In Memoriam: Dean Wiest

One of our favorite print vendors, Dean Wiest, unexpectedly passed away on the afternoon of March 24, of a heart attack. 48-year-old Dean Wiest, a resident of the St. Johns area, was the proprietor of Wholesale Printing USA, and listed his occupation as “Printing. Running. Printing. Running”.  He considered himself primarily a graphic designer, who also provided printing and reprographic services.

Dean doing a “press check” – making sure a printing job meets his high... Read more »


Royal Mail celebrates Graphic Designer, Abram Games

Abram Games (July 29, 1914 – August 27, 1996) was born the same year as Paul Rand and died the same year too. (August 15, 1914 – November 26, 1996). Now he is commemorated in a stamp issued by the Royal Mail.

Royal Mail celebrates a selection of remarkable individuals from the realms of sport, design, economics, heroism and the arts with the ‘Remarkable Lives’ stamp issue. Completing the issue is pioneering graphic designer... Read more »

A Cheat Sheet on How to Work with Designers

“A lot of what designers value and strive for in their work is hard to measure.”

says Julie Zhuo in an article that released last fall over at Medium.com and we fervently, unabashedly agree.  A designer’s goal is a quality experience, to better the product/service/client and not just by pretty-ing up the place but by engaging the user throughout their entire experience.  It’s also not... Read more »


Bauer Graphics and the RGCA (Retail Gift Card Association)

This month Bauer Graphics celebrates our third years as an Affinity Partner to the Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA). While you may not have heard of the RGCA outside of this blog post, chances are you are carrying around a piece of the RCGA in your wallet or purse right now.

The RGCA is the premiere trade association that defines the code of principals that gift card retailers use to promote, protect and grow... Read more »


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!

Nine tips for insuring against unemployment... Read more »


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 »