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Eric Tra

3 Killer Tips to Build Company Culture

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In order for a company to function like a well-oiled machine, all the constituent parts must act as one—from CEOs to interns, harmony is key. For many employers, a healthy company culture is the most important aspect of running a business. Culture is the spirit and identity of your business, the oil in your well-oiled machine. It can help differentiate you from similar companies, and sometimes even attract business and new opportunities. Unhealthy company cultures can lead to…

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KILLER INFOGRAPHICS EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: IAN DENNING

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Meet Ian! Content editor by day, vintage video game collecting, beer drinking, mountain hiking writer by night, he’s an integral part of the Killer Infographics team. Name: Ian Denning Title: Senior Content Editor State your job description: I research and write infographics. I also work with clients to make sure their infographic content meets their needs.   How did you come to work at Killer Infographics? I was working in a job that had nothing…

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Understanding Infographics: A Look at Static, Interactive, and Motion Design

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From infographics to motion graphics to interactive web experiences, there are many ways to use visual content to connect with your target audience. But with so many solutions available, choosing one can be a daunting task. This article will examine three common visual communication formats to help you determine which solution best fits your needs and budget. Static Infographics Infographics are perfect for distilling data into information-driven narratives. Infographics can come in many different sizes and…

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KILLER INFOGRAPHICS EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: SAVY BERGERON

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Meet Savy! While she’s not out hunting down Seattle’s best gluten-free beer, racing soapbox cars or shooing kids off her lawn, she’s busy as one of Killer Infographics’ most talented and accomplished senior designers. Name: Savannah Bergeron AKA Savy, Savage, Savatage Title: Senior Graphic and Interactive Designer State your job description: I design infographics and create illustrations for use in interactive and motion graphics. How did you come to work at Killer Infographics? I was spending…

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How to Get More Out of Your Infographics with an Evergreen Strategy

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Creating a consistent stream of content that resonates with both your business and the interests of your target audience is the most important part of any successful content strategy. Infographics, blog posts, white papers, and social posts help keep your company current and in the forefront of potential consumers’ minds, but, like many things in the digital age, relevant topics can quickly become old news. A popular solution is “evergreen” content. What is evergreen content?…

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March Madness: a Look into Logos and Visual Communication

The time is upon us. All around the country basketball fans are eagerly placing bets and filling out their brackets. The heat behind old school rivalries, not to mention regional rivalries, is at an all-time high. Even though March Madness is primarily a sporting event, there’s something fun for everyone…  yes, even for design geeks. Sports fans everywhere proudly show their support by wearing the colors of their favorite teams (talk about brand loyalty). But beyond the colors and…

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Infographic: A History of Capitol Hill

Killer Infographics just made the move from Fremont to Capitol Hill. It’s an exciting new neighborhood to explore, full of art, food, and amazing happy hour opportunities. It’s also full of rich history, and we jumped at the chance to dig into our new neighborhood’s past. Capitol Hill wasn’t always hipsters, condos, and fancy restaurants. It started out, just like the rest of Seattle, as deep woods. Seattle’s timber industry logged it off in the 1880s,…

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Killer Infographics: New Space, New Look, Same Values

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It’s been estimated that as much as 80% of VC- and angel-funded startups will fail within the first couple years of opening their doors, making it quite the treat when a bootstrap startup finds itself ringing in its fifth consecutive year of business. It’s even more of a celebratory event when that startup moves into its fourth office out of the necessity to accommodate its rapidly growing staff and clientele. At Killer Infographics, we have…

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Company culture spotlight: Meet the team of Killer Infographics

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Behind every successful company is a talented team of individuals, each with their own unique skill set and talents. New team members shouldn’t just have great work experience and scholastic merit, they should fit within the company culture. With fewer than 30 employees, Killer Infographics is a unique collective of illustrators, writers, gamers, and most importantly, creative thinkers. Company culture especially plays an important part in the startup world. Startups everywhere are embracing innovative work…

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Shark Week: 3 Killer Tips for Content Marketing

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It’s that time of the year again, folks. Shark Week is here! Fans all around will be tuning in for all the carnage and slow-mo reels of one of the deep’s most terrifying beasts. Likewise, it is no surprise that this is a highly anticipated event for many businesses as well. Many brands will be getting ready to take a bite out of the fun while also boosting brand engagement at the same time. Because social…

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Employee Spotlight: Nic Hartmann

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As part of our employee spotlight series we want to introduce the world to Nic Hartmann. Nic brings a vast knowledge of animation and design to the motion graphics department to help propel the team out of this stratosphere! Not to mention, he is a beautifully talented mariachi karaoke singer as well. Have fun learning more about this master of motion! Name: Nicholas Hartmann Title: Motion Graphic Designer What’s your role at KIG? I create, render…

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Meet Lucy Weiland, KIG’s Content Master

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One of the best parts of our job is getting to know our clients, so we’d like to give our blog readers a chance to get to know who’s designing our infographics, writing our content, and promoting our designs. Let’s start with one of the first employees who joined Killer Infographics. Name: Lucy Weiland Title: Chief Content Editor What’s your role at KIG? I head up the content/copywriting team, managing the day-to-day while researching the…

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A Killer Intro to the 2014 GeekWire Awards

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  Get ready, folks! It’s time again for the best startup event in Seattle. For the third consecutive year the GeekWire Awards will be taking place at the EMP Museum, located in the heart of Seattle. Celebrating the startup community in Seattle and surrounding Pacific Northwest, the GeekWire Awards is the event to be at this Thursday night. One suggestion we have is to bring your business card. This event is the place to network…

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5 Tips for Bringing Your Puppy to the Office

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Seattle has got to be one of the most pet-friendly cities in the country. Yelp lists about 94 doggie daycares in and around Seattle, but just as often, you’ll see people bringing their dogs and cats to work. One of the top benefits of working at small companies and startups like app development company 47 degrees and our Fremont neighbor, True Fabrications, is the opportunity to work alongside our furry friends. (Check out some cute…

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What Happens When the Government Shuts Down?

When researching infographics, using reputable sources is a must… well it’s a must if you want to ensure quality. At Killer Infographics, we spend a lot of our time on government websites like census.gov gathering data and information that ensures our infographics not only tell great stories, but also a factual one. Today though, we’re at a loss. Why? Because when the government shuts down, so do their websites! Who would’ve thought that a shutdown…

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Where to Share: 7 Ways to Share Your Infographic with the World

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Whether you’re trying to spread the word on an exciting new project or share your insights on an important social issue, an infographic can help — as long as you know the most effective ways to share it. At Killer Infographics, we’ve created thousands of viral infographics in just a few years. Here’s what we’ve learned about how to ensure your infographic gets the attention it deserves. 1. Share on social media If you’re not…

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5 Ways to Build a Link-Worthy Infographic

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Do you share advertisements on your personal Facebook page, or tweet links to whitepapers? Come on, let’s be honest: Even if you’re a marketer by trade, when you’re off the clock advertisements are rarely something you go out of your way to share with friends and family. But that doesn’t mean that when you’re on the clock, there’s no way to make your message link-worthy. You don’t just want to grab their attention — you…

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