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Category Archives : Culture


The KUIU / Sitka / Simms 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for (wanna be) Outdoorsmen

  • November 09, 2017
  • Culture
  • Matt Marquart

The story I’m telling myself here is that within the high-end camo world, there’s a ton of selection. Each brand has a bunch of SKUs, and if you’re just wading in for the first time (or buying for someone else), it can be daunting. I’m giving you my favorites in case you’re wondering what that […]

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Something to Read

  • September 08, 2017
  • Culture
  • Matt Marquart

I like to read. I like to share things. This is where I share what I read. This is my start to my recommedations on things to read. The categories are: Livin’ – subcategories: living a life of discipleship, marriage, parenting, wholeness, leadership and more Marketing and Psychology – talkin’ shop Prioritization and Productivity  Business Building  Fiction […]

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Commitment Super System – How to prioritize, Schedule and Crush commitments like a boss (a nerdy, nerdy boss)

  • September 08, 2017
  • Culture
  • Matt Marquart

Since SO many people have asked for it, here’s my super system on prioritizing my week, managing a commitments list (read: todo list) and notetaking. tl;dr this is a systematic way to take notes and manage todos. (And it’s probably the nerdiest thing you’ll ever read. You’ve been warned. For some of you, it’ll be like a tire […]

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The Sh!t that no one tells you: The Unpleasant parts of professional freelancing

  • September 08, 2017
  • Culture
  • Matt Marquart

Despite the hyperbolic title, I consider myself as possibly one of the luckiest people in the world. And, there’s a glamourization of the world of entrepreneurship / freelancing in my opinion. So first let’s define why I said professional freelancing. HandBuiltBrands is a business. It’s an LLC, has financial statements, there’s a growing team, we […]

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Answers to the 5 Most Common Questions about Logo File Types in our Logo Packages

  • August 16, 2017
  • Culture
  • Matt Marquart

BRAND SCHEMA – LOGO PACKAGE FILE EXPLANATIONS EPS files, aka Vector Files, are used for large format printing. These are path (or vector-based) files that can scale to any size, large or small and not lose detail. PNG files are rasterized files that can have transparent backgrounds. These are best used on the web, in low-resolution powerpoint, etc. These […]

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A Story about core values

When I was considering starting HandBuiltBrands, I thought about core values a lot and what I wanted the company to be. I went through what’s called the “5 Whys Exercise”, and I’ve boiled everything I wanted down to 4 things:   Freedom Respect Fun Health I codified these right at the beginning. And I put […]

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Four Bullet Friday Emails

There’s been a lot going on in the last few months at HandBuiltBrands, if you haven’t already heard. Making upgrades, adding people to our team and all sorts of other nifty things have been in the works here. Most of you know that my dad passed away just before Thanksgiving. He was one of our […]

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  Houston, Texas 77055

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