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CES 2014: Entertainment Rules the Show

Last month Leslie and I attended CES for two fun filled days in (somewhat) sunny Las Vegas. As expected, there were myriads of booths and products to explore. We saw robots, drones, 3D printers and at least a dozen people … Read more…

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Distressed Type

While I am a web site developer, and not a graphic designer, I have always liked the aesthetics of type, especially in the form of old, weathered signage. And being an amateur photographer allows me to explore this interest.  Click … Read more…

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Designing Mommy

I wanted to share my experience with any other mommies out there who are working in graphic design and finding that work life before baby was quite different. Being a designer, things in my personal life tended to take on … Read more…

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Summer Break!

The HB Design blog is going on summer vacation! In the meantime, take a look at the what we are pinning on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/hbdesignpdx Have a great summer!

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Typography Detective

I went through the Oregon Heritage Rail Museum when it opened. A lot of people attended the opening and took photos. I refrained from taking any photos until I walked through the Pullman cars. Then this warning caught my eye:

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The Importance of Typography

I love typography. A LOT. I always have. As strange as it sounds, it’s always been an important part of me, even as a kid. I was the kid drawing logos at age six. There will be more about my … Read more…

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An Idea Leads to A Change

Each morning, before I go to work, I take an hour and ride my spinning bike. I love this early morning exercise time—it is an hour of the day when my mind clears and I have no interruptions or distractions, … Read more…

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The Power of the Infographic

In my last post, I talked about the idea of C2CB presentation tools. For those who ask “what is C2CB” and don’t want to take the time to do a little hunting, I’ll fill you in. Client to Client’s Boss … Read more…

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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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