Join Us At the DRAWing Board!

Join Us At the DRAWing Board!

DRAW is growing, and we are looking for the right folks to join our design and research-driven team. (more...)

Red & White

Red & White

Dan recently took the office on a thought experiment, which started with a simple observation:  interesting things happen inside the human mind when red meets white.  Using this observation as an organizing lens, he then went on a digital vision quest to shed light on the phenomenon of (red + white). (more...)

DR[awe] #1: Graham is in the Details

DR[awe] #1: Graham is in the Details

The DRAW’ers collected themselves for an afternoon recently in a borrowed conference room at Missouri Bank, in the Crossroads.  Each DRAW’er had been given a challenge in the weeks beforehand:  explore something until it becomes fascinating and fills you with awe, and then share that experience with the rest of the crew. (more...) 

From the DRAWing Board: Designing Brand Identities

From the DRAWing Board: Designing Brand Identities

Our DRAWing Boards are all about design thinking. Sometimes that means we talk about buildings. Other times that means we talk about whiskey. And recently we got to spend an hour exploring the design-centered world of brand identity. Guest presenter, Meghan Still – a designer at Washington, DC-based identity and brand consulting firm, Beveridge Seay – gave us a professional insider’s tour… (more...)

Lessons from My Punk Rock Life: How being a punk rocker made me a better business leader

Lessons from My Punk Rock Life: How being a punk rocker made me a better business leader

My college years were transformational for me. They marked the gateway to my chosen path of architecture. They hosted my awakening to a larger world of varied perspectives and philosophies. They coincided with the rise of the Digital Revolution. And while I’m certainly not alone in any of these experiences, I do differ from most in one noteworthy way: I played in several all-woman, punk rock bands during that time. One of these bands I played in and toured with was a Bay Area-based hardcore punk rock band called Spitboy, and that experience was particularly formative. (more...)

From the DRAWing Board: A profile of artist Robert Irwin

From the DRAWing Board: A profile of artist Robert Irwin

Every other week, we at DRAW take a moment to be inspired. Our bi-weekly “DRAWing Boards” make space for our designers to present a thought-provoking topic to the rest of us – like a study on the theme of “Things Well Made,” or an exploration of diagramming, or a deep dive into the work of a kickass design firm – all of which unfailingly spurs a spirited conversation. Last week, one of our project managers, Graham Still, presented an interesting profile of the artist Robert Irwin, which we think is worth sharing. In fact, we think all of these DRAWing Boards are worth sharing, so behold: the first of our new blog series, From the DRAWing Board. (more...)