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Design Dispatch #13 🍀

Lucky #13 This year has started with a bang! We've got some really exciting brand, website and product projects in the works. From our #random slack channel • The fonts hanging out series doesn't miss • Art book coming soon: Snail World 2! Can't get enough of snails doing things like bowling, laundry and even participating in the Great British Bake Off! • Loving the New York Botanical Gardens new brand identity system Charlee & Leah ❄️TEAM TIDBIT☀️ This year the Emerald team is approaching...

20 days ago • 1 min read

Into 2024🌟 It's officially the new year and we're hitting the ground running. We're in the midst of some exciting new projects and looking forward to what this year brings! From our #random slack channel • Deep dive into Pantone's color of the year conspiracy (any thoughts?? Would love to discuss!) • NASA's worm logo is back! (NYT gifted link) • Fun fact: The Ampersand (this symbol &) is technically a logogram, which is a character used to represent a word or phrase! I want one! 🍪 (Creative...

about 2 months ago • 2 min read

Folks. It's official. We're in stick season. As we approach the end of the year our calendars are getting busier and we're preparing to celebrate with loved ones! From our #random slack channel • Beautiful photo series of newstands around the world • Unhurried content experiences are in • Have you noticed a decline of engagement on social? Interesting especially for small biz, creators and non-profits. Charlee & Leah TEAM TIDBIT 💭Leah wrote about your biggest competition: indifference...

3 months ago • 1 min read

That time of year! Spooky season! Soup season! Yes & yes! We're putting our soup on sim & kicking off some fun client projects. We also have a special treat for you! Fill out this form for a *free* print edition of the Design Dispatch in the mail 👻 From our #random slack channel • Print is dead aliveee: a print-only newspaper & loads of other brands • Nothing scarier than your personal info out on the internet. You can request websites to remove your info using Google's Results about you. •...

4 months ago • 1 min read

Heading into Fall We've been busy on some exciting internal projects (which are always the hardest to finish!). Planning team Emerald photoshoot and a ~special edition~ of the Design Dispatch. Links from our #random slack channel • Very invested in pizza futures (want a wildly engaging PDF report & landing page like this? Hit us up!) • Found these micro tips for typography useful • Johnny Cash has really been everywhere Charlee & Leah TEAM TIDBIT ✨ Leah shared how she uses moodboards to avoid...

5 months ago • 1 min read

Hey there! We've been soaking in the all of the glory of a midwestern summer. This month we enjoyed this data visualization on when Americans eat dinner, by state. Always on the hunt for sweet scroll effects and loved this story told by scroll. –Charlee & Leah TEAM TIDBIT 🏔️Leah reflected on her experience living off the grid 🏁Charlee went to the Rally Conference and is feeling passionate about improving access to entrepreneurship 🔦 CLIENT SPOTLIGHT ponder* doesn't play it safe. They needed a...

6 months ago • 1 min read
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Hello! It has been a month of adventure for the Emerald team! Leah was in Alaska, Charlee celebrated her birthday and now we're both in Portland. We also refreshed an entire website in three Design Days (!). This documentary about the history of Canadian Design is on our watchlist and this report on distinctive branding is on our reading list. Charlee & Leah TEAM TIDBIT 🐟 Leah went off the grid this month to work on a fishing boat in Alaska. Curious what an Alaskan fishing day looks like?...

7 months ago • 1 min read

Helloooo from SF! We're currently enjoying a cute coffee shop in the Mission District. We had a blast at Config, the Figma Design Conference. There were mind blowing talks on everything from design leadership to the future of design + AI and we're excited to bring it all back to the work we do for our amazing clients. Charlee & Leah TEAM TIDBIT ✏️ Leah reflected on the rise of Notion's popularity and fan-base 💪Charlee is activating brands across the digital ↔ brick-and-mortar divide 🔦 CONFIG...

8 months ago • 1 min read
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Hey there! We've been enjoying the sun and looking forward to warmer days ahead. This La Fonda del Sol restaurant menu from the 60s feels just right. Later this month we're headed to San Francisco for the Figma Conference. Got any SF recs? Reply to this email! –Charlee & Leah TEAM TIDBIT 🏠 Leah dug into brand strategy & Airbnb's most profitable quarter ever 💎 Charlee shared the story of founding Emerald 🔦 CLIENT SPOTLIGHT Propello came to us to help launch their podcast, Education Uncharted,...

9 months ago • 1 min read

Hello! This month we're looking forward to leaving mud season behind and celebrating the women who raised us. Matchbooks have been trending lately, and we're loving this Midwestern matriarch's collection. Charlee & Leah TEAM TIDBIT 🏠Leah picked up this book looking for home inspiration and got that and more 🤖Charlee is thinking about the future reality of AI & design 🔦 CLIENT SPOTLIGHT Elate is a tool for Strategy and Operations Leaders looking to take long-term vision and *actually* execute...

10 months ago • 1 min read
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