CRES Real Estate – Lead 2 Green

written by Joanna Cwik Customized Real Estate Solutions works with commercial real estate owners and tenants in the Houston area.  Their latest venture Lead 2 Green focuses on finding environmentally friendly “green space” for their growing clientele who seek to become responsible to their environment. You can see the digital creative in our portfolio, or by clicking on the image below. (more…)


Outsourcing Digital Creative Design

adapted from original article draft written by Megan Shaw With today’s global society, outsourcing internationally has become an easy fix for reducing overhead. The savings are very significant, so many companies try to outsource as many tasks as possible. While the cost savings cannot be denied, we must be careful not to overlook the more subtle implications of doing so. Media and marketing design is an especially sensitive area, so we will outline some drawbacks and weigh them against savings. (more…)


Cherry & Associates

written by guest writer and beloved intern Joanna Cwik Discotoast is quickly becoming the go-to webdesign company for the commercial real estate market!  We are pleased to announce the launch of the Cherry & Associates website.  Cherry & Associates specializes in representing tenants. That means they deliver objective, unbiased advice and services that give you the best possible value for your real estate investment. You can view the digital creative in our webdesign portfolio or by clicking on the image below. (more…)


ITRA Global

written by guest writer and beloved intern Joanna Cwik Discotoast is excited to announce the launch of the new ITRA Global website!  ITRA Global is an organization of real estate professionals specializing in representing tenants and buyers in the leasing, acquisition and disposition of office, industrial and retail facilities.

You can see the digital creative in our portfolio or by clicking on the image below.

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2011 World Electronic Music Festival feat. Rusko

The World Electronic Music Festival 2011 is a three day cultural event (August 12-14) held in Southern Algonquin Park (Madawaska) and features electronic music from around the globe. Headliners for this year include: RuskoCalvin Harris, Andy C (& MC GQ), Christopher LawrenceInfected MushroomDigitalism (Live), PendulumSkrillexJack BeatsCaspaDestructoNOISIAFriction (& Dynamite MC), Flux PavilionZeds DeadStanton WarriorsDoctorPDj SSDonald GlaudeLoadstarRead more »


Mobile Creative Design And Why You Need It

If there’s one thing you should know about mobile users, it’s this: There are more of them coming. They’re young, have short attention spans, want everything yesterday, and they have it in for the desktop PC. If you think the place is teeming with them now, just wait. If this were a plague, the world population would be halved within five years. Yes, it’s that bad. Or it’s that good. Your job as a business owner is to market to them. So pull back the bed sheets, throw on some lipstick, and for goodness sake tart yourself up a bit.  Mobile users are smart, gadget savvy, and on the go. Get them right and you win the game. Miss them, and… Read more »


Fonts Part 2: Choosing Proper Fonts for Print

In “Web Design on a Dime | Fonts Part One: Choosing Web Friendly Fonts” we discussed elements to consider when choosing a font to use online. This week, while still discussing fonts, we are shifting our focus to fonts for use in print. The factors to consider between the two are similar, although due to the different mediums there are some slight differences. Like with web, it is important to consider the readability andtone of the fonts you choose. You may remember that when choosing a font for the web we never use serif fonts except for in headings. When choosing fonts for print, however, this… Read more »


Creating QR Codes Improve Marketing Strategy

Imagine if you could give potential customers an image that when scanned into a smart phone would unlock promotional advertising pertinent to your business. Imagine if you could place this image anywhere you wanted. Your business card, perhaps. Maybe on an invoice, or a poster, a banner, even in a storefront window. Heck, you could even tattoo one onto your forehead. That’d be a useful marketing tool, wouldn’t it? If you could do all of that? Essentially, that is what QR Codes allow you to do. The above list of ideas isn’t ours to brag about. Companies are already using QR Codes in exactly those ways to promote their business. Except… Read more »


Fonts Part 1: Choosing Web Friendly Fonts

When publishing work for users to read, be it online or in print, it is important to not only consider the contentbut also the designWhile colour, size, and layout obviously play a large role in design, a crucial but not always understood element to consider is font. In the next two posts I will show you which fonts are appropriate for use online and which are better suited for print. This week I will focus on Web Friendly Fonts. These fonts are ideal for blogs and websites for a number of reasons and it is important to keep them in mind. You may have great ideas to share but if your users can’t read your post then… Read more »