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Andrew Davies

Principal + Lead Creative Juicer

What do you mean you never heard of him? Where have you been? Everybody’s heard of Drew. Feeling sad about how pale you are? No problem. Drew’s natural Jamaican glow is plenty golden for all of us. Low self-esteem? Hah! Here! Have one of his GAZILLION awards; we don’t know where to put them anyway. Right now we’re stacking them into a dangerous environmental installation.

And did we mention he’s published a series of animated shorts and children’s activity book to go with it?

Just know this: Drew’s got you covered. His degrees in Illustration, 2D animation and Broadcast Design, and his volleyball skillz mean he can get your design done and play well with others at the same time. He’s the Creative Director at Paragon and will call you out if you start hanging out with shady-looking fonts and messing around with whacked-out color palettes.

Most importantly though – he’s tall. As a matter of fact his height is the reason he’s the CD. He can see what everyone’s working on. While he’s sitting down. In his office. At his desk.

Latest Thoughts from Andrew Davies

Free Font Friday: Quantico

It is an angular typeface family that was inspired by old beer packaging and military lettering.

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Cutting Through the Noise

Top-of-mind awareness is critical in business, and how the unexpected can be a tool in your marketing arsenal.

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Build a Better Password. Now.

The world is out to get you. You MUST have better passwords. MUST.

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Is Marketing Putting the Social Back in Social Media?

Some advice on how to take back your social news feed from the drumbeat of commerce.

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When the Same Idea Goes Viral. But Only Once

There is nothing new under the sun, the saying goes, but sometimes an old idea will catch fire when it didn't before.

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Twitter XSS Hack

Tweetdeck was attacked by an interesting little hack. Annoying, but not a big deal. Also interesting to codeheads.

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Small Gestures Matter

Sometimes life can surprise you.

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Free Font Friday: Mission Gothic

A Gothic Sans inspired by San Francisco’s Mission District

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Free Font Friday: Nouveau Font

This font by Alan Cairns was created in 1995 and was is based on the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Glasgow at the turn of the century.

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Accenture, Still Thinking About Those Bi Lions in Toronto

Misspellings happen. It's when they keep happening that it becomes confusing.

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Everything is Awesome! Including Graffiti

I'm just hoping there's a hair piece in the making.

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Doing More with LESS.js

Are you sitting? You’re a front-end developer, of course you are. Let’s begin.

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Python S3 Sync Helper

At Paragon we back up everything.

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Save Time and Money on Your Next Explainer Video

Have a plan and follow it!

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Explaining Sensitive Subjects with Your Animation

Sensitive issues, by their very nature, make people uncomfortable and are hard to talk about, let alone illustrate.

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Avoiding the Workflow Tangle

If something looks good but doesn't actually work, start looking for another way.

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Hearing the Right Message

Much has changed in terms in our understanding of the contextual and archeological message delivered by that long dead body compared with when Heaney wrote the poem in the 1950s.

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The Eyes Have It

Visual trumps audio. Science says so.

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Brain Science and Infographics

Your brain really REALLY loves... Images.

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Helping People Talk to People

Content matters, and it really mattered here.

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2013 Telly Awards

The creative types around here really know how to bring it.

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Free Font Friday: Mistral

A hilariously outdated and girly '80s-style font.

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Monday Report | 07·11·11

The Beer Making Process, Are Designers Ignoring Sex? Show some state pride! $1 Wedding

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Monday Report | 06·27·11

Marriage Equality Bill, Five Things IDEO Taught The Feds About Design Thinking, Optimistic Weather App

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Monday Report | 06·13·11

Simon & Co., Spine Out, Always with Honor, Chinese “Home of the Future”, Web Planning Guide, Cheers, Dad

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The Biggest & Best Covered Dish Supper in Savannah

It was an honor to be a part of the festivities in a small way.

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We’re Webby Honorees AND We Won a Gold ADDY at Regionals!!!

There's a lesson here... Something about how much stuff you can achieve if you just quit sleeping altogether.

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Sponsored Celebrity Encounters

Augmented reality for all.

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On the White Board Today: Extra units of Measurement

Make all future superlative conversations quantitatively accurate.

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48 Hour Film Project

POW!!! Killing it right?!

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2010 Telly Awards

3 Bronze Tellys!!

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Friday Cuteness: Oktapodi

From Gobelins L'Ecole de L'Image

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Laptops Needed for a Good Cause

I love the fact that over the years we've gotten to know so many generous people who care about making a difference in the lives of others.

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New Show Packaged: Cantore Stories

One of the Weather Channel's latest programs.

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MINI’s Minimalism

"a breathtaking race between David against Goliath"

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The Brads – Spymaster

"TwitFace"

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Photoshop Tidbit 3: Smart Object Use

Keeping source resolution intact

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From the Cutting Room Floor

The cutting room floor is a mess of profanity and strange rabbit trails so we decided to sweep it up and share them with you.

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3 Ways Nonprofits Benefit from Explainers

See how other nonprofits are using animated explainer videos to improve their visibility and boost campaign outcomes.

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[infographic] How to Plan an Effective Nonprofit Explainer Video

We quickly go over the 9 questions you need to ask in order to ensure an effective nonprofit explainer video.

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