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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How Recognizing Our Patterns of Pattern Recognition Can Make Us Better Designers

We identify chairs as chairs because of trusted, instinctive patterns of recognition. But what if we rethink those patterns? We could be designing some wild chairs, for starters.

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A Place to Gather at PublicHouse

How Drawn helped convert a 100-year-old church into a contemporary food hall designed to invite eating, drinking, and — above all — connecting with friends and neighbors.

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The Bard Rebirth

The what, when, where, why, and HOW of Drawn's Bard Building (our headquarters) in downtown Eugene, Oregon.

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Porter | Alignment Unlocks Potential

How the hunt for alignment led to a “quiet set of helping hands” for the restaurant industry.

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Why Brand Audits Matter

Sometimes, you need an unbiased eye to tell you where your strengths and weaknesses are. With a brand audit, Drawn can help reveal things about your brand that you may not be able to see on your own.

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[un] Field Notes: Thoughts on Working From Home

Our writer's take on working from home during a pandemic: the ups, the downs, and a few tips for maximizing productivity.

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Drawn to Culture: Must-Reads

From historical non-fiction to vintage brand standards to bedtime stories, here’s what we’re reading (and loving) at Drawn.

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Drawn to Culture: The Podcast Edition

Getting tired of listening to those same old podcasts day after day? Here’s a list of the ones we’ve been loving recently to give your ears a little something new.

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Drawn U | Interdisciplinary Design

When appreciation for the philosophy of design meets authentic, instinctive design thinking, good things happen. We believe that the best design is second nature and comes from truly embracing interdisciplinary thinking.

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Drawn U | Tutoring Design

Learning something new — whether it’s how to speak Spanish or the language of design thinking — can be tough. You can think of us as a tutor to help you with the latter.