Getting it Done, Beautifully

I’ve been thinking about our “USP” – “Unique Selling Proposition” – that thing that we do at Studio Two that consistently sets us apart from our competition. This is it: We Get it Done Beautifully. Why does this matter to you, dear reader? Here’s why – we all live by references – good “word-of-mouth” –…

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The Nimble Web

By Kevin Sprague, Creative Director – For those of us who have been developing web sites since the very first days, it has been an exciting ride of ever-evolving technologies, languages and expectations. I remember my palpable excitement way back in the late ’90’s when the first “designed” HTML sites came up and we all…

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Visiting the Roastery

Long time client Barrington Coffee Roasting Company recently had us over for a visit and some java. It really hit home to me how long our relationship with BCRC has been – going way back into the earliest days of Studio Two. We started working with Gregg and Barth in 1999 or theerabouts with our original work…

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Designer’s Portfolio

We recently designed and produced a comprehensive portfolio for leading Interior Designer and Entrepreneur, William Caligari. The portfolio is 96 pages, full color, 12×12″ hard-cover and displays his work for retail, spa, hospitality and home in gorgeous images throughout. Many of the projects were shot by Kevin Sprague, with additional elements from William’s archives. The portfolio…

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Google Surveys

Here’s the newest thing that just came across my radar – Google Surveys – wow – this has a lot of potential. Basically, you figure out what you want surveyed and Google does the rest – for a price (.10 per respondent – not cheap but probably much cheaper than comparables – and it’s GOOGLE!).…

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Form Follows Function

Money is tight – I don’t know of any organization or business that isn’t approaching cash flow like the hot-potato it is for all of us. The recession may be “over” but it doesn’t mean all that much has changed – if it has for you, let me know! Which brings me to the topic…

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Ecommerce Options for Non-Profits

We work with many non-profit organizations including theaters, libraries, museums and so on. Over the last year we developed new websites for many of our clients and migrated some of our older institutional clients from sites built 6-9 years ago to new wordpress-powered sites. In the course of doing this we encountered a diversity of…

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Open Source Instagram

So it looks like the Instagram/Facebook mashup is about to kick copyright law squarely in the teeth : read this excellent post on Mashable : but the meat on the bone is this language in the terms of use about to be foisted on all instagram users (here’s the link to the policy): “You agree that…

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New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA)

Overview The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) contacted us about developing a name and logo for a new website initiative aimed at creating a common database of New England’s Creative Community – the site would be a significant enhancement to the role that NEFA plays in creating opportunity for collaboration in the Creative…

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