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WHO LOVES THEM SOME SHAPES? I sure do. Around here, they call me Shapemaster Dan. They don't, but it would be great if they did. Now, I know what you're thinking: "Handsome Shapemaster, I learned everything I need to know about shapes back in elementary school. What value could they possibly have in my boring, grown-up life?" I'm glad you asked. Geometry, basically the study of shapes, has been practiced and lauded since early human history. But I'm not here to talk about Euclid and my main-man Descartes. I would like to share some personal stories about how shapes have been Go

As we sit down at the table to give thanks this week, we can’t help but feel the looming holiday craze waiting just ahead, lurking in the Black Friday shadows. Giving gifts to clients can be a daunting task, and balancing creativity with your budget can sometimes feel impossible. But have no fear! Here are some ideas, examples, and inspiration to whet your gift giving appetite. As a designer and business owner, I look at gift giving as an opportunity to market our services and remind clients of what we can do. A few years ago, Christine DuPont (a previous Treefrog Go

Happy Halloween from Treefrog Cinegraphix! With things spooking up around here, we're going to start off our creative series with a look at costuming and cosplay. Each of us at TCX has had some hand in the craft. We've had quite a few memorable Halloween parties, and we even find occasions throughout the year to dress up. So what do we like most about this fun, slightly silly creative endeavor? I think Rita puts it best: For me, costuming equals make believe. It reminds me of the theater and entering a world of mystery and intrigue. People are never who they Go

As digital professionals, we at Treefrog work in many creative capacities as designers, programmers, and marketers. We're always finding creative solutions to problems. It's our job. So what do we do to stay creative? You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. Maya Angelou Creativity is often viewed as a finite resource, unequally bestowed at birth. While some personality types are more inclined to be creative, the secret is that creativity is a skill that anyone can hone. The reason it's easy for creative people to be creative isn't due to some intrinsic gift, it's because Go

Hashtags are not anything new. They've been in active use for quite a while and aren't showing signs of going any where any time soon. In fact, the # symbol has been used to denote important information within technology fields since as early as the 1970's. It makes perfect sense for someone to come along and use it as a marker for indicating central themes in more casual communication. Social media posting without hashtagging is like asking someone out on a date but forgetting to give them your phone number. Hashtags create the means for people to find you or your Go