shameless sister promotion

gretchen parlato

my sister-client / client-sister got song of the day on npr today!

john murph puts it perfectly as he writes: “The magic in Parlato’s version has a lot to do with what she doesn’t do. Notably, she doesn’t oversell the words with flashy vocalese, nor does she instill the original with a smug, knowing wink. Instead, she relies on the conviction of her artistry — and on the song’s inherent beauty.”

sara jensen guest blogging at design sponge

lost bird found
i am wild about my friend, colleague & former client, sara jensen. she will be guest-blogging all week at design*sponge on the subject of international design, complete with her signature hand-lettered & illustrated headers.

edited to add: check out each daily post with the links below:
lithuania, march 9
mexico, march 10
india, march 11
queens, march 13

darryl holter: cd release

darryl holter cd cover

a quick plug for my client, darryl holter, and his recent self-titled CD release of country, rock & blues original compositions, available on cdbaby.com. [please note, i did not design the CD packaging shown here, i did the design of his recent book my father and i: a minnesota memoir.

we went to his show at the hotel cafe last night and it was fantastic. darryl has an excellent line-up of musicians in his band that filled the room with tight arrangements of pedal steel and keyboards layered with blues & acoustic guitar. until his next gig, listen online at darrylholter.com [site designed by the infinitely talented 2-worlds interactive].

marketing mix shout-out

marketing mix bug
i have a guest blog post published on the marketing mix blog all about marketing through a slowing economy. i’m a big fan of marketing mentor and it’s an honor to write something for their site. all small creative businesses should check out their amazing resources!