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Freelancer Spotlight: Kelly Feger, Graphic Designer

Kelly Feger is a Junior Graphic Designer. She grew up in Northern Michigan three hours away from the nearest city. When she was young, her classmates would go to her whenever they wanted someone to draw a picture. She began drawing trees, then dragons, and…

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RAF Inspired: Sunsets and Dog Turds

RAF Inspired: Sunsets and Dog Turds By Matt D’Angelo, RAF Events Co-Chair and Digital Creative Director at Martino Flynn. “I think the fun of being a graphic designer is to do something original, to make images that nobody’s ever seen before. And the only way you’re…

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Just Enter the Project.

Just Enter the Project. “The post-grad, real world newbie’s guide to the RAF ADDY’S and Beyond” Guest blog by Sarah Cipro This is my first blog post…like ever. Do I start with my name? or will there be an introduction to who I am before?…

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RAF Inspired: Travel and Freakin’ Live Life

RAF inspired: Travel and Freakin’ Live Life By Aaron Gordon “Twist my arm why don’t you” is probably your first reaction. But if you’re a creative like me who has fun producing video content on a daily basis, life can seem like a vacation, and…

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Beyond the Side: Impostor Syndrome

Beyond the Side: Impostor Syndrome By Stacey Rowe Full disclosure: I have an interesting history with public restrooms and the ADDY Awards. The first year I attended, I fell asleep in the Convention Center bathroom for three hours. Since the building was locked, the custodians…

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RAF Inspired: Inspiration in Music on the Timeline

Inspiration in Music on the Timeline By Rich Pulvino What inspires me? Hmm… … …uh… … …wow… … …umm… … Polyvinyl Records announces the first American Football album in 17 years AndJustLikeThatAFloodOfEmotionsRaceThroughMyHeadToThePointWhereICan’tThink Straight.EverythingIsCloudedAndTheOnlySoundsCatchingTheSynapsesInMyBrainAreThe DelicateJangleOfGuitarsInTheFirstPieceOfNewAmericanFootballMusicIn17Years.They’re NotKnownByManyButHaveGrownACultFollowingSinceTheEarly2000sAfterTheReleaseOf TheirDebutAndOnlyAlbum[UntilNow].TheirFirstAlbumWasEverythingToMe.IDon’tThing ItLeftMyCDPlayerThroughoutMyHighSchoolYears.OtherBandsCameAndWentOverThe YearsButAmericanFootballWasAConstant.FromThenUntilNowAndIntoTheFuture.AndNow AfterSoManyYeayrsWeFinallyHaveNewMusic! …[deep breath]… Phew! Got a little…

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Freelance Firsthand

A month ago we hosted our second annual Freelance Fresh – an event geared to inform and inspire local freelancers and helping to facilitate connections between our freelance community and local agencies and companies who may be in need of their services. We sat down…

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RAF Inspired: Comfortably Numb vs. Uncomfortably Alive

Comfortably Numb vs. Uncomfortably Alive  (or Ode to Creativity) By Jasna Bogdanovska As I am writing this, Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd is playing in the background. I have always loved this song, the deep, poetic meanings of the lyrics and the fierceness of the…

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ADDY Insider Tips Part II – Open Before 2014 Edition

When you’re running an event you say to yourself and the committee a million times, “we have to remember this for next year.” Most of the time you forget anyway. Hence, your wonderful committee. So while we covered some of these ADDY tips just a…

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RAF 20 Minutes & A Beer :: A Deliberate Life w/ Matt Smythe & Grant Taylor

As we dive headfirst into the holiday season that for many of us in this industry is filled with equal parts celebrating with family & friends and working to meet the demands of clients with last remnants of budget dollars to spend, I found it…

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