Category Archive for: Education

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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Making Digital Marketing Work

In a day and age where our phones are attached to our hands at all times and if you are not on the latest social media platform, you’re way behind on the times, social media marketing has become a necessity to businesses. And as a business that does marketing and branding we understand the importance…

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This is Not a Trick Question: Do You Know What These Are?

      The T, MBTA – Boston                                                                          The Tube, London Underground              …

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MAKING THE DRAWING PROCESS PART OF YOUR DESIGN ROUTINE

Growing up, I doodled on anything I could get my hands on–phonebooks, cereal boxes, you name it. Compulsive perhaps, and it drove my family nuts, but I found drawing to be liberating. Drawing is, sometimes, not an easy thing to do. It requires patience, practice, and focus. But sketching, is a fundamental step within the…

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Once Upon a Time

Great design, like all stories usually begin with a little hutzpah, a middle that requires a lot of creative heart and an ending that causes you to want to read the next in the series – here are three design stories worth telling and learning from. Rural Studio In 1993, the Auburn University program, co-founded…

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Cooperative Education Builds Careers. Support your Local Co-op.

Here at LLM we believe in the empowerment of creativity and providing a positive influence on the design world. One way we do that is by supporting internship programs that continue to develop students into better professionals. We really enjoy being a part of that growth and find that interns are valuable assets of our…

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What inspires LLM to Design

Without narrowing the content this list could be volumes long and include the likes of; Martin Luther & MLKing, Abraham Lincoln, Marie Curie, J.S. Bach, Henry David Thoreau, Jackie Robinson, Simon Sinek’s TED talks and Team Hoyt.  But I will slim this post to focus on Architecture and Interior Design… Being in a creative profession…

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Why you may not actually want a DSLR

DSLR has been THE buzz word in the photography world for years now. And most people are not even sure why they need one. I can’t even begin to estimate the number of times I’ve been asked “What type of DSLR and lenses should I get?” For me, that question is always met with a…

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Intern Insights and Tips for Those Looking for Theirs

Thoughts from Mandy: Walking through the doors for my interview, I had no idea what to expect.  I knew very little about the firm however I knew I wanted to work for a creative studio where most days are not the same.  I know its sounds a bit odd but after being offered beer so…

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For the Love of Academia and Practice

First in an occasional series of blog posts about design teaching with design practice.   It’s the middle of the night, in the middle of the week and I just spent three hours pouring over projects from a freshman Color and Composition class I’m teaching at Wentworth Institute of Technology. I am both practitioner and…

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