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Design Dispatch #10

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...
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about 1 month ago • 1 min read

Design Dispatch #09

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...
about 2 months ago • 1 min read

Design Dispatch #08

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...
3 months ago • 1 min read
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Design Dispatch #07

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? Check...
4 months ago • 1 min read

Design Dispatch #06: Emerald x SF

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...
5 months ago • 1 min read
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Design Dispatch #05

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, after...
6 months ago • 1 min read

Design Dispatch #04

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...
7 months ago • 1 min read

Design Dispatch #03

Hey there! As Q1 starts to wrap and spring begins, we've been reflecting on the start of 2023 (so many Design Days accomplished 💪) and looking forward to the new beginning that always come with spring 🌷. We've been meeting so many super cool new clients and are feeling excited about where the year is headed! What are you most looking forward to this spring? Charlee & Leah TEAM TIDBIT Leah shared how Trader Joe's fixed the design process​ Charlee has been busy curating her definition of the...
8 months ago • 1 min read

Design Dispatch #02

Our glow up We're excited to share the process behind our shiny new Emerald brand! Let's dive in!Charlee & Leah TEAM TIDBIT Leah started 100 days of collaging, using old family photographs and found materials. Charlee is pretending its spring and working on her annual garden planning. BRANDING SPOTLIGHT How does a design studio brand themselves? We used the same process we lead our clients through. We started with discussion and getting really clear on who we are and what we do. Emerald is an...
9 months ago • 1 min read

Design Dispatch #01

Oh hey there! How’s 2023 treating you so far? Here at Emerald we’re enjoying a slower pace as we get ready to kickoff some exciting new client projects. This has been a great time for us to catch up on our internal to do lists, and set ourselves up to hit our goals for the year! x Charlee & Leah TEAM TIDBIT Leah recently traveled to Marfa, Texas where she learned that tumbleweed is a perfectly named plant. Watch her mini travel reel here. Charlee is currently in San Diego visiting family and...
10 months ago • 1 min read
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