Margarita Mixology – Origin’s Cinco de Mayo Recipe

Did you know that our team includes several aspiring mixologists? Here’s our take on the Margarita – updated with a dash of rosé and ready just in time for your Cinco de Mayo celebrations! Margarita Ingredients: 1 oz blanco tequila 1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice 1 oz sparkling rosé 1 oz fresh strawberry purée…

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Riding the Rails to Globalshop: Retail Display Trends 2018

Point of sale (POS) enthusiasts are no doubt already well-informed on the epic, once-a-year extravaganza that is Globalshop. If this is you, please skip this introduction. However, if you are not an avid fan of POS or haven’t heard of Globalshop, you are in luck. Globalshop is the LARGEST retail design trade show in the…

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Finding Inspiration Within Transition

Or, “Go Surfing, Don’t Get Old.” Recently, I’ve been experiencing my fair share of life transitions and milestones. Origin turned 10; my son is graduating from college; my daughter got engaged; a close friend died; and my mom is experiencing a serious health diagnosis. 2018 has been what we’ll call “eventful” so far. In the…

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Finding Perspective in the Big Easy

When the partners at Origin sat us down and told us that part of our 10 year anniversary celebration would include a stipend for each of us to go on an inspiration trip, we were all thrilled. A trip to get inspired? On the company? And we would get a few extra days off? Sign…

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Never Say Never

I joined the Origin Agency team during the summer of 2010. I was bound and determined to never work in an agency again, I was tired of the culture and intensity. I much preferred doing freelance writing and account service, making my own schedule. I wasn’t planning to join the team permanently, but I did…

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Rocky Mountain “High”

The only thing that breaks the horizon in the Midwest are low-lying clouds. I occasionally pretend they are mountains in the distance as I drive toward them on the crowded highways going home from work. Mountains have always amazed me and I like feeling dwarfed by their size. They are just rocks, like any rock…

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Lost in Iceland

I spend a large part of my life trying to get lost. Lost in creativity. Lost in movement. Lost in nature. When I am lost, I can’t help but be present, intuitive and conscious. Recently, I found myself lost in Iceland. “Innsæi” is the Icelandic word for intuition, or to see within. When you use…

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#DOUBLEDIGITS

Ten years ago, Apple launched the first iPhone, the pound sign became a hashtag, Mad Men filled their lungs, and everyone started keeping up with the Kardashians. While Harry Potter’s final chapter was closing, theories of the Big Bang began. Another great idea materialized that year with the origin of Origin Agency. Three very talented…

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We’re 10 and That’s a Big Freakin’ Deal

This month Origin Agency celebrates our 10th Anniversary! We’ve been alive and kicking for a decade and I am incredibly proud of the company that we’ve created. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting several articles, by each member of Origin Agency, reflecting on the past 10 years and looking forward to the next…

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Breaking Up with Writer’s Block

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for a confession. While I often call myself a “writer”, I haven’t been feeling like one lately. Forget 5 minute daily exercises, not happening these days. Journaling? My last entry was January 2. It was reaffirming my New Year’s Resolution to get back to the thing I enjoy most: writing….

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