Journal.

Save the date

Our recent SAM Award for Best Use of Print has us considering the importance of artwork, even in a digital world. What is it about an event poster that attracts an audience? The buzz that built organically about the series of vintage destination posters that we arrived with at the 2018 Boston Ski Show was […]

Face It—A Story of Two Headshots

When we redesigned our website, we endeavored to manage it like we would a client project. There were times when the desire to “just get it done” tempted us to cut corners. Luckily we remembered all the times we’ve said to clients, “If you’re going to the effort of doing this, take the time and […]

From the Inside Out

Tramp Chat

Here is the first in a series of Tramp Chats. We reserve the right to be very flexible with where these conversations go, but the goal is to give glimpses inside Trampoline. We asked two of our former interns, current employees, Kacey Visser, and Oliver Derosier, to recount some of the things they learned along […]

Expert or Empath

Staff gathered for design critique

We live in a pretty great moment as far as communication tools go—there are performance-based algorithms, CRM, CMS, SAS, and on and on. Sometimes the biggest challenge is figuring out which tools you need. The thing that cannot be outsourced is our ability to be compassionate toward clients. We can keep ourselves up to date […]

Spec: Risk or Flex?

Proposals with custom 3D printed topographic maps

The question about whether to provide spec work on a project is one that our shop has danced around for the last 16 years. In our industry, providing creative work ahead of any contract or agreement to do work isn’t advised. On the client side, spec work is a lot like staying in a nice […]

Banking on Community

Glens Falls National Bank Exterior and sign

Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company is a local anchor. The sign shown in this photo is visible from our window, one side features the time, the other the temperature. We often call out, “What’s the temp?” before heading out for lunch, the Glens Falls National Bank sign helps us know to bundle up […]

Honoring Emotion

Backstage in theater

When I worked in theatre I used to say that “when you stop having butterflies before a performance, it’s time to stop.” Theatre is unapologetically rooted in emotion, people are literally chasing the prospect of feeling something. Tell me a story, take me to another place, teach me something. Pierce my world with magic. Standing backstage, […]

Producing ‘Create You’ Took Precision

Purchase college brochures

The SUNY Purchase ‘Create You’ campaign was intended to speak to prospective students about how Purchase could help them take steps towards becoming who it is they want to be. The piece extended beyond academics, highlighting clubs, connections, and community they would be introduced to and become a part of while attending the college. We […]

Cobleskill Through the Tramp Lens

Video shoot in farm field

Terese Garcia: The Cobleskill series of collateral that we worked on was visually stunning because of its color, image selection, use of texture, a visual play on words, and overall unique physical features. The first project of the Cobleskill series was the “Travel Piece.” This was a small piece that would cover both the school […]

Superheroes of Design

Close up of comic

When I learned that Marvel Studios patriarch Stan Lee passed away recently, it struck a chord with me. I collected Marvel comic books and trading cards growing up; it’s largely what sparked my interest in drawing and graphic design. I filled countless notebooks with sketches of Spider Man and Wolverine, and monopolized the TV watching […]