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Spotlight: DC Design Week 2017.

AIGA DC is gearing up for another annual Design Week! If you aren’t familiar with AIGA and its DC chapter, we recommend reading up! Workhorse partner Tj Cichecki has long been active in the AIGA community and now serves as a member of the DC chapter board. So what is Design Week? Well, for starters,...

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Recent Work: Eastern Market Neighborhood Map.

We recently had the opportunity to take things offline with our client, the Eastern Market Main Street in Washington, DC. While it’s wonderful to see the recent growth in small businesses in DC– and in new destination neighborhoods such as Union Market and Shaw–Eastern Market Main Streets wants to make sure their neighborhood stays ahead...

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Recent Work: Ideal State.

We’re wrapping up our work with Ideal State, formerly Atascadero, a knowledge management consulting firm that partners with companies working toward social change. In their own words, “Ideal State helps organizations build the global knowledge architecture needed to drive systemic transformation in the areas of people, process and technology.” With big goals and an ever-growing...

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mood: saudades.

#saudades: a uniquely brazilian word, with no literal translation in any other language— pronounced sah-oo-dah-jees— used describe a feeling of longing and nostalgia. having all just returned from world travels, we’re feelin’ saudades for days. when you get the itch, you’ve gotta scratch it. we were all hashtag-blessed to have the opportunity to hop on international flights last...

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mood: fired up.

#firedup: when words don’t do your mood justice. everyone’s brains work differently. words conjure different sentiments and images for each of us. though we typically use mood boards as a branding & design exercise for our clients, we decided to take this idea and have some fun with it ourselves. for this week’s #mood, we took...

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work we like: adx.

ADX – art design portland is a “collaborative makerspace and fabrication house where individuals and organizations make and learn.” The shop allows members to share tools, space, and experience to grow a community of makers. And it’s paying off. The space has done fabrication projects for major brands like red bull, air b&b, and tofurkey....

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new work: pineapple dc

if you’ve been following our newsletter (if you haven’t, it’s awesome. sign up here), you know that we love food. like, a lot. we also love supporting the people who make it and finding other cool creative women who share our interests. that’s why it’s been so fun for us to work with #pineappledc, a...

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leap year.

leap years feel exciting – plenty of events only happen once every four years, but few others feel as special as a leap year. like a secret gift from something otherwise indelible (i.e. the calendar), the leap year always seems to sneak up on and surprise us. despite the excitement, leap years are actually about...

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work we like: everlane

how many clothing websites do you visit that have a “factories” tab? We were already fans of everlane‘s well-designed, high-quality clothing and accessories, but we’ve become even more intrigued by the way they combine their good taste with their great mission statement. everlane doesn’t just say that they’re transparent, they stand by their claim of “radical...

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