Creating Connections by Design

Audience-focused, content-driven, integrated brand design.


Holiday Greetings

The year's holiday card features a whimsical watercolor illustration of our studio along with an enamel lark pin. Lark Street is the anchor of the charming and historic Center Square district of Albany, NY. We are proud to be a part of this vibrant community!

Create Upstate

Our entire team headed to the annual Create Upstate conference, this year in Ithaca, NY. The event included presentations by the talented design/illustrators Gemma O'Brien and Tad Carpenter, shopping at the Maker's Fair, and lots of socializing with fellow designers....

SPD Annual 51

It is always an incredible honor to be recognized by the Society of Publication Design (SPD). (For those not in the magazine industry it is our Academy Awards.) Volume 51 includes the Spring 2015 issue of Nobles Magazine, the issue celebrating 40 years of women at...

Inspiration vs. Plagiarism

I recently read an article in an industry magazine about the process and conceptual development behind the issue’s cover. The design agency and editor shared work from other designers and labeled the work “concepts.” The final cover was virtually a direct replication...