30 Lessons Learned from the Dogs I’ve Loved

30 Lessons Learned from the Dogs I’ve Loved

Posted on May 4, 2017

That saying by Orhan Pamuk, you know the one: “Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.” I find it to be very true in my daily work and life with dogs (and cats, they speak too). But I find that a keen sense of observation is the best way to hear what […]

10 Tips for Working with a Graphic Artist

10 Tips for Working with a Graphic Artist

Posted on Nov 5, 2016

I had been wanting to write this for a while, stemming from frequently asked questions, to overheard conversations. I wanted to lift the veil of myth and stereotype and hopefully do some good and offer some helpful advice to both ends. If you are a small business owner, a growing start-up, an entrepreneur or someone […]

Built to Travel, Ready for Adventure

Built to Travel, Ready for Adventure

Posted on May 3, 2016

I’ll be honest. I am a bit of a gearhead when it comes to outdoor equipment, especially if it will help me stay outside longer and keep me, and my dogs safe and enjoying the great outdoors. When Will Chen of P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle and You approached us about designing a graphic pattern for a […]

Helping shelter pets find love on Valentine’s Day

Helping shelter pets find love on Valentine’s Day

Posted on Feb 9, 2016

Text overlays on photographs are all the rage these days. On days (when I am feeling confident), I like to think we may have contributed to that fire, creating many for our own brand that have enjoyed viral status through the years. These days, I have been enjoying creating them for others, especially when they […]

Our 2015 Calendar Revealed: Dogs, Cats and Beautiful Words

Our 2015 Calendar Revealed: Dogs, Cats and Beautiful Words

Posted on Nov 25, 2014

: from The Labs : Throughout the year, we pour our heart and soul into the work we do. Whether it is a photograph we create, a design or illustration project or an original piece of writing, our Lessons from the Water Bowl Calendar is the culmination of a year’s worth of creative works. We […]

Catstarter: Kickstarter for Cat Lovers (a dream project)

Catstarter: Kickstarter for Cat Lovers (a dream project)

Posted on Apr 7, 2014

: from The Design Lab : If there is one thing I can offer as advice to creative professionals, it is to do personal work and share it, especially on social media sites such as LinkedIn or Behance. You never know who might see it and who it will connect you to. That is precisely […]

Our 2014 Calendar Revealed: Dogs, Cats and Beautiful Type

Our 2014 Calendar Revealed: Dogs, Cats and Beautiful Type

Posted on Nov 30, 2013

: from the Design Lab : Our 2014 Lessons from the Water Bowl calendar is a project we poured our heart and soul into, from photographing amazing dogs and cats, curating the perfect images, pairing them with a heartfelt message penned by us, laying out that message with gorgeous typography from our very own type […]

Lessons from the Water Bowl 2014 : Shop Small on Black LAB Friday

Lessons from the Water Bowl 2014 : Shop Small on Black LAB Friday

Posted on Nov 28, 2013

: from the Labs : Well, you wrote us, you called us and you made it happen. We created a new Lessons from the Water Bowl calendar for 2014, and it is all because of you! This year however, we decided to design it and print it from scratch, something we weren’t able to do last […]

Arts & Eats: The Mission, Good Food and Art for a Great Cause

Arts & Eats: The Mission, Good Food and Art for a Great Cause

Posted on Oct 22, 2013

from the Design Lab Some design projects take a while to bake, and that is ok. It is more important to get it right than to get it out. That is what I tell our clients, and more often than not, they believe me and the end result is well worth the wait. Yesterday, a […]

Celebrate your Soul Mate with Design Lab and blanket ID

Posted on Apr 17, 2013

from the Design Lab We are so excited to be able to share with you something we have been incredibly excited about. We have joined blanket ID‘s Donation by Design program!