Finding Inspiration in the American Southwest

I didn’t expect to cry when I saw the Grand Canyon, but then again, my Inspiration Trip was full of surprises and bucked expectations. While exploring the American Southwest with my younger brother this Spring, I made several discoveries – about my surroundings, about working at a marketing agency, and about myself. Adventure 1 –…

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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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Origin Agency Father’s Day Gift Guide – Best Gifts For Dad 2018

At Origin Agency, we specialize in crafting messages that sell brands from a real-world perspective. We create stories and design packaging and retail displays that move the consumer to action. However, we’re also always looking to others for inspiration and entertainment. Here are a few of our favorite things we’ve seen over the past year…

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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 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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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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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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