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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7 Observations from 7 Days in London

Seven casual observations of how our cousins across the pond exist differently (and sometimes, not so differently) than we do in the U.S.

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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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Moving the Offline Customer Experience Online with Shopify

How we worked with Shopify to translate a traditionally analog business model to a digital interface.

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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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Finding Creative Confidence

Creative work is personal work. It requires confidence and thick skin — two things that, luckily, can be developed.

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Why Words Matter

In contemporary culture, a picture really does seem to be worth a thousand words (or at least a thousand likes). But can a word ever be worth a thousand pictures? We think so — if it's the right one.

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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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On Creating (New) Traditions

When we think of traditions, we mostly think of the 10, 50, 100-year-old ones, but we're creating new traditions all the time. Here's a look at some successful marketing campaigns that society has adopted as traditions and why they work.

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Time + Honesty = Texture

Whether created by time or intention, texture tells a story; it can reveal an object's true nature. So, can texture inspire better design?

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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?