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  1. Northwest Design Invitational Awards  

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    November 22nd, 2011

    The Shaggies!

    Posted by: Tom Galbraith under Design, News

    The Shaggies are the fresh and newly updated Northwest Design Invitational awards. Because we like bright and shiny new things, we entered a few products to be judged. And BAM, we walked away with a Bronze in the category of "Design for Information and Communication" for the A30 Headset, and an Honorable Mention in the category of "Experiments/Concepts/Zombies" for our Kitchenscape.

    Can't wait to party, participate and show solidarity with our Northwestern design brothers and sisters next year.

  2. Marc-Antoine Aubert---Stagiaire Extrodinaire  

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    2.  For the Love of Bikes 
    3.  Electric Motor Architecture 
    4.  Space Identity 
    5.  E-Bike 3/4 View 
    6.  Charles Bolden Spacesuit Colorway 
    7.  Alan Shepard Colorway 
    8.  Ride On 
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    November 8th, 2011

    Canaveral

    Posted by: Marco under Design

    It is no secret that Astro loves bikes, so I created the Canavaral concept to show one potential future for our collective passion. I designed it to incorporate two of California’s biggest obsessions: freedom-loving lifestyle and eco-friendly values. I gleaned my inspiration from the NASA Apollo program which encompasses advanced electric technology, landscape discovery, and NASA's distaste for gravity. The freedom of motorcycling here on earth is the closest we will get to the freedom of floating through low gravity on the moon, and their space suits look awesome.

  3. Sol Republic: High Fidelity, High Fashion  

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    October 21st, 2011

    Making Noise In The Wall Street Journal

    Posted by: Tom Galbraith under Design

    Thanks to The Wall Street Journal for making the Astro designed Sol Headphones their #1 headphone pick in their Gears & Gadgets section. The world is catching on to what we already know; Sol headphones sound awesome, and just as importantly, look ferocious. Sol Republic…We salute you!

    Here is the link to the article:

  4. Nvidia's 3D Vision 2 Glasses  

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    October 19th, 2011

    Immerse Yourself

    Posted by: Tom Galbraith under Design

    Shining a brighter light into the home theater spectrum, Nvidia just released their Astro designed 3D Vision 2 glasses. Specifically designed for gamers and 3D enthusiasts, the new glasses are more refined than past generations of 3D wearables. They come complete with new features that enhance the kinetic experience of 3D video games, photos and movies. Plus they just look cooler.

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    Shining a brighter light into the home theater spectrum, Nvidia just released their Astro designed 3D Vision 2 glasses. Specifically designed for gamers and 3D enthusiasts, the new glasses are more refined than past generations of 3D wearables. They come complete with new features that enhance the kinetic experience of 3D video games, photos and movies. Plus they just look cooler.

    Made of more face friendly composite materials, the 3DV2s offer a cozier fit that allow the user to prolong their viewing time in ultra-comfort. The lenses are twenty percent larger than those in the first-generation glasses, offering an expanded viewing area and increased external light blockage for a fully immersed 3D experience.
    In addition, 3D Vision 2 glasses are fully compatible with all existing 3D Vision Ready content and supporting products, including more than 70 different 3D Vision monitors, notebooks and projectors, video applications, and cameras. As if life wasn’t 3D enough, ASTRO and Nvidia are closing the gap between virtual and reality with every collaboration.

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  5. Export > PDF > Hired  

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    October 7th, 2011

    UC’s ID Students Drops Knowledge in Their New Portfolio Guide

    Posted by: Ming under Design

    For those who remember the first portfolio, you’ll probably recall how ambiguous and oftentimes frustrating that process was. I certainly do. Kerning, grids, typefaces were all terminology that, atleast at that time, I associated with a different discipline and therefore, overlooked.

    Fail.

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    For those who remember the first portfolio, you’ll probably recall how ambiguous and oftentimes frustrating that process was. I certainly do. Kerning, grids, typefaces were all terminology that, atleast at that time, I associated with a different discipline and therefore, overlooked.

    Fail.

    I soon found out there’s a LOT to be learned outside of ID studio: photography, storytelling, graphic design, how to export a god*#mn PDF – all skills that can influence your portfolio and ultimately, your being hired. Without this sensitivity, your portfolio can look flat, uninteresting and indigestible to the nameless professional who usually dedicates less than two minutes for each deck presented to them.

    Fortunately, it’s not all gloom and doom. Under the supervision of Michael Roller, the University of Cincinnati’s Junior ID class has created a spectacular guide that walks the newly minted ID student through their first portfolio. This is not a “For Dummies” book – it’s much more intelligent than that. Hire Me!? mixes humor and friendly enthusiasm for those wanting to build a clean, if not compelling deck. At the beginning of each chapter, the reader follows two fictional students who steer you through tough questions with their professors. The guide then organizes each following subject into a step-by-step process and eventually tackles more advanced topics the deeper you get. With over a hundred pages of helpful advice, Hire Me!? is smart, colorful and filled the authors’ own work to demonstrate what succeeded and what simply didn’t. All throughout, the students are first to admit that things don’t always work the first time, but with practice and consistency, things (and jobs) do get better.

    Recent alumni, including myself had a chance to include some parting advice about our internship experience too. It was a nice chance to reflect, but honestly, the real value was uncovered by the students themselves in the earlier chapters.

    Like how to export a PDF.

    Hire Me!? is on sale now at blurb and all proceeds go towards funding their senior show next year. Check it out, you will be glad you did.

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