Posts Categorized: Kindred Spirits

Local students DOODLE gets the nod from Google!

Justin Whitehead, a junior at Meridian Technical Charter High School (MTCHS), was recently recognized as the Idaho winner of the DOODLE for GOOGLE contest by representatives from GOOGLE and YOUTUBE. He will move on to the national contest and could win: $30,000  of scholarships A visit to the GOOGLE campus in California $50,000 in technology… Read more »

Local art scene grows (again).

Boise’s creative landscape is getting an international shot in the arm, thanks to local art collective Ming Studios. The new international art center will open May 30 at 6th and Mrytle street. It’s first artist in residence will be Uli Westphal, a German artist that will create while in Boise as well as teach workshops…. Read more »

Quality over quantity.

When starting new projects we often find ourselves asking questions like these: How much time/energy should we spend on this project? How much time/energy do we actually HAVE to spend on this project? How much time/energy does the budget ALLOW for us to spend on this project? But regardless of the answers to these questions,… Read more »

Senior Show(s).

Last week students and professors from Northwest Nazerene’s design program paid Rizen a visit. We always enjoy when students come by to see our space and learn more about who we are and what we do. After a brief overview of our shop and our underdog philosophy, student questions ranged from our current work to… Read more »


Have you ever wonder exactly HOW productive you are throughout the day? Thanks to RescueTime app, now you can know exactly what you spend your time doing, and how much of your day you’ve wasted. This super handy app runs in the background of your computer tracking all of your behavior. Then it puts together… Read more »

Pop Culture & Rizen Creative

On April 24th, Boise Classic Movies will present “The Breakfast Club”, a classic from the 80’s. Being a huge fan of John Hughes and this movie, this seemed like a worthy effort to sponsor. As a movie voted on by the public, sponsoring it helped the TIPPING POINT come down to ensure that the movie would… Read more »

A Creative Cornerstone of the Boise Community Retires.

More than 20 years ago, I walked through the doors of Elgin Syferd Drake at their offices on 9th Street for an interview. Even at that time, the agency Bill Drake founded was the agency that all young creatives (like me at the time) hoped to work for. Elgin Syferd Drake set the standard that most,… Read more »

Don’t Just Love Your City, Wear It.

We are always on the look out for things that our friends and colleagues are up to. Recently our good friend Paul Carew, owner of Carew Co. launched a new effort showcasing his creative brilliance using fabric as his canvas. Introducing, an online store focused on sporting t-shirts with cool, hip and positive messages… Read more »

Boise Has A New River!

Every once in a while we are fortunate to share some amazing news on one of our very own at Rizen Creative. Late Tuesday night we received a simple, yet pointed email with the subject line reading “Baby time!” from our own Tyler Reitz and his wife Nicole. Fast forward to early Wednesday morning, and… Read more »


Next time you stop by to get a fresh cup of coffee from Caffe Dartė on your way over to see us, you’ll be greeted by Boise’s newest public art piece. Litharacnium, by Bruce Poe and Margo and Dennis Proksa, was installed this week and gives the corner a welcome creative flair to match the sculpture… Read more »