At Cronin Creative, we leverage the power of great design and strategically targeted branding to break through the din and deliver clarity to the lives of our clients, their companies and their customers. We are designers, writers, creatives, and very good listeners. We are a company on a mission. Cronin Creative. Clarity By Design™.
We all make mistakes. In fact, we made a particularly dumb one here in this blog just last week. You know, the blog where we preached about the importance of paying attention to every little detail. It reminds me of my days as a magazine editor. We’d comb every inch of a story searching for the tiniest of errors, and when the issue hit the stands, there it was – a big ol’ typo right there in the headline. These things just seem to happen at the worst possible place and time.
So, how do you respond, if at all? What comes after “oops?” The first thing we did was to send out another e-blast with the subject line spelled correctly. But that was just a weekly e-blast. Sometimes the stakes on mistakes can be much higher.
I’ve always been puzzled by the old expression, “The devil is in the details.” I do understand and appreciate its meaning: What looks simple from a distance is often far more complex and challenging up close. Doing a bit of quick research on that irksome idiom, I learned that its origins go back to another phrase coined in the 19th century: “The good God is in the detail.” Now, that’s more like it. I know that attention to detail can mean the difference between great and merely good.
I learned the importance of detail as a fledgling designer at a boutique Manhattan studio. My art director constantly stressed the importance of the tiniest of details, whether it was designing an indicia to match a direct mail piece, or how to construct a client presentation that shows enthusiasm, expertise and understanding of the minutia of the project at hand.
I recently received a reminder of all this from an unexpected source – a new wallet. Simply designed, responsibly sourced and beautifully made by a company called Bellroy, I’m sure it will serve me for years to come. But, as happy as I was with my online purchase, it was the packaging that really caught my designer’s eye.
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“When it was time to do our television show, Karen Cronin and I had already done a lot of CD packaging and books and side projects together, so I knew that the set for the TV show was just a matter of turning the wheel in yet one more direction. We had one conversation, and I knew Cronin Creative had it covered. I’m spoiled.” – Marty Stuart
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