Author: ST8MNT

Branding in the Skateboarding Industry

So you’ve heard of the skate brand Thrasher — but why? Skateboard companies’ unique branding identities and how they are portrayed is the key to success in the skateboarding community and beyond. Skateboard brands are a major aspect of the skateboarding industry and what it means to be a part of the culture. Outside of […]

5 Tips for Landing Your Dream Internship

Are you eager to get involved in the creative workforce? Internships are a perfect way to get a taste of what your future career could look like. Not sure where to get started? Here are 5 tips to help land your dream internship from a current ST8MNT Design Intern.

It’s Hard Sometimes, But That’s Good

I haven’t been interning at ST8MNT for too long. In fact, it’s only been a couple of months and my time here is already coming to a close. I know, it makes me sad too. Still, that doesn’t mean that I’m feeling disappointed with my time here. In fact, just the opposite. I’m really happy […]


Yup, I’m definitely not Catholic… so I didn’t really say any Hail Marys… sorry… but hey, it rhymes. There’s also some Pope stuff in the mix, so it’s relevant. Dude, I’ve been working for eight years. Five of them at the good ole ST8MNT BRAND AGENCY. AKA the best place in Nashville to work. Forget […]

Sabbatical: Finding Inspiration in the North of Europe

During my yearly review in February of 2014, Bethany asked me where I’d like to go for my 5-year sabbatical. I asked her what does this trip entail? She responded with – and I am exaggerating – you can go sit on your ass for two weeks on some remote island and stare at the […]

Just My Type: A Book Review

Walk into the the art/design section of any bookstore nowadays and you’re going to be met with two categories of books. I like to divide them as such: the first “How to be a designer” (very boring and typically terribly designed) and the second being “The rich and the beautiful” (well-designed books that utilize interesting […]

How thoughtful design makes sick kids happy

This September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month, and we’re featuring great design that’s been put in place to surround childrens’ cancer treatment. Thousands of children each year are diagnosed with cancer, and cancer is the leading cause of death for American children under age 15. Over the past 30 years, advances in the understanding […]

9 Facts About Designer Parents

In todays busy world it’s hard being a new dad, especially when you’re a designer dad. If you’re like me, or any of the other new dads at ST8MNT, you will hopefully relate to this post. For me personally, I’ve had to change my design process to adapt to fatherhood. Here are some fun facts […]

A Brief History of John Baldessari

I was surfing around the Atlantic last week when I stumbled on an article entitled The Man Who Burned Every Painting He Made Between 1953 and 1966. The article was a link to a 6 minute documentary of one of the most influential contemporary artists, John Baldessari. The film is a fun and informative part […]

Summer Textiles

Oh the weather outside is…AWESOME! So grab a picnic blanket and get out there! Newly designed summer textiles are being woven daily and we wanted to highlight a couple of designers that we think are the bees knees. First is Miss Harper Poe of Proud Mary Textiles. This Charleston-based (for now) lady has been in […]