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Meet Jason: Our New Pensive and Nomadic Species

by Joshua Yu | Dec 11, 2018

We've been on the hunt to build up our Modern Species family recently and we've found the illusive species, Jason Robinson! He is a free-spirited and contemplative creative that spends his time traveling, reading and making videos. When he's not working on design projects or flying off to another adventurous location, he can be found writing insightful articles on becoming a better human and getting lost in the wilderness.  

Jason was given our usual list of questions and naturally, we've received some whimsical and profound answers. Continue reading to get a peak inside the mind of our venturesome creative. Put your hands together as we welcome Jason to the team!

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Lunch & Learn: Waste - The Shifting Role Of Design

by Joshua Yu | Oct 12, 2018

Mounting ecological and economical challenges are forcing designers to rethink how, and what, we design. In this talk and workshop we'll explore: how designers can think beyond human-centered design to understand the systems we're connected to and impacting? We'll also explore design thinking tools to help innovators design waste out of our products and services. Join us!

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Meet Chloe: Our New Emoji Connoisseur and Hopeless Romantic

by Joshua Yu | Sep 19, 2018

Breaking news! A new Species has been spotted and her name is Chloe Yeo. She is a talented designer filled with words of wisdom and, a lover of chips and fries—and most importantly—she has an uncontrollable love for dogs. When she isn't busily working on design projects or stopping to pet random dogs on the street, she can be found curled up on her couch watching movies or the lasest episodes of her favorite shows.

We sent Chloe our usual list of questions and we got some profound responses. Read her answers below to get a little insight into the mind of Chloe and join us in welcoming her to the team!

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Meet Bradlee: Our New Office DJ

by Joshua Yu | Jul 16, 2018

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.

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Lunch & Learn: Breaking Bias — Privilege Walk

by Joshua Yu | Jul 10, 2018

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.

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Join us at our inaugural Lunch & Learn with Shimon Alkon

by Joshua Yu | May 2, 2018

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.

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