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Blarney: Storytelling Tips From The Irish

Hurricane Shamrock makes landfall tonight. On March 17th each year, the world collectively tips back a green beer and screams “Sláinte!” in some strip-mall bar and it’s hard not to feel a little Irish—especially when some stranger is sitting next to you telling tall tales.

Photo by Claus Rebler bit.ly/1GjcCpw

As much as the real Emerald Isle is devoid of...


Blank Slate: Featuring Amy Noonan

What’s true in marketing is true for our Blank Slate project: When a friend makes a recommendation, you listen to them. And boy are we thankful we listened to Kaylan Tannahill’s suggestion that we reach out to Amy Noonan to be this month’s Blank Slate artist.

With a clear passion for creation, Amy channeled her love...


InstaCommunity: How To Make Friends and Get Creative With People IRL

Instagram isn’t only for sharing photos and getting followers, it’s for making real-life friends with real-life names instead of just zapping words back-and-forth with Internet handles. Before you say "Duh" think about it—how often do you meet your social network friends socially? You mom and best friend don't count. We're...


3 Ways Government Uses Technology To Make An Impact

The President of the United States is sitting down today with Buzzfeed for an interview. Whether he will comment on which funky little baby matches his zodiac sign or if he has any additions to the comprehensive “53 Lessons You Learned From Watching HGTV,” we can only speculate. What we do know for a fact is that this is a...


Blank Slate: Featuring Varina Rush

Varina Rush sauntered into the Black Sheep office ready to tackle the big chalkboard wall. Did she have a sketch drawn out before? Nope. Had she planned the design for months, sweating every little detail? Not a chance. She knew that the idea would come to her. All she needed was some time to let the blankness of the wall...


Sheep of a Feather Flock Together: Sarah Baker Joins The Team!

When you meet Sarah Baker, you get the sense that she’s lived a few lives. Bass player in a punk rock band? Check. Creator of an Instagram for her cat? Yep. Analog-map lover and person who’s been lost in Death Valley and lived to tell the tale? Indeed. She’s even interned for eBay, a host of nonprofits and worked at one of...


Baaaaadass Alert: Rose Hinojosa Joins The Flock

When Rose Hinojosa was just a wee lamb she asked, “why is the grass green,” and “who decided to name it ‘grass’ in the first place?” A lover of research and the word "why," Rose quickly acquired her very own library in search of the "A" to every "Q," and learned a whole heck-of-a-lot along the way.

Rose in tha HOUSE!

This innate curiosity...


Resolve to Notice Good Design: Trends in 2015

De-cluttering your website. Getting your logo in better shape. Making your brand and its outreach friendlier and more socially conscious. Organic… something. Probably.

These are all design trends we’re going to look at in 2015. But first, let’s take a step back and appreciate something else: the fact that graphic design...


A New Year, A New Wall

We’re starting 2015 strong. We’re not even a full week into January and another GIVE wall is up, inspiring folks to get out in the community and do some good.

Located at 3700 Almeda Road on the Luigi’s Pizzeria building, the latest mural is another reminder to think about ways YOU can help others, support your neighbors...


New Year, New Ewe: Happy Flocking 2015!

Ever shouted from the rooftops “I will lose 30 pounds by July!!!!” over cocktails one lovely night in late December, only to find yourself the next day/week/month/cupcake saying “Never again”?

You, my friend, may have a resolution hangover.

Started with the best of intentions, these “improvements” to ourselves are a...


The Society of Troublemakers Uniting in the Name of Theatrics. Flash mobs? Check. Protests? Check. Demonstrations involving livestock, costumes and kazoos? You bet! Are you ready to join the club? Read on >

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We’re hiring!

Friday, Nov 28th at The Black Sheep Agency

Think you’ve got what it takes to be our next Account Executive,... Read on >