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Introduction

CHG Healthcare is the largest medical staffing company in the world. As the parent company to such prominent locum tenens brands such as CompHealth, Weatherby Healthcare, Global Medical Staffing, and RNnetwork, CHG is uniquely attuned to the locum tenens market and has to juggle the needs of medical providers, hospital clients, and their own employees.

As such, the CHG Healthcare marketing site has a lot to juggle in terms of messaging and user audience. In the past, many people applying for jobs at CHG Healthcare regularly expressed that they had no idea what CHG actually did until they started working…


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Overview

CompHealth is one of the largest staffing agencies for traveling healthcare providers. In 2019 CHG Healthcare hired a new Creative Director to oversee the CompHealth brand, and one of the primary directives he was given was to update the CompHealth brand and style guide. With the advent of an updated brand style guide came the opportunity to refresh the marketing website along with it.

Goal

For the CompHealth marketing website, there were several things that we wanted to address, the first being that CompHealth didn’t have a consistent component library. Another was that the developers on the product team were wanting…


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Introduction

Weatherby Healthcare is one of the top locum tenens staffing agencies in the industry. Weatherby prides itself on its identity of professionalism, but over time the website experience started to become outdated and didn’t reflect that sense of identity. The original website used complicated visual elements that were built with the brand identity in mind, but not the user experience. On top of that, there wasn’t a firm component library in place. Over time, this lack of having a component library and using complicated visual elements became unsustainable.

Goal

Our primary goal for the Weatherby Healthcare site refresh was to enhance…


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Christopher Nolan’s more recent films have, in one way or another, been polarizing, to say the least. Whether it was the narratively messy The Dark Knight Rises, or the heavy-handed dialogue found in Interstellar, or the lack of character development in Dunkirk, there is no shortage of criticism that can be found being levied against Nolan films.

And yet, for how prevalent this is for Nolan’s work, the criticism and critiques never seem to stick, at least not in the same way that it has for the likes of M. …


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Let’s get this out of the way first thing, Alien vs. Predator is a garbage movie, and there’s no getting around that. However, there is a certain level of enjoyment that can be had from this particular film, but overall, AVP is an extremely subpar and disappointing take on both the Alien and Predator franchises, and it severely disappointed those franchise’s fans upon its release.

The writing is lazy and even worse, the actors don’t do the film any favors. The Italian archaeologist character is a pretentious know-it-all who — with no time to actually research anything — can magically…


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When Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse released back in 2018, I remember several people telling me that I had to check the movie out because of the amazing visual style the film employs.

And from a visually creative perspective, Into the Spider-Verse definitely does not disappoint, with it being one of the most visually unique films to come along in quite some time. It boasts a blend of cartoon aesthetics and hyperspeed action that kept me continuously engaged and awed.

But I’ve seen visually arresting movies before that were quite simply a waste of time. Contrary to popular belief or what…


UPCOMING — This page will be updated at a future time.


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The Liong King • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Due to the disappointment of Disney live-action failures such as Beauty and the Beast, I had no desire to go see the “live-action” version of The Lion King in theaters.

But after it was released on Disney Plus, I decided one day to give the remake a watch to see how it stacked up when compared to the original.

I have to admit that The Lion King was never my favorite Disney cartoon, so to my surprise…I didn’t actually hate this new adaptation.

That’s not to say I loved the remake, because I didn’t, but I didn’t loathe myself while…


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Very rarely do the Disney live-action remakes improve upon their animated predecessors. Almost every creative decision that was added to remakes such as Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Aladdin were unnecessary and made them easily worse than the originals.

I recently watched Aladdin for the first time on Disney Plus, and all I could think throughout the entire excruciating experience was that this new Aladdin was basically a glorified Disney Channel TV movie.

With many of the original cartoons — like the ones I’ve already mentioned — they were nearly perfect from a creative and storytelling perspective…


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There’s a technique that commonly circulates among writers that boils down to this: Plunge the story straight into action or conflict.

In other words, don’t let the story organically grow. Instead, thrust the reader straight into the plot to hook their interest. Don’t waste time building characters, at least, not right upfront.

But the problem that many writers face is this: If you jump right into the story, how do you effectively communicate tone, setting, themes, and character motivations?

While some novels and movies benefit from jumping headlong into the plot, others suffer.

Underwater is the most recent example of…

Brett Seegmiller

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