We’ve been busy bees here in the office. Here’s a little bit of an insider report of what has been keeping us all so busy this summer!
It’s officially summer! The days are longer, the sun is brighter, the air is warmer, everyone and their dog is posting pictures of flowers in bloom or chilled drinks in their hand (I’m totally guilty of this one), and patios are open all over the city.
After the digital revolution finally hit its stride in the late 2000s there hasn’t been much technological advancement in the world of photography hardware. Since then the argument on whether or not these newfangled machines could match the “je ne sais quoi” of film has all but come to a halt except for the most stubborn of purists. Sure we’re getting better facial recognition and more AF points, but even the megapixel war has started to die down.
For the past few summers in Edmonton, it has been a sea of orange barricades, big yellow trucks, and crushed up rubble. As the city develops we begin to see more shiny new buildings and glitzy new signage, but we sometimes forget the little beauties that have had roots in the city for years. Typography is essential to the life of a designer as well as the every day person.
Now that the sun is out and the grass is green, we are making an effort to take advantage of the great outdoors and get moving during the lunch hour. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays you can find the KEEN Creative crew sweating it out at the park down the road. We like to bust our butts in a range of exercises from yoga to strength training to high intensity cardio intervals.
Moms are awesome. Since becoming one myself I can truly say it is the hardest job out there. In honour of Mother’s Day, I’d like to share a few things that I’ve learned being a working mom.
As the KEEN Creative team has been growing, we have been playing a little bit of musical chairs. Just before Christmas, Matt’s office moved over to our Push Print headquarters just down the road. I guess we’re all just a little too distracting for him here at the KEEN office. For Christmas, we wanted to find a way to bring the whole gang to Matt’s new office so he would feel at home. This is where the awkward family photo comes in.
In the past year I’ve become very involved in my personal health and fitness. Turns out you feel better when you take care of yourself. As a kid I always thought the phrase “you are what you eat” meant turning orange if I ate too many carrots. I’ve upped my carrot consumption and I’m proud to report I am not orange.
There seems to be two main categories of people when it comes to the topic of music and productivity: those who need complete silence to concentrate and those who can’t imagine working without background noise in order to achieve maximum potential.