Clarisonic: Digital Transformation For A Revolutionary Skincare Brand


4 February 2014 | Comments Off


Clarisonic began with a mission to revolutionize skincare around the world. With patented sonic technology, backed by global health and beauty brand L’Oreal, they are poised to do just that.

A critical step is the re-invention of the Clarisonic digital brand accomplished in this initiative. More than simply selling a device, the brand sells the promise of skin transformed and beauty achieved. It’s a promise infused into a re-designed e-commerce website that sets the brand standard for the U.S. and around the world, along with all the compelling written and video content to be found within.
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Our Pets on the Internet: Ep.7


31 January 2014 | Comments Off

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.
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Weekly Designspiration 1.30.14


30 January 2014 | Comments Off

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

It doesn’t take a professional program to make professional work. Mondrian is a totally free, open source, vector based graphic illustration application based on professional tools like Adobe Illustrator. Users can create and export SVG files for use on the web or for anything else their hearts can imagine.

http://mondrian.io/
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Snoqualmie Vineyards: A New Brand of Sustainability


28 January 2014 | Comments Off

 

The wines of Snoqualmie Vineyards reflect the balance and natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and a commitment to sustainable and organic winemaking practices.

This refresh of their digital brand presence coincides with the release of new labels for Snoqualmie wines that combines to elevate the focus of their commitment to organic and sustainable practices.
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Tuesday Tech Links 1.28.14


28 January 2014 | Comments Off

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

Choose your own tech link adventure!

You find yourself looking at a list of links.  You can either:

1) Read all the links except the first one, and find yourself enlightened and your romantic life wildly improved

2) Read only the first “TL;DR” tech link
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Work Hard = Play Hard


24 January 2014 | Comments Off

Thanks Grand Central Bowl for an awesome “Throwback Thursday” night of FINE bowling and brews. We had a blast!

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Our Pets on the Internet: Ep. 6


24 January 2014 | Comments Off

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.
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The Kimpton iPad Sales Sidekick: A High Tech App For A High Touch Brand


23 January 2014 | Comments Off

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has always been a “high touch” brand – it’s part of what made them a pioneer in boutique hospitality.

A new iPad-based application gives the Kimpton sales team a valuable tool to extend that personal touch to the process of working with clients to book events, meetings, weddings, and groups. In the process, it creates another milestone in FINE’s ongoing work with Kimpton to bring their signature style to all key brand touch-points. Read the rest of this entry »

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Weekly Designspiration 1.23.14


23 January 2014 | Comments Off

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

Presenting The Amazing Pattern Library; a collection of patterns made by top designers for anyone to download and use freely for anything from a new website background or wallpaper in their house.
http://thepatternlibrary.com/

Creative Action Network has partnered with the National Parks Conservation Association to bring back the love of our state parks. Much like the WPA of the Roosevelt era, the goal is to showcase the beauty of art and our treasured land to celebrate the upcoming centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016.
http://seeamericaproject.com/

AIGA celebrates 100 years by taking us on a journey through the history and influence of graphic design.
http://celebratedesign.org
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Tuesday Tech Links 1.21.14


21 January 2014 | Comments Off

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

This is a large list of tech links!

Our dev team has been spending some time thinking & reading about code standards in anticipation of writing our own document. Here are a couple nice guides for this week:
https://github.com/bbatsov/rails-style-guide
https://github.com/bbatsov/ruby-style-guide

Speaking of code standards… It’s generally a best practice to use 2-space indents in your code. Whoever is responsible for that standard is a loser who sucks. Sadly it’s still the standard, so here are a couple articles going into slightly further detail:
http://lea.verou.me/2012/01/why-tabs-are-clearly-superior/
http://opensourcehacker.com/2012/05/13/never-use-hard-tabs/

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