design, programming, and happy clients.


April 7, 2014
Beyoncé & Bulldogs: 3 Secrets to Being a Badass

This weekend, our fearless leader gave a presentation at the CADC Student Conference at UCONN. We thought we should share her wisdom with you here.

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January 30, 2013
Question Everything. Trust Yourself.
Julia Balfour

A little mid-week inspiration from Good Fucking Design Advice. Just what we needed today!

December 11, 2012
2012’s Gifts from the Internet
Julia Balfour

There’s no way around it. We’re knee deep in the holiday season and the struggle to find the perfect gifts for all of our loved ones. Through the stress of it all, we thought it was important to take a moment and appreciate the gifts we’ve been receiving all year long. Those would be the gifts from the Internet: the funny, weird, and hilarious little gems that kept us going during all night creative sessions and marathon brainstorming meetings.

We’re delighted to present to you our top ten gifts from the Internet of 2012.

  1. Billy the Dog. The HSUS introduces us to Billy the dog. He promptly steals our hearts and empties our wallets.
  2. This Advertising Life. We learn that we’re not alone in this world, or in our insanity.
  3. Pinterest. Some people choose rock gardens for meditation. We choose rampant visual hoarding.
  4. Dogshaming. We adore our dogs. We adore seeing other people’s dogs misbehave.
  5. Cat/ Scream. This image from It’s Friday Everyday. There’s no rational explanation. It’s just makes us fall to the floor laughing.
  6. Google Doodles 2012 Summer Olympics Games.  The office competition got pretty heated. Refs were contacted. Truces were called.
  7. Texts From Dog. That dog is real…right?
  8. Buckle Up, Bitches. Careful, this is intended for the 18 and up crowd. But it’s random, sassy, and hilarious.
  9. Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends. College Humor gets it right. So. Very. Right.
  10. Ryan Gosling. Really? Do we have to say anything else about this one?

We hope you’ve enjoyed this little exhibition of Internet presents. From the entire team at Julia Balfour, LLC,  we wish you Happy Holidays and a great New Year!


July 26, 2012
Wall of Awards
Julia Balfour

#23 Buy a New Office Decoration

Forget modern pieces of art, a fantastic sculpture, or a spankin’ new lamp, we’ve got new decorations in the form of awards!

As part of our summer bucket list we wanted to revamp the studio space and redecorate a little. So what better to hang as decorations than the accomplishments of the Julia Balfour team?

We’ve taken this year’s 21 CADC and Graphic Design USA awards and adorned our walls with their greatness. We’re so proud of all of our projects and we love bringing home awards for our clients.

Enhancing the office’s decor while displaying all of the Julia Balfour team’s hard work has allowed us to cross #23 off our list.

Hanging frames.

Wall of Awards.


July 19, 2012
Making Changes
Julia Balfour

#3 Renovate the Studio

We wanted to give the office a fresh, new look this summer so we’ve decided to make some renovations. That’s why #3 on our summer bucket list was a no brainer: Renovate the studio.

First task, getting all employees out from under the stairs. Literally. We added a high, rather large oak table under the staircase but we couldn’t stop there. We moved employee’s computers around, as well as tables and lighting fixtures.

The last renovation of the day involved making coat and bag hooks next to our desks. This meant the days of putting our things on the floor were over.

We are very pleased with the new and improved studio and are excited to continue designing, programming, and marketing in our cozy space!

New Conference Table.

New Desks for Employees.

New Wooden High Table.

June 28, 2012
Summer Bucket List!
Julia Balfour

Welcome to Summer!

Here at Julia Balfour LLC, we’ve decided to start off the summer right and create a bucket list of all the exciting, crazy, and different activities we want to accomplish before fall arrives.

We thought long and hard about what we should include and have something fun for everyone in the office.

Each week we hope to complete at least one activity and we plan to share our pictures and memories of the item with you.

Follow along with us as we complete all 30! Number one is DONE!

  1. Write this list
  2. Create a summer bucket list logo
  3. Renovate the studio
  4. Eat oysters at Liv’s Oyster Bar
  5. Go vegetarian
  6. Stay vegetarian
  7. Warrior Dash
  8. Have a picnic
  9. Enter a contest
  10. Work hard
  11. Play harder
  12. Make summer beer for the office
  13. Catch fireflies
  14. Melt Crayons on a canvas
  15. Leave random encouraging post its around the studio
  16. Watch fireworks
  17. Collect sea shells
  18. Dance with Lilly, Tink and Dexter
  19. Do Yoga
  20. Tie a message to a balloon and let it go
  21. Get ice cream in Salem
  22. Try out a new spinning chair
  23. Buy a new office decoration
  24. Play a prank on a coworker
  25. Stand in two different towns at once
  26. Make a Pinterest dessert
  27. Marry off Lily & Dexter
  28. Run “The Hill” as much as possible
  29. Drink four cups of Ashlawn coffee in one day
  30. Perform 5 random act of kindness

February 14, 2012
Happy Valentines Day!


February 7, 2012
Thank you!
Julia Balfour

Wow! The past month has been such a whirlwind here at the Julia Balfour, LLC offices. New ideas, new opportunities, and lots to celebrate! The cherry on the sundae has been growing our amazing Facebook community to over 5,500 friends! We’re delighted and honored to be bending the ears of so many fun people.

We’ve been having such a great time that we’ve decided to add some party favors. If you’re already a fan on Facebook, thank you! Keep an eye out for upcoming goodies. If you’re not a fan just yet, consider yourself officially invited to the party.

December 22, 2011
Just Another Day in the Office


December 8, 2011
All the Trimmings

The best part of our day was trimming the tree and enjoying refreshments and santa hat brownies Leah made.

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