Posts Categorized: Kindred Spirits

Usability finally getting the attention it deserves.

From Jennifer: If you look up a word on merriam-webster.com, you’ll notice a hand cursor. if you double click on any word in the area the cursor is present, a pop-up window with that word’s definition opens. What a great idea!

Start young.

Do us a favor: read this story. It’s about a kid who started using a computer at age 2 and created an iPhone app at 9. Cool. Here’s the link: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29032446/

Special Olympics Scarfs.

Got your blue and white scarfs for the Special Olympics? We did, thanks to our friends at the Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau.  Interested in what they’re all about. Here’s what we found on the World Winter Games web site: “The 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games Scarf Project got started in 2007 before the… Read more »

Friends of Special Olympics.

The Special Olympics 2009 World Winter Games are coming to Idaho in just one week. Rizen is honored to volunteer our time and services to design a pin for “Friends” of the games. The pin will be worn by frontline retail and hospitality staff who have completed special training on serving the needs of the… Read more »

Thank you.

2008 was a challenging, but nonetheless great, year. But there’s no way it would have been as successful and, more importantly, rewarding, without all the people (clients, vendors, friends, colleagues, etc) that we call friends. One of the advantages of being a small creative studio is that we can honestly call all of the people… Read more »

Money well spent.

A few years back we started feeling like the tradition of business Christmas cards had lost its way. What had once been personalized, heart-felt greetings had been increasingly replaced with automated, mass-produced sent out of obligation. Even worse, many of us in the creative field seemed to be spending amazing amounts of time out “clevering”… Read more »

This presentation tells you nothing.

…but we thought we’d share it anyway. It is the visuals from the presentation that we gave to the Boise Adobe Users & Graphic Design Group this week. (Thanks, guys, for the opportunity.) Unfortunately, without Ron and Jeff blabbing, it is virtually meaningless. But what the heck? The visuals are fun to look at and,… Read more »

Come hear us blab.

Just a reminder Ron and Jeff will be speaking at next week’s Meetup of the Boise Adobe Users and Graphic Design Group. We’ll be going through a case study of a recent re-branding project for a Boise landmark. It will be a good time. Here are the facts When: December 18, 6:30 pm Where: Boise… Read more »

Free stuff from Tom Peters.

If you like Tom Peters (author of In Search of Excellence and a prolific business speaker and writer), check out his “free stuff” section on his blog. Lots of good info, all in Tom’s trademark voice. Here’s the link: http://www.tompeters.com/freestuff/index.php And if you like that, you’ll really enjoy this short Tom Peters video on innovation:

Meeting up with Adobe Users Group

Ron and Jeff will be speaking at next week’s Meetup of the Boise Adobe Users and Graphic Design Group. We’ll be going through a case study of a recent re-branding project for a Boise landmark. Should be fun. We’ve heard great things about this group. We are already started working on our presentation. Gonna be… Read more »