• Black Graphic Designers You Should Know

    This week, we raise up the immense talent of Black designers. We’re starting with the very short list below, yet there are so many more making great contributions in the field. Help us in bringing recognition to the great work of all Black designers.   ​​Charles Dawson (b. 1889) ​​​​Not only was Charles Dawson the first… Read more »

  • What Does the Future Hold for Workspace Design?

    It’s no secret the coronavirus pandemic has changed everything in the blink of an eye. Two months ago the concept of social distancing was still a foreign one, and chats about what happened on The Bachelor last night while gathered around the water cooler (or Keurig) were still commonplace. The way we work shifted overnight,… Read more »

  • ​Design in the Time of COVID-19: Designing for the Vulnerable

    Coronavirus has wreaked havoc across the globe to say the least, but it’s also inspired hope and community in ways we haven’t seen in a long time–or possibly ever. Graphic designers worldwide are no exception, putting their visual communication skills to good use to help those in our most vulnerable communities.   At its core,… Read more »

  • Big Bold Marketing Center Celebrates a New Era for the Maritime Building and Seattle’s Waterfront.

    It’s an exciting time along Seattle’s waterfront.   While the waterfront redevelopment is surging along, so is the complete renovation of the Maritime Building. Built in 1910, the Maritime Building was a prominent structure along the bustling Seattle seaport. Recently landmarked, the redevelopment will restore historic details while adding a new infrastructure, roof deck, amenities… Read more »

  • Holiday Cheer!

    Rolling out the holiday cheer! Thanks to our friends at Bakery Nouveau – delicious handcrafted chocolates. Yum! Happy Holidays everyone.

  • e! team by the gum wall

    Photo Shoot Sneak Peek

    Last week we had a fun opportunity to soak in a little sun and partake in a studio photo shoot. Not only did the weather cooperate for the outdoor portion of the shoot, but we were also able to stretch our legs and explore the City we know and love. There are more pics where… Read more »

  • Effective Design Studio has been a valued partner of ours for many years. They are always there for us when we need anything. They stay current with what is new and effective for our hotel to meet our goals. They have a keen sense of design that truly speaks to who we are. I can’t imagine not having them just a quick email away!

    — Carol A Lobaito (Director of Sales & Marketing , The Arctic Club Seattle)