• The Hills Are Alive

    Early in June, ChaseDesign’s David Aureden and 10Red Design’s Michael Vine treated themselves to the Gorges Ithaca Half Marathon, hilly but beautiful, with a downtown Ithaca staging, passing through Fall Creek, along the Waterfront Trail at the base of Cayuga Lake, up to majestic Cayuga Heights and the scenic Cornell University campus.

  • Lightnin' Bugs

    Sean McNaughton, Senior Strategy Director, has taken a short break from words and numbers to create a new front panel for the Genesee Studio. He writes:

    “One of my earlier memories is chasing fireflies in my grandmother’s rural Missouri back yard. (I think she called them “lightnin’ bugs,” but I’m not certain that’s a real memory.) Summer days always felt like a blast furnace to a little boy accustomed to Upstate’s more gentle summers, but the heat would (usually) break in the evening, when there was still light enough to play outside before bedtime.

  • Spreading Peace

    Speaking about the front panel he has created for the Genesee Studio, Silas Pandori of 10Red writes, "There is something simple and pure about Spring as everything is coming back to life. The child in the illustration represents this feeling of innocence and life. My wife and I are bringing a child into the world any day now as well.

  • Mountain Goats

    On the first Sunday in May, Strategist Margaret Lee and Senior Design Director Andy Schweitzer were among the 2,000+ runners who challenged the hills of the Mountain Goat Run in Syracuse. In its 37th year, the race takes runners from the city's downtown up to some of the highest points in the west and east neighborhoods, requiring 15-story climbs but providing great views.

  • Lake Loop

    Can one drive all the way around Skaneateles Lake (which is 16 miles long) in one lunch hour? Two carloads of Chase employees were brave enough to try, and enjoyed an al fresco five-minute luncheon with a group photo at the scenic overlook.

    Photos by Chris and Julianna

  • First Robins

    Design Director Carol Hatch celebrates the arrival of spring with a new front panel for the Genesee Studio...

  • Faux Post

    Mail Art lives in a quiet corner of the art world, a genre of works sent through the mail, with the postal journey and markings being a part of the process. And in a corner of Mail Art, you will find artistamps – faux postage – tiny, gummed descendants of 19th and 20th century poster stamps (mostly advertising a product or an event) and “cinderella” stamps that look like postage stamps but serve some other purpose.

  • Ominous

    "We may be seeing a rather ominous pattern shift developing by next weekend."
    -- National Weather Service, Buffalo Office, March 25, 2016

    On the first Sunday in April – the month whose showers traditionally bring May flowers – 3,700 runners took to the streets for the Syracuse Half Marathon.

    "The first four miles weren’t bad," said ChaseDesign Senior Design Director Andy Schweitzer, who was running in his third Syracuse Half, “but then the sky got dark and the hail started.”