As we gear up for this year’s World Cup in Brazil by filling out our brackets, we are noticing a swarm of ads endorsing the big game. From the awesome Nike animation to the impressive soccer-playing Samurai ad, advertising Cup Noodles, these year’s spots have us questioning the relationship between and ad’s brand and it’s [...]
A big part of our website development process is the planning phase. Whether that is through research, site architecture, or content collection, we spent a great deal of time working on a site before we even touch the design and layout. Thanks to UXKits.com, the process is about to become a little more fun, and [...]
As I’m sure you all know, June is Idaho Wine Month. Though we are proud of the deep roots of our vines, we understand how the wine industries growing popularity could overshadow other vital industries in Idaho. To acknowledge Idaho’s other export, potatoes (?), Rizen Creative and our friends at the Idaho Wine Commission have [...]
It took a couple innings, but the Rizen (skeleton) crew rallied in our last ups for a victory over DrakeCooper/Mitchell+Palmer in our debut game of Boise Advertising Federation’s kickball league. The league is coordinated by http://www.gamedayboise.com/league/6936 played on Thursday nights at Camel’s Back Park and runs through July 10th. Come catch a game and cheer [...]
During this Month’s Lunch, Lounge & Learn, Amela briefed us on everything she learned at the AIGA Leadership Retreat in Denver. This Included a fun little exercise that had us drawing our favorite childhood toys.
These drawings may look a little child-like, since we had to draw them with our left hand; an exercise used to work the [...]
If social media has taught us anything, it’s that people really like taking pictures of themselves. They really, really like taking pictures of themselves. This truth lead our friends at Albertsons to reach out to us to create a new interactive campaign. A campaign surrounding… you guessed it… selfies.
This campaign encourages users to submit a [...]
As this years AIGA Leadership Retreat kicks off, Amela heads off to her first conference, held this year in Denver, to mix and mingle with over 300 AIGA chapter members. As incoming Co-President, Amela serves on the AIGA Idaho board of five, including Rizen’s own Ron Baker as Treasurer.
This annual leadership conference focuses on addressing [...]
While researching illustration styles and techniques, we stumbled upon a new show called “Making It” which profiles Illustrators and their styles, processes and struggles. We get a kick out of seeing how others work, and this video is a great look into the process of Woodrow J. Hinton. Woodrow’s sketch, which takes 24 hours to [...]
As fans of good design, social media, direct mail and “doing good” in general we couldn’t help but take notice of this new TOMS direct mail campaign. The campaign starts with a letter from the owner, Blake, explaining that TOM is not actually a person, but stands for “tomorrow.” As in, creating a better tomorrow [...]