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™.
One of the truly useful skills for any entrepreneur is the ability to keep all of the various balls in the air while maintaining a solid footing. Whether it’s a work/life thing, a financial chore, or finding the time to work on, as opposed to in, your business, maintaining a sense of balance is always challenging but absolutely essential.
From day to day, from project to project, I somehow maintain that balance, but there are times when life just throws the proverbial monkey wrench into the works and things get wobbly. A recent such “life happens” event found me in San Francisco, far away from home and office for a long three-week stretch to take care of some family business. Living and working remotely while dealing with other pressing matters was pulling me in several directions at once. And while I managed to stay surprisingly productive, my equilibrium was most definitely out of whack.
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”
– Albert Einstein
I recently stumbled into this vintage photo of Albert Einstein’s desk along with the above quote. In addition to serving as a fascinating glimpse into the working life of a genius, it provided me with a little vindication as to the seemingly chaotic condition of own desk on any given day.
My clients, who come to me for clean, elegant design, might be a little shocked by the mess, but a recent study from the University of Minnesota’s Carson School of Management suggests that I may be on to something. The study had some subjects perform prescribed tasks in a messy environment, while others were asked to carry out those same tasks in a clean uncluttered space.
“With everything we’ve worked on together, there is a signature, definable Cronin Creative look, and I really identify with it. I consider them a part of the team.” – Shannon Pollard, Partner, Armistead Arnold Pollard Real Estate Services, LLC
“We lean on Cronin Creative to step up quickly. Because they truly understand SESAC, they’re able to turn the work around in a very timely manner. That’s huge for us.” – Ellen Truley, Vice President, Corporate Communications, SESAC, Inc.
“No matter what the assignment might be, whether it’s a last-minute thing or a higher-end project, Cronin Creative meets the deadline and brings an uncommon freshness and energy to the task.” – Steve Horswill-Johnson, Executive Director of Communications & Brand Strategy, Discipleship Ministries, The United Methodist Church
“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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