Meet our Creative Director: From Inspiration to Go-To Karaoke Songs

By MODintelechy / Agency Culture, Design

With two decades of creative experience under her belt, there’s not an industry our Creative Director, Joanna Brown, hasn’t impacted — nor a brief she hasn’t brought to life. Cutting her teeth with some big-time agencies led her to work with some big-time brands: J.P. Morgan, Chase, Unilever (Dove, Hellmann’s, Magnum) and Google to name…

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The Hidden Power of Creative

By Adrian Olvera / Agency Culture, Design, Marketing

As a creative, I’m happy to say that, what was once an afterthought, is now considered critical for in-market success—design. Growth of online and mobile tools have enabled the consumer to seize control of the brand relationship, telling brands when, where, and how they want to engage. Because of this, more brands have realized the…

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3 Benefits of Hiring a Marketing Agency and Where to Start

By Josh May / Agency Culture, Data + Analytics, Design, Marketing, Strategy

3 Benefits of Hiring a Marketing Agency   The flexibility of hiring for marketing expertise makes me think of LEGO creations. You can follow the instructions or mix and match sets and make something unique, just as you can hire internally, outsource to freelancers, or establish an agency relationship to build your business. Whichever strategy…

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Sketching to Improve Your Daily Workflow

By Autumn Hutchins / Design, Marketing

If you’ve ever doodled on sticky notes or in the margins of your notebook, I want you to make your seemingly mindless doodling, do work. Sketching regularly helps you generate better ideas, communicate them more effectively, work faster, and even change the way you think. I became a visual thinker when working on illustration projects,…

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#Mood: Mood Boards as Design Tools

By MODintelechy / Design

As designers, it can be difficult to put a particular emotion or idea into words when we think a particular shade of green or font family would do it justice. So, we make a mood board—a simple graphic tool which allows me to experiment with design elements and make my vision, reality. Simply put, mood…

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UX at a Glance

By MODintelechy / Data + Analytics, Design

What exactly is user experience design? Our savvy UX/UI expert Lynn Vuong steps in to explain the basics. A commonly misunderstood practice, even within the design world, user experience design (or UX) is defined as the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving a site’s accessibility while leading the user through a journey of discovery. Don…

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Jessica Hische & The Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness

By MODintelechy / Design

“Freelance means no pants.” At least that’s Jessica Hische’s take on working as a freelance designer, and with clients like Starbucks, Wes Anderson, Tiffany & Co., Target and The New York Times all lusting after her perfected style of lettering and typography, I’d say that no-pants method is working just fine for her. MOD Art…

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Be a Part of MOD’s Exciting New Release

By MODintelechy / Design

  The MOD Studio‘s sister company, MODpaper, is releasing an exciting new product and YOU can play a part in developing it! We’re excited to announce that MODpaper will be designing an exclusive line of high-end, luxury stationery. Ultimately, we want to create something that you will love, that’s why we created this brief survey…

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Single or Taken, MOD Has You Covered For Valentine's Day

By MODintelechy / Design

So, you’re single this Valentine’s Day. Things could be worse. Just think, spending Valentine’s alone means YOU get to pick what to watch in the Netflix queue, YOU get all of the champagne to yourself and YOU can listen to this mopey singles playlist we made with zero judgment. Enjoy! Play Our ‘Time for the…

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Pantone’s Radiant Color of the Year 2014

By MODintelechy / Design

Well Emerald, it’s been fun but it’s high time you get to stepping. Pantone has announced their 2014 Color of the Year and it’s none other than Radiant Orchid. According to Pantone: “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a…

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The Design Files – Designing for Digital

By Bianca Krause / Design, Technology

We’re currently in the midst of an unprecedented and unremitting technology boom, which has us spending more time online and on more devices than ever before. For companies, this means that establishing a digital presence has moved from being an encouraged addition to an all out necessity. The design process for a digital format requires…

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Meet Malary

By MODintelechy / Design

Our Creative team is growing yet again! Allow us to introduce Malary Lee, The MOD Studio’s newest graphic designer. Malary hails from America’s Heartland but she’s made herself right at home in good ol’ Austin, Texas. Get to know more about Ms. Malary! What inspired you to pursue a career in graphic design? I’ve always…

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Good Things DO Come in Threes

By MODintelechy / Design

Nothing spices up a Monday like opening the mail to find THREE American Graphic Design Awards. We’re always proud of the hard work our team puts into each project and being recognized for the end result is the icing on the cake! Check out the {award winning} designs below! 1. BrainJuice – Bottle Packaging &…

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What’s Your Type?

By Bianca Krause / Design

Asking me to pick my favorite font would be like asking a parent which kid they love more. There are certainly fonts I prefer more than others but I would never be able to choose just one to save from a burning building. In more or less words: I LOVE fonts. Typography is what got…

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The All New 'Merica

By MODintelechy / Design, Marketing

Last week, American Airlines announced a change four decades in the making– a new logo along with a completely transformed fleet. Tom Horton, AA Chairman & CEO spoke about the changes in an email, “Our changes on the outside reflect how we’re evolving on the inside. Our new logo and the refreshed exterior of our…

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Congratulations Emerald, You've Won!

By Maria Orozova / Design

The official color of 2013 is making its debut. After seeing the bold colors and patterns previewed for the spring in everything from fashion to home goods, it’s certainly no surprise that such a rich hue would become the must-have for the rest of the year. I can’t wait to add some of the fabulous…

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Anniversary Teapot

By MODintelechy / Design

For their 50th anniversary, Crate & Barrel announces a collection of exclusive teapots to be released each month of 2013. Each month’s teapot has been designed by one of their 12 “must-know” artists. Although the teapots are a little pricey ($200 each), we love their style!

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Owls on the Wall

By MODintelechy / Agency Culture, Design

If all my previous posts didn’t give you a hint, I kind of love owls. It’s not really something I can explain, they’re just weirdly adorable. So of course when I came across a make your own owl calendar I was stoked! Although you could probably grab photos from around the web and create your…

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The Burgundy Chronicles

By Maria Orozova / Design

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Calling all Lobsters!

By Maria Orozova / Design

If you’re looking for a lunch delivery, Pamela Jane’s is the place to call. We had the treat of sampling their famous Maine Lobster Rolls while working with them and we’re now a little obsessed… Their collateral material was printed on a gorgeous recycled paper from French Paper Co‘s Speckletone Paper collection. And what could…

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