Stay out of the hazey weather with some cool design events. Grab a sneak peek of the Seattle Design Festival on the 21st, and grab a drink and mingle with your fellow designers at AIGA’s monthly Schmooze, coming up on the 30th. Be sure to keep an eye out for the September #TDKtuesdays event. Also, Facebook is hiring product designers!
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There are so many good vibes in our interview with Parker Creative Director and Owner Tyler Eide. We chat about the studio re-launch (previously Flint Design), the importance of presenting your work well, and how humility, an eagerness to learn, and a good attitude will take you places.
It's been a few years now since we met Michael Ellsworth, Corey Gutch and Gabriel Stromberg of Civilization on our #TDKusa trip. The studio has such heart and soul, focusing on working with those committed to creating positive change and promoting greater insights about our world. The team recently received the National Design Award for Communication Design from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (AMAZING!) so we had a little chat with them about the award, their work that is included in the permanent collection at SFMoMA and their fave books and podcasts!
We chat with Designer/Illustrator/Typographer Chris Ballasiotes about recycling old computers, smashed avocado (YUM!), his calming bike ride to the office, and keeping your nose buried in art and design literature.
Jordan Butcher of Studio Workhorse tells us that communication and personality management is 80%+ of the job and that you should surround yourself with people and things that actually inspire you!
Joseph King, Creative Director & Co-founder at Shore thanks LEGO for he's career path of choice. He tells us about how he breaks up a typical working day, creating their own CMS, and how a dose of healthy competition has propelled the design scene in Seattle!
As a child Kate Harmer would color imaginary ads for commercials she heard on the radio... These days she is the Founder & Creative Director of Hum Creative. Kate tells us the importances for creatives to exercise both types of expressions (art & design), and a passion project that involves Donald Trump’s worst quotes!
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