An Open Letter to Staples on Your New Logo

The new Staples logo is clunky and obvious

Dear Staples: You might be tempted to think that, as a writer, my only tools of the trade would be a screen and keyboard. As it turns out, however, I happen to be one of those people who love the creative process of writing notes, mind-mapping and brain-dumping into good old-fashioned in notebooks—the Leuchtturm 1917-Squared, […]

Freyenhagen Construction

Freyenhagen Construction - Box 117 Creative Portfolio

I first had the opportunity to meet Jeremy Freyenhagen years ago during a business meeting about his marketing efforts; however, I knew of him and his company long before that. Many of the articles I’d written for Magic City Magazine were related to Billings homes that had undergone renovation, and the Freyenhagen name was one […]

The Moss Mansion: Helping Tell the Story of Billings

Moss Mansion, Billings, MT

Almost anyone who has visited Billings, Montana and certainly every one of its residents knows about the Moss Mansion. Built in 1903, it has stood as our community’s “Grand Lady,” with many of its original and charming features remaining intact for more than a century. It is maintained by the Billings Preservation Society, and my […]

Where Do Ideas Come From?

Ideas, marketing content, writing, brainstorming

  The Idea of Ideas Not long ago I had the chance to have a lunch meeting with a colleague I’d only worked with on a very limited basis. We were reviewing a project, and as we went over various options I kept tossing out messaging lines and ideas left and right. It caught him […]