Photoshoot Spots: Lansing Edition

Siobhan Findlay Creative

Over the past few months I have been taking photos for Michigan Creative’s new website (coming soon!) and have been taking each person on staff to a location of their choosing for their photos. Between these shoots, my own freelance shoots, and just shooting for fun while I lived in the Lansing area, I have found quite a few really …

Graphic Designer: the logical artist

Alana Lemke Creative, Design, graphic design, Marketing

We are all familiar with the theory that states each side (left/right) of our brain is responsible for different functions or thinking, and that individuals may be more dominant in one of these. Those considered “left-brained” might make great lawyers, accountants or engineers. We can thank this left side for strengths such as: Language Math Analytical Thinking Logic and Reasoning …

Writing isn’t dead, and you should be doing it

Katie Kennedy Blogging, Branding, Creative, Marketing, Michigan Creative, Web

Lately, social media is all about photos, video, and reaching your followers and consumers with relatable, visually aesthetic content. Just by that description, writing doesn’t often fit the bill. But why is that? It’s been thought that writing and creating content to be read is becoming less and less popular – dying, even. Unless you live under a rock, you’ve …

your business is a tree

Let’s talk about your health and how it affects your business

Katie Kennedy Creative, Michigan Creative, Web

Health: mental, physical, emotional. It’s something you’re probably tired of reading and talking about, but hear us out on this one. It’s something that controls your life, even when you don’t think it might be. Your health is crucial to be thinking about, day in and day out. It has a huge affect on your business, whether or not you’re …

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Get yourself out of a rut and start a roaring creative fire

Katie Kennedy Creative, Michigan Creative, Web, Web Design

We’ve all been there. Everyone has felt, at one time or another, like there was no way we could do or create or write a single thing, like all brain function has been exhausted. We’ve all felt stuck, and that really stinks because that’s our job at it’s core at Michigan Creative. What can you do when you seemingly lose …

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No one knows your business like you do.

Brian Town Blogging, Branding, Marketing, Michigan Creative

No one knows your business like you do. That fact should be a source of pride and a testament to the tireless hours you have spent not just developing a product but cultivating a brand and earning a strong reputation among your clients, suppliers and competitors, as well as a respected place in your community. Having a singular insight into …

Creativity In The Workplace

Creativity In The Workplace

Siobhan Findlay Blogging, Creative

Look, we get it. Being at work is not the same as sitting on an island looking at an easel and painting a watercolor of the beach. Before you zone off into a daydream about that what colors you want to put into your island painting, remember that you can be creative at work, too! I know, you were hoping …

Creative Collaboration In The Office

Creative Collaboration In The Office

Brian Town Blogging, Michigan Creative

“Look behind any creative success story and you’ll usually find a great team, a group of passionate people who raised each other’s game.” (Christian Jarrett) Creative collaboration in the office here at Michigan Creative is key and I really don’t think I could find a more perfect quote to describe this company if I tried! By this point, I’m sure …

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Finding Creativity

Siobhan Findlay Blogging, Creative

What’s your trade? Graphic design, video production, photography, public relations, education, engineering? Regardless of what career path you follow, creativity is needed; whether it be coming up with a new way to teach your first graders, or creating a full length feature film. Creativity involves gathering inspiration from your past experience and knowledge, and making something completely new. We all …