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Gap's Identity Crisis // Oct 07 // JLB

Within the past couple of days, Gap has released a new logo for their storied and once successful brand. Was it a mistake? (Julian’s response: “This has to be a joke. How do you know it’s not a joke?”) Yes…at least several people around the web think so. Though I’m offering only a few links, […]

Burn Out // Sep 30 // JLB

In the creative services industry, getting burned out is a fairly common issue. When one needs to constantly be “creative,” to always be coming up with new and unique ideas day in and day out, it can be hard to keep those ideas fresh and on point. It’s important to be able to identify when […]

Behance is now on LinkedIn // Jul 29 // JLB

The Behance Network and LinkedIn.com have teamed up to create an artist portfolio app for artists who use LinkedIn.com. It’s called Creative Portfolio Display and it’s “…a free and easy way to display your visual work, present creative projects done for past clients or for your personal portfolio and showcase your creative talent to recruiters […]

A Little Gift From LateNiteSoft & MacHiest // Feb 25 // JLB

If you’re anything like me, you love getting new software.  Even more, you loooooove getting new software for free (legally, of course). Well, it seems that the people over at LateNiteSoft are feeling a little generous as they prepare to launch they’re newest product, Squeeze, and are offering it up for free over at MacHeist.  […]

Keeping Your Site Revelant // Dec 02 // JLB

As Julian noted in his entry, a web site is a vital communication tool for businesses, especially in these difficult economic times. In order to have effective communication, the content on a web site must stay relevant. That's where I come in. Muc

Go back up your data. No, now! Seriously, I'll wait. // Nov 28 // JLB

Ok, let me start of by saying I am a tech guy. I have worked on, in and around computers for over 20 years. I know how important it is to backup y

Action Figure or Dinosaur? // Nov 09 // JLB

I’ve always been a bit of a perfectionist. Sometimes this is useful, because it pushes me to do the best work that I can.  In other aspects of my life, my perfectionism can be a hindrance. Take for example, my struggles with organization.

A Regular Guy's (Partial) Conversion to Apple: Part 2 of 3 // Oct 21 // JLB

In my previous post, I wrote on my decision to leave behind the familiar comforts of PCs and give OS X and the Apple Macbook a shot. While I am glad for

A Sense of Style // Oct 20 // JLB

As a growing company, JLB has taken some time to discuss what we want our business to look like going forward. Part of this discussion involves what we look like when we come into the office. Should we don business suits? Or, be able to wear our favori

A Regular Guy's (Partial) Conversion to Apple: Part 1 of 3 // Oct 01 // JLB

I've never really considered myself a tech guy. I get very little pleasure from the knowing the inner-workings of my computer and I don't put much importance on having the latest, fastest, or most impressive gadgets. For me technology is a mean