Design Books That Have Helped My Career

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Articles, Business, Mobile | No Comments

I’ve just started mentoring young designers over at bloc and thought I do a post on some of the books that I have picked up in the past years that have made a large impact on my design process and also freelance business.  This is not a complete list of books that ride on my shelves, […]

How I Work Remote

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Articles, Business, Mobile | No Comments

I’ve just finished reading the new 37 Signals book “Remote: Office Not Required” (what a great read) and thought I’d share my experience and some of the tools I’ve been using for working remote over the past seven years. I live about 2 hours from the nearest city (Boston) on Cape Cod which is sandspit […]

iOS7: A Great New Beginning

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Articles, Business, Mobile | No Comments

There’s been a lot of chatter lately after Apple introduced a sneak peek of the new iOS7 design that’s expected to be released this fall. Designers and consumers alike are shocked by the neon color pallet heavily influenced by the 1980’s Mark Gonzales Decks of old and inconsistencies in the icon designs. Overall, there seems […]

Writing Content for Your Website

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in Articles, Business, Mobile | No Comments

Writing content can be a little intimidating sometimes. Effective communication is key, and it can make or break your business. Your website is your chance to create an identity and convince others of your credibility and your product’s worth. No pressure or anything. There’s good news though. It’s not as hard as you think! With […]

Introducing Our First Mobile App!

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Articles, Business, Mobile | No Comments

Chris Gillis Design is proud to announce the release of our first mobile app! HopScheduler is a timer app made for our fellow beer nerds out there that brew at home. Timing is everything to brew up some magic, and we’ve created this app to simplify the process and help you brew your best. “As […]

A Few of Our Favorite Apps…

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Articles, Business, Mobile | No Comments

We can’t say it any louder: mobile technology has revolutionized our everyday lives. There are countless apps available to satisfy most any need. You can create grocery lists, pay bills, listen to music, play games, social network, diet, exercise, organize and much more. We’re so excited about a few that we’d like to share them […]

Google Glasses: Building a Higher Wall Between Us?

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Articles, Business, Mobile | No Comments

Google has launched a video that introduces the google glasses technology, soon to be available on the market. It seems that wearing the glasses is like having your smart phone on your head, with voice activation. They have the ability to take instant pictures and videos hands free, and a lovely image of your recent […]

Is a College Degree in the Web Industry a Thing of the Past?

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in Articles, Business, Mobile | No Comments

These days the web industry is in a state of constant change. The moment you think you know all there is to know about it, something new arises to set your mind spinning. That means in order to exist in this realm, and make a decent living working in the web industry, you must stay […]

‘Flat Design’ or Swiss Design?

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Articles, Business, Mobile | No Comments

There’s been a lot of discussion lately on ‘Flat Design’ out in the design world, particularly among desktop and mobile UI designers. I’m excited that the ideal seems to be shifting from 3 dimensional design for the screen to a more utilitarian approach like the old mid twentieth century Swiss print designs. After all, this […]

Craigslist Joe

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Articles, Business, Mobile | No Comments

We make our living on the web. Working with people all over the world, we find most communication is through e-mail and Skype. We rarely meet our clients in person. It sometimes seems strange to conduct a business in this way. Who is that person on the other end? Therefore, when vacantly scanning through the […]

Fetching a Living?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Articles, Business, Mobile | No Comments

What does Fido know about business? I have to be honest. My dog has taught me so much about how to be a better human. He stays in the moment, never holds a grudge and never stops seeing the excitement in any given situation. But seriously, are there ways we can learn from dogs about […]

Goodbye VW Kombi Van, Hello Smart Branding

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Articles, Business, Mobile | No Comments

This year marks the end of an era for the VW camper van. A moment of silence please. After all, that van appears in my top 10 favorite childhood memories. It was the early 80’s. A hand painted sunset sprawled across the entire side of it, with rust bubbling just beneath the surface along the […]

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