Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Dear Blue Flip Phone,
After many years together, our relationship has come to an end. I've found someone new.
She's sleek, smart, and sexy. My generous co-workers introduced us just today. Love at first text!
I'll miss your sonar ring and all the stylish "flips." Oh the good times we had.
I'll remember you always,
(Welcome to the 21st century, Dave.)
Friday, December 10, 2010
I can't say the partners had done the math yet, but as Dave Heimbuch toasted at our holiday party, there are finally more employees at ai3 than there are partners! And that doesn't include (2) interns and (2) more employees on the way.
What a feeling of accomplishment for all of us at ai3. We believe in what we're doing and have become friends with some great new clients in 2010. Here's a toast to all of YOU, and happy holidays!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Spray-paint art of our lovely interns Jamie Perin, industrial design , and Heather Rice, interior design, both here with us this Fall. As part of the design concept for our first Mellow Mushroom restaurant with Reid Fogleman in Fayetteville, North Carolina, these were stencil concepts on Pizza Pans and Restroom signage. The paint came off their cuticles eventually-
The challenge of pulling together a cohesive vision for a project can drive one mad! We’ve all been there, blank sheet (okay blank InDesign file) staring back at us....come on give it to me! Storyboarding can break the ice quickly - simple concepts or complex scenes all start with one line of clarity.
Story boards allow us to reinterpret, react to another designers vision or expand a great idea.
Check out artist Brian Gossett and Tavo Ponce's take on a scene from Alice in Wonderland.