Our Thoughts

Sometimes deep, sometimes light, our team is constantly reading, observing, making connections to the past, and prospecting the future. Here are some of our musings:

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Ugly Mugs: How Flawed Prototypes Lead to Good Design

The design process isn't always so linear, and perfection is rarely the initial outcome — especially when true customization is the goal.

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Are you ever too old to start a startup?

When it comes to launching a successful startup, age really is just a number — it’s your experience and connections that really count.

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Sunnie | The Dippers

The story behind Sunnie's adorable, bite-sized (so to speak) snack packs.

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Siete Small Batch | The Salsa Duo

Siete Small Batch is a place for trying new things, both when it comes to products and package design. Here’s some insider intel on our most recent Siete package design.

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Wine By Design: Winemaker Andrew Luoma

A jammy, easy-drinking conversation with E. & J. Gallo wine designer Andrew Luoma. This interview is part of our All By Design series, which challenges the traditional definition of design.

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All By Design: A New Series

In this series, we push the boundaries of the traditional definition of design by talking with people who practice design as we define it: in the broadest and most useful way.

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Porter Moves Into Hospitality & Event Venues

As the Porter platform continues to evolve and expand, it’s finding a foothold in new spaces like hotels and stadiums.

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Why Authenticity Matters Part 2 | For Business

Authenticity is a smart business move — it earns trust and leads to efficiency and, in turn, profits.

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Why Authenticity Matters Part 1 | For Brands

Authenticity is more than just a buzz word. It’s a business strategy.

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Blue Sky Thinking — What is it and Why Do We Use it?

What is blue sky thinking? Imagine cooking with zero constraints.