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Earth Day in quarantine.
Insights

Earth Day in quarantine

Mother Earth has grounded us. We can’t go into town to play with our friends. So we sit at our desks, marveling at how resilient Mother Earth is. We’ve only been in timeout for a few months, and she’s already looking much better.

Top tips for work from home (#WFH) success
Tips

Top tips for work from home (#WFH) success

Now that COVID-19 has everyone who can work from home doing it, we thought we’d share some tips to help you maintain your sanity and do meaningful work. We’re pros at getting stuff done amidst all the tempting distractions in the other rooms. Here are a few of our most important lessons learned.

Studio News

DHHR Announces Healthy People Healthy Places Awardees

The Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease (HPCD) within the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health today recognized seven communities with the new Healthy People Healthy Places designation at an awards ceremony held as part of the West Virginia Association of Counties (WVACo) Conference in Charleston, West

Social Studio website mockup
Studio News

2019 American Graphic Design Awards Winning Projects

Hersick + Webster Creative Partners wins four 2019 Graphic Design USA American Graphic Design Awards. We get to work with amazing organizations and people. It’s always nice when that work is recognized. This year our team added four more Graphic Design USA Awards to their belts. Burke and Herbert Annual Report For over 160 years,

Listen IlIustration
Design Strategy

Listening for a change

Long-distance running gives you plenty of time to contemplate all the things. This month we’ve both wrapped up some big running goals. I crushed my PR during the Freedom’s Run half marathon and Laurel officially received the title of badass from the ultra runners in our lives by completing the WV Trilogy 50K (31 miles)

Mockup of The Family Tree website redesign. A 2019 GDUSA Health & Wellness Award winner.
Studio News

2019 Health and Wellness Design Awards Winners

2019 Graphic Design USA Health + Wellness Design Awards Hersick + Webster is proud to announce that we’ve taken home two 2019 Health+Wellness GDUSA Design Awards. Thank you to our clients that trusted us to make their award-winning work. We love working with you! Website Redesign for The Family Tree We’re super proud that Family

Level Up drawing
Community Impact

For your business to succeed, you need to stop doubting your talents

It’s time to silence the voices of doubt inside you so you can level up your business. This isn’t a matter of fake it until you make it. Nope. We’re all somewhere along the path of who we want to be, and who we are right now. What I’m talking about here are those ignored

Martinsburg Farmers Market Eggs and Shopping bag
Community Impact

Creative Partner named Mainstreet Martinsburg Volunteer of the Year

Main Street Martinsburg recognizes James Hersick as the Volunteer of the Year award for 2018! For the last six years, our creative director and founding partner, James has worked tirelessly with multiple non-profits throughout the county to make what seemed impossible possible – from helping to expand the Promise Neighborhood Initiative’s impact, developing the Martinsburg

Coffee with heart
Studio News

For the love of it!

Hallmark holiday or not, Valentine’s day represents the season of passion, sharing and expressing your love to those you love. Well, if it isn’t obvious already, James and I love what we do as designers. We’re also extremely intentional when it comes to exploring our interests and hobbies. In a world filled with soooooooo much

Studio News

Getting Through the Holidays

Cue Europe’s “The Final Countdown.” We’re already there–the last 17 days of 2018 is out the door, and even closer,  barely a week till Christmas–yikes! My brain is already tackling multiple things at once, but during this time of year, I’m running in hyperdrive. To be honest, in the past, there’s been years where I’d

Gopher Tortoise interpretive at Rosemary Dunes Pause Place
Case Study

Meaningful Moments of Connection.

The 6+ Cs for creating successful communication. In the last post on the Gulf State Park interpretive project, we talked about what WE did to create the strategy for successful communication. The winning strategy is talking with people and not at them. In that spirit, this post will be less about what we did and