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

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

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

Gifts for designers
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Gifts for designers

Kids are pretty easy to buy presents for during the holiday season. With the hottest toys being advertised heavily during cartoon commercial breaks, chances are you can’t go wrong buying the trendiest of toys for the little ones. But what about buying gifts for friends, significant others, and adult family members? The struggle to find … Continue reading

Holiday inspiration
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Holiday inspiration

At Allovus, we’re in the midst of creating holiday magic. Hayley and her elves are delivering custom-designed Allovus wine bottles to our clients. (Illustrated by our own Robert Massa.) The office halls are being decked out in greenery and festive lights. The entire business team has been decorating a gingerbread village to be displayed in … Continue reading