Creative Fuel: a blog about inspiration and stuff Filter CategoriesAllAgency LifeThings We LoveTricks of the TradeWhiskey-Tango January 15, 2020 Tricks of the Trade • 5 min read Better than brainstorming Want to up your brainstorming game? Try techniques started by surrealists. December 23, 2019 Agency Life • 3 min read A very Contrast Halloween Does the Halloween kid in us ever grow up? December 2, 2019 Agency Life • 3 min read Why CDW is like the Golden State Warriors Did you know that agency life is similar to that of a professional sports team? December 2, 2019 Tricks of the Trade • 2 min read Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication 5 simple steps for a successful project November 11, 2019 Tricks of the Trade • 4 min read Procrastinate like a pro I’ll have my life with a side of flexibility, please. May 22, 2019 Whiskey-Tango • 4 min read The magical world of stock imagery Toto, I have a feeling we are not on Getty anymore. February 7, 2019 Agency Life • 3 min read Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better Why every designer should work at a small agency at some point (preferably early on). January 23, 2019 Tricks of the Trade • 7 min read In a manner of speaking Need a few pointers on presenting creative? So did we. Here’s what we learned. January 15, 2019 Tricks of the Trade • 3 min read Why creatives need winter It’s dark. It’s cold. But it also just might be your most brilliant season of the year. August 30, 2018 Agency Life • 5 min read Bonding by the book Our “book club” is about 30% reading, 30% drinking, and 40% socializing—here’s the scoop. June 20, 2018 Things We Love • 4 min read Confessions of a cycling addict/designer My journey from typography enthusiast to cycling addict. May 15, 2018 Things We Love • 4 min read Confessions of an ex-volleyball player What volleyball has taught me and how it helped me survive the agency life. May 5, 2018 Tricks of the Trade • 4 min read Yay for us! Are you surrounded by “yes” people and you don’t realize it? April 25, 2018 Tricks of the Trade • 3 min read Wired for sound If you’re lucky, getting in the zone may be just a pickle crunch away. April 19, 2018 Agency Life • 3 min read When ‘Bring-your-dog-to-work-day’ is every day Owners love to bring their dogs to work, but could it actually be good for everyone? April 12, 2018 Things We Love • 6 min read Cooking with Lily There are generally two types of lunch people. Lunch bringers and lunch buyers. April 5, 2018 Agency Life • 7 min read My journey to Spartan mode “Making excuses burns zero calories per hour.” My journey from couch potato to a Spartan. March 21, 2018 Agency Life • 3 min read Happy National __ Day! What day is it? “National There’s a Copytunity in Every Assignment Day!” March 16, 2018 Agency Life • 3 min read Work hard, lunch hard So, when the clock hits 12, here’s why lunch is the true happy hour for your team. February 19, 2018 Agency Life • 4 min read Finding the right balance between work and family A Client Service Manager's tips for making it work as a full-time working parent. February 13, 2018 Tricks of the Trade • 5 min read It's not just class: it's an interview Essential traits students should adopt in their "15-week Classroom Interview." January 8, 2018 Whiskey-Tango • 4 min read Collecting emotions When it comes to hoarding sassy mugs, even a minimalist has to give in. January 5, 2018 Things We Love • 5 min read 8 ways to make the most of your commute Greet the daily grind with strategies to spice up your car, bus, or train ride. January 4, 2018 Whiskey-Tango • 4 min read That’s the ticket Catch this train to enjoy surrealist vistas across the bucolic German countryside. January 3, 2018 Agency Life • 3 min read Plank O’clock How a daily break for planks in the office has come to be one of our most-loved rituals. January 1, 2018 Tricks of the Trade • 5 min read Creative new year’s resolutions that don’t suck Forget the juice cleanse. This year, try something that really makes you feel good.