Design Of Season 2 Episode 5: Pete Docter
Rule29’s Design Of Podcast is now in its second season, and the most recent guest is Pete Docter, the Pixar Animation Studios director of films such as UP, Monsters, Inc., and Inside Out! Check it out on iTunes, Soundcloud, or wherever else you get your podcasts. We hope you enjoy!Posted October 10, 2016
Sharing Wisdom With Lynda.com
Our creative director, Justin Ahrens, has just launched a course on Lynda.com titled “Growing Your Design Business”. This course is on determining what you do best, identifying areas for growth, promoting your business, and building your team. As Lynda.com states on their site for over 20 years, Lynda.com has been a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. Now part of LinkedIn, Lynda.com serves more than 10,000 organizations. With tutorials in five languages, Lynda.com is a global platform for success. For a sneak peek check out this link.
Rule29 Recognized as a Top Creative Agency in Chicago
We are excited to announce that recently Rule29 was among the top in a competitive evaluation of creative agencies in Chicago by the B2B research firm Clutch.
Clutch’s algorithm takes a number of factors into account when determining a company’s position in its research. These include a company’s demonstrated work, client base, and their ability to deliver on past projects as determined by their clients. This is where Clutch’s methodology stands out. Clutch analyst spoke with three of our past clients, and created case-study style reviews of each of the projects.
While we’re proud to be featured so highly on Clutch’s list, what we’re more proud of is the positive feedback we received from our clients. This recognition would not have been possible if our clients hadn’t been willing to make themselves available for comprehensive interviews with Clutch analysts that can be viewed in their entirety on our Clutch profile.
A big thank you to the team at Clutch for including us in their ongoing efforts to identify to the top creative and branding firms in the industry. We’re motivated to make sure we make the Chicago list next year too!
Graphic Design USA Annual
Rule29 was featured in Graphic Design USA’s yearly design annual – for more than five decades, this has been GDUSA’s flagship graphic design competition showcasing the power of design. Rule29 has been awarded in: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
HOW’s Top 10 Sites
Rule29 has been honored to have a number of recently launched sites recognized by HOW as “must see sites for creatives.” The sites include: DesignOf (August 2016) The Color Of (July 2016) InstaThis (February 2013) Konjo (December 2012) Life Kerning & Matters To You (December 2011) Rule29.com (October 2010), SpecThis.info (July 2010), Designer Sobriety (2009)
#ColorOf: An Experiment in Human Interaction and Color
We’ve always been plagued by the question, “How is the world seeing right now?” To answer that question, we’ve developed a little internal passion project called #ColorOf. Whatever hashtag, whether #wonder or #taco, you can now see the colors people are using to express those moments. #ColorOf grabs in real time the predominant colors of the latest Instagram posts associated with the hashtags you choose to render. It then creates an image displaying an assortment of those colors. With the constant stream of new posts, watch how colors and moods change. Customize and tweak images with various settings! Ask your own questions and experiment with different hashtags at thecolorof.org.
W4W Poster Featured in FPO
We’re super proud to learn the 2015 Wheels4Water poster was featured in FPO, a blog of highly curated print projects. Please visit the post to see production notes on the project and how the poster will help people in Uganda get safe water for life! Thank you to FPO for the feature!
Justin Ahrens joins AIGA National Board
Rule29’s Principle and Creative Director, Justin Ahrens, has been nominated to the 2016 AIGA National Board! In this role, Justin will be on the leadership team of the largest professional design association in the country, and speaking into the global design conversation. We’re obviously proud of Justin around here, and look forward to seeing his impact on AIGA.
Design Of: Mike Erwin, Founder of Team RWB & The Positivity Project
R29’s Design Of Podcast is in it’s second season, and this week we’re releasing an interview with Mike Erwin, the founder of Team RWB and The Positivity Project! Mike is an incredible individual and we’re so thankful not only for this interview, but to work with him on his many projects that make a huge impact on the world. Check it out on our website and iTunes!