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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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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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Life Essentials: Leila

As a hard working Founder, Creative Director, Teacher and Mother, Leila has always had tips and tricks to get her through the day. We asked her share some of her very essential items with us this week to kick off our ‘Life Essentials’ series.     Green ID Card Wallet with ID’s & Business Cards; These are…

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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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In a Digital World, Analog Remains King.

  I have a plethora of digital tools, but I still use a notebook for my day to day work.This is surprising because on the nerd scale, I rank pretty high, I’ll admit it. I tried to tango with an iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil for the day to day notebook, but constantly maintaining…

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