Reject cynicism.

Defy apathy

Celebrate good.

Hope is a Discipline

Dave Baker | December 23, 2023

Each year, I'm tasked with writing a reflection on behalf of BitterSweet Creative – a thoughtful commentary on our accomplishments and celebrations of the past year and what we're hopeful for in the… Read more.

A Collaborative Spirit, Easier Said Than Done

Kate Schmidgall | September 07, 2023

“Collaborative” is one of BitterSweet’s core values and some days I wish that it wasn’t.

2022 Year in Review

Dave Baker | December 21, 2022

Legendary graphic designer and illustrator Bob Gill once said, “There is no such thing as a bad client. Part of our job is to do good work and get the client to accept it.”

Between the Stone and the Star

Sarah O'Malley | May 11, 2022

Reflections on Moving and Being In The Liminal Space

Face yourself, blankly

Robert Winship | March 22, 2022

The reality of the magic mirror gate is that anyone can look into it.

Kill Your Darlings

Sarah O'Malley | February 15, 2022

Last month, you read a beautiful reflection on conscientious creative consumption, written by our Creative Manager, Obiekwe Okolo. I loved the perspective that time given to a craft — ours or someone… Read more.

This Year, Let’s Eat Well

Obiekwe "Obi" Okolo | January 18, 2022

This year let’s eat well — whole meals with multiple courses, wine pairings, dessert, an aperitif or coffee to help us digest. Tomorrow, we’ll do it all again. In pursuit of beauty.

Pushing Past Creative Blocks

Kate Schmidgall | March 09, 2021

Creativity isn’t always a spontaneous flow of endless inspiration — most times, I think, it’s the art of discipline.

Looking Back & Moving Forward

Dave Baker | January 22, 2021

I was recently asked the question, “If you were to draw a trend line for your life since the middle of March, what would it look like?”

Maturation as Rebrand

Obiekwe "Obi" Okolo | December 17, 2020

It all led us to ask a couple of simple questions: What is BitterSweet, in essence?

Reject Cynicism, Defy Apathy, Celebrate Good

Kate Schmidgall | September 29, 2020

This work is driven by a simple agenda: Reject cynicism, defy apathy, and celebrate good. We seek to offer an orienting narrative that counters confusion with clarity and despair with hope.

Teams That Work

Kate Schmidgall | September 24, 2020

BitterSweet has collaborated with hundreds of creative professionals to craft stories and produce scopes of work for clients working at the highest-levels of world change. Here are a few practices… Read more.