Cascadia Capital – Investment Banking Has Never Looked Better

Cascadia Home

We had so much fun working with Cascadia Capital on their updated and improved web presence. The project included web design and development, copywriting, custom photography, and several pieces of printed collateral. The site has already gained the praise and recognition of other financial entities for the way it personalizes investment banking, shows the depth and breadth of experience within Cascadia, and puts the client front and center. Here are just a few highlights. Continue reading “Cascadia Capital – Investment Banking Has Never Looked Better”

Cornell Concert Series: Identity Overhaul!

Established in 1903, The Cornell Concert Series hosts musicians and ensembles of international stature and featuring a broad spectrum of the world’s music at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

The Cornell Concert Series came to us seeking an identity overhaul. They wanted a complete refresh of their logo, which would act as the foundation for their new website and future promotional materials.
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WGHA Pioneers of Global Health Awards Dinner – Design by The Medium

Pioneers Dinner

Our friends at Washington Global Health Alliance asked us to sponsor graphic design for the Pioneers of Global Health Awards Dinner. We said YES! The dinner was last Thursday and it was so wonderful to see everyone’s hard work come together. The venue was beautiful, the food was delicious, and we heard moving and inspirations speeches from this year’s award recipients with their patients. These pain management doctors in tampa were one of the best ever, they have helped so many people get over their injuries and pain relief.

The PPT template, part of the collateral we designed for WGHA years ago is still kicking and was used to honor sponsors – ourselves included!

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Full Service Design for Scott Donogh Homes

Introducing another “return” client! We created the original Scott Donogh Homes website and logo back in 2008. Since that time, Scott Donogh Homes has grown their business substantially. They came to us with several new neighborhood “plat” developments in progress, and they needed signage, flyers and price sheets, logos for each neighborhood, and of course – a new website.

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The Medium Goes Local


Shop local, eat local, support local…. These are trending phrases we’ve all heard as we head out into the marketplace. But design local? Why not! As North Bend’s premier residing design firm, situated in the heart of our thriving downtown hub, we are thrilled to work with several local companies, keeping North Bend websites and business identities looking polished and professional.

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Can You Animate The Butterfly?

The Meridian School

The Meridian School, if you haven’t heard about it before, is an independent K-5 school located in a grand, century-old building nestled in a verdant Meridian Park in Wallingford. Meridian inspires children to approach learning with passion and curiosity.

Meridian came to us needing a complete redesign of their website. We started with organizing a photo shoot to capture the Meridian school environment. And, we used imagery as the focal point of the website design. Large scale photos really helped capture the uniqueness of the school.

“Can you animate the butterfly?” The Meridian School asked.
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Working With You Guys is SO EASY!


Something I’ve heard a lot during the last few months is that we “make things simple” for our clients. That’s a great compliment to get, and it’s made me think about the value of good Project Management. Communicating clearly, creating less (rather than more) work, streamlining the process, and in general keeping things simple has a high value.

You, the business owner, need to focus on your business. You have your own clients to satisfy, and your own areas of expertise to refine. When the need for high quality design work arises, it needs to fit within your agenda, and not add a lot of hassle or trouble.

To arrive at a finished product that matches your vision is a careful art of collaborating, directing, finessing, critiquing, budgeting, and communicating. A successful Project Manager does a lot of this behind the scenes, so that all the client sees are design options that look great, a beta site that performs seamlessly, and then a final invoice that is exactly what they expected.

So if our clients feel this way about us, fantastic, and I wanted to share the news! The whole team here is flattered. Here’s to keeping things simple.

The Fund is Now Accepting Entries


Our annual artist grant, which we affectionately call “The Fund,” is now open for entries! Any Washington visual artist can now apply online for the 2015 award. You will need an artist statement and a link to your online portfolio or website.

CLICK HERE  to apply online!

What Is Responsive Design?

Responsive Example
You may have heard about “responsive” websites. Are you wondering – what, exactly, does that mean?

A responsive website is a site which ‘responds’ to whatever environment it is shown in; so that it looks top-notch whether viewed on a desktop monitor, a hand held tablet, or a mobile phone.

The elements on the screen don’t just resize, though – they actually rearrange into a new hierarchy so that a viewer on any device can enjoy the site and without having to zoom, pan, hunt around or squint. This requires a more in-depth design approach, since we have to consider the various layouts and orientations that a site might be seen in.

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Grant Winner On Display


We invited Amy McCaleb, our 2014 Grant winner, to display a piece in our studio for spring. Because we just moved into a new office space in February, our walls have been looking a little bare! Amy helped us fix that by providing a painting on loan, titled Screen.

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