A Day at V2Works

The 2 V’s in our name derive from our origins – In 1993 we started Visual Ventures, later known as V2Works, as a global design and branding agency that successfully creates brands that people love. It also symbolizes our mission in life – The Voice of our customers and the Vision of our work and ultimately the Victory for our clients and their brands.

A Day at V2Works2020-08-27T20:39:17-07:00

A V2Works Cookie Exchange, with Recipes!

Who doesn’t love a good cookie exchange? You make one type of cookie, and magically walk away with an awesome assortment of baked goodies! The annual V2Works Cookie Extravaganza Bonanza was a big hit this year, bringing out the inner baking masters in us all. Sure, there may have been one minor kitchen disaster involving defrosting butter in a hot oven, forgetting about it, and discovering a giant pool of rapidly browning butter pouring from the wrapper onto the oven floor… but that’s beside the point. When all was said and done, we arrived with a beautiful assortment of cookies to taste and trade. Give these recipes a try in your own kitchen, just don’t forget about the butter. Chocolate Cherry Almond Biscotti (via Paprika Red) 1 1/4 sticks of [...]

A V2Works Cookie Exchange, with Recipes!2020-10-23T15:33:49-07:00

Still Life Food Photography

I'm on week 5 of my 7/52, taking 7 photos every week. Sometimes it comes down to the wire: suddenly it's Sunday, and I haven't taken any photos yet. Photography is all about seeing, though, and there are always plenty of things to see around the house; sometimes you just have to make them happen. So this week, I rummaged through the crisper and took photos of food. Typically you'll find me photographing finished dishes, as cooking is one of my many second-loves, but this time I decided to take a still-life approach to raw ingredients. There are so many colors and textures, I feel like the possibilities for interesting photography is infinite. Here are three different approaches: raw and natural on white, focusing on detail and colors; bright and [...]

Still Life Food Photography2020-07-01T17:25:34-07:00

My Summer Flower Fun

One of the ways I like to unwind from a busy day is to spend some time in my garden. There is no doubt in my mind that flowers can actually make you happy.  This year I decided to bring my garden to my deck. Not only did I plant these four containers, but had six overflowing baskets on the deck as well. I am already excited to see what next year will bring.

My Summer Flower Fun2020-06-30T15:29:55-07:00

The Simpler the Brand, the Sweeter the Victory

Don't let your brand fall victim to being too complex. Many companies get caught up in research, spending countless hours in brand meetings without really focusing, making the whole process wasteful.

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