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Planning for the Surprise of Creativity

This week's New Yorker has a book review of a biography of Albert O. Hirschman, written by Malcolm Gladwell. Hirschman was an economist who was also a Spanish Civil War volunteer and an OSS agent during World War II. He had a peripatetic lifestyle that took him all over the world, but rarely, if ever, brought him to any hard conclusions about the so-called right

One in Four

One in Four Chronic Health is a brand-new nonprofit formed to advocate for those with chronic health conditions. One in Four people suffer from a chronic health problem, and this Portland-based nonprofit is at the forefront of advocacy for those patients during the formation of the new health care regulations. The organization’s great name generated dozens of visual concepts. Ultimately, this logo design was chosen

Beauty is the Sharpest Tool in the Box We ran across this trailer for the new art installation, The Enclave, yesterday, and we could scarcely believe our eyes. [Warning: parts of the trailer are extremely disturbing, although nothing is graphically shown in the video. Also there's some profanity.] The movie is made with a photographic process developed by the US Government in the early 40s to make enemy camouflage visible. Plants' chlorophyll

Arguing With Apple’s iOS 7 Redesign

A friend of mine sent this opinion in Wired by John Maeda, and I could only agree that Jony Ive’s redesign of the iOS user interface suddenly puts Apple behind bleeding edge of design that it has inhabited for the last thirty years. It’s certainly time for apple to make a change to iOS, but suddenly, they are looking like they’re a year behind Microsoft’s turn toward flat design.

Hamish Murray Show Display

Remodeling contractor Hamish Murray Construction, Inc. needed a show display for the Oregon Fall Home and Garden Show that walked the line between modern and craftsman, two of their largest markets. It also needed to be clean, bright, and orderly to give a sense of what a homeowner could expect from working with the company. The center of the display holds a television display with

Molly’s Fund Show Display

Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus needed an convention show display that would support their Voices of Lupus campaign, which tells the stories of people suffering from lupus. We consulted with the client and sign company to determine the best solution. Then, we created the convention show design and worked with the printer to ensure accurate color.

R.Bruer Company Web Site Update

Portland market strategist Rich Bruer asked us what Quoin could do to help improve his site's legibility and update its look. We extended his existing brand and incorporated the font Futura Light as a web font. This improved the web site design's faithfulness to the brand, while maintaining excellent search engine optimization. Quoin installed a brand new custom theme over his existing WordPress site, which

Lechman-Su & Quach Family Law

Lechman-Su and Quach, P.C. asked Quoin to create a web site with the twin goals of garnering new local business for their family law practice while increasing and extending their reputation as guardians of minors from overseas. We needed to give the site an open, friendly feeling that helped users see how good they were with helping children and understanding their needs. We also worked

Town Center eSuites Web Design

Town Center eSuites asked Quoin to extend the brand we had created to let new tenants know about the central Wilsonville location of their Class A office space. We performed graphic design of the site's visuals that carried the brand forward and made dynamic use of their images. This site is still in development. Related projects include logo.

Town Center eSuites

Town Center eSuites began leasing executive suites and needed to let people know about its professional image and high level of service. They brought Quoin on to create a new logo design. In the logo's mark, we referenced the building in which it the e-suites are located to create this two-color logo that alludes to the scalability of the suites.

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