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ECommerce and Design

I spent my internship in-house at Souvenir Jewelry, a local jewelry company based in the East Passyunk neighborhood of South Philadelphia.

Moonstone Arts Center – DIY or Die

Out of all the places I applied to (which was a lot), Moonstone Arts Center was the one I was most excited about. Their mission - using art as education from the cradle to the grave - is near and dear to my heart.

My First Internship with First Outcomes

I’m Ashley Jasinski and I’m currently a rising Junior at Temple University. I’m majoring in Advertising, Art Direction while also studying to get a certificate in Film Studies. I’ve secured my first ever internship with a small startup digital healthcare…

A fresh JOLT of energy

Early on I was always told that the geographic location you establish yourself in can be just as important as your major. Coming in as a freshman at Temple university to study Advertising with a Brand Strategy track, I took…

How A Marketing Agency Really Works

LightStream Group is a marketing agency concentrated in bank and credit union, healthcare, and higher education advertising. The organization has two locations, one in Lansdale PA and another in Telford PA, both suburbs of Philadelphia. They currently have just over…

Internship + Food = Awesome!

Nothing is better than to be an intern in a company, which involves with the word, FOOD!! Agree or Disagree? This summer, I am working as an Art Direction intern in AG catering, located in Fishtown. AG catering is a…

Hidden Message in Ad for Children at Risk

A friend of mine posted a video on their Facebook about an ad that really caught my eye because of the deep thought and idea execution of the designers behind it. The ANAR Foundation is a Spanish child-advocacy organization that…

PETA Uses Temple Student’s Winning Ad

    PETA released a shocking new mobile billboard last week to remind attendees at the 2013 Kentucky Derby that for the horses, racing is a matter of life or death. The ad was placed up and down the streets…

Inside View on NSAC

  Temple University’s NSAC team did an amazing job finishing up their competition last week placing fourth out of fourteen teams who presented in front of the NY judges! That’s a great accomplishment for all students involved in the process.…

Evian’s “Baby & Me”

;v=pfxB5ut-KTs   Evian strikes gold with another spot focusing on their “Live Young” branding and providing us with yet again a video featuring adorable babies, Evian’s signature. This time, instead of just showing the inner child that Evian’s water brings…

Happy Earth Day, Google!

    Happy Earth Day 2013! While you’re all being especially green today, do yourself a favor and head over to Google‘s homepage to see their interactive logo for the day. Google has presented us with a beautiful landscape that…

Comm Arts; A Must Have Subscription

One thing us advertising students have learned time and time again is that magazine and print-based-medium subscriptions are becoming an outdated media outlet. In the new age of iPads, podcasts and blogs, there are very few reasons for us, or anyone to…

A Little Inspiration

It’s a fresh spring semester here at Temple University! As we get back into the swing of things, one of the hardest adjustments we usually find is getting back on the grind. It’s hard after a long break to pick…

Kembrel Men’s Store Opening

After interning for Kembrel for over a year, I have learned many things about fashion, retail, social media, merchandising and branding. Kembrel’s latest venture was opening a Men’s Shop in the midtown village. With such a small space and an…

2012 DesignPhiladelphia Festival

Mark your calendar, DesignPhiladelphia is near! This year it will be the 8th annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival from Wednesday, October 10th through Sunday, October 14th 2012. The Festival in partnership with The University of the Arts, will bring together the region’s…

What I’ve Learned As A Two Paperdoll

My desk and computer in the web department. As my internship at Two Paperdolls draws to a close, I reflect back on this amazing experience. Being able to work directly with the web department, an area which I hope to…

The Beginning of the End

Hello all! As my internship with Sodexo and the Temple Dining Services comes to an end, I realize that I learned so much from this experience and gained many positive skills. First, I’ve learned that art direction of advertising isn’t…

Maebe Cloth

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I guess my last semester is getting the best of me! That is no excuse though, since posting about art is way more fun for me than final exams I have to post…

Mom & Pops

If you’re like me and think you don’t want to work for huge international advertising agencies, it can be hard to get in touch with excellent mom-and-pop type studios. I know I was confused and discouraged–their websites might only talk…

“Design is creativity with strategy.”

Students at Temple see thousands of advertisements on campus each day.  Some are hung on bulletin boards; others are passed out on Liacouras Walk. But the ads and event posters hanging in the Louis J. Esposito Dining Center and the…

Effects Are Cool.

This week, im looking at the current issue of GQ magazine. When looking through the magazine there are tons and tons of advertisement for men’s fashion. I came across an interesting advertisement for the True Religion Jeans. In this campaign…

Twelve Fluid Ounces

As promised in a recent post, I am now introducing Twelve Fluid Ounces. Twelve Fluid Ounces is a project started by a good friend of mine, Illustrator/designer Brandt Imhoff. Brandt is a recent grad  from Tyler School of Art where he…

Baubauhous

Baubauhaus is a little bit like pinterest but for serious artists that just want to inspire each other. It’s a simple idea, full of great art. I found this site through a friend of mine, whom I will feature here…

Rifle Paper Company

I’m sure you’ve seen her work, but I just wanted to share the latest news for Rifle Paper Company! Rifle is a small stationary boutique based in Winter Park, FL. Started by Anna Bond along with her husband Nathan, Anna is…

Franziska Ebert: Photographer, Designer & Illustrator

Franziska Ebert is a photographer/designer/illustrator out of Hamburg Germany, and I believe is friends with Sarah Bernhard (whom I wrote about a few weeks ago). Looking through her website honestly freaks me out a little because her photographs remind me…

Museum Posters

Someone told me they liked my posts, (causing blushes and heart-eyes and head swelling galore), so now you’re stuck with my ramblings. I’ll try and keep it brief and image-heavy. I recently came back from a vacation to Europe, my…

Tiny Anchors

Tiny Anchors is a creative inspiration blog started by Brooke Mousitis of Brooke Courtney Photography in my hometown of Lancaster, PA. “My goal is not to have the best blog out there, for there are tons of similar blogs, or to have…

Bears Eat Berries Press

Bears Eat Berries is a small letterpress/design studio based in Washington D.C. Ran by a girl named Laura, the studio still uses a vintage press and hand mixed inks. Inspired by clean typography, texture, and folky/modern motifs, there is no…

How Much is Too Much?

As creative individuals we always face challenges with different requirements with our schoolwork as well as our careers. We need to be flexible in order to fit in certain subjects into advertisements and layouts. We must provide the right amount…

Sporting Event Posters

From an advertising standpoint, sports are always walking a fine line. They attract a large and diverse audience–one that may only have that sport in common, like with the Olympics. They are usually highly traditional, with a complex web of…

Happy Holidays!

Its that time of year again folks–that festive part of the year when people will take any excuse to throw a party involving ugly sweaters or the phrase “potluck”. At this time of year more than any other I think…

Photography vs. Illustration

Although both have their place in posters, sometimes it can be a tough call which to use. The size of the poster/flyer and its placement are factors, and so is the kind of event you are promoting. College party promoters…

The Almighty GRID–Resources

CREATING A GRID is typically one of the very first things you do when starting a design. After all, it provides the basic structure on which the rest of your design will lie. They help you create sophisticated layout structures…

Doe-Eyed

Design studios are everywhere because design is needed everywhere. It seems obvious, but when looking for jobs and places to live post-grad its a helpful reminder. Especially with the ever-increasing permeance of the Internet, small or rural design studios are…

The Roots

Since I’m pretty sure most of the people who read this blog are under 60 and live in the Philadelphia area, I’m going to assume you’ve heard of The Roots. As one of the most influential bands to the funk, neo-soul…