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the power of design in seattle

Hornall Anderson's work with HTC

Hornall Anderson’s work with HTC

According to an article in Seattle Business magazine, Seattle is on the verge of a design boom.

“We have deep roots in engineering through Boeing and in computer science and software through Microsoft. We have a rich culture of art and craft and an appreciation of things well made. Add to that a more demanding global customer, a more vibrant design community and you have the fuel for a potential explosion of creativity,” the article states.

For many years, San Francisco was acknowledged as the go-to city for design, but because of the Seattle area’s high volume of high-tech and innovative companies, there is a significant demand for more designers of all types.

Design in Seattle has expanded to so much more than the traditional design jobs. The article goes on to say, “The design community here was once dominated by a few large companies such as Hornall Anderson, which gave the Quaker Oaks man a recent makeover; Teague, which is the go-to designer for Boeing; and Stratos Product Development, which does a lot of design work for medical instrument companies. During the past decade, that universe has expanded to include more small and midsize design studios that are garnering big-time clients.”

To learn more, read the full article here: http://seattlebusinessmag.com/article/power-design?page=0,0

If you are looking for a job in the field of design, where do you start?

  • Make sure you have a good, solid design education
  • Create an online portfolio
  • Update your LinkedIn profile
  • Interview with companies like Allovus to help find the perfect fit for you

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