Category Archives: Networking

7 Takeaways from IDSA Central District Conference at Carnegie Museum of Art

Designers came together last weekend in Pittsburgh to be inspired and learn from students and professionals. As the student advisor for IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America), I went along to support Austin Frank, Cleveland Institute of Art’s Student Merit … Continue reading

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Pantone 2016 Color of the Year: A Softer Take on Color

  It’s that time of year again—Pantone announced the 2016 color of the year. With all the stress that is experienced in the world today, it is only fitting that Pantone chose not one but two colors that reflect a … Continue reading

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2016 Design Predictions

The following design predictions are taken from an article entitled, “What to Expect in 2016: Predictions from Top Creatives,” found on the How Design website. The designers and educators who commented have some interesting insight about design in 2016. Below are a … Continue reading

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“We Can Do That”

When a client asks Design Interface to create a promotional piece for their company and we mention that we are capable of doing other design work, such as… •  Annual Reports  •  Brochures/Sell Sheets  •  Booklets & Flyers   •  Technical … Continue reading

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University Hospitals + Design Interface at Innovation Day

  This week Adrian Slattery gave a presentation about Innovation through Industrial Design at University Hospitals. He outlined the creative process, pointing out that a creative environment is also crucial to the process. A comparison between manufacturing and software development … Continue reading

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10 Designs that Reinvent the Business Card

Many people overlook the value of having a professional business card that accurately reflects your brand image, yet this small piece of paper can be an important part of your collateral package. It’s often the first item prospects receive from … Continue reading

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Cleveland Institute of Art Spring Shows 2015

Spring Show 2015—April 22-April 24, 2015 CIA Spring Shows 2015 is an opportunity to view exhibits from all areas of fine art and design works by the student’s of CIA. The Spring Show include a Visual Arts Show, Craft & … Continue reading

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Strengthen Your Capabilities

Let’s do something today at work that feels good. First, you need to stop typing or clicking your mouse, and second, get up off your chair. Now you’re ready to  s t r e t c h  at your desk! Shake … Continue reading

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The Power of Networking

This week I attended two networking meetings that are great examples of the power of building connections. The first one was for the re-energized LES (Licensing Executives Society) Northern Ohio Local Chapter. It was great to meet Licensing Professionals in … Continue reading

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