Tag Archives: writing

Anna Woodward  

Summer Bucket List: Productive Writer Edition   April 25, 2017

The days are longer, the air is warmer and Chicagoans are emerging from their apartments in search of summer fun. Growing up, my summer plans were always very simple: do as little of anything resembling “work” as humanly possible. These days my mindset is a little different when it comes to the warmer months. My plans for this summer do Continue Reading

Joshua P. Ferguson  

Getting Adverbsarial: Writing in the Age of the Adverb   July 5, 2016

I consider myself to be someone who stays on top of current events and popular culture. It’s helpful when you’re a writer. Sifting through the latest on the presidential race, Game of Thrones and Beyonce last month, I stumbled across more than one article analyzing our collective overuse of the adverb. I know what you’re thinking, ‘wow, more than one?’ Continue Reading

Becka Bates  

6 Questions for: Taylor Wells   May 5, 2015

Meet Taylor Wells. He just joined our team—taking on the role of copywriter, resident history buff and fellow “Game of Thrones” watcher. Taylor is a Mizzou alum who hails from our great state of Illinois. His outgoing personality, wit and swan-like characteristics have been a welcomed addition to our Sweet Design family. I interviewed Taylor as part of our 6 Continue Reading

Rachel Skybetter  

A Loss for Words   March 3, 2015

A few months ago, back when life was warm and sunny, I wrote about my favorite, tongue-tickling words. I love those words because they aren’t used commonly, making them rare vocabulary treats for welcoming ears. The 10-cent words I love have been replaced by a lexicon of abbreviations, acronyms and made-up terms, spearheaded mostly by millennials like myself. The beauty of language is that Continue Reading

Rachel Skybetter  

Beyond Business: LinkedIn as a Powerful Marketing Tool   September 2, 2014

Pardon the pun, but one of LinkedIn’s newest features may be the missing link between networking and content marketing. What was once restricted to “influencers” (read: experts, big-wigs and beyond), is now open to all LinkedIn members because “every professional has valuable experience to share,” according to the official LinkedIn blog announcement. Published posts allow you to build your brand Continue Reading

Rachel Skybetter  

How Camp Made Me a Better Creative   July 29, 2014

From the ages of nine through 15, I spent my summers in the idyllic scenery of Northern Michigan at Interlochen Arts Camp. I wore a uniform, attended classes and saw world-class performances on a semi-weekly basis. For some, that may not sound like camp. But for me, it was paradise. About this time each year, I feel a pang of nostalgia Continue Reading

Chuck Sanchez  

The Sour and the Sweet   July 15, 2014

The first morning of the year I spent living with my grandmother, Mary, was mired in childish disappointment from the beginning. Not only had she woken me up extra early, but when I arrived at the breakfast table I was greeted by a bowl of Cheerios. Not Honey Nut Cheerios, mind you—the regular, normal kind. They were just bland, boring, tasteless Continue Reading

Nina Altadonna  

Everyone’s a Poet: Finding and Spreading Words   July 1, 2014

I love Chipotle. Not only because of the delicious guacamole and chicken burrito bowls I customize to tasty perfection, but because of their food packaging. If you haven’t noticed, the world’s favorite fast food burrito chain (in my opinion) is printing poems, philosophy notes, short stories and intelligent musings all over their bags and cups in a series called “Cultivating Continue Reading

Rachel Skybetter  

In Memory of Maya   May 29, 2014

“Some day we’ll be able to measure the power of words. I think they are things. They get on the walls. They get on your wallpaper. They get in your rugs, in your upholstery, and your clothes and finally into you.” –Maya Angelou Coming from a family of strong, independent women, it was no surprise that I was introduced to Continue Reading

Rachel Skybetter  

The Wonderful World of Words   May 13, 2014

Eating is one of my favorite things to do. I have a Google document where I keep track of restaurants I want to visit, then dutifully check them off as I slowly make my way through it. I’ll try almost anything once, but like most people, I harbor a few food aversions: pickled items, soggy green beans and things that look too Continue Reading