Bradlee is the newest member of the Modern Species family and our first ever intern. He is an illustrious young designer who is pursuing a Design BFA from Western Washington University. Bradlee approaches every project with a wide smile and positive energy that can be seen within his design solutions. When Bradlee isn’t clicking away at his work computer he can be found looking for Seattle’s best boba, binge-watching RuPaul’s Drag Race or just cackling loudly in a public space... and he keeps our office playlist fresh and hip and on the daily.
Join us for our next edition of Lunch & Learn to become vulnerable to the various ways identity has the potential to become a barrier to professional development. A privilege walk helps us discover invisible advantages and disadvantages and uses a facilitated empathy exercise to visualize with real human lives the deeper meaning behind diversity & inclusion initiatives. Personal awareness of these factors can build better working cultures and help produce more positively impactful design work.
You know your design makes a difference for a company's bottom line. But what if your design could make a positive impact on the world?
Designing for social impact isn’t about creating pretty artifacts for a good cause or about just selling cool stuff and giving a portion of the proceeds to charity. In its ideal form, designing for social impact is envisioning the impact you want to have for a community or individual, bringing stakeholders into the process, working toward sustainable solutions, measuring the difference you're making, and sharing your results so that positive impact can spread across the world.
Last month Modern Species turned 9 years old. In human years that means fourth grade. In business years we're somewhere between 39 and 58—because 50% of businesses die within 5 years, and 75% close within 10 years (According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). So as we sit here, one month into our 10th year, all I can feel is humble, yet somehow proud, and grateful to still be going strong.
We’re excited to announce that we’re launching a brand new workshop/learning series called Lunch & Learn! Join us at once a month at these Lunch & Learn sessions as we bring in speakers to lead us through various topics ranging from Design Thinking, Service Design, Designing for an Experience Economy and more. Our goal is to provide a learning experience that will provide you with the tools to reshape your thinking.