Campaign Supernova – Designing a Print Campaign

ArtsFund is a Seattle-based non-profit that focuses on enhancing the culture of the community by supporting the arts through grants, advocacy and leadership. This year (and last) we’ve had the privilege of helping them with their end of year press materials and print campaign. For this go round, that meant a pair of brochures, an economic impact study, bookmarks and their annual … Continue reading »

Comcast West Division Annual Meeting

Dapper is excited to have assisted Comcast with their WD500 meeting in Houston this year! We created a wide variety of materials for this meeting, including nametags, directional signage, banners and handouts of all kinds. Our major focus this year was on a 80 page “selfie book”, where each of the 450+ attendees was given the chance to answer a … 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 »

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 »

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.

Life after Skeuomorphism

With the flat visual user interface pioneered by Apple’s IOS 7 now widely accepted by the design community, its competitor has tasked itself with taking it to a new level. At Google’s I/O 2014, their design team showcased a new concept which incorporates the world of material design and that of the flat visual user interfaces we use on a daily basis. By … Continue reading »

Adapting Logos for the Small Screen

In elementary school when I was first taught the fundamentals of writing, my teacher stressed the importance of the five w’s… who, what, where, when and why. Little did I know then, that these same principles would stay with me for life and as a designer, could and should always be applied to my work.  When starting on a new web project we … Continue reading »

Design Value Project

So many times it’s hard to see the monetary value that design can bring to a company. The folks over at DMI recently wrapped up a 10 year long study that looks into how putting an emphasis on design first can impact the financial gains of a company. See the full study and the 228% difference design can bring here: … Continue reading »

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