The Blog

Here’s where we announce passion projects, talk about our business, show sneak peeks of client work, post weekly link roundups, talk design and infographics, celebrate obscure holidays, and share anything else that comes to mind.

Reel life — tips for cutting animation highlight reels

Cutting together a highlight reel of recent work is daunting; you may find yourself asking, “How can I possibly distill all the cool stuff I made over the past year or two down to just ONE MINUTE?! It’s easier than you might think.

7/25/19 7:30 AM

reel, animation, Animation & video, tips, video, visual thinking, Company news, visual storytelling, marketing

Color me impressed: 10 ways to pick a color palette

In design, working with color is both an art and a science. So much is involved: there’s intuition, physics, electromagnetic radiation, algorithms, taste, culture, philosophy… But how do you create cohesive color palettes? Where do you start? Luckily, there are lots of different ways.

7/23/19 8:55 AM

Design, color, branding, palette

Markers, murder, and mayhem—the perils of visual metaphors

We use visual metaphors a lot. They're a powerful way to make a point quickly and many easily lend themselves to fun, illustrative treatments. However, they can be tricky to work with. I recently had to call on past experience to get me out of a sticky metaphor dilemma.

7/22/19 7:52 AM

session, clients, Live sketching, visual storytelling, visualization, metaphor

Beyond words—why you should use visual storytelling for your next big idea

Lots of us—whether businesspeople, teachers, innovators, or even parents—rely heavily on our words to explain important, complex things. But words alone aren’t enough.

7/18/19 3:43 PM

Infographics, communication, editorial, visuals, Presentations, visual storytelling, visualization, ROI, words

5 quick tips for presenting to clients remotely

Nothing can guarantee every review call and every project will go perfectly (even flawless, brilliant work!), but there are some things you can do to make it all the more likely.

7/17/19 7:40 AM

clients, presentation, review, critique

Make your client part of the team

There are seemingly two approaches to working with clients in the creative field...

7/12/19 8:15 AM

collaboration, process, session, clients, discovery, Live sketching, drawing

The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #175

10 interesting links to end the week.

7/12/19 6:41 AM

The Tremendous 10

Music to work to...

What's your favorite music to work to?

7/10/19 3:45 PM

Music, focus, playlist

The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #174 (say hi to Maddy!)

Hello everyone! Tremendousness intern Maddy Mueller here. I’m an illustrator and recent college graduate, and I’m taking over this week to post a (non-exhaustive) collection of my recent inspirations.

7/5/19 9:00 AM

The Tremendous 10

The story behind our name

The Tremendousness Collective—find out how we chose the name and the meaning behind our logo. We are a design firm that helps our clients and their customers share information and broaden their viewpoints in order to understand the bigger picture and accomplish their goals.

7/3/19 8:27 AM

tremendousness, visual thinking, information design, visual storytelling



Tremendousness is a creative agency that uses visual thinking, information design, and storytelling to help organizations explain complex ideas, innovations, products, and processes.