Posted on Mar 31, 2010
from TheOatmeal.com "Comics, Quizzes and Stories"
The genius behind this site is Matthew Inman, a designer working out of Seattle. I'm hoping he'll accept the reproduction of these images as an act of paid homage rather than setting out on a "let's-sue-their-asses" rampage ;)
Every designer has experiened this: How a Web Design Goes Straight to Hell.
NOTE: If you're an existing client and you're reading this... it's not about you :)
Check out The Oatmeal for the full, very funny version. I love this guy...
Posted on Mar 26, 2010
We started working with The Abbeymoore Manor about 7 years ago after Ian MacPhee and Anne Mosher purchased this struggling B&B in Victoria.
Starting with a website and some basic marketing materials, we provided branding assistance and design services with the goal of injecting some life into this previously neglected business.
By the end of the first year, this heritage mansion in the heart of the Rockland neighbourhood in BC's capital city quickly grew in stature and reputation and today holds the distinction of being rated by TripAdvisor.com as the #1 ranked B&B in Canada and the #2 ranked B&B in the world!
While it's nice to think that Sharkbite was a catalyst to the success of Abbeymoore, I've stayed here many times and can only say that you have to experience it for yourself to understand why the credit goes entirely to the innkeepers. The place is warm, comfortable, inviting, friendly and private all rolled into one. Anne and Ian are wonderful hosts, with that perfect ability to be there when you need them and invisible when you don't - always a sign of impeccable service... the sort of trained attention you would expect from a 5-star establishment.
But it's not just my word, Suzanne Morphet wrote recently in WestJet's Up Magazine that "we learn what makes Abbeymoore Manor so special: it’s not about the rooms or the food, as fantastic as they are. The reason people love this place is because Ian and Anne care to get to know you."
That pretty much sums it up.
So in conclusion, Sharkbite Art + Design is the sole reason behind the success of the Abbeymoore Manor in Victoria... don't believe anything else.
P.S. Check out their blog too!
Posted on Mar 23, 2010
Just write about what's going on around you.
OK... we're frickin' busy, busy, busy. We have many projects going. I've got quotes to prepare. 51 emails this morning. The guy in the office downstairs is complaining that the bass riffs from our office are messin' with his mojo. I have a dinner to prep tonight and my neck's got this weird pinchy-pain coming from what's probably inoperable brain tumours. I need to go for more workouts. Damn, I missed bball last night. I've got this great idea for a book of poems. I want more time with my kids. I think that bank short-changed me today on my US conversion rate. Apparently my toe-tapping while working is driving people around me nuts. I love our new client, BC Pharmacy Association. I think I'll change my dentist. What's the deal with volts vs. watts? Man, my kids are cute. I have to get down to see my sister's show. It's only a 5-minute walk away.
The book of poems will be called "Chatterbites on a Whole Beach Run"... my next blog post!