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HB Design—2014 Listings in Business Journals

For the past 30 years, the Book of Lists has become an indispensable tool for doing business in the markets we serve—Portland, Oregon and Phoenix, Arizona. The 2014 listings have ranked HB Design in the following categories: Portland Business Journal … Read more…

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In Support of “Girl Rising”

Women around the globe are committed to making their lives, their families, and their communities better. Yet, access to a quality education is still unattainable for an estimated 66 million girls. They live in societies where access to education for … Read more…

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2013 HB Design Scholarship Awarded

The HB Design scholarship has been awarded for 2013 to Liliya Drubetskaya at PNCA. This is the seventh award provided since the scholarship was established in 2007.

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Designing Toys

The power of good design takes on many forms and can solve a wide range of challenges.  Finding compelling toys for autistic children is one of those challenges. See what two child specialists, an engineer, and an industrial designer at … Read more…

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Homeless Teens Graduate

Today was an extraordinary day for a group of homeless Portland teenagers. They graduated from high school.  Over the past few years, they’ve worked hard to change the trajectory of their young lives and reinvent a promising future via hard … Read more…

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Meet the Avatars

This is our full cast and crew. There’s an avatar for everybody in the office, except our beloved design studio dogs. But they’re coming soon, along with our mailperson, gardener, and who knows who else. Maybe you? So, let’s get started. … Read more…

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A Modern Art Museum Reborn

I was in San Francisco over the weekend and spent part of a day at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). I particularly enjoyed a wonderful exhibit of Frida Kahlo and the time my partner and I spent … Read more…

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Inspired by Iconic Designer, Eva Zeisel

Several weeks ago I clipped out an article from the Wall Street Journal about industrial designer, Eva Zeisel. I fastened the story to my office door so everyone visiting me could read it. Born in Hungry in 1906, Zeisel is … Read more…

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