Where we discuss our work, thoughts, and process

| Shannon Thomann | 3 Comments

Thoughts on the Apple Touch Bar in Sketch

I recently upgraded to a MacBook with Touch Bar and was instantly curious about how the touch bar would (or would not) change my designing experience and workflow. The touch bar is a row of controls that change functions depending on which app you have open, which allows for more customized… Read the Post

| Ashley Morgan | 14 Comments

Choosing Great Images for Your Website

What’s one of the biggest hurdles we see clients struggle with after site launch? Updating the site with images that fit their shiny new online presence. And we get it. Our designers spend a lot of time searching for, creating, and placing the images used in our site mockups and for … Read the Post

| Shannon Thomann

A Recap of Thrive Conf '18

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural Thrive Conf, a one-day conference put on by AIGA Raleigh. Six creatives from across the country shared their journeys to becoming designers, how they overcome failure, and how they’re changing the world through design. … Read the Post

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2018 Web Design Trends

Happy 2018! We love spending some time at the beginning of the year to reflect on our work, but also look forward to what we can create in the upcoming months. It's exciting to take a look at design trends and start putting them to use. This year, we think designers will be br… Read the Post

| Clay Schossow

NMC 2017 In Review

It’s hard to believe that another year is already in the books!  2017 was an exciting year for NMC on many fronts.  First, our team welcomed four new babies and has two more on the way in 2018.  It has been exciting to watch the extended NMC family grow over the years an… Read the Post

Spotlight 2017 Websites

The end of 2017 marks another great year for our team. We've attended and spoke at conferences, hosted talks, and grown our families. One of the things we're always proudest of though is our work, and this year was no exception. Sites we launched this year included custom interactive co… Read the Post

| Shannon Thomann | 3 Comments

Mobile Trends We're Currently Loving

The mobile breakdown of a site is sometimes as simple as stacking everything into one column, adding a hamburger menu, and calling it a day. But to really take it to the next level it should be thought out and designed well for the user. Here’s some features we’ve been lovin… Read the Post

| Lisa Smith | 1 Comment

Building Modular WordPress Sites with ACF Builder

One of our absolute favorite plugins is Advanced Custom Fields. Using ACF, we create powerful, flexible custom blocks that can be mixed and matched to produce a large number of page layouts on the fly. However, while it checks the boxes of helping both us and our clients, we ran into an issue with the ACF plugin interface storing all custom field configurations in that single site's database, which places them outside of any version control mechanism.  We had to find a solution that works for our own setup. Read the Post