Marlin is happy to announce the arrival of Sean Jones, Developer. Sean has developed a range of web apps, created a fully functional e-commerce platform in less than two months and discovered a way to turn his dog’s fleas into Skittles. When he’s not being a loyal netizen, he’s educating himself about Rapid Application Development, playing video games with his brother and going outdoors. Canoeing, hiking, going to the lake, fighting off hungry raccoons with primal grunts and axes (seriously), you name it and Sean enjoys it. Well, everything but black licorice and Justin Bieber. But who would hold that against him? Welcome aboard, Sean.
Some of our recent Ooh La La packaging work for longtime client Sweet Street Desserts is featured on The Dieline today. Their amazing desserts are jaw-droppingly gorgeous, so we felt the packaging should be equally stop-them-in-their-tracks engaging, too.
Really. She’ll be the first person to greet you when you walk in the door. Erin is the office’s Speedy Gonzalez intern. She types 30 wpm faster than the average person and holds the record for fastest shoe tying in the nation. And these aren’t her only talents. She’s studying film production at Missouri State, owns her own delicious online bakery called Whisk, and desires nothing more than to befriend a great white shark. Oh, and she’s a pleasure to have around. Welcome, Erin. We’re happy to have your scrumptious treats and friendly smile greet us every morning.
It’s that time of year again. Time for the National Restaurant Association’s annual gathering in Chicago. And that means it’s time for the annual Marlin Breakfast. Which also means it’s time for the annual Marlin Breakfast invite. Last year it was all about slow. This year it’s all about fast. So without further adieu we present the 2012 Marlin Breakfast invite. Starring Dennis Marlin’s head. Enjoy.
It’s always interesting to see the creative process in action. It’s even more interesting when the process involves Star Wars. Jason Geyer over at AFI recently shared a handful of ideas that didn’t quite make it into production when he worked on Pepsi’s promotional merchandise for Episode I.
Looking back at your old, rejected ideas is always tough. Sometimes you get frustrated because a really good idea was never recognized. Sometimes you realize just how terrible an idea that seemed so good at the time really was. All we know is that we want a Death Star basketball. And we want it now.
Meet David Choe. The world’s richest graffiti artist. How’d he get so loaded? Well back in 2005 Facebook hired him to do some artwork in their offices. They offered him a choice: a few grand or the equivalent in stock. The graffiti gods must have been looking over him that day because he chose the stock. Now it’s worth about $200 million in cold hard cash. That’s gonna buy a lot of spray paint.