Category Archive for: Education

Get in “Control” of your “Commands”!*

I don’t claim to know all illustrator shortcuts, but the ones I do know, I love dearly and use them all the time.  You may use being lazy as an excuse to not learn shortcuts, but the ultimate laziness is not having to move your mouse across your fancy 15+ inch screen just to click…

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Card Sharks: Behind the Business Cards

      Passing out business cards may be an urban legend in this day and tech-savvy age, but the act is still necessary to best represent you and your company. Considering we usually design for others, when it came to LLM, we wanted to be very thoughtful about how we would represent ourselves. It…

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A Shot in the Creative Arm

Cory here- as Project Manager I don’t often get to steer the design ship at LLM, but given my degree in Industrial Design and my love to create, I get down with the design train on my own time (when I have time). Here’s some topics I dig into when I need inspiration.   Vintage Race Cars…

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Fall Cupcakes: Last Minute Advice from Kimm

These are the best last-minute cupcake decorations for a few reasons: The decorations are chocolate and colored sugar. Two things you should probably have in your house if you don’t deprive yourself of happiness. It takes almost no time and very little skill. They look super fancy! We’re going to start with the chocolate leaves.…

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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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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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Best Summer Bars & Restaurants in Boston

It’s that time of the year, patio dining season. Abby always knows the best places to go and shared some of her favorites with us. Legal Harborside, Seaport: Although it’s usually packed on a nice summer day and is a tad pricey, the second floor views are fab and there’s a variety of seating throughout…

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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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