Sometimes we just want to share the inner workings of our minds with you. It’s a scary thought, we know, but it’s also a great way to get to know us a little better! From Jamesisms to Jessups read all about what makes our team unique and a little more about our special way of looking at the world.
Last week I braved Snowmageddon ‘15 and attended the High Five Conference in downtown Raleigh. Slipping and sliding down Salisbury St. was well worth the chance to learn from inspirational keynote speakers and knowledgeable attendees. Through all of the stories that were told and lessons that were learned, my biggest takeaway was the thread that... read more
I love a good beer. Aside from drinking it, I have been brewing it at home for over a decade. In that time it’s been amazing to watch the craft beer industry grow, especially locally. When my good friend told me he was going to start a brewery and asked for my help with their identity, I couldn’t say no. In my 15+ years as a... read more
The best content marketing commercials of 2013 (so far) We’re nearing the halfway point in the year and I thought I would share my thoughts on what I think are some of the year’s best in commercials. Coalmarch isn’t a production company but the fundamentals of marketing remain the same, and these are 10 commercials that I think are getting it... read more
A completely free set of pixel perfect dot and line patterns There are a lot of patterns for Photoshop out there, and I mean a lot. With that being said, the design team here at Coalmarch has sometimes found it difficult to locate a complete set of simple pixel perfect dot and line patterns. This is why I decided to create a universal set and... read more
What happens when you let a designer off the chain? Every once in a while I get an itch that I can't help but scratching. It could be a major brand that I see tons of potential in, like a Stanley Steemer home page refresh from a couple years ago or a local barber shop that I walk by every day. Whatever it is, I see it and all I can think about... read more