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Digital Strategy, Design & Development - Milwaukee, WI

  • 10 TIPS: HIRING A DIGITAL FIRM FOR YOUR NEXT PROJECT

    Sad but true that over the past year, roughly 1/4 of our work has been fixing mistakes made by other 'agencies'; either partly or wholesale. Dear clients, don't settle or just hire the firm with the best SEO. I have short-listed some not-so-obvious tips on hiring a custom digital shop. Heed just 2-3 of these and your chances o... more

    FUTURE MUGSHOT.

  • WANTED: MILWAUKEE-BASED FRONT-END WEB DEVELOPER

    UPDATE 9/3/13: We are excited to announce that this position has been filled. Thank you for the overwhelming interest and stay tuned to meet our newest team member soon... Can't fall asleep until you figure it out? Do you have a strong sense of craft? Are you proud of your code? Come work where you will be appreciated and challenged to grow in a digital shop that doesn't ask our ... more

    YOU MAY EVEN DESIGN TANKS IN LOGO. YOU REMEMBER.

  • 10 QUESTIONS WITH NEW FRONT-END DESIGNER HUNTER RUTH

    With both design and code chops, Hunter represents a new-breed of digital creative; he can design an app UI and build it. He's a millenial that doesn't know a world without high-speed internet. We expect great things from him in the coming years. Join us in welcoming him to our team. Q1 Northern Ground: Where did ... more

    WHAT ON EARTH HAVE I DONE?

  • THE KIDS WANT CONTENT, HARVEST IT WITH MICROSOFT ORCHARD

    I won't debate the virtues of every CMS on the planet and devolve this post into an iOS vs. Android fanboy war. I just want to introduce you to Microsoft Orchard, a free, community-focused CMS that you will start to hear more about. When it comes to CMS, we are technology agnostic and find the righ... more

    YOUR CUSTOMERS ARE THE KIDS IN THIS METAPHOR, GET IT?

  • WANTED: ASSISTANT WEB DESIGNER WHO DOESN'T KNOW IT ALL, YET

    UPDATE 7/15/13: We are excited to announce that this position has been filled. Thank you for the overwhelming interest and stay tuned to meet our newest team member soon... First and foremost, everyone loathes bullshit job descriptions that are vague, cut/pasted and make no sense.  We don't want 1,000 applicants and we don't want to waste your time (or ours). I a... more

    IF WE HAD CUBICLES, YOU WOULD GET YOUR VERY OWN.

  • APP REVIEW: IT’S GOOD TO BE BLUE

    I like simplicity in my life. I don’t give two thundersnows what the barometric pressure, moon phase or wind gust speeds are when I get up in the morning. I just want to know if I should I wear my parka and/or do I need an umbrella. Blue gives me that at a glance. My annoyance with weather information overload led me to a random weather app search in ... more

    I GOTS MAD UPS

  • CRAFT BEER + INVESTMENT CROWDFUNDING = CRAFTFUND

    Does is get any better? Craft beer and crowdfunding. WHAT? Where in the h--e-double hockey sticks do I sign up? Oh, CraftFund.com. We've all either heard of or participated in rewards-based crowdfunding; I hope?  You see the world's thinnest watch and because thickness was the clearly the reason you stopped w... more

    CRAFTFUND.COM GOES UP AND THE BEER GOES DOWN

  • IN VINE, VERITAS

    When Twitter exploded, startups everywhere set out to dupe its success by trying a different take on the same premise. Even back at our old place, we developed a product that we pitched, with hubris, as "the Twitter of images." The leadership at the company ultimately didn't support bringing it to market, so it's not a great story, but it's a handy example of the ubiquity of th... more

    "ALL YOU NEED FOR A MOVIE IS A GUN AND A CHIHUAHUA" - JEAN-LUC GODARD

  • I THINK ABOUT YOU. I MISS YOU. I NEED YOU. A LOT. SERIOUSLY.

    Remember what matters? Customers, prospects, partners, etc. They should be spinning around in your brain at all times - like 80's movie lines or, if you have a 3 year old daughter like me, the theme song to Dora. "C'mon Vamanos! Everybody let's go!" Far too often clients and prospects come to us with a specific INTERNAL issue. Then, they discuss the needs o... more

    WHAT A GIRL WANTS, WHAT A GIRL NEEDS

  • NORTHERN GROUND LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE FOR TRUE PROCESS

    We could go on and on about the design system, user experience or content strategy but I'd rather have our client share his experience. After a small bribe, he agreed. Plus, we're tired. Thanks Todd. Back to bed. "My name is Todd Dunsrin and I am the CEO of True Process.  We launched our new website this week and Ryan asked that I share our experience ... more

    RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN, DUH