Luxury Living with Historical Roots

Denver’s development has occurred at such a rapid pace over the past decade, it sometimes appears as if the construction crane has become the new state bird of Colorado. As much as we have seen the downtown area booming from…

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Feb
28

Bringing Farmers Market to Family-Owned

Neil Young said it best in his 1977 country-infused ballad, Saddle Up the Palomino, ‘It’s a cold bowl of chili when love lets you down.’ Neil knew and understood that a great, warm bowl of chili was comparable to a…

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Feb
14

A Residence Inn by Marriott Becomes a Mountain Local

The Wilson Hotel, which opened summer 2019 In Big Sky, Montana, took design inspiration from the historic architecture found throughout the state—an overt nod to the grand hotels of Montana’s past. Its name is also a local reference to nearby…

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Dec
26

Cracking the Nut on Dip

What happens when you combine an experimental foodie with a crew of hungry college kids in search of 100% organic foods? A whole lot of hope for a good snack and a very delicious outcome. Insert Hope Foods, a Colorado snack…

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Nov
7

The Case for Design: A Graduation Keynote

Good morning to all of the graduates; and their families and friends. I am honored to be speaking to you today, at a place that I have watched grow into a great institution. My design & marketing firm, EBD, has…

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Sep
24

Building a New Kind of Museum Brand

It was 2004. All contemporary art museum brands looked the same: lots of whitespace, san serif typefaces, primary colors anchored by black. Adam Lerner, the Director of MCA Denver, was forming a new contemporary art institution called “The Lab at…

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Aug
8

Notes from a Production Manager: Turning Dreams into Reality

The time had finally arrived, not holiday time, but the Museum of Contemporary Art – Denver VIP Gala Invitation time! Every year, EBD is tasked with designing the gala invitation for MCA’s Luminocity Gala. As one of our most anticipated…

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Jun
10

The Thinking Behind Design Thinking

We were excited to launch our new brand for TARRA at their annual summit on Saturday, March 2nd. TARRA is an organization devoted to cultivating the next generation of entrepreneurs, creators, innovators and business leaders. The summit included part one…

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Mar
29

Magnifico! Zesty & Zingy Sauces from Local Chef

Spinelli’s is a small, Italian market in Denver, Colorado which is curated for the family that shops daily for their meals. The founders of Spinelli’s Market were their own target market, as finely crafted food was important to them. So,…

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Feb
6

Ellen Bruss Shares Her Treasured Finds with CommArts

The one and only Communication Arts Magazine featured Ellen in their latest article of “Five Designers Share Their Treasured Finds.”  Ellen, along with four other designers shared their creative fuel, challenges in the design field and dream collaborators. Check it out…

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Nov
1

The Brand Experience

The Mile-High City continued its tradition to spread initiatives, build relationships and share ideas at the seventh annual Denver Startup Week. The event was a weeklong celebration of the best of entrepreneurial Denver. From tech to social media – and…

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Oct
18

EBD Wins in Creative Quarterly 49-50

If you have your copy of Creative Quarterly 49-50, you’ll find two EBD featured projects, one of which we were our own client! The first is our MCA Denver 2017 Beefsteak Dinner invitation, closely followed by our annual EBD client…

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Jun
15

MSUWE visits EBD!

The women of “Women in Entrepreneurship”— a group founded at Ellen’s alma mater, Michigan State University — came and visited the EBD studio recently. Ellen spoke to them about being an entrepreneur—the challenges, the rewards, and the how to’s. They chatted,…

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Apr
30

Film Poster Design Wins in PRINT 2017/2018 Regional Design Awards

EBD was tasked with developing a poster for the documentary Rolling Papers (by Listen Productions) for the SXSW debut of the film. The film follows the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado. Since the film featured the Denver Post’s Cannabist…

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Feb
9