What’s New at Blue

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    Read all about it: BD in print

    In the first debut of our three-part Creative Challenge initiative, Blue Daring is excited to announce the release of Intertwined. It’s a hand-bound, screen printed book of original poetry and illustrations that brings the head and heart into conversation to take readers on a journey from ideation to creation. The book and original artwork was created entirely by Blue Daring designer Diane Johns and strategist Veronica Cruz.

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    Melissa appointed to Quinlan School of Business Board

    Blue Daring’s President and Founder Melissa Ballate was appointed to the Board of Advisors at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business. As a Loyola alum, Melissa will now join a board that brings together global business leaders to offer strategic direction for the next generation of students.

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    Sharing wisdom at Practical Innovators

    Blue Daring President Melissa Ballate was a panelist at Chicago Innovation’s Practical Innovators event, hosted at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. The event featured a panel of educators and Chicago-based business owners discussing the practical applications of their forward-thinking visions. “The most important thing one can do with your business is having a strategy,” Ballate told an audience of students and entrepreneurs. “Because a short-term win doesn’t always mean a long-term gain.”

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    Courtney Griffin joins as Writer + Strategist

    We’re excited to welcome Courtney to the BD team! Courtney graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in journalism and business, and has been working in Chicago for several years as a media strategist and freelance writer. When she’s not crafting copy, making mottos  or typing tag lines, she’s most likely watching an old movie or reading a new book. Welcome, Courtney!

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    The Art of Branding & Strategy

    As part of our 15 year celebration, Blue Daring’s team members are teaming up each quarter this year to create big works of art celebrating our work, our values and culture. Diane and Veronica are first up—we can’t wait to see what they do!

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    BD Turns 15

    June 1st 2018 marks Blue Daring’s 15th birthday.  We’re so grateful to the many people and partners who have been part of this great journey.  Stay tuned for more on how we’re celebrating the epic milestone.

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    Melissa Talks Branding with Chicago Innovation

    Last October, Blue Daring hosted a select group of mentees from Chicago Innovation’s Women Co-op for a candid conversation with Melissa on branding, strategy and the entrepreneurial journey.

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    Presenting the Chicagoland Chamber’s 3rd Annual Small Business Survey

    Blue Daring partnered with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce to develop, design and produce the organization’s annual small business survey. We presented the results at the Quinlan School of Business on January 26, 2017.

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    Blue Daring Designs Award-Winning Pocket Folder

    The Great Lakes Graphic Association gave us the award for “Graphics Excellence” due to our recent work on a client folio. The folio is elegantly configurable, and lets the team tailor how they engage with different partners.

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    Melissa’s Article Published in Smart Business

    “Innovate Authentically” explores the impact innovation has on brand and the impact brand has on innovation. Melissa was inspired to write the piece after attending The Economist’s Innovation Forum in Spring of 2016. Learn how you can think differently about your organization’s brand.

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