August 24th, 2011 | Image Made News
Once upon a time there were two design companies. One was known as Image Made, the other DownsDesign. They met one summery afternoon and became fast friends. For the next year they designed, talked, branded, WordPressed, frolicked, and problem solved, helping each other out with the good days and the bad days. Then one day, they realized they could be much more effective together than they were alone. Grain & Mortar was born.
Yep, that’s right folks, Image Made and DownsDesign are joining forces! Neither of us is being bought out or acquired, or anything of that sort. This is simply a mutually beneficial joining of hands that will allow us to handle larger, more complex projects with more resources. Through this merger, all our existing clients will be able to take advantage of our increased manpower and broader range of capabilities.
In other awesome news, we will be moving into a new studio here at the Mastercraft Building. The move will take place in early October, and we will be throwing a bash to celebrate! (Details soon to follow.) We want to encourage all of you to follow us on your social media drug of choice for Grain & Mortar updates and news!
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January 20th, 2011 | Image Made News
Michael was laid off from his job a year ago yesterday. I was working at the bank at the time, and I knew as soon as I saw him walk in the door at 11am (an odd time to visit me at work) that he had been let go. We talked over lunch, decided it was time to start Image Made full time, and Michael went home immediately to start working. I was impressed-he didn’t even take off 1 day to relax! One year later, we are both full time with Image Made, and much farther along than we ever thought we would be. It has been a challenging, yet amazing year for us, and we are excited to see what this next year brings!
November 8th, 2010 | Image Made News
Last Friday was this years AIGA annual design contest, “The Show 19″, held at the Mastercraft Building on 13th & Nicholas. This was the first time Image Made entered a submission, and we were very honored to go home with a bronze award for our Callahan Financial Planning website. Also, thanks to Squarepeg Systems, who partnered with us on the back-end development for this site. All in all, it was a great night-one for the books!
November 4th, 2010 | Image Made News
All of you who were wondering what all goes on at Image Made day to day, we are giving you a first hand look!
9am – Good Morning, here is my test shot.
10am – The grind of going through my emails.
11am – Getting down with some beats.
12pm – Creating a business card.
1pm – That’s right I packed a taco salad, tasty!
2pm – Tummy full, sleepy, need to keep working.
3pm – Still tired, must keep working.
5pm – Job well done.
August 30th, 2010 | Image Made News
Image Made moved to CAMP on August 1st! What is CAMP you say? CAMP is a co-working space located within the Mastercraft building in North Downtown Omaha. CAMP was founded by Megan Hunt of Princess Lasertron and Eric Downs of DownsDesign to be a place where local creatives can come to work on their own projects in a social atmosphere. We’ve found that being here fosters our creative spirits and gives us the fellowship we’ve been looking for. Check out the CAMPsite.