Thursday, September 2, 2010

Make your mark.

Hey parents! Want to teach your kids how to give back to their community?? Hey kids!! Want to make your mark on the word??

generationOn is a new movement igniting the power and potential of all young people to create more good in their lives and the lives of others.  Newly created within the Points of Light Instititute, generationOn will be the largest youth volunteer organization in the nation.


Stay tuned.....

rachel | ernie

Thursday, August 26, 2010

top 10 funny things clients say.

Here at dreamscapes design group, we are so fortunate to have such amazing clients.  Most of the time, we not only end up with a new client... but a friend.

STILL.... no design studio can get away with not hearing funny things from their clients from time to time.  Here is our compilation of funny things our clients have said in the past year. {and if any our clients are reading this and you recognize the comment... know we STILL love you!! It's all part of the process!}

1. "Can you help me create a Face Space account?"

2. "We have been thinking about getting into social media, but we want to wait to see if it is really going to catch on."

3. I literally received an email the other night which read, "I am so sorry but I will need to email you the copy I am supposed to send you for our website tomorrow.  My email isn't working"  Me, "Thanks for sending me the email that your email isn't working. I will look for it tomorrow!"

4. "Can you make the logo bigger?" {This is probably only funny to other designers.}

5. Client, "My internet is broken. I type in my website and I don't come up."  Me, "When I type it in it works..." Client, "Not for me.  See.... www....." {client said website to me while typing it in}  Me, "That isn't your website!"

6.  "Should I have a blog? I don't really know what that is, but everyone else seems to have one."

7. I was trying to explain what foursquare is to a client who asked me about what it was.  The client looked at me in complete disbelief.  She said, "so let me get this straight.  You check-in and post everywhere you go and all your friends can see it?" Me, "pretty much." Client, "and WHY would I want to do that??" Me, "I haven't really figured that out yet.  I guess so you can see if anyone you know is there or nearby." Client, "Not for me.  I spend most of my time trying to avoid the people I know."

8. "I want to make sure you use a punch of color.  Like red.  But not red red.  Like a pink red.  But definitely so it reads red and not pink. More like a real red." {yeah, let us just look up real red in the Pantone book!}

9. We were on a conference call with a client a few months ago and we recorded the conversation so we could go back and write down more details for the project later. The client was told the call was being recorded.  The client responded, "Can this be used against me later?" We responded, "I thought we were discussing your branding. Is there something else you plan on telling us??"

And my favorite funny comment a client has said.....

10. "I want to be number one on Google."

To our clients... thanks for making us giggle! We love you all and feel truly honored to work with you.

rachel | ernie

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

our team.

It has been one of those summers.  One of those summers where everything is aligned oh-so-perfectly and where after years of hoping + praying + dreaming + working + holding our breath, things are falling into place. {Insert deep sigh of relief sound clip here}

We are doing what we love to do.  In an area we love to do it.  With clients we LOVE to work with. On projects that any design company would dream to work on.

So excuse my little love fest, if I take a brief moment to thank our team.  The talented, driven, passionate, fun and ambitious small group that is part of our dreamscapes extended family. Our team is comprised of artists, designers, illustrators, programmers, copy writers, editors, organizers, production specialists and interns who take great pride in what they do and go above and beyond what is asked to deliver work that we are proud to say comes out of our little studio along the shoreline.

So to our dreamscapes peeps... thank you.  It is an honor to work with you all.

rachel + ernie

Thursday, July 29, 2010

dreamscapes hearts justin + mary even more!

I die! How do I even choose which to share??

can you stand how cute my boy is??

first dance sang by Ernie.  yeah, I melted.

my gracie is never at a loss for words...

To view more images from their wedding, or just for daily postings that are my daily dose of feel good, visit the blog of Justin + Mary Photography.