What Have I Learned in My First Year at dR?

What have I learned in my first year at designRoom? April 4th will be my one year dR anniversary and I've learned a lot things. I'm going to focus on the three important things I cherish the most. All In Before dR, most of my career was spent grinding away at bigger, competitive, neo-cultured agencies. [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|designRoom Creative|

The Host of Christmas Past

Since founding dRC, I have been the host of many a Christmas past. It is one of my favorite things! Here's a short trip down what's become a long memory lane. Christmas past has become very dear to me. Balloons and Balls One of our first holiday events was a balloon decorating Christmas Party. The [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|designRoom Creative|

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 | November 22nd, 2016|designRoom Creative|

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 | April 7th, 2016|designRoom Creative|

My Year in Review

This is my year in review. 2015 has definitely affirmed what I want to do with designRoom Creative. I’m intensely grateful for the people I’ve met, the work we’ve done, and the exciting projects to come. So I’ve put together kind of a list of reverse-resolutions – things that I totally would have wished for [...]

By | December 17th, 2015|designRoom Creative, Mental Health & Addiction|

Pedro Huertas – First Steps at dRC

Monday, October 5th, 2015. The first day of the week. A day that, for some, is the most dreaded of days. But this wasn't just any Monday. It was the first of many to come for me, Pedro Huertas, Design Intern, here at designRoom Creative. I didn't grow up in the world's greatest neighborhood; it [...]

By | October 7th, 2015|designRoom Creative, Guest Blog|

Branding for Behavioral Health. Why?

We are often referred to prospective clients this way, “if you want to do it right, call designRoom Creative.” I am very proud of that. Because getting your branding right, even if it takes time and a bit more of an investment at the front end, will help you create consistent revenue for years to [...]

See What We Did This Summer

We had such a fantastic summer here at dRC! So we decided to take a look back at all the crazy, fun and exciting new things that took place over the past few months. Enjoy! A new hire! We brought on a talented and energetic designer, Nikki Tomak, to the designRoom Creative team. Learn out more [...]

By | August 27th, 2015|designRoom Creative|

NCAD WAS INTERESTED

The National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD), along with Behavioral Healthcare Executive Summit, has rapidly established itself as a premier, respected, and trusted national conference that provides a diverse educational curriculum on the prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery management of addictions that affect various genders, generations, and cultures. Rachel and I recently showed at the [...]

By | August 18th, 2015|Branding, designRoom Creative, Mental Health & Addiction|

Nikki Tomak: Professional Newbie

As I was growing up my family moved around a lot which, looking back, I really enjoyed. Even though I was young, I really took in my surroundings and wouldn't change seeing our beautiful United States the way I did for a thing. We lived in Florida, California, Nevada, Arizona and Pennsylvania before finally landing [...]

By | July 2nd, 2015|designRoom Creative|

Meet Our New dRC Intern Maddie

This being just my first week, I am enjoying being a dRC intern. It has given me the opportunity to immerse myself in a small studio setting. I have done freelance work in the past, but I appreciate having a team to interact with throughout the process. Although I am still adjusting to the environment, [...]

By | May 26th, 2015|designRoom Creative, Guest Blog|

Designer Job Applicants: I Am Concerned

"To whom it may concern..." As soon as I read that salutation in a job applicant's cover letter, I'm out. If you don't have the time to find out the name of the person that will be hiring you, then I don't have the time for you. But I am concerned. And frustrated and appalled. [...]

By | April 30th, 2015|designRoom Creative|

Happy New Faces! And Roles!

I love it when I see happy faces in our office. It means something's going right! Especially with Kimberly and our newest team member, Rachel Zake. She's here to do Account Services. That makes Kimberly happy, because she has more help with clients. And our clients are going to be happier because Rachel is going [...]

By | January 29th, 2015|designRoom Creative|

Happy New Job! Rachel Week One

Welcome to Rachel (that's me) week one. And my first dRC blog. It was still dark when I exited my home on the east side for a new career in downtown Cleveland. I stepped with care through the six inches of snow that had built up overnight and reached my car, preparing to clear it [...]

By | January 15th, 2015|Cleveland, designRoom Creative|

Brand Gratitude

If gratitude were my brand, I'd be all over the place. But I'd be well-positioned for the coming year. I think that's ok when you're grateful. Because gratitude touches everything. I'm grateful that we have had the opportunity this year to add so much to an already great team. Not just our key people inside, but [...]

By | December 11th, 2014|Branding, designRoom Creative|

Market Research Intern Nicole Says Hello

Hi! My name is Nicole Fantozzi and I am very excited to be an intern here at designRoom Creative. I am a dual Finance and Spanish major at the University of Notre Dame. Also, I am a history and literature buff and spend much of my free time reading and going to museums. Outside of school [...]

By | July 15th, 2014|designRoom Creative, Guest Blog|

Get to Know Joe, Graphic Design Intern

You know what they say about working with family (don't!). So after working for my family’s construction business for approximately seven years, I returned to school to pursue what has always been my passion, art, specifically, graphic design. Being a practical sort of artist, I felt I needed to select a major that I knew [...]

By | July 15th, 2014|designRoom Creative, Guest Blog|

We Opened Some Eyes (I Hope) at Open Minds!

Earlier this month in New Orleans I presented, along with long-time client, Jonathan Lee, CEO of Signature Health, a case study of his brand in front of more than 100 Behavioral Health professionals from all over the country. We spoke about the importance of, especially in a changing industry, positioning a brand for growth. It's not [...]

CLE: This is My Town

I love this video of Cleveland. Amazing. Because, even though I don't live in CLE anymore, my business is still here, and will remain here. This is still my town. And I like it. I have been working in downtown since 1987. I started my career by working for Glazen Advertising in the Bulkley Building in Playhouse Square. Great way to be introduced to the city. And I still love being in downtown Cleveland.

By | October 17th, 2013|Cleveland, designRoom Creative|