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Lucky Number Seven: Modern Species is another year old!

by Gage Mitchell | May 6, 2016 | Studio News

Modern Species turned 7-years old last month, and we had one heck of a year. For example, we brought on a new team member who subsequently delivered us our first grand species. We started working with one of our favorite brands, Alter Eco, and helped them win a Nexty Award at Expo West. And the list goes on... in fact, there are too many fun things to mention so instead we thought we’d share a list of our seven big goals for the future. So here they are, in no particular order.

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Studio News

Our Newest Species: Hendrix

by Jennifer Stewart | Mar 30, 2016

We always knew Carla was a talented designer, but her latest creation might just be the finest she’s ever made. Introducing Hendrix Parker Britt: design baby.

Packaging

Alter Eco’s Gone4Good Packaging Wins a Nexty Award!

by Gage Mitchell | Mar 15, 2016

Every year at the Natural Product’s Expo West, a group of people review and evaluate all the new products at the show in order to curate a list of what they deem the most exciting innovations of the year. For the last three or four years we’ve had the privilege of working on projects that made this coveted Nexty finalist list, which is always an honor, but this year we’re super excited to announce that one of our projects won the Best New Packaging Award!

Sustainability

How to Plan an Eco Event - Part 2

by Carla Williamson-Britt | Mar 2, 2016

Whether you’re planning an office party, a brand launch, or an annual meeting of your co-op members, all event planners have one thing in common – you want the event to be a success. So imagine hosting a killer event with every seat in the house taken, the audio/visual components working smoothly, the attendees are excited and engaged, the refreshments work out just right, and then, in the closing remarks, you get to tell everyone that entire event was also hosted with zero waste. Not only did you crush the event, but you also did it in a way that aligns perfectly with your brand and also makes mother earth smile a little brighter. Sounds nice, right?

Well your friends at Modern Species have put together a bunch of tips on how to keep your next event Eco. So many we decide to make it into a 2 part series.
 

Branding

How to Find a Great Idea for a New Business

by Jennifer Stewart | Feb 24, 2016

If you’re a wannabe entrepreneur without anything to sell, I suggest you watch this little video from The School of Life for some inspiration for you next project. They posit that the best thing to sell is that which removes our unhappiness. I agree with this, however the entrepreneur of the future needs to make sure that providing happiness for one person does not create unhappiness in another.

The details are not the details.
They make the design.- Charles Eames