Drinkin' on the Job

Recently, the Trampoline crew set off on several photo shoots at breweries across the north country. The crew found themselves calling barrooms “offices” and adding “taste tester” to their job descriptions. These are their stories. TUESDAY | Big Slide Brewery | Lake Placid, New York 9:00 AM – We arrive at the brewery bright and […]

Fly the coop!

We’ve been huge fans of Russell Porreca’s cooking for years (our last office was next door to the original Raúl’s location). Way back when we created packaging for his homemade sauces and dressings and even some custom posters for his walls. We may have even enjoyed a beverage or two there on Margarita night. This winter, […]

Ever Upward!

  A few weeks ago, this correspondent traveled to the fair city of Syracuse, New York for the annual Create Upstate design conference. The two-day event is hosted by various Upstate AIGA chapters with industry-leading sponsors (Adobe, Mohawk Paper, et. al.) and an impressive roster of guest speakers. I actually won the tickets at the […]

Pull It Together!

Way back in June 2015, I ran into Taylor Gillis of Troy Cloth & Paper at the LARAC Arts Festival in Glens Falls. As I drooled over their plethora of screen printed goods, I mentioned how much I enjoyed their Troy Night Out “Print Off” series. A little background: on the last Friday of every […]

Operation Elevation

They call it The Greatest Snow on Earth™ and I’d have to agree, nothing compares to Utah skiing. I was 16 when my Dad took me skiing to Utah (Park City & Alta). It all came full circle this year as my 16 year old son Ben came into his own as a skier. Cue […]

Vows by Design

In these modern times of Pinterest and D.I.Y. weddings, the bar for the big day has been set pretty high. Every bride-to-be seems to have a “Dream Wedding” Pinterest board filled with everything from gorgeous gowns to ideas for party favors. Besides the obvious bonus of saving wheelbarrows of cash, the decision to have a […]

Tales from the Commute

I have a shirt that says “One less car”, a logical take on riding a bike vs. driving a car. But that’s not just hype for me— it actually means something. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not bent on converting the world from gasoline to leg-power, I just love riding bikes. Somehow this has found its […]

Dart game on point

When we heard a new brewery was opening in downtown Glens Falls, we couldn’t have been more excited. Not only are we lovers of craft beer, we’re equally as smitten with beer-centric design. After Mean Max Brew Works opened in the summer of 2014, the stars aligned and we got the chance to create a suite […]