In July of 2011, ChaseDesign LLC president Martin Cregg was a featured speaker at the Store Brands Decisions Innovation & Marketing Summit in Chicago. In the audience, 250 industry executives listened to Marty describe how the rise of electronic shopping is influencing store design and retail formats, and how the ensuing changes will affect store brands.
As part of the Share. Project ChaseDesign employees were asked to “Think Spring.” They were given five minutes to create an image that exemplifies spring for them using any medium: camera phone, computer, pencil and paper. These were the festive results.
In March of 2011, designers from ChaseDesign traveled to Düsseldorf, Germany, for the EuroShop Global Retail Trade Fair. Held every three years, EuroShop draws a Who’s Who of international retail. In 2011, more than 106,000 visitors from 90 nations visited with 2,038 exhibitors.
On January 28th, 2012, a brave ChaseDesign LLC team plunged into Skaneateles Lake for charity. Billed as “Shock and Thaw” and carrying roses for a soon-to-be-wed co-worker, the team was part of the Polar Bear Plunge that raised $6,600 for charity.
ChaseDesign staffers announce the launch of the Share. Project. This creative collective promotes the sharing of personal projects and builds community togetherness. Monthly experimental art projects inspire, refresh, and recharge the brain, and are just plain fun.
When product designers at ChaseDesign hit the “print” button, their work often emerges in three dimensions. Their “printed” models – made of a durable, production-grade thermoplastic – can then be drilled, sanded and painted to create prototypes.
The benefits are obvious. Designers and clients can quickly see an idea become reality; inspect it from every angle, hold and handle it, apply different finishes, and determine how the design interacts with other elements.