The 1-Solution Philosophy to Corporate Identity

Almost three decades ago, a young Steve Jobs hired identity designer Paul Rand to create the logo for his new company, Next. When Jobs asked the seasoned designer if he could get a few options for his new logo, Rand famously quipped “No, I will solve your problem for you and you will pay me.

The 3 Fundamentals of Networking with Nino Camilo of Ono Yum

Recently, our marketing team took a trip to Orange County with client and partner Nino “Neens” Camilo to kick off the planning process for his annual I Love Poke event. As the founder of several popular foodie events in southern California and ILoveMusubi.com (now Ono Yum), Neens has a knack for creating thriving, symbiotic relationships built on original social networking principles: quality face time, no matter how brief the interaction.

Visual Storyteller Patrick Maxcy Visits BLVR

As part of BLVR’s speaker series, artist and humanitarian Patrick Maxcy visited the BLVR office to inspire our team with his art and unique life experiences. You may recognize Patrick’s works from the national gallery circuit, but we know him as the extraordinaire behind the BLVR mural, which showcased at our agency’s rebrand launch party last year.

BLVR Holiday Guide:
Gifts That Give Back

Here at BLVR, we are grateful to partner with organizations who serve a higher purpose. If you’re still looking for some holiday gift giving inspiration this season, we’d like to help you out. All of the items in our 1st Annual Holiday Gift Guide illuminate a common quality: their purveyors’ commitment to the craftsmanship of their products, and the impact their goods have beyond the point of sale.

A Conversation with Discovering Light

This month, our Brand Development Director Nate Spees sat down with Champ Rhodes, Project Coordinator for Discovering Light. Champ is a dear friend that has been leading the charge over at Discovering Light since it’s founding in 2008. His nonprofit networks with on-the-ground organizations in Ethiopia, helping communities utilize their resources to propel themselves from their conditions – and discover God along the way.

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Design Showcase: Christenson Surfboards

Last summer, we launched the new Christenson Surfboards website for long-time friend and globally-recognized Chris Christenson. This is our fourth site for Chris and by far the most strategic. In years past it was far easier to get a site out there that turned heads and generated leads, as most shapers didn’t have a relationship with a design agency.