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Printable Valentines

Valentines For Knockouts And Those You Want To Knockout Valentines Day is next week and we understand why you love to hate it. Personally, we enjoy any reason to consume more chocolate and send cheesy notes. So we have hand crafted some printable valentines for all the lovers and haters in your life. Please use […]

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144design Holiday contest 2016

Off-Season Santa

2016 Holiday Creative Contest Our 2016 Holiday Creative Contest has arrived and this year we are paying tribute to the jolliest of them all, Santa Claus. This is the man who travels the entire world in about 32 hours, delivers billions of masterly selected gifts, while consuming about 71,764,000,000 calories… outrageously impressive (The Telegraph). We […]

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outstanding partner 2016

144design Named Outstanding Partner

MotivAction awards 144design as an Outstanding Partner of the Year MotivAction (Minneapolis, MN) is a performance improvement company that specializes in employee engagement and recognition, sales incentives, meetings and events, training and consumer loyalty. Since 2013, 144design has had the opportunity to work with MotivAction’s marketing and creative teams on a variety of work from […]

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Thankful

THANKFUL

It’s that time of year; the changing of seasons, nature seems to slow down and take a deep breath and exhale before settling in for coming months… Planning that large family gathering, starting those shopping lists or trying to wrap up that last big project at home or at work. As we gear up for […]

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A Time for Material Design

2016 Design Trend Material design has quickly become one of the most popular design trends used by artists in 2016. Characterized by flat shapes, drop shadows and bold deliberate colors. Material design adds realism and motion to a flat world. This technique is most famously used by Google in their visual language which has quickly […]

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Line Art Genius

Ordinary to Extraordinary Design is all about taking something ordinary and with some genius, creating something extraordinary. Line art is an illustrative technique that I feel captures this essence of design. It amazes me because it appears so simple, and yet is a collective of organic lines that were so masterly organized. This is why […]

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Mother’s Day Gifts for Cool Moms

New Apparel Arrivals Mom’s are the best and that is why we are excited to release our new apparel line just in time for Mother’s day! Check out our SHOP and choose between designs, colors and styles, to customize a piece your cool mom will love. With children’s styles and sizes as well, you can […]

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I Shot the Serif

Confessions from the Internet Akzidenz Grotesk, Futura and Helvetica, just to name a few, radically rocked the serif world at the beginning of the 20th century making sans-serifs a mainstream type style. This trend has out lasted the test of time with notable use in projects like the New York Subway Map by Massimo Vignelli […]

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Spring 2016 Pantones

Buttercup PANTONE 12-0752 Spring is in the air and has brought lush, bright color into bloom. Although we are still catching our breath after Pantone’s introduction of two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity as the PANTONE Color of the Year. We are excited and energized by the PANTONE Fashion Color Report for this Spring and […]

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Callaway Golf

Golf is in the Air Our partnership with Imagewear (A Walman Company) gave us a fantastic opportunity to work with the Callaway brand and their Sun Wear Collection for this season. We enjoy their love for a sleek, modern look with a touch of drama created by the contrast of shadows and bright colors.  

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Printable Valentines

You Melt our Hearts We love you guys, so we wanted to spread the love and make sure you were able to tell everyone around you how you really feel this Valentine’s Day. Print these off, cut them apart, write a note and deliver to all of your valentines or your coworkers or parents. Click […]

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Punxsutawney Phil

Groundhog Day Secrets Revealed “Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, is the birthplace of Groundhog Day and the home of Punxsutawney Phil, the Peyton Manning of prescient rodents. During a ceremony at sunrise, the waddling prophet is retrieved from his heated home inside a mock tree stump and hoisted heavenward by top-hatted helpers who interpret his gestures to make […]

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Upskilling as a designer

6 tips to opportunity “Flawless design bores me; ‘ugly’ design gets my attention,” declares Jenny Theolin, educator and creative director at Studio Theolin. “I’d rather see you experimenting with the tools you have than considering your next software purchase.” Article via creativebloq

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2015 was Sweet

A look back at 2015 Was 2015 a great year or what? We had a year filled with new opportunities, many great projects and we added to our team! To cap it off, we wanted to take a look back and share with you a few of the reasons 2015 was so sweet.   “Growth” […]

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The 12 Days of 144 Winners

Our judges have deliberated Thank you all who participated in our creative contest, we loved your posts and holiday spirit! If this were a kids soccer tournament we surely would give out trophies for participation to all. We like competition around here, however we do have some very honorable mentions going out to: @Redearthd @MarisEhlers […]

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The 12 Days of 144 Contest

#12daysof144 creative contest We love creativity and Christmas at 144design so in the spirit of competition we created a contest!   How to play: Check out the theme for the day and let the creative juices flow. We accept all mediums as long as they are creative original content and fun loving. Some ideas: Illustrations, […]

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Happy Turkey Day

Give Thanks We are feeling very thankful and want to extend all of our gratitude toward our amazing clients, family and friends! You guys rock and allow us to continue to do what we love to do! Enjoy your holiday, loosen your belt, embrace outrageous family members  and make sure to love on those who […]

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Veteran’s Day

We Honor Your Sacrifice Today we want to remember and honor those who have served and continue to serve our country. Thank you for your sacrifice and for fighting for our freedom. We are grateful and proud to live in this free country. Thank you

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