Thoughts

About Drawn Close

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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Press Release: Oct. 23, 2018 | Service Design Week 2018

Drawn Agency champions responsive service design for the benefit of all at Service Design Week 2018: How designing brand experiences that are responsive rather than reactive helped one Oregon design agency create valuable opportunities.

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The Bard, Part 3: Ideate, Make, Shoot, Post, Engage

How the Bard meets our needs as a dynamic agency (and helps us to meet those of our clients) in an ever-changing creative landscape.

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The Bard, Part 2: A Salvaged History

Ninety percent of the materials used in the Bard’s construction were salvaged from other forgotten stories, which means that Drawn's new space is steeped in history and rich with texture. Just like the agency itself and each of our clients, our building has a story.

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The Bard, Part 1: Casting the Dream

Shakespeare's Juliet once asked, "What's in a name?" In our building's case, quite a lot. Here's the story (and philosophy) behind Drawn's new HQ, told in three parts.

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The Drawn Team's Spring Cleaning Traditions

How the Drawn team makes space for the fresh ideas and creative exploits that come with spring.

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What is New Year's to You?

New Year's traditions are fun, sure, but they often serve a deeper purpose, as well. Here's how the Drawn team rings in new years and what our traditions mean to us.

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Symmetry: Sophisticated or Simplistic?

While symmetry has its merits, it can also prove a restriction when it comes to design. Here, we explore both sides of the symmetry debate — where do you stand?

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Uniquely the Same

Our team members' backgrounds are literally all over the map, but our values are tightly aligned and the result is smooth collaboration bolstered by a vast diversity of experience.

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The Drawn Team’s Creativity Hacks

Our team-tested methods for finding inspiration and feeding creativity.

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Our Process

Our approach to achieving organic magnetism: Be real.