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Nothing gets our inspiration flowing like a good, juicy blog post. Read about what we’ve been working on (our latest launches), what we can’t stop thinking about (design trends, industry happenings and new partnerships) and what we think you should know (expert branding insights and probably some stuff about dogs).

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Jul 24 | 2018

San Francisco native. Media Design Major. And now, Oblique intern. These are three things that define me. So how did I get here? Boulder has always had my heart since I was a little girl. My Grandpa and Grandma met here way back when Robert Redford worked at The Sink. When I applied to CU I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do or if I should pursue Graphic Design because the major was unestablished. However, when considering other options nothing got me as excited as art, advertising, and design. I’ve always been the one to pick a product based on the packaging/logo. (more…)

Jul 11 | 2018

Medicinal cannabis has shaken up how society views healthcare and made us think a bit more about what exactly we’re putting in our bodies when we’re sick. You might expect Colorado design firms like us to have a stable of cannabis clients, but we’re selective about our clients in the cannabis and CBD industry; we want to make sure it’s a mission we believe in. Through clients like gro.io and CAUSE+MEDIC, we’ve become familiar with the nuances of the movement.cannabis for dogs (more…)

Jun 25 | 2018

law firm website design for GLRGarlington, Lohn & Robinson is one of the oldest law firms in Missoula, Montana. But in their eyes, a longstanding record of success doesn’t disqualify a brand from digital prominence. After all, what good are over 100 years of operation if you can’t navigate the contemporary world? Adaptability has kept their firm successful as times have changed, and they want a brand that portrays it. We were thrilled they came to us with this challenge. (more…)

May 4 | 2018

As any parent of a preschool-age child can tell you, colors are a big deal. Choosing a favorite color is one of the first things little kids do when they begin to identify as individuals and differentiate themselves from others. Children, whose identities are still in flux, change favorite colors the way Beyoncé changes nail polish, but as people get older and our identities stabilize, we often settle on more permanent color preferences. Colors play an enormous role in our emotional lives—even if we don’t realize it. (more…)

Apr 19 | 2018

Photo by Riley Pope on Unsplash

When you live in a place like Boulder, Colorado, surrounded by breathtaking scenery and people who happily separate their trash, recycling, and compost without a second thought, it’s easy to take for granted the community’s commitment to environmental stewardship. But the truth is, we humans have a long road ahead of us if we want to save the Earth. Now, more than ever, the future of our amazing planet—and the survival of its inhabitants—depends on each of us and the choices we make in our everyday lives. (more…)

Apr 11 | 2018

Type is virtually everywhere these days: in books and magazines, on billboards and street signs—heck, even on shampoo bottles and the backs of cereal boxes—and that’s just in the physical world. If you’ve ever used a computer, or any electronic device for that matter (and if not, we’re both perplexed and impressed you’re reading this), you’ve seen type in action. (more…)

Mar 29 | 2018

Photo by Lum3n.com from Pexels

Chances are, when you think of an office, you imagine rows of dreary cubicles under the garish glow of fluorescent lights, white walls lined with overly earnest motivational posters, staplers, copy machines, and Steve Carell. While this may have been true for the offices of yesteryear (and some that are still behind the times), increasingly today’s workplaces channel less Office Space and more Silicon Valley. (more…)

Mar 23 | 2018

It’s springtime here in beautiful Boulder, and Team Oblique has been busy as a bee. After winning several projects at the tail end of last month, we’ve been hard at work cooking up some tasty new designs. Allow us to introduce you to one of our fabulous new clients, Aspen Mesh, who chose us among several Colorado design firms to revamp their brand with a bold new logo, custom stationery suite, and website overhaul. (more…)

Mar 16 | 2018

Photo by Paula May on Unsplash

Whether we’re working on a passion project or just doing our job, the day-to-day life of an ad agency creative comes with a unique set of ups and downs. There are times when the ideas flow forth like a river, pouring out of us and into the world effortlessly and with joyful abandon, as free and easy as the mighty Mississippi. Then, there are times when we sit and stare at a blank page for what feels like eons, and yet nothing comes to mind. (more…)

Mar 6 | 2018

 

In our increasingly digital society, Americans are more connected than ever before, and yet miscommunications in our professional and personal lives run rampant. We’ve all been there: you send someone an email, and 20 minutes later they reply with something stunningly irrelevant to what you actually said, leaving you feeling confused, frustrated, and unheard. As it turns out, a lot of us really love to talk, but we’re not that great at listening to each other. (more…)