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DLH Clothing store floor decals

Informing Safely and Intentionally

Over the past several weeks, many businesses have been able to turn their closed signs to open; DLH Clothing being one of them. With the reopening, came the addition of various procedures to safely welcome back both customers and staff. One of the ways to do that? You probably guessed it because you’ve seen it…

Šek Design Grant

Designed to Help

Designers are problem solvers by nature. We can help simplify a message, visually communicate a feeling, or inspire an action.  While we can’t, however, solve the number of larger, more devastating problems we’re facing right now, we’d like to at least help in some way. That’s why we created the Šek Design Grant. We’re offering…

Frenchie Packaging at Vikre

Frenchie Cocktail – Behind The Design

INTRODUCTION It’s 5:20 on a Wednesday afternoon, Thunderstruck is blaring over the speakers inside the gym, and I’m just about to start my second set of dead-lifts when I have to stop myself from laughing out loud. Here’s what happened. I just imagined what all of these mostly macho classmates would think if they knew…

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You Serve People, Not Potatoes

You serve people, not potatoes. Your clients and partners know how hard you work and how much you do for the community but what does the general public see? How will a potential partner view your organization or business if they don’t know you? They’re likely not looking for a ‘dive’ adventure. I love a…


Buy The Sharper Knives

It’s 5:45 on a Friday night, we have company coming over in 15 minutes and I still have to prepare food for our guests. Luckily, we’ve got beautiful farm-share veggies and greens for the salad and it’ll only take me five minutes to chop the ingredients. I reach for the Epicurean cutting board with my…


Selective Focus: Perfect Duluth Day

We were very excited to be approached by Brian Barber of Perfect Duluth Day, who wanted to learn a little bit more about our background in a regular segment called ‘Selective Focus’. Click here to view on the PDD site. MS: I primarily work as a graphic designer but my background is in drawing and painting.…


The Šek Name

Why in the heck would we call it Šek? Other than being able to use it in awesome phrases like, “Šek us out!” or “Šek the halls with balls of holly.” there’s actually a very logical reason for our unique name. To fully explain, let’s start by looking inward. If our job is to use design…


Our Space

If you find yourself traveling along Superior Street in Duluth, look above the Electric Fetus and you’ll see our logo on the windows of the upper level. We installed them on a 20 degree day with a little help from our friends at Radiant Window Cleaning, who graciously lent us a ladder. We moved into…