At the Office

Meet the Interns: Laura & Silvia

Interns can be the unsung heroes of agency teams — but not OUR interns. To welcome and get to know these fresh talents who’re spending their summer with our St. Louis and Chicago offices, Associate Creative Director Samantha Korenfeld gave them a pop quiz.  LAURA KOWALSKI, PRODUCTION INTERN – ST. LOUIS Hometown: Belleville, IL What are you most excited about… Read more »

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Ideas that Stick

Strategy & Innovation Centers: Designing for collaboration

The following post is the second in a three-part series highlighting our latest white paper, Strategy and Innovation Centers: Where the Visionary Meets the Present. In this excerpt, get our tips for designing a collaboration space that works for a variety of audiences and purposes — far beyond your center’s opening day.  When planning an innovation center build, determine what design elements… Read more »

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Ideas that Stick

Good, fast or cheap: In defense of great creative

Longtime creative director, writer and Pacific Northwest agency vet Rick Stanton recently shared some great insights about the current state of the creative industry in his Marketing NW editorial, “Creative – Important No More?“ The whole article is worth a read, but here are three points that stuck with me, as a PBJS senior art director… Read more »

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Ideas that Stick

Drawing inspiration: How illustration colors PBJS design work

Working as a Senior Art Director at PBJS requires me to bring my best creative thinking, design chops and teamwork skills to the table. On client projects, it’s my job to inspire our work from a visual standpoint. One way that I do this is by drawing from my illustration background and freelance design experience…. Read more »

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Ideas that Stick

Event styling: Design that brings brands to life

Perspective, specs and story all take a role in figuring out what print pieces or installations are right for your event. These physical aspects of designing for an event have always intrigued me. So when PBJS asked me to take my graphic-design aesthetic one step further, I immediately accepted the challenge of becoming an event stylist and… Read more »

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Ideas that Stick

SIC 2015: How to make the web weird again

I have been listening to brilliant people speak about interesting things for the last two days at the Seattle Interactive Conference. I’ve enjoyed many conversations, tweeting out my favorite nuggets in real-time, but one session in particular left me feeling inspired and fired up. That session was called “Make the Web Weird Again,” given by Matt… Read more »

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Ideas that Stick

Fresh Takes: ‘The Happy Show’ & the pursuit of inspired action

For designers, ideas for new personal projects always seem to exist, and if we’re lucky (and have the time), some of these ideas can become truly great. But, too often these concepts are never completely carried out as we get too busy or burned out in our daily or professional lives to act on our own inspirations. Stefan Sagmeister… Read more »

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Ideas that Stick

Fresh Takes: ‘Seinfeld,’ conformity & web design

Recently, I decided to watch the entire series of Seinfeld from start to finish. I’ve seen reruns on TV, but being a millennial, I wasn’t at a Seinfeld-appreciation-age when the show was live on air. But today, Jerry’s stand-up at the beginning of each show often strikes a chord with me, relating to things happening in my life…. Read more »

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At the Office

How Smackdown 2015 steamrolled our hearts

This late-breaking event recap of last month’s Steamroller Smackdown, our first foray into letterpress printing with a steamroller, is brought to you by Seattle AD and fearless team leader Larissa Barth. While we did not eke out a victory over our esteemed competitors — local agencies, corporate creatives and other printmaking nerds — we were winners in our hearts. … Read more »

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Client Work

BITE: Making data delicious with the United Soybean Board

For 21 years, the United Soybean Board has provided professionals in the food industry and health fields with key data on consumer buying habits and perceptions of soy products with an annual, data-driven survey. And for 21 years, it’s been in print. This year, that changed. Having worked with our sister agency MSLGROUP Seattle in… Read more »

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