Nine tips for keeping yourself employable – The LaddersWhat would you do if you got fired today?

We’ve been receiving emails from Marc Cenedella, CEO & Founder at The Ladders for a while now and he always has some relevant and sage advice for how best to approach looking for work and opportunities in the new economy. Today’s message was about being prescient and proactive in looking for your next employer so we thought that we’d share his email with the Bauer Graphics community. Enjoy!

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NJ lawmakers may scrap troubled gift card law

A legislative panel is expected on Thursday to consider legislation reversing a 2010 law that allowed the state to claim the value of dormant gift cards as revenue.

The Senate Budget Committee will vote on whether to remove gift cards from the state’s unclaimed property law. The bill also would prohibit retailers from charging dormancy fees on idle cards or imposing expiration dates on their use, two consumer protection features the industry supports, according to... Read more »


So you want to be a designer…

As a design studio in a highly creative town (Portland, Oregon USA), we get a lot of emails and personal correspondence from people asking what it takes to get started in the field of graphic design. Questions range from “what books should I be reading” to “what are some of the best schools for design” to “can I has job?”. Our response to these hails are generally the same so we’ve decided to create a... Read more »


What is your website saying about your brand?

Jon Gelberg of Blue Fountain Media, recently wrote an article for Inc.com that how going with a template based web option might be good for the short term, but over the long haul it cheapens your brand and makes you look like you don’t take your marketing and messaging seriously.

The crux of the article was that a website goes beyond just ‘setting and forgetting’ and no matter what solution you come up with... Read more »


Bauer Graphics at the Wild Canyon Games!

This past weekend, Bauer Graphics attended the Wild Canyon Games at the Washington Family Ranch here in Central Oregon.  The Wild Canyon Games (WCG) is described as “the ultimate team based adventure race competition” and after this weekend the only adjective we’d add is ‘punishing’.   For three days the team at Bauer Graphics was pushed to the physical edge.   Afterwards, the only emotion we have to describe our feelings is one of gratitude.

The 2011... Read more »


Dear everyone,

I’ve been spending a lot of time going through the Bauer Graphics blog as we prepare for our official-grand-re-launch of the site in April. Bauer Graphics has had a blog going for over five years and in that time there has been a few posts talking about personal exploration and others dealing with overcoming everyday workplace adversity. I wanted to share a few blog posts with you that sum up the atmosphere and philosophy of... Read more »


Destination PlayStation

Here we are at the 11th annual Destination PlayStation event, hosted by Sony Computer Entertainment America.

We are in the picturesque Sonoran Desert but it is a bit colder than you would expect. I’m not complaining as this desert could do with some rain and, plus, it makes walking the floor at the expo a little less muggy.

We are here for a week’s worth of meetings and planning for the next phase... Read more »


Proud sponsors of the ++Good Games podcast

This month Bauer Graphics has made an investment in the future of video games by sponsoring the ++Good Games podcast on iTunes, podOmatic and Mevio.



Over the course of 2010-2011 the team at ++Good has talked with developers and individuals that are actively pushing the craft of video games forward including Tim Schafer and Lee Petty of Double Fine Studios, Localization Specialist Thomas Lipschultz from XSeed Games as... Read more »


Lego Antikythera Mechanism

This ancient machine was discovered by divers in 1908 off the coast of Antikythera. Coverd in corrosion the purpose of the device remained a mystery for almost 100 years. Through the use of X-Rays and CAT scans scientists were able learn that the device was an extremely accurate computer used by the Greeks to predict eclipses and other celestial events.

It is an analog computer with over 100 gears and 7 differential gearboxes. It... Read more »