Thursday, February 28, 2008

Addy's are for sissies? I don't want to be a sissy.

Handcrafted's Miles McIlhargie picks up three Addy wins for his 2007 work.

Gold - Out of Home - FREX Buses - Art Direction, Project Management and production oversight.
Silver - Out of Home - Cheyenne Mountain CB&T Zoo Van - Art Direction, Project Management and production oversight. Original art by Bernard Sandoval.
Silver - Elements of Advertising - The Gilded Artisan Logo - Design and Art Direction.

FREX work can be seen here:

On a separate note awards don't really mean anything, it's a combination of client satisfaction and effectiveness that counts. Let the work speak for itself.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Whats yours is yours and what's mine is yours?

I love design. I love advertising. But what I dislike about this industry is all the back stabbing, gossiping, smack talking, passive aggressive attitudes, conniving natures, etc, etc. And believe me, a lot of these things exist, especially in a smaller local community. I try to stay away from all of this and feel I have always focused my primary attention on giving my clients the best work possible along with the best communication and and attentiveness.

It seems though that so many others in my line of work choose to focus instead on creating bad blood for the sake of their own egos. Why? If we truly enjoy what we do then we should be having fun, cheering each other on, being proactive, thinking positive and creating a better industry altogether. It's about the clients - not what Joe Blow is doing and who he is talking too. I guess what I am saying is, can't we all just get along? Because in the end it's about relationships, and don't we all enjoy good relationships over the opposite?

Smack down!

Well, it finally happened, after weeks of long hard work, I reached Ice Vampire **Level 4** ! This is exciting news people, next up Ancient vampire. I only need 520 more vampire bucks before I can purchase this sweet chainsaw and really take care of business!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Second Pic

Image shot with my Cannon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi) at ISO 800, 4.0 f/stop. Most importantlee taken in my basement where a kid can be a kid.

Photo, Lee Stonehouse, as seen on profile: prospicience 101.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Shout out

Mad props are hereby officially delivered to Stonehouse #2 for his huge contribution in getting our site to look and work great. We would also like to express gratitude to Stonehouse's neurotic little dog Sashsa for being so damn cute.

On a similar note Sasha mentioned that she would like to make more trips to visit the crooked porch.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Being thrown around the office

Scrub: this guy standing next to Elway.

2 : an egotistical yet irresponsible man, esp. one still living with his mother "THE SCRUB TOOK ME TO MCDONALDS LAST NIGHT!"

Big ups to for this great definition.
And thanks to Lee "Ninja" Stonehouse for being such a great sport. No pun intended.

First Pic

This image was shot using a Nikon D40-X with some unknown f-stop and related film speed. More importantly however, was that it was taken at Chuck e Cheese where a kid can be a kid.

Photo, Miles McIlhargie, as seen on

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