Sketching to Improve Your Daily Workflow

Written by Autumn Hutchins / Design, Strategy

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

Written by MODintelechy / Design, Strategy

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

Written by MODintelechy / 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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#MODtalks Austin Graffiti

Written by MODintelechy / Design, Studio Culture

Never too old for a field trip! We stepped away from our computers today to appreciate the graffiti art around Austin. From The HOPE Gallery to musician murals and abstract paintings, there’s so much creative talent tucked inside this city. We wanted to share! Stay tuned for more MOD inspiration that keeps us a lead…

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#MODtalks Concept Building

Written by MODintelechy / Design

Onward and upward! We recently sat down with our graphic designer, Andrea Ulloa, as she let us in on her creative process. When it comes to developing eye-catching and out-of-the-box designs, she’s an expert. She nods many thanks to her time at Academy of Art University in San Francisco for challenging her creativity by working on…

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Top 5 Creative Resume Flops

Written by MODintelechy / Design, Studio Culture

During the work week, resumes constantly flood my inbox. I love skimming through applications and witnessing all of the great talent out there. While some candidates stand out with strong work experience, others fail to amaze with resumes wrought with common, and at times appalling, mistakes. Over the years, I have come to recognize a…

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Pantone’s 2016 Hues Times Two

Written by MODintelechy / Design

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… When PANTONE announces their upcoming Color of the Year! This year, the global color authority threw the world a curveball and declared not one, but TWO Colors of the Year for the first time since selecting the original Color of the Year back in 2000.  So what…

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Thrice is Nice

Written by MODintelechy / Design, Studio Culture

…And three more American Graphic Design Awards make 35! We are always proud of the creative we produce for our ever-growing list of clients, but having our work be recognized by Graphic Design USA Magazine? Well, that’s just the cherry on top! Check out the award-winning websites our design + development teams produced below. Cheers,…

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MOD Tips: Creativity Rut Busters

Written by MODintelechy / Design

The MOD squad is comprised of a team of creatives who are obsessed with crafting brand experiences that are equal parts user-centric and visually unforgettable. Unfortunately, no one is immune to the occasional creative slump, which is why everybody needs a few go-to tricks in their back pocket for when their creative well hath runneth…

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Marsala is a Mar-Snooze

Written by Bianca Krause / Design

You would think with as much as I love red wine and Italian food, Pantone’s pick for the 2015 color of the year, Marsala, would be my latest and greatest obsession. Not the case, Pantone, not the case. According to Leatrice Wiseman, Pantone Color Institute’s Executive Director, Marsala is a color that is “nurturing and…

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