Designing Jack-o-Lanterns

It has been five years since we had our pumpkin carving extravaganza at work. I was looking at some old pictures from that day back in October of 2006 and remembered the fun Dom Albrecht and I had creating an awesome jack-o-lantern. Here is looking back on that event.

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Four Key Steps to Better Design

Photo by Nick Haroldsen


We have all run into that project where the design gets so rushed that important steps to establish a great design get forgotten. Many clients undervalue the amount of necessary research it takes before the pencil even hits the sketchpad. The better we are with research, listening, and communicating, the better our designs will be; ultimately, giving more value to our work. Continue reading…

Three-Peat Win For Web Design of the Year 2010

Schofield and Haroldsen 2010 Web Design of Year Winners

Todd Schofield and Nick Haroldsen--2010 Web Design of Year

O.C. Tanner has awarded the Design of the Year Award to me for the third straight year. Our designs have been getting better as our O.C. Tanner designers have stepped up to the competition. For the 2010 year, there has been more collaboration and synergy as we have been able to bounce ideas off each other and work closer together. Continue reading…

Five Ways to Stimulate a Developer’s Mind

We are all in constant need of self improvement. We search for ways to better our mind, body, and spirit. There are many ways to stimulate our minds. We all are familiar with GIGO (Garbage In Garbage Out). Like our programs, what we choose to put into our minds and body will affect our outcome. Here are five things that I have found helpful in improving mind stimulation: Continue reading…