Holiday Gift Guide: Designer Edition 2015

Posted on December 18, 2015
Ho-Ho…Oh No! Struggling to find the perfect holiday gift for that special creative person in your life? Here are a few of our favorite present picks to make this the best holiday ever. EVER!
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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Graphic Designers

Posted on February 9, 2015

Looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift for the designer (or project manager!) in your life? Check out our “gift guide” for four awesome ideas.

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AAF Souper Bowl: "Adios Pantalones" Recipes

Posted on January 30, 2015

Team “Adios, Pantalones” (aka Kiwi Creative) had an awesome time at the 2015 Souper Bowl, hosted by AAF-Cleveland. While we didn’t win a trophy (we want a recount!), several people asked for our mouth-watering recipes…and we’re happy to oblige.

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The Winners and Losers of Autumn's Fast Food Promotion Wars

Posted on November 6, 2014

I’ll admit it: I have a little bit of a fast food addiction. I also love Taylor Swift, Cleveland sports and giveaway-style contests, so October was one helluva a month for me at lunch time. Why? Because fast food joints like McDonald’s, Subway and Arby’s all ran promotions that got me to spend more money on their food than normal…all with the promise of earning some free branded swag.

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Insta-Everything: Eight Quirky Instragram Products

Posted on August 2, 2012
Even if you’re a casual social media user, you’ve probably heard of the Instagram phenomena. (In case you’ve been living under a rock, it’s a fun app that applies a retro look to your photos…kinda like an old Polaroid.) And while it may seem a bit odd that something so simple has turned into such a worldwide craze, it has become quite clear to the social media experts over here at Kiwi Creative that it’s not going away anytime soon. Can’t get enough of your Instagram addiction? Move beyond Twitter and Facebook by putting your photos to good use in these eight quirky ways:
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My Husband's Idea of What I Do at Work (aka Graphic Design Misdefined)

Posted on June 5, 2012

This one’s for all the married ladies out there…Do you ever wonder if your husband really understands what you do all day at the office? I mean, sure, you come home and ramble on and on about “co-workers this” and “clients that,” but does any of that actually register up there in the male brain?

Well in preparation for training new employees, I wrote up a li’l “Design & Marketing 101” quiz and had the hubs take it just for fun. Below are some of his (creative) answers:

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Top 20 Corporate Buzzwords I Promise To Never Use

Posted on October 12, 2011

One of the biggest perks to being a graphic designer has always been the cool creative culture at advertising agencies. Unlike other professions, we enjoy invaluable perks like being able to wear flip flops every day and having afternoon bouncy ball tournaments. But over the past few years, I've noticed a disturbing trend: many agencies are losing their "coolness" and falling victim to cliches normally reserved for the corporate world. Their biggest offense? The overuse of corporate buzzwords.

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How many Art Directors does it take to change a light bulb?

Posted on January 25, 2011

Answer: Does it have to be a light bulb?

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Graphic Design: You Get What You Pay For

Posted on January 4, 2011

I've recently developed a bit of an obsession with cleverly-designed infographics (check out this blogger's Top 10 of 2010), so this Venn diagram definitely had me chuckling to myself this afternoon. So funny. So sad. So true.

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The newest word mash-up phenom: Wordshop

Posted on August 18, 2010

I love it when pop culture word mash-ups make their way into everyday language.  You know, witty sayings like "sexting" (sex + texting) or "bromance" (bros aka male friends + romance), just to name a few.

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