Posts By: Rebecca McTear

Illustrations of bored Becca

Save Your Audience from Boredom, Incorporate Illustrations into Your Brand’s Campaign

by Rebecca McTear • February 1, 2019

Creating engaging content day after day is a difficult task for even the most exciting brands to maintain. The goal of any good communications strategy is to keep a brand’s creative theme cohesive without the content becoming static and dull. At times, however, this can be a difficult task. Unless you have a constant flow […]


How The Grinch Saved Your Holiday Ads

by Rebecca McTear • December 21, 2018

Bah Humbug. That sums up my feelings on the holiday season.When watching the Grinch, I can’t help but find his attitude towards Christmas to be completely relatable. If I had neighbors like the Whos in Whosville, Itoo might have considered stealing Christmas from them. The nonstop Christmas carols alone should warrant a noise complaint to […]


Don’t Let User Personas Scare You Away from Great Designs

by Rebecca McTear • October 29, 2018

Michael is a young man, who enjoys long walks around his hometown, Haddonfield, Illinois. When it comes to his sense of fashion, Michael likes to keep it simple with a navy-blue jumpsuit. He is a man of few words; in fact, he feels more comfortable behind a mask. Others have described Michael as a man […]


Designing for Accessibility

Designing for Accessibility

by Rebecca McTear • September 14, 2018

Summer 2018 might as well be known as summer of the straw ban. Major U.S. cities and large corporations like Starbucks and American Airlines have vowed to ban or stop providing single-use plastic straws. Environmentalists see plastic straws as a “gateway plastic” that will diminish the public’s dependence on single-use plastic objects. While the environmental […]


We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Folder: Tips for being Design Ready for Any Occasion.

by Rebecca McTear • July 24, 2018

Right before the final showdown in the movie Jaws, the heroes finally run into the shark that has been terrorizing their small beach community. With one glance at the beast, Chief Martin Brody exclaims, “You’re going to need a bigger boat.” The protagonists’ last encounter with Jaws results in one destroyed boat, one death, and […]