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Who: Crome LLC.

What: Identity Development

Why: CRoME is a high-end performance, education and fashion brand that specializes in hip-hop dance choreography and instruction. The brand identity needed to represent the sense of quality, strength, intelligence, dynamism and professionalism of its owner Maryland native choreographer & performer Crishon Jerome Landers.

Role: Art Direction, Concept Development & Design

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Design is a broad specification with many disciplines, and naturally, with such an expansive set of tools, practices and thought processes, it can feel seemingly impossible to define. As a result, some have sought to create tightly controlled representations of what “design actually is”. However, this line of thinking is … quite frankly, BS, and can be to our detriment in the ever evolving design landscape; leaving design out of some rather important and influential conversations, when it could (should) have a bigger role in general. Why? Because design plays a role in pretty much everything we do.

 

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Who: Ginger Beauty, LLC.

What: Identity Design, Website & Bus. Card

Why: Ginger Beauty is cosmetics and lifestyle brand that specializes in eyelash extensions, custom makeups and one-to-one consultations. The brand identity and website needed to bring an edgy appeal, with a personal touch that could simultaneously reflect the professional, smart, chic and fun clientele that Ginger Beauty serves.

Role: Concept Development & Design

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Company: Unleashed Technologies

Client: LabTestsOnline.org

What: UX Audit, Review, & Wireframe Concept

Why: LabTestsOnline.org required a full UX audit & heuristic review, as well as wireframe development as a suggested improvement over the current design. The key UX goals in this layout was to make search more prominent, consistent navigation for test listings, improved featured news visibility, and easier access to information. This was accomplished by refocusing the content layout, creating segmented content groups in less pages to reduce clicks, and refocusing the navigation on search & testing categories, to narrow the user’s focus.

Role: Concept Development, Wireframe Layout, UX Audit & Review

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This post was original posted at: https://www.unleashed-technologies.com/blog/2017/08/31/design-thinking

As companies seek more authentic, and meaningful relationships with their customers and employees — while also fostering better communication at all levels — design professionals find themselves in a key position to help bridge the gap. Heck, according to Inc., Designers Are the Next Generation of CEOs. Why? Well, because Designers are at the heart empathy dealers.

In-fact, if you spend enough time in design circles you’ll hear the word “empathy” quite frequently, as it’s possibly the most foundational portion of what we do. When you consider that the majority of our work is with someone else’s voice in mind and intended for someone else’s consideration, you’ll realize empathy plays a major part. However, how do you get those who are not designers and not used to working from such abstract starting points, to use those skills to solve problems large or small… without ego, bias, or preconception?

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In this Design Thinking Session, hosted by the ASAE Tech 2017 Conference, attendees were led through a series of human centered design exercises that helped them understand the core needs and competencies within the practice of human centered design. Participants were also introduced to the concept of micro interactions and saw just how common these are in their daily lives. From our brief introduction, participants gained an understanding of how micro interactions form part of the base foundation of human centered design theory.

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Who: Rogue Squirrel, Inc.

What: Branding, Web & Apparel Design

Why: A graphic apparel brand & screen printing company specializing in designs that often featured anything from tongue-in-cheek humor to comic book references to hip-hop appreciation etc. Rogue Squirrel’s varied designs related to a broad demographic both stylistically and personally. In managing the brand’s image, design needs ranged from t-shirt designs, to website creation & maintenance, email newsletter designs, promo postcards, custom tags for shirts, web ads etc.

Role: Concept Development, Art Direction, Copywriting, & Design

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Who: Rogue Squrirel, et al.What: Shirt & Apparel Design

Why: Shirt designs created over the years for Rogue Squirrel, special events, and a number of the company’s partners.

Role: Concept Development, Garment Selection, Screen Printing & Design

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