What’s in a Job Title?

Every industry is going to have its own lingo and it’s important that people working within it and outside of it understand what it means, so today I’d like to talk about the titles we use to describe ourselves. For instance, do you know the difference between a designer and an art director?

Bon Voyage et Bonne Chance

This week 4 of our co-workers are in Cannes for the 59th International Festival of Creativity. But what makes this special is that all 4 earned their way to Cannes by winning young creative competitions.

Designing (and converting) for multiple mobile densities

With Apple leading the movement, phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop displays are rapidly increasing in resolution. This is wonderful for everyday mobile users, as the quality of their device screens become sharper and allow them to better experience the finer details of an application.

iPad GUI PSD (Retina Display)

In 2008 we released our first iOS PSD. We continue to do it, not only because we find useful, but because we think a lot of other designers do too.

Writing on Paper

There's been a bit of a buzz about the new app, Paper, released by Fifty Three in the past few days. If you haven't heard about it, Paper is a simple drawing app that aims to replicate the feel and experience of using a nice sketchbook.  It strips away most of the Chrome that is part and parcel with the current spate of drawing applications on the iPad.  It's a powerful idea:  remove the UI, and you're free to experience the tools on their own terms, just as you would a pencil in real life.  You're freed from the cognitive load of choosing the size of your brush, and are able to concentrate more on the act of creation.

Readability + iPad Retina

Here are some pics of Readability on the iPad 2 (left) and the "new" iPad (right). You can see how well the new screens render Hoefler & Frere-Jones amazing fonts.

Readability for iOS

A few months back we talked about our partnership with Readability. Today, we're pleased to announce that the native apps are available on iOS.

Get More by Starting Right

Yesterday, David Murdico wrote for Ad Age about 5 Ways to Get More Out of Your Digital Agency. In the article, he discusses how brand managers can maximize the results they get from the professional service firms they hire.

Designing workspaces for creativity

It's been over a year since we moved into our new space in Liberty Village, and believe it or not, it's taken us about as long to finally settle-in. We really love it here, but always have ideas for improving things to make it even more of a creative and collaborative environment.

No screen left behind: Creating a digital experience for multiple devices

When creating a web site for multiple screens and devices, many options need to be explored to determine how to create the best web experience while maintaining a consistent and optimal user experience. With the variety of devices used to view the web already, from phones and desktop computers, to netbooks and tablets, this list will only continue to grow.

Going down the right Path

We don't often write about products that we didn't work on, but I came across Path last night and felt it was worth talking about. Path has been around since November of last year.

In Search of Innovation

A few months back Fast Company’s Co.Design blog published a controversial post that triggered a lot of discussion. In their article provocatively titled User-Led Innovation Can't Create Breakthroughs; Just Ask Apple and Ikea, Jens Martin Skibsted and Rasmus Bech Hansen wrote: “[User-centered design] doesn’t work.