Two Bulls on a Hill

Before I get to the Two Bulls on a Hill, I’m going to tell you what I’m most thankful for in this world. It’s my father, Larry Culbertson. Since I was a kid, my father has allowed me to develop into the man I was meant to be. He never directed me, never pushed me, [...]

By | 2016-11-29T13:13:34+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Inspiration|

Showing Brand Gratitude

I can honestly show my brand gratitude. Partly because I am grateful that I've been able to share about branding at key behavioral health industry trade shows. And partly because of the behavioral health brands we've worked with this year. This past year, being able to get in front of our audience at several shows [...]

By | 2017-03-27T15:27:55+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Branding|

A Year to Be Thankful For

On Thursday many of us will look back on the year and acknowledge the things we are grateful for. I decided to get a head start, because this year might have been the best year of my life. I have so much to be thankful for. Frankly, if I listed them all this would be the world's [...]

By | 2017-03-27T15:27:55+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|designRoom Creative|

Simple Ways to Fall

I know a lot of simple ways to fall. Here's a selection of my current favorites. I didn't include the song I wrote, titled appropriately enough, A Simple Way to Fall. Perhaps I will in a future blog. Feel free to share your own simple ways. Fall Classic Indians and Cubs in the World Series. An [...]

By | 2017-03-27T15:27:55+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Behavioral Health, Inspiration|

The Ins and Outs of Falling Up

Here are some of the ins and outs of falling up in our studio. It's been been almost two hours and I'm getting hangry. The room feels stuffy, like a closet. The black dry-erase marker died, we had to switch to blue, and my OCD is on alert. The white board was full an hour ago and [...]

By | 2017-03-27T15:27:55+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Branding, Uncategorized|

Back to It!

This is the time of year I think about the best ways to get "back to it" – ways to get back into a healthy work rhythm. The summer sun giving way to the fall chill. My vacation time is almost used up. It's time to get back to it and buckle down in Q4! This time of [...]

By | 2017-03-27T15:27:55+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

My Digital Detox

I did my detox, and I feel better. What about you -- Can you let go? We all do it. Daily. Some of us all day long. We can’t live without it. We wake up to it. Go to bed with it. And if you are like me, you take it into the bathroom with you. [...]

By | 2017-03-27T15:27:55+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Inspiration|

Doctor C at State of Recovery

Kelly and Celeste and Doctor C at the State of Recovery Conference My summer fun has included a trip to Florida with Doctor C for the State of Recovery Conference. My special guest? Celeste, my daughter, acting as Doctor C's special assistant and director of social media. And my awesome traveling companion! We make a formidable [...]

By | 2017-03-27T15:27:55+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Branding|

dRC Summer Fun

I decided to spend my blog sharing some of our dRC summer fun. Blessed with great weather, interesting travel, and unique summer fun experiences, we couldn't help but show you a bit of what we've been enjoying! Here is a little snippet about what each of us has been up to and what we hope to accomplish [...]

By | 2017-03-27T15:27:55+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Summer Fun, Until You Get Burned

Summer fun? What's so fun about summer? If you've been burned like I have, you might want to apply a thick coat of all purpose SPF summer screen. Burning Being fair-skinned almost to the point of opacity, the sun turns me red in no time. I need to turn that red into a tan. It's [...]

By | 2016-07-12T09:24:24+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Content, Uncategorized|

Wine and Gold Winners

Something wine and gold happened to me while trying to figure out what to write in my color blog. Something wine-believable. Something unfor-goldable. Something impossible that I need to share. Sunday, June 19, 2016 It’s getting late and I’m stuck at my baseball game because the umps showed up forty minutes late. I’m happy to be playing ball [...]

By | 2017-03-27T15:27:55+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Inspiration, Uncategorized|

If you were a color…

If you were a color, what would your name be? No, this isn't that game in which you combine the names of your first pet and the street you grew up on to make your porn name. This is real world color naming. And there are literally tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of silly, cool, bizarre, [...]

By | 2016-08-31T22:49:21+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Branding|

Designing with Color in the Digital World

Designing with color in the digital world requires a specific outlook. It’s the same new story -- everyone is overbooked, multitasking, and instantly connecting to content through mobile devices. We're spoiled by massive brands capable of delivering dynamic content quickly to the palms of our hands; we like instant gratification. Things will continue to get faster and [...]

By | 2017-03-27T15:27:55+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

A Fresh Start this Spring

My name is Shaun Culbertson. This spring I'm making a fresh start here at designRoom Creative, one that was 11 years in the making. Eleven years ago, in 2005, I walked into a design studio in downtown Cleveland to interview for a designer position. I was just two years out of college. The room I [...]

By | 2016-04-28T23:28:30+00:00 April 7th, 2016|designRoom Creative|

Motivation is a Marathon, Not a Sprint.

Motivation is a marathon, not a sprint. A fact I've always known but was (painfully) reminded of at our latest trade show, NATCON. While it was truly an impressive show and we had a great experience, both as exhibitors and attendees, it takes a lot of motivation to complete. Prep The preparation before all shows are intense, [...]

By | 2016-03-31T16:46:01+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Behavioral Health, Branding|

UP JUMPED SPRING! MOTIVATION

My motivation is being hit with a case of Up Jumped Spring, one of my favorite seasonal jazz tunes, and one of Freddie Hubbard's best. It's a tune that feels like what happens when spring jumps up (thankfully a bit early this year). It delightfully messes with my motivation and direction. Different music. Different clothes. Windows open. Furniture [...]

By | 2017-03-27T15:27:56+00:00 March 18th, 2016|Behavioral Health, Inspiration|

The Leap to a New Brand

How do you know if you are ready to make the leap to a new brand? There’s a reason the biggest brands are always working on their own brands, and that every brand of any substance has a brand manager, or a whole team, to care for it. It’s because a brand is a super [...]

By | 2017-03-27T15:27:56+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Branding|

Working Toward the Beginning

For me, almost all projects start off the same -- working toward the beginning. I know that might not be what you wanted to hear. Everyone wants to think that each project is special (which they are!) but for me, they all start off at the same place: the end. By starting at the end and working [...]

By | 2016-01-28T10:25:12+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|