Your Business is Like a Garden: Nurture it and it will Grow

09 July 2013   Kristen     0 Comments

While on one of our famous walks through a nearby neighborhood admiring all the lovely gardens, we started to think about how much work and care and time it takes to grow something beautiful. Then a light bulb moment occurred: it dawned on us that gardening is a lot like running a business. And it really is when you think about it!  Just like a garden, a business requires constant attention if it’s going to be fruitful. Today we thought we’d share with you a few of our thoughts on nurturing a business for maximum blossomage! (Yeah, that’s right: we just made up a new word!  Go us!)


GLAD WORKS Helps Paula Abdul Spark the Moment!

02 July 2013   Kristen     2 Comments

When we were approached to design a logo for Paula Abdul’s latest project called IGNITE! Spark the Moment, we were pretty stoked to help out. In fact, we were all saying “yahoo!” on the inside. We love taking part in great projects like this, so we were happy to add this feather to our cap. Today we’re going to talk about the project a bit but we’ll also talk about what got us the job. It’s a little something called “relationships.”

The Paula project


An Awesome Place to Work: Office Design For Collaboration

25 June 2013   Kristen     0 Comments

When people step into our studio for the first time, they often say something like “oh wow! This is a cool space!”  And we quite agree that the GLAD WORKS studio is a pretty sleek looking workplace. But aside from the fact that we used our silver and black brand colors with sassy pops of red as inspiration for our décor, we’ve also got a great set up going for maximum collaboration and creativity. Today you’ll get a tour of our space as well as a look at various elements of the studio that go a long way to help foster collaboration and communication among team members. We like to think Steve Jobs would approve of our set up.


Kickstarter: Giving Your Projects a Kick in the Pants

11 June 2013   Kristen     0 Comments

We’ve been hearing a lot of talk lately about Kickstarter, a crowdfunding platform used by creatives to raise money for their projects. All this talk is getting hard to ignore, as Kickstarter becomes a stronger and stronger force in helping folks meet their funding goals. So, today we thought we’d talk about it with you and maybe even give you a few tips for success if you decide to go the crowdfunding route.



Managing Your Online Reputation

07 May 2013   Kristen     0 Comments

We recently came across an article about Apple being in decline. We’ve been seeing a lot of stuff like that out there lately, and now we’re noticing that their stocks have fallen. Could these headlines have something to do with that? After the release of the iPhone 5, major newsmakers blasted the launch and implied that the disappointing features of the new iPhone implied that there was a lack of creativity and innovation at Apple.


GLAD WORKS on the Care and Feeding of Interns.

09 April 2013   Kristen     0 Comments

In our blog post about Game of Thrones, we talked about how young or inexperienced people like interns and new hires can bring a lot to your business. GLAD WORKS usually has at least one intern present at any given moment, so we have a lot of experience working with them to help them make the most of their time with us.


6 Lessons Game of Thrones Can Teach Us About Business

26 March 2013   Kristen     2 Comments

Maybe you’ve only heard of it, or maybe you’re obsessed with either the book series by George R. R. Martin or the HBO television series. Whatever your experience is with Game of Thrones, you know how amazingly intense and deliciously dangerous every plot-line can be as the story chronicles the violent dynastic battles between the noble families of the realm for control of the Iron Throne.


7 Habits of Super Productive People

12 March 2013   Kristen     2 Comments

We all have that colleague or co-worker who seems to get so much done during the day you swear they’ve got super powers. But the truth is that they may have some habits that we can all adopt to help us be more productive too. Today we’re going to look at what some of those habits are.

Take THAT super heroes!  We know your secrets! You cannot hide them from us!

Make to do lists the night before


Trends for 2013: What’s Gonna be the Hotness?

02 January 2013   Kristen     0 Comments

Happy New Year, GLAD WORKS friends!

Last week we did a recap of 2012, so naturally this week we need to take a look at the year ahead!  What’s going to be the new hotness, and what should you be thinking about to keep on top of trends in technology, marketing and consumer habits?  We’ve done a little poking around in our collective brains and we’ve come up with a handy dandy (albeit slightly random) little list just for you.

This year is gonna be rockin!’

Customer-centric attitude


Our Favorite Moments of 2012: A GLAD WORKS Holiday Retrospective

26 December 2012   Kristen     0 Comments

What would a holiday blog post be without a roundup of some kind or another?
We think it would be lame and not at all festive. It would be tragic.
So today we’re going to talk about some of our favorite GLAD WORKS moments of 2012. And we’re going to be really shameless and selfish about it too because we’re only going to talk about cool stuff that happened to US this year. 
Well, that’s not entirely true.