Making Connections on the Gateway and Beyond: BTS at the Gateway Talent Fair and Food Truck Roundup

One word comes to mind when thinking of last week’s Gateway Talent Fair 2.0 and Food Truck Roundup: Success. Actually, maybe two: Huge success. This year’s Gateway Talent and Food Truck event featured 26 companies from the Intelligence Community and beyond, three local food trucks, and live music. The turnout was great, the weather held out, and no one left hungry.

Ignite, Briefly

When it came time for ADG’s Chief Creative Officer Jeff Antkowiak to speak at the third annual Ignite Howard County, he chose the topic of brevity. So I’ll keep this brief. In short, Ignite brings together a series of speakers who each touch on a topic of their choice for just five minutes, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. Talk about brief.

Building Community on Columbia Gateway Drive: The Saga Continues

For those unfamiliar with the origin of Col Gateway, let’s first take a drive—a drive along Route 175 near the Interstate 95 junction. Unless a Howard County resident, or a frequent commuter, one might mistake the abbreviation of a few particular signs. Positioned along grassy knolls, the signs read: “Col Gateway Dr.” A common abridging for the military ranking of “Colonel,” this here is a curtailing for “Columbia.” It took some time, but the “wouldn’t it be funny if…” soon turned into a tangible character, a Twitter campaign, and eventually … Continue reading

Good Karma Friday: HoCo Food Bank

Every Friday (unless we’re crazy busy) we feature people, brands and organizations we really, really like. They might be clients, they might not, but all deserve to be heard. Last week, our friends at Toll Brothers, located across the street from ADG, held a food drive that benefitted the Howard County Food Bank. We were happy to support their drive and donate a few bagfuls of canned and boxed items ourselves. The Howard County Food Bank, located off Route 108 in Columbia, is run by the Community Action Council (CAC) of … Continue reading

ADG is Looking for a Web Development Intern!

Hey, you! Yeah you, the bright, dashing, young genius reading this. Are you the person in your immediate family who’s nicknamed “the computer whiz”? Do you love all things code and web? Are you snacking on Tactical Bacon while reading this?  If you answered yes to any of those questions then we’ve got an opportunity for you. ADG’s Development team is on the lookout for a Web Developer Intern, someone who has trekked through the lands of HTML and CSS and lived to talk about it and most certainly wields a sword … Continue reading

We Love Maryland: A Valentine’s Day Tribute

As ADG fast approaches the 25-year mark for doing business in the central Maryland region, we wanted to take a moment to say to our fair state that hey, you’ve been good to us, and we love ya.  So in this time of roses and cupids we deliver this video Valentine to our home state of Maryland. This one’s for you. Show some love to MD and tweet this!  Tweet

The Power of Data Visualization: A Workshop With Column Five and AIGA Baltimore

ADG Creative, AIGA Baltimore and Column Five Media have teamed up to bring a high impact design workshop to the area on September 24th, 2013. We’re excited to announce what just might be the coolest thing going on this fall for designers and marketers working in data visualization, infographics and information design. On Tuesday, September 24th (6:30 – 8:30pm), ADG will be hosting a hands-on interactive workshop in our studio space featuring our super-talented friends from West Coast design shop, Column Five Media, in partnership with AIGA Baltimore (Register here). … Continue reading

Where I Work: Designers’ Row

Ashley Rasberry (a.k.a. A-Raz) is a Designer at ADG Creative. She’s an Adobe Creative Suite professional who’s darn good at balancing multiple projects – like designing a bicycle jersey while also making security briefings and posters look magnificent. That’s pretty bad Razz. Because of where I sit, I’m literally (not figuratively) the cornerstone of the Design Side. See, here at ADG, we designers make up the entire left side of the agency workspace – a large row of designers. Being on the design side is pretty awesome: everyone has crazy … Continue reading

About ADG

ADG Creative is a strategic communications firm specializing in branding, interactive, learning and gaming, and software development. We combine process, experience and extraordinary creative talent to tell our customers' stories in unique, memorable and usually unexpected ways, leveraging both conventional and new media platforms.