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Mar 24, 2014 Posted by: Jen

Sustainable Design Degree Alternatives

I once heard a UX designer say, "Colleges didn't even teach what I now do every day." My hope is that sustainable graphic designers will be able to say that one day, too. Right now sustainable design is a profession for only a few self-educated designers, but is generally ignored in the average graphic design curricula. Much like UX design, though, schools often lag in keeping up with the ever-changing world of design, so for those interested in making "sustainable designer" their title, here are the options available to you in schools now. Read

Feb 19, 2014 Posted by: Gage

Be Curious

We frequently get asked for advice because of our unique niche in sustainable design, and being quite interested in the subject we naturally dive head first into an on-the-spot, crash course in designing for sustainability. That can be a bit overwhelming for some, especially if this is your first introduction to the topic. So the next time somebody asks me for a sustainable design tip, I want to try something different. Here’s how I imagine it going. Read

Feb 03, 2014 Posted by: Gage

Package & Sustainable Design Awards: GDUSA

We're happy to announce that we took home two honors in the 2014 GDUSA Package Design Awards. Our packaging for Makes 3 was awarded in the Health and Beauty sector, and our Half-Box design for Qet was chosen for Sustainability. Many thanks to GDUSA, and to our clients for helping us do great work! Read on for photos and descriptions. Read

Dec 17, 2013 Posted by: Jen

Happy Holidays from The Species

We know you're sitting at your desk right now, click click clicking away on your mouse and keyboard in an attempt to make it look and sound like you're getting work done, all while actually dreaming of your upcoming long Christmas weekend. While we do want you to have a lovely and relaxing break, we'd be remiss if we didn't point out to you that you're being irresponsible. After all, you're going to head off to a lovely weekend and you have yet to even consider the needs of your computer screen. Read

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