The whiteboards in our office are always full of scribbles and letters. Messy marks that become a bridge between our thinking and doing. In that spirit, our blog shares thoughts and ideas without the use of stinky markers. Some are clever. Some are insightful. Some are entertaining. All are Rowland Creative. Enjoy.

22 September 2015

Rowland Creative Receives American Graphic Design Award

Following our recognition by the Summit International Awards, Rowland Creative was recently awarded an American Graphic Design Award by Graphic Design, USA for our work with Center Foundation. Rowland Creative was selected as a winner of the American Graphic Design Award for the submission of Centre Foundation’s 2014 Impact Report. The...
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21 September 2015

Inaugural artsUP Celebration: Photos

Sunday, September 20, marked Penn State’s first artsUP celebration, an afternoon festival that encouraged community members to interact with the arts on campus. We had a blast working with the College of Arts and Architecture in preparation for the event and were happy to see it all come together. Take a...
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20 August 2015

Thinking + Doing, and now, Tweeting.

We’re embracing Twitter. We’ve always been a fan of the social network and how easy it’s made sharing thoughts and projects, but weren’t sure, until recently, how it fit in our world. In the office now, we’re working on several projects in which user-generated content plays a large role in the marketing of...
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10 July 2015

Introducing: The Donut

Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with a group of like-minded business owners & entrepreneurs at an IMC event addressing the development of custom web and mobile applications. Leading up to the discussion, president of West Arete, Scott Woods, and I met to discuss the fundamentals of creating a successful app...
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01 July 2015

IMC Presentation: Design and Development of Custom Web and Mobile Applications

The Innovative Manufacturers’ Centre (IMC) hosted us this morning to talk about the design and development of custom web and mobile applications. Partnering with West Arete, a custom software development company, we talked shop with over 20 attendees, all of whom held different interests in the topic. While most were working on an in-house project, several noted...
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10 June 2015

Driven by Design

A problem we frequently run into when proposing work to clients is the misconception that design work is an frivolous expense that doesn’t generate any additional revenue. And we get it. When allocating your budget, it’s hard to imagine how new graphics could hold more of an importance over sales initiatives or additional employee...
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