Freelance Web Designer Job Opening

March 23, 2016, By Jennifer Culpepper

Peppermill Projects is hiring! Our Annapolis-based boutique branding and design agency is looking for a Freelance Web Designer to join our team. We’re searching for a highly-motivated and talented web designer who is comfortable being the point person on several projects. Peppermill has some awesome projects lined up, so you must be able to start immediately! [SEE FULL POST]

Happy Halloween From Peppermill Projects

October 29, 2015, By Jennifer Culpepper

If there’s one “holiday” the Peppermill Projects team can get behind, it’s Halloween. For the obvious reason, the whole day (or week) revolves around candy and other various treats, so of course we’re all about it. However, the creative aspect of Halloween is also appealing to our little team of “creatives.” Sure, the good ol’ fashioned triangle eyed jack o’ lanterns are adorable, but it’s great to see designers, amateurs and everyone in between use their imagination to carve (or paint) into large orange gourds. We’ll be honest, we didn’t go above and beyond with our carving skills this year, but we’re pretty proud of our little Peppermill pumpkin. We’re also proud of our Halloween animation featured below, created by our intern Winnie Kuo. From all of us at Peppermill Projects, we wish you a fun and safe Halloween. And, if you want to bring us over some leftover candy on Monday, we will gladly accept. [SEE FULL POST]

I Might Be a Fraud: The Dark Secret of Branding

August 6, 2015, By Jennifer Culpepper

If you own a design business and you haven’t said “I have no idea what I’m doing” at least once a year, you’re not being honest or you’re not challenging yourself enough.

Just to break the ice, I’ll be the first to admit it. I’ve said “I have no idea what I’m doing” out loud multiple times in my career. I’ve looked up “branding” on Wikipedia before a big pitch meeting (more than once). I’ve read countless articles, blogs and books about branding. I might own “Branding For Dummies.” I’ve watched Simon Sinek’s TED Talk multiple times (if you haven’t yet, you definitely should). I’ve been to conferences, seminars and held conversations with “branding experts.”

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The Graphic Designers’ Bad PR: What do you do?

September 10, 2014, By Jennifer Culpepper

When someone asks you what you do for a living, there should be an easy answer: I’m a dentist. I’m a 5th grade teacher. I’m a barista. Some seemingly simple-to-understand  jobs like lawyer have fancy names to explain what they do: Complex Tort Litigator, Public Defender, Ambulance Chaser. [SEE FULL POST]