By Bob Hawkins... I’ve been reflecting a lot lately about the value of working together in a team environment to create something special. While getting a huge task done on your own has its definite rewards, the results of solo work rarely produce the high level of joy and excellence created through the dynamics of an innovative group. I love excellence and the joy in the process of getting there. But I also recognize my inability to produce the best work I can by myself. I find I need the feedback of others to see what I cannot see ... More →
By Bob Hawkins... It seems like yesterday I was in my twenties and able to run like the wind. Those were great days. No e-mails, no cell phones, no internet, no e-readers and little stress. Independent bookstores stacked books high and watched customers buy. Business came rather easy, and life in general seemed to move in slow motion—at least in comparison to today’s standards. Enter technology—enter change. Over the last 30 years, technology has accelerated more rapidly than at any time in history. We can ... More →
They say time flies when you are having fun, and that saying holds true when I think about my time here at Harvest House. I work as a graphic designer in the Interactive Media & Design department, and have been blessed to be doing that since January of 2012. Every day is a treat to come to work because I have the world's best co-workers. I take great pride in the work we do in my department and I am thankful for the role I play. I am especially proud of my contribution to our branding, catalog design, and cover design. People might not know that I am a die-hard Oregon Duck fan and football season ticket holder. There is nothing better than fall in Eugene, Oregon. Especially when the Ducks are winning!
Working closely with Harvest House Publishers, Concentric Sky was able to architect, design and develop the Harvest House website from the ground up. Some of the main features that were built for the site, relying on the Python programming language and Django Framework, include an integrated data stream from local management databases, custom sorting and filtering, integrated e-newsletters, and a structured Content Management System. In addition, Concentric Sky also provided unique designs and layouts for each page on the site, aesthetically tailored to the needs of each type of content.
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