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What’s your number?
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What’s your number?

What’s your number? This was the question every Allovus employee was asked over the past few weeks. But this “number” does not refer to what you might think. It actually refers to the number of planet earths each person uses in relationship to how they live day-to-day. After taking an online test to assess their … Continue reading

UX Cake
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UX Cake

In our previous post, UX Cake: avoid the sharks, we talked about the UX Cake live podcast event co-sponsored by Allovus. The discussion covered how to prevent your UX review from getting derailed by “sharks.” UX Cake is produced by Amplify Alliance, a UX coaching firm, and hosted by Leigh Allen-Arredondo. Leigh is a co-founder of … Continue reading

Know your strengths
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Know your strengths

Have you ever been asked the age-old question: “What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses?” in a job interview? This question can be difficult to answer without an in-depth understanding of yourself. By taking a personality test like Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator or Gallup CliftonStrengths, employees, employers and students alike can gain crucial insight into personal … Continue reading

To-do list for design job search
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To-do list for design job search

The school year has ended, and design graduates are pouring out of colleges and universities everywhere, ready to compete for a coveted design job. What does it take to make yourself an outstanding candidate for a career in design? Allovus Creative Recruiter Miranda Wilimczyk was recently asked by Karen Gutowsky-Zimmerman, professor of the Visual Communications … Continue reading

Epic logos
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Epic logos

Logos are the first images consumers see when they reach for a product or a service. They represent the tone and identity of a company. We found some interesting behind-the-scenes design stories you might want to hear. Maybe they’ll help inspire you in your own logo design work. How the Starbucks logo came to be … Continue reading

A career in visual design
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A career in visual design

Images by Karen Chappell Allovus offers many different types of creative roles for designers. One such role is visual design, which comprises roughly half of the design force working for our company. (Including UI and icon design.) Have you ever wondered what it’s like being a visual designer? We talked with Allovus Visual Designer Karen … Continue reading

Latest design news
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Latest design news

Sometimes it’s nice to read up on the latest happenings in the design world. You’ve got to keep current, right? If you’ve been out of the loop for a while, catch up on the latest news. Make Way for Machine Learning: How Seattle Is Becoming a Major Hub for Artificial Intelligence Source: Seattle Business Magazine/By … Continue reading

2018 spring color palette
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2018 spring color palette

Daffodils are pushing through the warmth of the earth, stretching their sunny heads toward that yellow orb in the sky. Pacific Northwesterners are shedding their layers of fleece and heading out into the great outdoors. Spring has sprung–and so has the 2018 Pantone Spring color palette. The design world takes its cue from the current … Continue reading

Thumbnails, sketches, and process
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Thumbnails, sketches, and process

Designers are producing some amazingly polished work—images that showcase the final result of a well-executed design. But what steps needed to happen before arriving to that beautiful finished product? Allovus Senior UX Designer and guest blogger Steve Godfrey talks about the importance of showcasing not just your final design, but also the design thinking that … Continue reading

Stem vs. steam
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Stem vs. steam

Most students in this day and age are encouraged to focus on studying STEM subjects. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.) There’s a great demand for the kind of jobs that fall within those categories. But does focusing on STEM guarantee career success in the high-tech landscape? A recent study done by Google suggests that might … Continue reading