For Graphic Designer Laura Woodruff, creating a work of art has to be a challenge, or it’s not worth doing. And her sterling silver bracelet, with its seemingly effortless flow, is a shining example.
This fall, two people from the Momentum Japan office in Tokyo have come for a two-month stay at ChaseDesign to learn more about Shopper Based Design and how we work. Yuka Nakai (above) and Yumiko Shimada (below) are working on projects, sitting in on design reviews, and developing an understanding of our approach. They are also helping us understand what they do and how they work with clients in Japan.
The Integra LED Headlight System, designed at ChaseDesign, was recently honored by Surgical Products magazine with an Excellence in Surgical Products (ESP) Award – First Place in the Captial Equipment category.
Design considerations included cooling – as the light was the manufacturer’s first to use LED illumination – and fit – as the light had to be comfortable on surgeons large and small, all over the world.
Because mushrooms have life spans measured in days, or even in hours, they are elusive subjects for the photographer. But Bonny Dudden, Senior Graphic Production Specialist, finds them worth the effort. “I like to photograph them because they pop up on the dreariest of damp, dark, rainy days – bright bursts of color and texture that last such a short time at their peak.”
Some works of art make more art. And so it is with the guitars made by two Chase designers, Dave Furth and Ron Kingston.
Dave Furth, Senior Mechanical Designer, wanted a vintage Les Paul and a Fender Stratocaster. But he chose not to go shopping. “It’s more fun to make them,” he said, and then he made an amplifier as well.
Remember Arts & Crafts, before knives became too dangerous for the young? Were you one of the lucky artists who got to make linoleum block prints, and watch the squiggles of soft linoleum curl up at the head of the V-shaped blade as you cut out your design?
Even if you were one of these fortunate young artists, you may not have known that the easy movement of the blade – and the lack of pesky grain that comes with woodblocks – also attracted grownup artists like Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse to the medium.
When your daughter is in the show, can you say “No”? Well, usually not. And so Chris Andrews, a Design Manager at ChaseDesign, found himself creating posters for his daughter’s school plays. But he soon discovered benefits beyond pleasing his offspring.
“I started to do them as way to express myself outside of work,” he said, “and to train on new techniques in Illustrator.”
The happy result is a growing collection that surrounds Chris’ workspace and prompts applause from his co-workers.
On the grayest, rainiest weekend of June, the ChaseDesign Adirondack High Peaks Hiking Club celebrated a doubly momentous achievement as two members – Andy Schweitzer and Jon Cammarata – became Adirondack 46ers, having summited all 46 of the region’s high peaks.