There’s some new talent in the office these days and we thought you might like to meet her. World, this is Kellie Komorita. She’s smart, quick to laugh, has amazing design taste, and dresses better than Gage. She also has a name that reminds us of that lyric in the song Harlem Shake, and thus we have deemed her Harlem. I sent Harlem a list of questions that I know you wanted to ask her and below are her insightful and deep answers. Enjoy!
I came across an interesting, though ancient, article the other day on The Psychology of Web Performance. Written in May of 2008 (so old!) and pulling from research that cites a time before ubiquitous broadband, the statistics it lists on what online shoppers will and won’t tolerate are astounding and makes a great case for the necessity of high-performance, well-designed website.
The second Seattle Designers Accord Town Hall was held October 11th at Carbon Design Group’s studio. The event was organized by Carbon, Modern Species and AIGA Seattle. The theme of the night was “Are We There Yet?,” reflecting the seemingly endless journey of designers striving to produce sustainable results for willing clients. Linda Wagner of Carbon and Gage Mitchell of both Modern Species and AIGA Seattle shared the emcee duties. Four speakers delivered short presentations to address the topic from their perspective (industrial design, graphic design, architecture, or business), before continuing the conversation in breakout sessions.
NUREMBERG, Germany, and WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb.15, 2012) – At a press event today at BioFach Germany, European Commissioner Dacian Cioloş for the European Union’s (EU) Agriculture and Rural Development and Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan of the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the signing of an organic equivalence arrangement between the world’s two largest markets for organic food. Under the arrangement, the EU and United States will work together to promote strong organic programs, protect organic standards, enhance cooperation, and facilitate trade in organic products.