AWWWARDS Special Mention for Pollen Brands

Pollen Brands

The Death of BRB?

I’m not sure if the kids today say BRB when they’re texting or otherwise chatting with each other. My guess is, probably not, although, I have heard people literally say it out loud during an in-person conversation. This says a lot about where technology has taken us. Recently, I was sitting at my computer in…

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3 Ways to Tell if You’re Actually Helping

My kids love “helping.” When I’m cooking dinner, they want to “help.” When I’m fixing something around the house, they want to “help.” If they’re told that I don’t need any help with my task and they can help by doing something else, cleaning up their toys, for example, they will sometimes whine, “but I…

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Fast Food Design

When to invest in a quality creative relationship as opposed to unhealthy piece-meal services. Over the past 10 years I’ve seen technology change all aspects of my personal and professional life. Nowadays, everything is designed to serve the world of instant “solutions.” This applies to business, romance, banking, dining and pretty much every niche you…

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34% Conversion Rate Increase — 4 Unconventional Tips about How We Did It

A ton of considerations go into substantially increasing a conversion rate on an e-commerce site. We’ve distilled our process down to 4 key takeaways for digital brand retailers, especially purposeful brands like our clients. We will try to avoid the obvious, like where to place your cart button, and stick to the insights that you…

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The Built on Purpose Podcast – Sarah Villafranco, Owner of Osmia Organics

  In this episode, we’re speaking with Sarah Villafranco, Founder of the natural skincare brand, Osmia Organics, creator of gorgeous artisanal soaps, former emergency room doctor, and Pollen Brands client. We’ll talk about how Sarah found her true purpose, again, going from ER doctor to founder of Osmia, facing the trials of her former life…

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DIY Danger Zone

A few short years ago the do-it-yourself website building landscape was a mess. Sure, the tools were available, but everything a lay-person created with them was recognizably bad. Some interfaces were easier to use than others, some came with better starter themes than others, price models varied, but what they all had in common is…

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I’m Not Psychic, I’ve Just Been There Before

We have a process at Pollen. Well, actually we have at least a hundred processes. Each is clearly defined, written in an article, outline or checklist in our internal wiki site. Need to interview a new client? Need to create a new project folder in Dropbox? Need to conduct a web design review? There’s a…

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