Appealing to Culture and Symbols in Design

    With any project, one of the first questions you have to ask before you begin is, “who is the audience?” This is important because as a designer you are communicating a message that is hopefully received successfully by targeting those it is meant to reach. Using cultural symbols is one way to ensure attention by using some icon, artifact, or societal norm from which they … Continue reading »

Autumn Days at Dapper

  Fall is officially here! I vowed to cut out Pumpkin Spice Lattes this year, so apple cider it is! We have been very busy this autumn, with lots of fun and challenging projects coming through the office. We love this time of year – the days are crisp, everyone is back from the summer vacations, and most importantly, we get … Continue reading »

Seattle to Boise

    This week was a sad one at Dapper – Kristin, Phillip and Ollie have moved to Boise! We are very sorry to see them go, but so excited for their new adventures to come. Kristin has worked at Dapper for over six years, and she is a valuable asset to our team. Magic hours just won’t be the same without … Continue reading »

Why Time Flies

Friday afternoons at Dapper ‘Magic Hour’ it is often discussed how quickly the days and weeks seem to go by. Sometimes, they go so fast that we even neglect our blog, unintentionally of course. Because this seems to be a common theme among adulthood, and as the summer months are coming to a close, I felt this interactive presentation put together by Maximilian Kiener … Continue reading »

Food for thought

  Why the infamous ‘hamburger’ menu isn’t always the best choice. SEE WHAT THE DATA IS SAYING      

Let Me Doodle On It

I’ve been excited and inspired this month by a couple of things I’ve seen about doodling, coloring and generally just getting to express yourself, and the benefits that it has on mental health, stress and memory. Fortunately, here at Dapper, we work in a field where we get to express ourselves creatively in some form or another day in and day … Continue reading »

Typography of Paris

  Brilliant graphic designer Louise Fili is well know for her beautiful, handrawn typography and delicate letterform creations that can be seen on many well-known brands such as Tiffany & Co., Good Housekeeping and our very own Pink Door restaurant in Pike Place Market – one of our favorites here at Dapper! Her most recent publication is a beautiful tribute to the … Continue reading »

Channels of Inspiration

One of my favorite things about my job is that I get to be and am encouraged to be creative every day. This creativity benefits from the work we do, as we are hired by various industries to complete jobs large and small over an array of mediums. It is an energizing work-life, but just like any career you want to excel in, you are constantly looking … Continue reading »

Existential Beef: Design Thinking in Patty Form

I know a hamburger might not seem like it has much to do with design thinking or existential thought, but if you read a couple posts on The Message is Medium Rare you may start to change your mind.

The Morning Commute

With the traffic in Seattle getting more and more exhausting, we decided to try an alternative mode of transportation into work this morning. Introducing the Dapper Commuter, just one of the perks of working in downtown Seattle!  

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