Show & Tell: Bright Bright Great

Bright Bright GreatI am in love with Bright Bright Great’s landing page. Everything from the background video to the typography made me fall in love with their site.

For those not in the know, Bright Bright Great is a design, strategy, and technology agency based in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood (OK, if you want to get super technical, they’re in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood, but we won’t split hairs).  Continue reading

Show & Tell: Brand New

screenshot-2016-09-27-09-22-14Being a design geek, I dig checking out the newest brand refreshes as they’re released. On the blog Brand New by the design firm Under Consideration, they present the latest brands, review them, and let the design community weigh in.

The real star here is the comments section. I know we’ve all trained ourselves not to read the comments (because, you know, you’d like to keep your blood pressure in check and not have a stroke), but the commenters here are usually on their game with comments that are either well thought out or a bit whimsical. It’s safe to read the comments. Really, it is.

End the Echo: A new kind of inspirational site

End the Echo ScreenshotWe’ve all gone to sites like,, and even to look for ideas and inspiration when planning a new site. Or perhaps we’re looking at new emerging trends in web design. And that’s all fine and good, but it does tend to create a bit of an echo chamber. When we’re only looking to other websites for inspiration, we’re only seeing what other designers are doing, and in turn, emulating those designs.

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