wordpress using a Woo theme as the base of the site. We're happy to share that the nice people at Woo Themes liked what we did, and have added the site to their Featured section of their showcase. Here's a bit of what they wrote: “I just wanted to reach out and say great job on the site! Seriously, it looks great and I definitely hope you’re enjoying the theme ...