Posts Categorized: Kindred Spirits

Getting Sidewayz.

We’d like to give a shoutout to our friends at Sidewayz Films for their awesome new wakeboarding film: Resurgence. We had the pleasure of partnering with Sidewayz to shoot our “Boise Is” video for Boise Valley Economic Partnership. Resurgence chronicles Darin Shapiro’s return to wakeboarding – the first wakeboarding film that Sidewayz has released in… Read more »


“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.” -Milton Glaser

An Ogilvy & Mather Welcome.

Ogilvy & Mather’s new employees are greeted with an Induction box as they begin their careers at the international, design power-house. The intriguing, red box contains a visual representation of the 8 creative habits, the ‘Eternal Pursuit of Unhappiness,” a book published by the company regarding David Ogilvy’s philosophy on today’s advertising agency, relevant paperwork… Read more »

World Cup 2014.

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… Read more »


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, the process is about to become a little more fun, and… Read more »

AIGA – 2014 Leadership Retreat.

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… Read more »

Making It.

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… Read more »

2014 Rockie Awards.

We were honored to receive recognition from the BAF Rockie Awards for our work for the Alzar School and Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau this year. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to put on the event, and to our amazing clients for giving us the opportunity to share your stories with the… Read more »

Interactive Print?

Thanks to Boise State’s Senior Design Show last week we had a chance to watch student posters come to life through the magic of Layar. Their traditional solar system print posters became interactive when the viewer held up an iPad, bringing planets to life with additional scientific facts. The marriage of print and interactive opens… Read more »