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Expressive emoji
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Expressive emoji

Just about everyone uses emoji when sending texts or posting on social media. Emoji express all kinds of sentiments—from love to anger, from head smacking to congratulations—there’s an emoji to display just about every emotion. A recent article in Medium highlights the Microsoft Emoji project and the designers who created them. Two of Allovus’ fabulous … Continue reading

What hiring managers look for in a UX portfolio
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What hiring managers look for in a UX portfolio

As professional designers, there are lots of things to consider when showing our portfolios. Even seasoned UX designers wrestle with how to present their work in a way that catches the attention of hiring managers. AIGA Seattle (American Institute of Graphic Arts) recently hosted an informative event called “The Space Between, a design director’s guide … Continue reading

Allov-Us care
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Allov-Us care

On Friday, May 3rd, key members of the Allovus business team will be attending the Evergreen Treatment Services fundraiser luncheon in Seattle to benefit those who are suffering from addiction. “Allovus believes in helping others find their way back, to find hope, and to heal.  We’ve all been impacted by the opioid epidemic. We support … Continue reading

Art Walks
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Art Walks

Get a boost of inspiration by taking advantage of the area we live in. Go on an art walk! Every month, local artists and merchants get together to create community events centered around art and culture. Here’s a sampling to get you started. Fremont Art Walk April 5 @ 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.|Recurring Event Fremont District, Fremont … Continue reading

10 years of Allovus
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10 years of Allovus

In 2009, in a side room reserved on the second floor of the Pyramid Brewing Company in Seattle, Hayley gathered a small group of icon artists. There was an air of excitement as she passed out W-9s for everyone to sign. Barb Nichols, whom Hayley had already coerced into handling the accounting, made sure that … Continue reading

Glassybaby + Allovus give back
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Glassybaby + Allovus give back

Glassybaby is a local company which is known for its beautiful glass blown votives–but it’s also known for giving back to the community–which is something that Allovus is passionate about, too. Because the Peninsula Hawks Scholarship Fund is a cause near and dear to founder Hayley Nichols’ heart, we are hosting a Glassybaby event in … Continue reading

Setting goals in the new year
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Setting goals in the new year

It’s pretty much common knowledge that new year’s resolutions don’t produce good results. We all make them. But resolutions like “lose weight”, “be more productive”, “make more money”, etc., rarely produce the end results we are seeking. Why is that? One reason resolutions don’t work is because they aren’t specific enough. For example, the resolution … Continue reading