F9 Productions is very proud to announce that we have been selected to lecture at North Dakota State University.  We will be sure to keep you posted with more details as they emerge!
 
 
It's probably hard for any of us in design industry to deny that Steve Jobs had some sort impact on us one way or another.  In the wake of his death, we recently came across a great article on www.entrepreneur.com titled, "Steve Jobs and the Seven Rules of Success."  Here are those Seven Rules as written by Carmine Gallo:

1. Do what you love. Jobs once said, "People with passion can change the world for the better." Asked about the advice he would offer would-be entrepreneurs, he said, "I'd get a job as a busboy or something until I figured out what I was really passionate about." That's how much it meant to him. Passion is everything.

2. Put a dent in the universe. Jobs believed in the power of vision. He once asked then-Pepsi President, John Sculley, "Do you want to spend your life selling sugar water or do you want to change the world?" Don't lose sight of the big vision.

3. Make connections. Jobs once said creativity is connecting things. He meant that people with a broad set of life experiences can often see things that others miss. He took calligraphy classes that didn't have any practical use in his life -- until he built the Macintosh. Jobs traveled to India and Asia. He studied design and hospitality. Don't live in a bubble. Connect ideas from different fields.

4. Say no to 1,000 things. Jobs was as proud of what Apple chose not to do as he was of what Apple did. When he returned in Apple in 1997, he took a company with 350 products and reduced them to 10 products in a two-year period. Why? So he could put the "A-Team" on each product. What are you saying "no" to?  

5. Create insanely different experiences. Jobs also sought innovation in the customer-service experience. When he first came up with the concept for the Apple Stores, he said they would be different because instead of just moving boxes, the stores would enrich lives. Everything about the experience you have when you walk into an Apple store is intended to enrich your life and to create an emotional connection between you and the Apple brand. What are you doing to enrich the lives of your customers?

6. Master the message. You can have the greatest idea in the world, but if you can't communicate your ideas, it doesn't matter. Jobs was the world's greatest corporate storyteller. Instead of simply delivering a presentation like most people do, he informed, he educated, he inspired and he entertained, all in one presentation.

7. Sell dreams, not products. Jobs captured our imagination because he really understood his customer. He knew that tablets would not capture our imaginations if they were too complicated. The result? One button on the front of an iPad. It's so simple, a 2-year-old can use it. Your customers don't care about your product. They care about themselves, their hopes, their ambitions. Jobs taught us that if you help your customers reach their dreams, you'll win them over.

Thanks Steve.
 
 
F9 Productions is proud to announce that Turner Realty's new website is officially up and running. While working with Turner over the past few weeks we can confidentially say that this company is keenly focused on providing the utmost value to each of their clients and business partners. Browse though their listings, rentals, and property management tabs and contact them for any of your real estate needs. We are confident that you will enjoy their professional friendly demeanor. Click here and have fun exploring their newly designed website.   
 
 
Alex participated in the third annual Man of the Cliff event in Red Cliff Colorado. All proceeds went to the charity First Descents, and this year the event raised more than $10,000 for the cause. Below are pictures of the firms co-founder,  Alex, in the hammer toss, speed log chop, and archery events.
 
 
When designing your business cards you are extending your brand's personality.  The act of handing out a business card displays your company’s message instantly and out into the world.  The examples below show three distinct designs each signifying a separate meaning.  The first business card represents the image and logo of the company which has been a steady brand in Longmont, Colorado for the past 50 years. The second business card portrays Turner's connection to Longmont though a historical picture. Finally, the third business card, using a gradient shift in colors, signifies Turner’s Real Estate transition into the new century. 
 
 
NO!  We like to think we're one of Colorado's expert firms in the production-field of 3D CAD modeling and photo-realistic renderings.  We think we can model and render just about anything and welcome any challenge our clients might present us with!  In fact, we're very proud to unveil one of our most recent and challenging virtual modeling projects.  Below are 5 custom motorcycle wheels that we were commissioned to model and render by a local client in Denver.  Feast your eyes on these bad boys!!!