Our Thoughts

Sometimes deep, sometimes light, our team is constantly reading, observing, making connections to the past, and prospecting the future. Here are some of our musings:

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The Bard, Part 2: A Salvaged History

Ninety percent of the materials used in the Bard’s construction were salvaged from other forgotten stories, which means that Drawn's new space is steeped in history and rich with texture. Just like the agency itself and each of our clients, our building has a story.

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7 Observations from 7 Days in London

Seven casual observations of how our cousins across the pond exist differently (and sometimes, not so differently) than we do in the U.S.

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The Bard, Part 1: Casting the Dream

Shakespeare's Juliet once asked, "What's in a name?" In our building's case, quite a lot. Here's the story (and philosophy) behind Drawn's new HQ, told in three parts.

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Moving the Offline Customer Experience Online with Shopify

How we worked with Shopify to translate a traditionally analog business model to a digital interface.

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The Drawn Team's Spring Cleaning Traditions

How the Drawn team makes space for the fresh ideas and creative exploits that come with spring.

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Finding Creative Confidence

Creative work is personal work. It requires confidence and thick skin — two things that, luckily, can be developed.

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What is New Year's to You?

New Year's traditions are fun, sure, but they often serve a deeper purpose, as well. Here's how the Drawn team rings in new years and what our traditions mean to us.

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Why Words Matter

In contemporary culture, a picture really does seem to be worth a thousand words (or at least a thousand likes). But can a word ever be worth a thousand pictures? We think so — if it's the right one.

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On Creating (New) Traditions

When we think of traditions, we mostly think of the 10, 50, 100-year-old ones, but we're creating new traditions all the time. Here's a look at some successful marketing campaigns that society has adopted as traditions and why they work.

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Time + Honesty = Texture

Whether created by time or intention, texture tells a story; it can reveal an object's true nature. So, can texture inspire better design?