To See the Unseen

Thalia Kalodimos Sr. Writer, Producer

“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware…” (as writer Henry Miller put it.) That might draw to mind another Miller — photographer Sandro Miller (related only in spirit,


Giving Back

Thalia Kalodimos Sr. Writer, Producer

Grady Campbell knows brand is more than an overused buzzword. It’s your beliefs, your character, the guiding light that shines through all the work you do. Call it whatever you like, we think it’s just important to remember who you


Design and the Human Condition

Kerry Grady Founder, Design Principal

The challenge in dealing with human needs is that we have lost awareness of the intangibles, and there’s no easy way to catch up. I recently made the decision to expand and remodel our Chicago office in an effort to


Delving Deeper to Unlock Values

Lynn Yoong Client Ambassador

At Grady Campbell, we’re constantly drilling down to uncover the foundation of a strong brand. Gresham Partners, a nationally recognized independent wealth management firm based in Chicago, is a client that exhibits a strong brand. We decided to delve a little deeper


Novum Structures

Thalia Kalodimos Sr. Writer, Producer 

It’s been said the optimist sees a glass half-full; the pessimist says it’s half-empty; but the experienced engineer will tell you the glass is twice the size it needs to be.   Novum Structures is a world class structural design


Prodigal Print – The Renaissance of Touch

Thalia Kalodimos Sr. Writer, Producer 

There is a difference between seeing something on a screen, and seeing, smelling, and touching it with your hands. (Ask the publishing, printing, and, dare we say, porn industries.) This is a period of seismic change for print publishing— it’s


The Domain Name Game

Thalia Kalodimos Sr. Writer, Producer 

June, 2012, marked a milestone in the internet’s addressing system. That’s when the 22 or so generic domain names we’ve come to know (like .com, .org, .edu) met literally thousands of new suffixes from around the world.   (ICANN) The


The Value of Video

Thalia Kalodimos Sr. Writer, Producer 

We all grew up screen stars…of holiday videos (or uh-hum…blown out, black and white or faded blue Super 8 films, depending on our generation, and the skill of our parental auteurs.) We’ve seen how moments in time can stand still,


Why Blog?

Kerry Grady Founder, Design Principal

“Hey, is this heaven?”   “No, it’s Iowa.”   That was the miracle moment in the 1989 film, “Field of Dreams” I’ll never forget.   I’m a corn-fed, born and raised, Iowa boy—who went on to “discover” the “big city”…and


Dynamic Design

Anthony Marty Information Architect

No one ever said a picture’s worth 999 words. If your message, or your corporate website, gets cropped, your brand takes a hit.   “Today, design must be dynamic, and make maximum impact on the desktop, tablet, and smart phone,”