Our 5 Favorite Ways to use Illustration in Marketing

Our 5 Favorite Ways to use Illustration in Marketing

Posted on Jan 18, 2024

Custom illustration is waaaay more than clipart As a kid… ok, who am I kidding? As a kid and to this day as a grown-ass adult, I still catch myself doing the same thing at a bookstore; that is, picking up a book because the cover looked interesting and flipping though its pages before I […]

Our Wishes for You and Yours this New Year

Our Wishes for You and Yours this New Year

Posted on Dec 30, 2020

It’s been a rough year on us all. Regardless of what color glasses you view this past 2020 year with, here at The Labs & Co. HQ we have a simple saying for the end of the year, and this one is no exception. Take all the good with you. Find gratitude, especially in the […]

CLIENT FEATURE: Sensorial Design Brings Happy Dog Mom to Life

CLIENT FEATURE: Sensorial Design Brings Happy Dog Mom to Life

Posted on Oct 17, 2020

“If they won’t read it, show them what you are about.” This is something we say to clients often. It’s just too easy to forget. Supportive design elements such as icons, spot illustrations and infographics are great branding tools that can help further your message and add a friendly, approachable tone to your marketing. Here’s […]

SCOUT AND ABOUT: from sketchbook to trail with P.L.A.Y.

SCOUT AND ABOUT: from sketchbook to trail with P.L.A.Y.

Posted on Mar 22, 2018

We here at The Labs have built a lovely partnership throughout the years with P.L.A.Y. It has been a wonderful experience to see them and be a part of helping them grow their brand and product line. Scout and About started with a simple pattern I had illustrated for a durable fabric that was water […]

Insta Organizing for Visual People (and a handy free template!)

Insta Organizing for Visual People (and a handy free template!)

Posted on Feb 1, 2018

  Do you ever look at gorgeous Instagram feeds and wonder “how do they make it look so pretty and cohesive?” The secret is organization and a little planning. But that sounds boring, and we are all visual people, right? This is where our Instabrandguide comes in. To make the most of this tool, we […]

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 […]