Category Archive for: Design

Get Focused The LLM Way

As we transition into fall and people head back to school, we asked our newest graduate, Que, what helped him in school. Having been a design student, sketching may be A-typical to say as something important, but he feels that everyone can benefit from it. The first thing my professors told me to do in…

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Rom Com: An Info Graphic

Life Essentials: Candace

Our graphic designer, Candace, is the last one to share in the ‘Life Essentials’ series. Keep reading to check out what things propel her through life. Index cards for quick drawings and lists I wander too much without lists.   BIC Cristal Ballpoint pens My go-to basic old school pen… to cross items off my…

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House, Meet Mudroom.

Our project manager, Cory, has been working endlessly on reworking a home on the south shore with his fiancé. He recently build a mudroom out of thin air, and we wanted to find out how.   Full disclosure- I bought the ugliest house on my street. To this day, I’m told by most this tactic…

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Six Things I Wish I Knew as an Undergraduate Design Student

Second in an occasional series of blog posts about design teaching with design practice. It smelled of glue, Sharpies, and freshly jig-sewn wood. My eyes were wide, my mind was in overdrive, and my stomach was filled with butterflies as I stepped into the studios at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture. After four…

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Life Essentials: Kimm

This week on the ‘Life Essentials’ series, Kimm shares what she needs to get through the day. She is definitely always ready for anything. 1. Canvas bag: Bags are very important to an over packer like me. I try not to go too overboard, but I like to be prepared. How else am I supposed…

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Life Essentials: Dorran

Dorran thinks that ‘life essential’ tools are so similar for all of us, he thought he would go way back in the files and get old school with a little history. Phone: Sure I carry a cellphone but will always fondly remember the old rotary phone from my childhood home in Amherst. Pen and Pencils: The…

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Life Essentials: Jocelyn

The Production Assistant, Jocelyn, is a social media connoisseur both in her work life and personal life. Take a peek at what her ‘Life Essentials’ are. Black Leather Jacket: This is my go-to accessory. Rain, shine, heat, cold. I need a leather jacket. Macbook Pro: I use this both for work and personal use. It has seen a lot…

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LEFT-HAND NAVIGATION TREND

“Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries.” Neville Brody Web design trends are on the constant move, and lately, left-hand sided navigation is more and more popular. Personally, I love the element of surprise and I find this trend to be very interesting layout-wise. But is it effective? Does it work in…

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Life Essentials: Abby

One of our Experience Designers, Abby, not only knows branding but is also the firm’s pop-culture encyclopedia. This week it was her turn to share with us what her ‘Life Essentials’ are.     Sushi. Because I don’t know what I would do with out it. It doesn’t hurt that the sushi lunch deals around the office are…

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