A refresh to stay current

A scrolling image of a landing page for a Cobalt dealer offering a smart buyer program.

Whether you suffer from writer’s block, the 3 o’clock yawns, or the stuck-inside-for-a-year-pandemic-doldrums, change, or a refresh, might be just the thing to perk you up again. We all need to flip the pages every now and again, to stay motivated, relevant, and feeling good. The same goes for businesses. Getting up on plane with […]

Making fruit juicy.

A sketchbook filled with early design concept and fruit illustrations.

When CLS Farms came to Trampoline to design a new Organic Fruit brand with the goal of creating excitement, our design team was eager to take a bite, geeking out over apricots like we do beer. Learning that the signature fruit would be the Robada Apricot, we got to work with the first step in […]

Making music during a pandemic:

A video shoot during COVID featuring a flute instructor. The crew was masked and practiced social distancing.

The changes we have witnessed and survived through COVID-19 have been business-altering across all industries. There were unimaginable losses that we mourned, while others passed largely unnoticed. The introduction of musical instruments to elementary school students was a potential casualty of lockdown. Salvaging opportunities for music education When the pandemic forced us to stay home, […]

Business during climate change: Code Red for humanity

An illustration of a bucolic vista in Williamstown, MA with images of boots and leaves preseresenting the importance of land conservation.

As a design and communication agency, we want to contribute to conversations and efforts around climate change. Our clients often ask us to help with a green message. We aren’t interested in perpetuating greenwashing, pinkwashing, or any other lipstick-on pig gestures made to get credit without putting in the work. It can make for awkward […]

From laid-off to fitting in

A trio of female coworkers wit socially distanced at an outdoor venue.

Life is a journey, and mine started in Upstate New York. It’s taken my traveling spirit on twists and turns to places far and wide—the latest is my position at Trampoline. But before I get too far into my Trampoline post, I need to share a little backstory. 2020, COVID-19, and the job market I’d […]

Hiring Account Manager

UPDATED TO ADD:   The position has been filled. We are always accepting resumés.   Trampoline is hiring an Account Manager to join our 18-person shop. This role will be responsible for managing a portfolio of clients, working with our Senior Leadership team to establish timelines and project scopes. This person will produce creative briefs […]

A focus on preservation: Revealing hidden histories frame by frame with Preservation League of New York State

One of the most important things we do for clients is to create bridges. First, we deliver stories, missions, products, and experiences to potential audiences and clients using video, design, and language. Then, our skills get used in different ways to most effectively build those bridges. Timing influences projects—bandwidth and scheduling can sometimes be the […]

Unexpected Loss & Gain: College of Saint Rose Grads Reflect on Program Closures

An image of classmates mugging for the camera. And a caption of thanks to the College of St. Rose.

We read with heartbreak the news of the College of Saint Rose closing several of their programs. It feels cruel in a year when students have missed out on tradition, graduates are having a door sealed forever. The announcement, though understandable from a fiscal perspective, sobered the shop. As the news spread on Basecamp, Leslie Buccino, BFA […]

Forced Change Can Reveal Positive Growth

A photo of bright green blades of grass with a dandelion in the foreground.

We are often told not to fall in love with the first idea or design. Many times, if you challenge yourself to think past that first idea, you land on a new concept that is different and flexible. Exploring how many ways you can pivot a thought or the oddest thing you can think of—seriously, […]

Printing is in the Details

ADKCouncil Annual Report Cover

We’re always excited to get print samples. We were particularly eager to get print samples of the recent Adirondack Council Planned Giving brochure. We knew this would be the perfect project to have printed using UV Printing with the beautiful landscape photography used throughout. UV printing is a commercial printing process that uses ultraviolet curing […]