Celebrating our Licensed PE’s

The National Society of Professional Engineers has declared today Licensed PE Day to celebrate those of us who have made a commitment to protect the public health, safety, and welfare.  So we celebrate the 34 licensed professional engineers at Little, and some of them would like to share why they became an engineer…


The Story of Credo

Photo Credit: Caio Freitas

Downtown Credo is a recent client of ours; a not-for-profit business with a small product and a large mission intent on using creativity as a conduit to affect positive change in the community. The name Credo is defined as ‘an idea, or set of beliefs that guides the actions of a person or group’. So what better way to illustrate our focus on storytelling than with a project that’s closely aligned with our own values. Our story of Credo focuses on the power of design to influence the lives of the people we design for … how breakthrough ideas can create a better future. READ MORE

Back to School


It’s official, summer is over – SCHOOL IS NOW IN SESSION.  As I dropped my kids off in carpool this morning, I couldn’t help but wonder how chaotic households across the nation were coping with the traditions (and stress) of this eventful day.  The obligatory pictures of the kids decked out with new backpacks and shockingly bright sneakers, the last minute panic that some important notebook was somehow forgotten, and yes … the ABSURD amount of traffic you have to endure – all of these fears and celebrations are part of the right of passage into another year.  If you are like me, it was a bittersweet sendoff today … sorry to see my kids growing another year older, yet simultaneously savoring the chance to have the structure of our family schedules restored. READ MORE

August 26th, 2014 | Comments Off on Back to School | Live & Learn
At Least One These 8 Random Things Will Make Your Life Better

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A few of my favorite web sightings. In no particular order.


July 8th, 2014 | Comments Off on At Least One These 8 Random Things Will Make Your Life Better | P.S.
Eweek: Girls put the “G” in Engineer


This week is National Engineers Week, or Eweek for short.  Part of Eweek is introducing girls to STEM careers.  So I asked the women in our Engineering and Land Development Studios to take part in a Q&A and offer their insight about why they pursued a STEM career, their school experience, and how we can increase the number of women in STEM fields.


February 21st, 2014 | Comments Off on Eweek: Girls put the “G” in Engineer | Beyond Architecture
Getting ~Furry~ in Here!


Little supports many great causes that usually are specific to each office.  However, last month the Movember cause gave us the ability to raise awareness (and even a little bit of money) across our footprint.  It was furry, and at times ugly, but it was all in the name of awareness for Men’s Health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer.


December 13th, 2013 | Comments Off on Getting ~Furry~ in Here! | Beyond Architecture
Have a Coke and a Smile

From Creative Excellence to Content Excellence – what you say is as important as how you say it.  The same goes for our design efforts – whether Retail, Corporate or Community.

Inside Coca-Cola’s Content 2020: Encourage Bravery. Bring Clarity in our Thinking. Incubate Creative Ideas. And Create a Culture of Creativity.

This sounds pretty familiar to most of us here at Little.  Think about the creation of stories (storytelling) expressed through every possible connection (or consumer/user touch point). READ MORE

August 27th, 2013 | Comments Off on Have a Coke and a Smile | Retail Therapy
Goldilocks and the Three Firms

Once upon a time, there was a young designer, bright-eyed and new to the working world. She put a portfolio together, sent out a few resumes, bought a very grown-up power suit (the kind grown-ups wear) and went for a few interviews.

Pretty soon, she came upon a job offer and accepted it right away. The firm was verrrry small and felt like home. Everyone knew everyone, and they all wore several hats. But pretty soon, the designer started to ask some questions… READ MORE