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Doubling-up with Two GDUSA Package Design Awards

by Carla Williamson-Britt | Mar 2, 2017

We’re bringing home the award bacon! And when we say bacon, we mean fair, organic grains and world-changing nut butters. With two American Package Design Awards, GDUSA has recognized our work with Farmer Direct Co-op bulk and shelf grains packaging and Yumbutter creamy nut butter jars. 

“The GDUSA awards competition celebrates well-designed graphics, of course, but also the power of design to advance the brand and forge an emotional connection with the buyer at the moment of truth.” —Graphic Design USA

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

Advice

Survive 2017

by Kellie Komorita | Jan 20, 2017

As we head into the adventure that is 2017, the Modern Species team has collected 12 essential things to keep us sane through the current political and cultural rumpus. We thought these things were worth sharing—for a chuckle and for inspiration. Check out the Guide to explore which ones you want to add to your own survival tool kit for the coming year.

Sustainability

Protect the Planet, Save Ourselves: 5 Things You Should Know About Climate Refugees

by Kellie Komorita | Dec 6, 2016

1] “Climate Refugees” isn’t a new concept.

To paint with a broad brush, a climate refugee is anyone who has to relocate due to climate related complications. The term was first popularized by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1985. That’s 31 years ago. Hell, it’s older than some of us millenials. [1] I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve never heard of the plight of climate refugees until a few months ago. As much as it seems like a painfully obvious byproduct of climate change, I feel quite ashamed that I've been so uninformed. If you're in the same boat as me, let’s talk about this.

Opinions

#Solidarity

by Kellie Komorita | Nov 16, 2016

It certainly has been one hell of a post-election week. Like half of the country, we’re still processing what a Trump presidency will look like and how that might impact us on a personal and business level and we would just like to voice solidarity with all of our clients, friends, and peers.

Sustainability

What Will You Sacrifice for Sustainability?

by Jennifer Stewart | Jun 24, 2016

Today I watched a short video about what the world would be like without packaging. It was supposed to be funny, showing a guy visiting a farm and carrying milk in his hands in order to put it on his cereal (apparently a bowl is now considered a package), but instead it made me sad. Sad because we used to live in a world without so much packaging waste, and sad because that world is one that even the greenest buyer doesn’t want to return to.

Opinions

Protect the Planet, Save Ourselves: Climate Change is a Human Rights Issue

by Kellie Komorita | May 26, 2016

It’s frequently been said that,

“We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change, and the last generation that can do something about it.”

I believe that to be true.

Studio News

Lucky Number Seven: Modern Species is another year old!

by Gage Mitchell | May 6, 2016

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.

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.

Discontent is the first step
in the progress of a man
or a nation.- Oscar Wilde