Entries by Blaise Nauyokas

2015 Join The Team Chargers Calendar

It’s almost time for the unveiling of the 2015 Join The Team Chargers calendar – a joint effort between the San Diego Chargers, SD Foster And Adoptive Services, and CBS 8 that BrainShine produces each year. Credit goes out to Sandy Huffaker for his brilliant photography work! sandyhuffakerjr.com Each year we create 13 photographs with […]

Hollywood Was Here : Comic-Con 2014

If you were anywhere near downtown San Diego last week, you know that Comic-Con, and ultimately Hollywood, brings out legions of adoring fans. According to Con officials, 130,000 attended, but that doesn’t include the hundreds working and appearing at the Con, or the thousands that just go downtown to walk around over the four day […]

When I First Met Tony Gwynn

During this past week of memorials for Tony, I had time to reflect on the first time I met the man. I was an art director working at Franklin Stoorza on the Padres account in 1987, and of course, we wanted to feature our star. I learned days earlier that the only way Padres management […]

Kulesh Tone Rings, 20 Years Later

It’s amazing to note that BrainShine created these ads 20 years ago! Richard “Dick” Kulesh was a friend and fellow music lover who asked for some help promoting his new line of banjo tome rings to the public and the industry. Dick was a wiz with metal and had become the sole supplier of banjo […]

Tweets, Likes, and Shares Don’t Make Us Buy Stuff, Americans Say

Most Americans say social media has zero influence on their purchasing decisions, according to the results of a Gallup poll published today. That may be welcome news to every small business owner who thinks that managing a Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR), or Pinterest account is too time-consuming, distracting, or otherwise confangling to be worth the […]

RIP Tony Gwynn

We had the great pleasure of working with Tony on two occasions – once with the Padres, and later when he teamed with San Diego Telephone. I’ve never known a more gracious athlete and celebrity who in spite of his greatness on the field, never let that get in the way of his generous personality.

There Is No Second Place

With all the recent talk of San Diego hosting the America’s Cup again, I’m reminded of the successful campaign we created in 1987 to make sure Dennis Conner defended the Cup here at home. It featured newspaper advertising, a TV spot and a drive to get signatures on specially designed forms to present to the […]

ROV Sample Ballot Redesign

Many of you will be receiving your sample ballots for the next statewide primary this week. BrainShine worked with the Registrar to clean up and simplify both the cover design and first instructional pages. Here’s a before sample and our current design: