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2014 Anabliss Calendar: Brand Archetypes

We decided to ring in the new year at Anabliss by designing a calendar around something we love: brands! Our 2014 calendar features 12 brand archetypes, one for each month. Each page seeks to portray its archetype through imagery, typography, unique papers, and high-quality printing. What’s an archetype, you ask? The dictionary defines it as, “A very typical [...]

Elsy Studios: Designing in Denver

Anabliss recently had the pleasure to work with an up-and-coming interior design firm, Elsy Studios. This Denver-based firm concentrates on corporate interiors, which lent us great inspiration and direction for their growing brand. To create the perfect identity for Elsy, we started at the drawing board – design style. After gaining a complete understanding of [...]

A Local Superhero Leading the Way for Kids

About a month ago, Anabliss was contacted by Cailey Karshmer who requested a logo for her newly established non-profit organization named Colorado Kids for Kids (CK4K). This wasn’t just another company with a heart to help people. Cailey, the founder and president, is an eleven year old girl who, since the age of six, has [...]

Anabliss’ 2013 Calendar Packs a Punch

If you thought we couldn’t top the quality and ingenuity of last year’s 2012 calendar, you’ll be pleasantly surprised as you read on. Rolling into 2013 we were determined to show our strength in design through a unique, slightly less corporate medium. For the 2013 Anabliss calendar, we decided to make a comic book. That’s right, a [...]

Top 9 Logo Designs of 2012

Over the past year we have had the opportunity to develop identities for a variety of different…

Inspiring Hope

Our goal was to help Hope House grow their brand and aid them in their mission…

A Royale Party

Tewell Warren Printing turned Monte Carlo Casino for one stunning 50th anniversary event.

15 Years of Building Better Brands

We can’t believe it’s been 15 years since opening our doors for business.

New Launch: DPS’ CSR Colorado

An innovative new initiative of DPS, we recently helped brand CSR Colorado.

Jerry Built: The (Illuminated) Burger Joint

When branding and architectural studios partner together, exciting things happen.

Honoring History: The Akha

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new website for the Akha Outreach Foundation.

Rolling Hills: Prestigious, not Pretentious

Several months ago, Rolling Hills Country Club approached Anabliss looking for a new identity…

Branding Colorado

Anabliss teamed up with the University of Colorado Denver business School…

Happy New Year!

2012 marks Anabliss’ 15th year in business!

A Fresh New Logo for DPS

Denver Public Schools (DPS) approached Anabliss to refresh their historic 1970′s logo…

21 Brand Archetypes

This spring, we started a project that better defines how we think about and perceive brands…

Making a Difference

Girls Inc. of Metro Denver’s mission is to inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold.

Girls Night Out 2011

Like good design, we encourage all girls to be strong, smart, and bold!

A beautiful website speaks for itself.

Salt Lake Smile Design offers exceptional cosmetic and family dental services to the Salt Lake Valley…

Mighty Mouse Movements

Recently, we were talking about how much use a computer mouse gets here at Anabliss…

Awe Inspiring

Whenever we are seeking inspiration at Anabliss, one of our favorite sources is nature…

Before & After

Sometimes results are a little more impressive when you see where a project started.

Spread the Word… Literally

Using smart phone technology to help sharpen the Sword!

Anabliss featured in “Point”

What’s up with Anabliss? Matt Coffman the man behind the mysterious name.

What’s in a name?

Do you know what Anabliss means?

Making Mortgage Lending Memorable

Many would say it’s hard to make a mortgage lending website fun and engaging…

One Source is Live!

After many months and a lot of hard work, we are pleased to announce…

Friday Freebie!

This week is a special week here on Creative Sketchbook…

hrQ: A Success Story

HR Search Firm, a Denver-based HR search and consulting firm, was looking to grow…

Nothing says longevity quite like bell-bottoms

The Tewell Warren folks have been around a while.

Follow Up: Making High-Tech Approachable

Mortgage Cadence provides software solutions to banks and lenders to help automate…

Ted and the Dorses

Creativity and Illustrator skills must run in the Coffman family.

I have some serious apartment envy.

It makes us really proud when we see a brand growing and succeeding.

See Janet. See Janet’s new website.

Facebook-tweeting, Google-searching, WordPress-blogging, social-planning, problem-handling

It’s working!

It’s always nice to know when a marketing campaign is working.

Happy New Year!

Anabliss has created some awesome calendars over the years. This year is no exception.

Hamilton Type Museum

During a recent visit to Wisconsin, I visited the Hamiliton Type Museum.

This Just In: Smoking is Bad

Creating an original anti-tobacco campaign is challenging, to say the least.

Making High-Tech Approachable

Mortgage Cadence provides software solutions to banks and lenders to help automate…

Follow-up: Girls Night Out 2010

“If an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger changed your life, you might be a redneck.”

The Colorado Health Foundation Wins Silver Leaf Awards!

Congratulations to TCHF for their silver leaf awards!

Girls Night Out 2010

Anabliss designs the promotional pieces for Girls Night Out, an event benefiting Girls Inc. Denver.

Seeing the forest through the trees

At Anabliss, we’re in the business of developing brand equity – and this week we were able…

Good Luck Brie!

The Anabliss open house/Brie going away party was a great success! We wanted to thank everyone…

Cock-a-doodle-doo!

It’s July! If you have one of our sweet letterpress calendars, you’ll notice that July features…

YeeeeeeeHaaaaaaaaaaw!

The Emerge Conference combined a lot of education and inspiration with FUN! So this blog is…

Emerge Conference 2010

Every once in a while, there are perks to working in this business, and last week, I was fortunate…

Inspiration Found

As a designer, I’m constantly looking for ways to stay inspired, and one of the ways I do is by…

March Down Under

The month of March features one of Australia’s favorite animals, the kangaroo. Jami…

April Showers Bring May CRUISERS!

It’s a fact that ever since I (Andrea) started here at Anabliss I have been on a mission to…

Brie’s Angels

If you’re familiar with Anabliss at all, you have probably talked to Brie once or twice…

Patterns of Success

Anabliss is charged up and ready for the new year, and we are excited to announce that we…

Eggs, Bacon and a Healthy Side of Giving.

Giving back to our community has always been an important part of what defines Anabliss…

It’s done…right? Part Two.

A two-part blog about what happens after the client signs off on a project. Okay. So, last week…

Why Anabliss?

Why Anabliss…

It’s done…right? Part One.

A two-part blog about what happens after the client signs off on a project. Most people outside…

99% Inspiration…1% Perspiration

Here at Anabliss, we are constantly looking for new sources of inspiration. We have built up a…

Girls Night Out!

For the past seven years, Anabliss has worked with Girls Inc., a national youth organization…

Landor, Pentagram & Anabliss

Anabliss is honored to be included in Alina Wheeler’s third edition of Designing Brand Identity…

Facebook friends rejoice!

That’s right…Anabliss is movin’ up the social ladder. We wanted a way to keep in touch with all…

We believe in teamwork…

We’ve just completed some stellar concepts for an awesome new organization and we want…

The office guard dog

Well…he doesn’t do much guarding, more like sleeping and resting and napping…

True ‘Champions’ for Children

For the past four years the Champions for Children Cycling team, which raises money for the…

A True Original

One of our recent design challenges was creating collateral for the 2010 NCSL Legislative…

Coming to a bookstore near you!

A logo we created for a local pub has been selected for the upcoming LogoLounge project…

Back in action

It took nearly five months to renovate after the flood, but we’re finally back into our new/old space…

Not to brag but…

We’ve received a few awards in the last six months that we forgot to mention, so we want to…

Getting our feet wet. Literally.

Sometimes an event in our lives will force us to take a second look at all of the things that we so…

Pack Your Bags for the Expedition!

In order to generate excitement for the Xpedx Open House this June, we developed a memorable…

Giving Back

One of the main reasons why I, Jami, was drawn to work for Anabliss was the amount of work that…

Superheroes have capes. I have my rope.

Anabliss was contracted to design a series of ads for the work and rescue division of PMI rope…

A Process for Sustainability

“The National Trust provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to save America’s…

A Process for Consistency

The Children’s Hospital came to us with the challenge to design the new look and feel for the 2008…

Easier Being Green

Did you know that “enough paper is thrown away every year to make a 12-foot wall from New…

A Process for Success

Before it was Rocky Mountain Fresh Foods, this IGA grocery store in a small Wyoming town had…

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