Agency Journal

Almost too fragile for this world

We’ve been working on a really neat project with Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates for a while now; a snazzy custom mold for her chocolate bars. It has been really fun to fire up some CAD software and draft a real, physical object – and after a whole mess of revisions and…

Barely there

Not long ago, we designed a new coffee bag for Temple Coffee; it’s been out in the world for a few months now. If you’re a coffee aficionado there’s a chance you may have already noticed. If you haven’t noticed it, that’s okay. It’s not really designed to be noticed. …

Waking up in a cold sweat with an idea, actually writing it down

It's always struck me how many Americans (at least those living west of the Rockies) will say that they are going "back east" when they are travelling to just about anywhere east of Chicago. Sometimes they are actually returning to the east – so the phrase makes literal sense. Many…

In which I was suddenly reminded we operate a radio station

We have been running an internet radio station called Culture Failure for a number of years. It mostly just kinda runs and doesn’t need much human intervention except when its time to update the playlist. I haven’t listened to it in a while, and sorta almost forgot about it. Yesterday…

People keep dying

I read this morning that another person was found dead on the street in front of city hall. The second time in a week. That’s pretty horrific. Both of the dead men were assumed to be homeless. On the upside it seems the city is opening one of their buildings…

Party time, excellent.

One day at lunch I leaned over to Elise and said: I once thought I had mono for an entire year. It turned out I was just really bored. At that moment, we knew it was fate to dress up as the famous Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar from Wayne’s…

Well that was fun

We made it back from our Redwoods trip. It was super fun. We went on some hikes, sat around campfires, visited a cheese factory, and didn’t talk much about work. I made everyone Corpse Revivers too. It was pretty fun being able to share one of my favorite areas of…

We are going to the redwoods

We are doing something we’ve never tried before. Everyone at EMRL is grabbing their significant others and heading up to the redwoods for a few days as a group to hang out, go hiking, look at giant trees, eat some food, drink some booze, drive thru some trees, check out…

I made an analog mess

Today I got to make a mess at work. Even more messy than my usual mess. A big happy sketchy drawing mess with paint and water colors and a lotta lotta pieces of paper. The only problem is my analog mess always ends up becoming a digital mess that takes…

Oops

Sometimes I like to noodle around on instruments while I’m thinking. It used to be a Takamine 12 string acoustic guitar with only 6 strings on it, but last month I let myself be decadent and bought an old Rickenbacker 4001. In my book, those are the best bass guitars…