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Nutiva’s Beauty Package Design Wins the Hearts of Nexty & GDUSA Awards

by Carla Williamson-Britt | Nov 19, 2018

Guess the cat's out of the bag!

Our newest work for Nutiva just won two exciting industry awards: the GDUSA Award for Health & Wellness Design and a Nexty Award at Expo East for progressive, innovative, inspiring, and trustworthy new products in the natural products industry. If you can’t tell, we are pretty chuffed with ourselves.

Mission

Yeeeehaw! Modern Species Is Now A Certified B Corporation!

by Gage Mitchell | Nov 5, 2018

After many years of starting and stopping the certification process, we’re thrilled to announce that Modern Species is now a Certified B Corp! To understand how we feel, imagine compostable confetti bursting out of giant recyclable party poppers as we break into a happy dance choreographed to Party Rock Anthem. Yeah. It’s that awesome.

Studio News

Hello Goodbye

by Gage Mitchell | Oct 16, 2018

Oh, what a bittersweet year it's been for our graphic designer Carla and her husband Todd.

It all started with the birth of their second son, Grayson Alder Britt (our second grand species) and—spoiler alert—ends with her leaving Modern Species to move to Florida.

Events

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!

Studio News

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!

Studio News

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.

Events

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.

Events

Lunch & Learn: Breaking Bias — Privilege Walk

by Gage Mitchell | 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.

If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design.- Dr. Ralph Speth