Hope y'all are enjoying the last of the sunny weather! This month's #TDKtuesdays will be on Thursday Oct. 4 at @builtbycivilization's gallery Non-Breaking Space. Be sure to check out our interview with them! Also, Disney is hiring for their spring product design internship, peep the jobs board for more details.
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Get the low down on your fav Seattle creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
Clio Dill Design
We love Clio Dill's approach to design. Her process is driven by structure and research with a splash of whimsical imagery. We chat about the structure her Typography 1 class introduced to both her life and design work, her positive psychology focussed passion project, 0.4 Magazine, and how she found many of her now-favorite designers.
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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Sagmeister & Walsh
Sagmeister & Walsh is a NYC based full service design firm that creates identities, commercials, websites, apps, films, books and objects for clients, audiences and ourselves.
Friends of Type
Friends of Type features original typographic design and lettering – fresh visual content – practically every day, by the four primary contributors. Posts are meant to log ideas, express ourselves, and inspire each other and our readers. The last week of every month we feature a guest designer, someone we admire and think will elevate our work and the site through their contribution.
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On The Grid Seattle
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Creative Mornings / SEA
The growing archive of past breakfast talks is humbling. From design legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme. CreativeMornings remains free thanks to the support of local sponsors, generous venues, and longterm partners.
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