Our Pets on the Net: Ep. 16


18 April 2014 | Add a comment

If there’s one thing our staff has in common with the Internet, it’s that they both depend on pets. Pets reduce work-related stress. They inspire much brainywork. One look at them and all artifice slips away – they remind you you’re human. And the more human you are, the more superhuman work you do.

Each week we’ll introduce you to a 4-legged friend that keeps our high-flying agency down-to-earth. Because of good reasons. But mainly, we want our pets to be on the Internet.

FINE 4 – Legged Friend: Bort + Wid Bear
FINE 2 – Legged Owner: Verity Kent

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a FINE Design Crawl


18 April 2014 | Add a comment

We’ve told you a ton about our snazzy, cozy, collaborative office in Portland. We love it so much and, as it turns out, so do many others!

Portland’s Interior Design Community descended upon us last night to kick off the IIDA Annual Design Crawl and celebrate our IIDA “Best of Competition Award!” About 100 interior designers, product representatives, textile specialists, granite counter gurus, and studious students joined for a tour of our home, a “before & after” presentation, awesome hors d’oeuvres, and, of course, delicious beverages.
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Designspiration 4.17.14


17 April 2014 | Add a comment

♫ Design Links, Design Links, Designey Linky Design Links,
Teach us something please,
Whether we be old and bald,
Or young with scabby knees

The FINE design team’s weekly recurring list o’ links to things that blend some creative juice into your mix.
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Welcome to FINE: Joe Flory!


16 April 2014 | Add a comment

We are so excited to welcome a new member to the FINE team! Please put your hands together for Joe Flory!

He’s joining us as a Senior Designer and specializes in interactive and UX. He has 10+ years design experience and worked in NYC for many years before coming to Portland. Joe has a background in fine arts and enjoys mid-century advertising.

Below are a couple of questions we asked Joe to get to know him a little better:
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Tuesday Tech Links 4.15.14


15 April 2014 | Add a comment

Our dev team’s weekly recurring links to resources and techy stuff that puts some geek in your week!

This weeks tech links include a moon landing, superheroic JS resources, and limitless bullshit.
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Pro Tips: How To Handle Heartbleed


10 April 2014 | 1 comment

Call us bleeding hearts, but Heartbleed makes us concerned for your online security. We told you earlier what you should know about Heartbleed, and since it’s been a vulnerability in 2/3 of all websites for 2 years, it’s probably a good time to reset your passwords.

Resetting the many keys to your digital world is a project right up there next to taxes and root canals. So we asked FINE’s team of professional project managers to publish their “pro tips” on how to make this otherwise painful task, you know, manageable.
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Designspiration: 4.10.14


10 April 2014 | Add a comment

The FINE design team’s weekly recurring list o’ links to things that blend some creative juice into your mix.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was DESIGN LINKS.
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Thanks IxDA PDX!


10 April 2014 | Add a comment

You know when you hear about an amazing conference you wish you could go to, but it’s on the other side of the world and there aren’t any tickets left? Or have you ever attended a crazy-long conference and at the end, wished someone had previewed it for you and cherry-picked the top presentations?

Well, last Tuesday a few of our FINE team members were granted both wishes!
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Heartbleed: What You Should Know


10 April 2014 | Add a comment


Monday night a major bug in OpenSSL was detected. It’s called “Heartbleed.” Right away, it sounds like a terrible malady. And while it’s not really a virus, it really is not so good.

Here are 5 questions you should ask and we can answer:
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Wellness Wednesday: The Magic of Ergonomics


9 April 2014 | Add a comment

No matter who you are or where you work, you can likely benefit from having the ergonomics of your workspace evaluated by a professional.

We did, and our minds were blown!
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