Working as a CD at Denver’s Amélie since June, Jacqueline Mellow fairly recently relocated to Colorado from New York where she worked as a freelancer for many years across the big-agency circuit. Jacqueline’s been in the advertising and design world for 12+ years — going from working in larger advertising agencies on big brands such as Cadillac, Hallmark and Miller to working in more intimate interactive shops on clients such as Fresca and Humane Society.

In addition to being obsessed with design, Jacqueline leads a double life as an author where she’s won awards and hit best seller’s lists. She is also the co-founder of She Is Booked, a literary-themed fundraising organization that supports women’s charities.

Here’s a sample of her interview from the Amélie blog where you can continue learning more. 

Q: What do you love about Amélie?

A: I love our mission, our people and our clients. … Read more

John Lewis Partnership becomes one of the first UK businesses to toll out NHS Covid-19 testing

The John Lewis Partnership has become one of the first UK businesses to successfully pilot and roll out NHS Test and Trace lateral flow Covid-19 testing, thanks to a partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care.

Rapid Covid-19 testing was introduced initially to the national John Lewis distribution centre at Magna Park, Milton Keynes, in November, which in response to huge Black Friday and pre-Christmas demand, processed around 135,000 johnlewis.com orders per day during the month.

Up to 1,000 Partners and temporary agency staff volunteered to be tested up to three times a week. With around 1 in 3 individuals with Covid-19 not displaying symptoms, testing helps to protect staff and customers by quickly identifying those that need to isolate, ensuring they did not unknowingly pass on the virus.

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A capsule or pod machine like Nespresso might seem like an expensive investment at first. But if you’re a fan of espresso, it’s also the easiest way to get quality coffee at home without the learning curve involved in using a regular espresso machine.

So should you spend your hard-earned money on a Nespresso? Let’s look at what makes the machine unique and the actual costs of owning one.

What makes Nespresso special?

While many pod machines offer a variety of options, including lattes and cappuccinos, Nespresso is all about espresso-based coffee. If you have your own milk frother, you could make your latte-style drinks. The Nespresso pods, however, don’t offer pre-mixed or flavoured options such as caramel macchiatos or chocolate drinks, only black coffee. When you buy this particular machine, you’re limiting yourself to basically three types of coffee: ristretto, espresso and lungo.

That said, if espresso is your … Read more

Luke Letlow, Louisiana’s newest Republican member of the U.S. House, died Tuesday night from complications related to COVID-19 only days before being sworn into office. He was 41 years old.

Letlow spokesman Andrew Bautsch confirmed the congressman-elect’s death at Ochsner-LSU Health Shreveport.

“The family appreciates the numerous prayers and support over the past days but asks for privacy during this difficult and unexpected time,” Bautsch said in a statement. “A statement from the family along with funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time.”

The incoming congressman, elected in a December runoff and set to take office in January, was admitted to a Monroe hospital on Dec. 19 after testing positive for the coronavirus disease. He was later transferred to the Shreveport facility and placed in intensive care.

Letlow is survived by his wife, Julia Barnhill Letlow, and two children.

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Joe Cappa’s animated short Ghost Dogs has been selected for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Based here in Denver, Joe been animating this cartoon for over 2 years. Sundance is doing things differently this year with online screenings via festival.sundance.org and satellite screens across the country, so you can access it on your own screens or here locally. Tickets go on sale January 7th. Here’s a little more on the film. 

“We set out to make a cartoon that appealed to the adolescent inner-child. It’s an homage to those rare moments of self-discovery when you are eleven years old, flipping through channels and you stumble upon ‘The Shining’ by accident. The kind of content you weren’t supposed to watch but did anyway.

The ‘Ghost Dog’ characters are something I’ve toyed with for years in watercolor paintings. As I’ve slowly taught myself animation, I realized there was a compelling story with Read more