March 1st, 2013
Kristine’s work is featured – alongside Stefan Sagmeister, Daniel Eatock, Andrew Stevens of Graphic Thought Facility – in this new book published by Laurence King. 50 designers were invited to share one student project and one professional project for inclusion. They were also asked to offer a rare piece of advice as well as a friendly warning to the design students of today. A must-read for anyone embarking on a career in design.
January 17th, 2013
Our new installation at the Foster School of Business on the University of Washington campus is complete! Each quote on the wall – from Ann Landers to Star Wars – features the word “business”. This project was another enjoyable collaboration with Karen Cheng, on the design faculty at UW with Kristine.
January 16th, 2013
Get ready for Summer!? The new Summer 2013 catalog for Pilchuck Glass School is fresh off the presses. Though last summer’s poster was fun, we were pleased to work with 28 pages this time around. Now we’re just itching to learn how to make neon.
December 3rd, 2012
Good news! The Gates Visitor Center project was awarded ‘Best Kids’ Edutainment’ in the latest issue of Seattle Magazine – Best of 2012. Pick up the print edition, download a digital version, or better yet, head down (with or without the kids) and check out the many innovative and interactive exhibits.
November 14th, 2012
We’ve collaborated with Karen Cheng on a permanent installation at Balmer Hall, part of the new Business School complex on the University of Washington campus. What does Obi-Wan Kenobi have to do with business? Check it out and see…
November 14th, 2012
We are excited to start developing graphic design for the ‘Center of Innovation’ at the Museum of History and Industry’s new South Lake Union location. We will be working closely with award-winning Olson Kundig Architects to develop a showcase for our region’s rich past, present and future role in global innovation. the exhibit is slated to open in autumn 2013.
November 9th, 2012
Installation is underway at the EMP Museum for our new wayfinding scheme. We worked with the EMP team to develop a system that will allow easy changes of content as their exhibits change. The system also features radically simplified maps to make finding you way through the Frank Gehry building remarkably easy.
September 20th, 2012
Several of Kristine’s University of Washington design students have projects featured in Christopher Simmons’ new book, Just Design + Socially Conscious Design for Critical Causes. Great job everyone!
NonCents is a response to Kristine’s ‘Make Change’ project which challenges students to identity a bothersome issue, create an explanatory installation, and then make that change happen. ‘NonCents’ took on the inefficiency of the US penny with a fictitious campaign to abolish it. Developed by 2009 VCD alums Simon Bond, Joey Flynn, Leonardo Hartomo and Dana Vogt. See more here.
Erin Williams (2009 MFA alum) developed her Velocity
thesis project to change public perception about bicycling in Seattle. After presenting and circulating her new city cycling map, Erin was approached by Seattle DOT to assist with the 2010 official Seattle Bicycling Guide map. Kristine was Erin’s thesis advisor for the project. See more at: erinwdesign.com
September 18th, 2012
Oh, they’re at it again. Come see the latest collaboration between our own Cassie Klingler and Alanna MacGowan, co-owner of The Dye Lab, for the upcoming AIGA Portland Design Week event on October 10, 2012. Designers, typographers, graffiti artists and illustrators from around the world were asked to render the letters of the alphabet with a graffiti-inspired reinterpretation. Jared Levy’s documentary short film Graffiti Fine Art will premiere.
September 5th, 2012
We are very pleased to announce ‘Change’, our collaborative project with Karen Cheng, has been selected for publication in Architype Review. ‘Change’ will be featured in the digital publication’s current issue embracing innovation and advancement in the design of Architectural Graphics. Take a look at our project and be sure to check out the upcoming interviews from selected designers.