The Fight in Ukraine is a Fight for Truth

The Fight in Ukraine is a Fight for Truth


April 10, 2022   |   Ukraine

Russia is committing genocide in Ukraine.

We need to start with that message. As a communications firm, we feel dismay when we witness these mechanisms used to whitewash atrocities, and the Russian atrocities taking place defy comprehension.

Can creativity be too distracting for your client?

Can creativity be too distracting for your client?


January 18, 2019   |   Design Thinking

I create content for clients as a creative director with a graphic design firm. And I create content for myself, and my audience, also a type of client, as a performing artist. For years my partner, both in business and marriage, has seen these two aspects of me as difficult to reconcile, and even more difficult to explain to that first set of clients, the set we share. Because I haven’t seen that difficulty, I had not seen the need to articulate how they can co-exist.

At least that’s what I told myself. That’s often the kind of thing we tell ourselves when we don’t feel like spending the time and thought it’s going to take to answer a difficult question.

Drake leads nonprofit seminar for Dutchess Chamber

Drake leads nonprofit seminar for Dutchess Chamber


December 4, 2018   |   Identity

When we went from working for a multinational to running our own company, we very suddenly understood that you have to let people know what you want to do if you want any chance of doing it for them.

Giving that our jobs have always centered around communicating ideas, that probably shouldn’t have been a shock for us. But we were young and naive, and we thought that since our work was good that should be enough.

It isn’t enough.