CB Gives Back

What if you had to walk 20 miles just for one glass of water?
 

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Women and children in Africa are forced to walk over 20 miles every day in desperate conditions in order to reach water sources. CB Creative Agency is teaming up with the Laguna Beach High School Walking for Water Club in effort to end this threatening water crisis in West Africa. 

Beyond working with our primary clients, we at CB Creative Agency embrace the opportunity we have to give back by helping nonprofit causes such as Walking for Water. We developed this website with the Laguna Beach High School Walking for Water Club, and we are helping the club to promote their "walk for water" on June 3, 2018. Come walk with us or visit their website to donate directly to the cause.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

The Laguna Beach High School Walking for Water Club is hosting a "walk for water" on June 3rd, 2018 at the Laguna Beach High School Track from 12-3 pm.

The Walking for Water Club empowers our teens to service those in need and share their gifts to uplift communities. Walking for Water is honored to support Wisdom Spring, in the effort to build wells in rural Africa. Clean water is a luxury in many parts of the world, but with your generosity we can help put an end to water deprivation. This walk symbolizes the daily struggle of women and children around the world, as they walk miles each day to access clean water. 

Last year we were able to dig two wells in Burkina Faso and East Africa, bringing clean water to over 2,000 people! This year we are counting on you to reach our goal of digging three wells and hopefully expanding our efforts to Nepal. 

Can't make it? Donate here instead.

CB Inspo: Pantone

What Makes a Powerful Brand Image?

What types of brands are you drawn to? What types of images or ideas catch your eye and cause you to smile? When you're scrolling through an Instagram or Pinterest feed, have you ever thought about why certain posts cause you to stop, read, like, re-pin, comment, or screenshot the content? 

As designers, we at CB Creative Agency are always looking for inspiration in the media world around us. We, too, ask ourselves the question: what brands inspire us, and why?

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For years, one of our all-time favorite brands has been Pantone. This incredibly successful company began as a graphic standards system for professional designers in 1963, but since then it has morphed into a global design force. Today, their marketing efforts are geared toward becoming a brand synonymous with good design and a universal language of color.

Our Favorite Things About Pantone

1. Its iconic, clean design style

2. Its universality-- the entire design world knows, loves, and utilizes the Pantone color palette

3. Its marketing style-- Pantone markets itself by featuring the work of fans (the images below are all user-created images/videos that Pantone has featured in its Instagram feed)

At its core CB Creative Agency is motivated by a love for creative evolution, and we hope each blog post inspires you with our work. Be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages @cbcreative.agency.

Artist Spotlight: Katie Hopkins

“My work reinterprets our perceived images and offers new perspectives.” -Katie Hopkins, Fine Artist

Katie Hopkins: Fine Artist

Katie Hopkins is a California-based artist who uses her foundation of color theory to create balanced compositions featuring an attentive use of light and shadow. Her artworks predominantly reflect her fascination with nature and West Coast landscapes. Raised in New Jersey as a third generation artist, Hopkins was encouraged to experiment with diverse mediums and currently sketches and paints with watercolors, oils and acrylics. 

Inspiration

Hopkins has deep roots in Fine Art, and is heavily influenced by masters such as Cezanne, Monet, and Renoir. Their influences can be seen in her paintings, which have been the subject of several major exhibitions and found homes in private collections.

Working with young artists has also influenced her artistic approach and challenges Hopkins to view art through an alternate lens.

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At its core CB Creative Agency is motivated by a love for creative evolution, and we hope each blog post inspires you with our work. Be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages @cbcreative.agency.

Going to the Dentist can be fun! Smile :)

On Tuesday, July 31, the CB Creative Team had a photoshoot with Covina Smile, a dental clinic located in West Covina, CA. Sima Khavaran, DDS, has been an ongoing client of ours since 2011, and it has been incredible to watch her dental clinic take off!

CB Creative designed Covina Smile’s original logo and website 6 years ago, and she has remained a loyal client ever since.
Sima recently opened up a new clinic, so we wanted to refresh her branding content to reflect the new space. Sima is one of the kindest human beings we’ve ever met, and we are so glad our team had the chance to capture her glowing personality and successful work!

She also had some really kind words to say about working with us:

 

At its core CB Creative Agency is motivated by a love for creative evolution, and we hope each blog post inspires you with our work. Be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages @cbcreative.agency.

Artist Spotlight: Dodie Sy

Shrouded in dreamlike memories of his childhood in the Philippines, Dodie infuses the sights and emotions of his memories onto the canvas. A deep need to express his enigmatic visions led him to create works that invoke both the beauty and imperfections we encounter in our lives.

Evolution of the Artist:

Dodie Sy was raised in the natural splendor of the Philippines and moved to California with his family at age 13, where he had to assimilate to a new environment and find his identity as an artistic immigrant. Dodie initially studied interior design at FIDM on a full scholarship, but longed for more creative freedom and left school to pursue floral design. Escalating his artistry from simple arrangements to grand scale events, Dodie has had many industry achievements and works with White Lilac, Inc. today.

An Artist

Never one to sit idle, he soon felt compelled to try a new medium and began painting floral scapes in watercolor. Shortly after his husband saw his potential as a painter he urged Dodie to try his hand at oil painting. Dodie instantly fell in love with the medium and his ability to manipulate the vivid oils on the canvas. 

Today, Dodie Sy is showing at Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art in Laguna Beach, CA. He has also shown at the Santa Ana Artwalk and been featured in Modern Luxury OC Magazine.

 At its core CB Creative Agency is motivated by a love for creative evolution, and we hope each blog post inspires you with our work. Be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages @cbcreative.agency.