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My Design Adventure by Emmy Pellico

In 1988, I worked as a graphic artist for Hanlon Brown Design. Things were a lot different 28 years ago. First of all, there were 4 employees, not 18 as currently employed full-time. Paste-up work was still a reality, copy … Read more…

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Storytelling at Portland Youth Builders

Getting an opportunity to talk with others about a shared interest will give way to engaging conversation and a means for each party to get to know each other on a deeper level.

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Every Great Dream Starts With a Dreamer: Jenna and Apple

I got this in response to my blog “Every Great Dream Starts with a Dreamer.” Jenna said she can trace her career path back to dream that began around age 10. I’d love to hear your story, so please send … Read more…

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Crafting 404 pages

As a follow up to my earlier post on Entertaining Error Messages, I’d like to offer this article from Smashing Magazine. It’s a thoughtful explanation that looks at preventing the “page not found” error in the first place as well … Read more…

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Nerds, Nerds, Nerds – Not the Candy Kind Either, Part III

Nerd Spotlight: Robert Wallace (aka Office Magician) This marks the half-way point of my non-scientific research study to identify the most revered nerds of the HB Design office. This is the third post in the series (read the previous post … Read more…

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What Shapes Us: #3 in Series of Stories

This is the third story in a series. Read previous post about Leslie. Noel Henneman, Lead Interactive Designer I had the pleasure of sitting down with Noel a couple of weeks ago and chatting about design and the path it … Read more…

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Nerds, Nerds, Nerds – Not the Candy Kind Either, Part II

Nerd Spotlight: Anita Wente (aka Jean-Luc Picard’s Main Squeeze?) To show my appreciation for the high nerd population in Portland and just to have a little fun I’ve been questioning my co-workers about their favorite nerds. The first post featured … Read more…

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Rethinking Web Design as Living System Design

As designers and programmers, we are regularly faced with projects that have to live both on desktops and on mobile screens – a situation that brings a lot of questions with it. On the surface there is a basic decision … Read more…

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Every Great Dream Starts With a Dreamer

Gail’s Story The fun thing about people in our industry is they tend to be those who followed their dreams. They realized they had the creative chip early on and focused on a path that allowed them to unfold their … Read more…

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Every Great Dream Starts With a Dreamer

I’m starting a conversation with people I know in creative services ABOUT how they came to work in the industry. Some of are here at HB Design and some are not. If you want to send your story for consideration, … Read more…

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