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Girls Code The World

March 24, 2016

People are often surprised when I tell them what I do for a living. One common response: “You don’t look like a programmer.” It might be because I’m female.

Minimalist Approaches

March 10, 2016

Our wonderful designer, Kenny Chan, is a man of few words. So rather than write about minimalism he put some designs together to speak for him.

Our Creative Director's Thoughts On Innovation

March 8, 2016

I get asked about innovation almost daily and I try to avoid being cliché. There are over 140 “creative agencies” in the San Francisco Bay Area, most of which tout some sort of witty spin on what it means to “innovate.”

Fear No More the Heat o'the Slide Deck

March 7, 2016

There is beauty in terror. Otherwise, we’d never push ourselves beyond the sensible barriers created by our brains, to protect us from broken bones and shattered hearts.

An Ode to Office Snacks

February 26, 2016

I feverishly paced the office for countless minutes trying to find inspiration to write. I found myself in one of my favorite places in the office searching for ideas — the kitchen.

Not Your Average Coming-of-Age Story

February 25, 2016

Growing up I was never that good at writing, not really until senior year of high school, and even then I was certainly not the best. Just ask Mr. Mast, he’s an honest guy. He’ll give it to you straight.

Eargasms Volume I

February 16, 2016

After watching the Grammy's all I can say is Lady Gaga's terrible Bowie tribute was a mortal sin, and may the sun god have mercy on her soul.

Client News: Juvo Site Launch

January 25, 2016

We're thrilled to announce the launch of Juvo's bright new site! Be thrilled with us. Hey. We said be thrilled, so 'thrill' please.

Mistletoe, Mistakes and Memories, Six Years Strong

January 12, 2016

Last Thursday evening, we cut out of the office for MMM6 — Mistletoe, Mistakes and Memories, Butchershop's annual holiday party, held this year (numero 6) at the historic Swedish American Hall in SF's Castro district.

Client News: CMG Site Launch

January 8, 2016

Guess what? CMG's new website launched today. Oh, you already guessed that? Ok, then.