All posts by mrhancock

Microservice Management Meets Modern Design

A lot has changed since we last wrote about our client Aspen Mesh, and we’re excited to share that their new website is live! Aspen Mesh came to Oblique to revamp their brand with a new logo, stationery suite, trade show booth and website. They are front-runners in their field of providing ease-of-use for your business’ tech team by managing microservices. And although they’re just about the best qualified team in the industry, they have a laid-back attitude that we wanted to effectively communicate through their website. They’re amazing to work with! Now, for the second wave of Oblique’s work for Aspen Mesh, we are excited to direct you to their new and improved website!

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Feng Shui and Funerals: Our work with NorthStar Memorial Group

The passing of a loved one is the most difficult thing we deal with in life. It’s never easy to talk about, let alone plan for. But because funeral planning is often costly and complex, many opt to start thinking about it in advance.

This is especially true in Hong Kong—as the limited area and high population density mean that securing memorial space can often take years. One solution that many in Hong Kong are opting for is to look to mainland China, or even the US, for a secure and beautiful final resting place.

Our client NorthStar Memorial Group is now helping many in Hong Kong by offering a better option, and we’ve helped their efforts by designing marketing materials for Hong Kong markets and launching a new website.

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Intern Insights

San Francisco native. Media Design Major. And now, Oblique intern. These are three things that define me. So how did I get here? Boulder has always had my heart since I was a little girl. My Grandpa and Grandma met here way back when Robert Redford worked at The Sink. When I applied to CU I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do or if I should pursue Graphic Design because the major was unestablished. However, when considering other options nothing got me as excited as art, advertising, and design. I’ve always been the one to pick a product based on the packaging/logo. Continue reading

The Emotional Lives of Colors

As any parent of a preschool-age child can tell you, colors are a big deal. Choosing a favorite color is one of the first things little kids do when they begin to identify as individuals and differentiate themselves from others. Children, whose identities are still in flux, change favorite colors the way Beyoncé changes nail polish, but as people get older and our identities stabilize, we often settle on more permanent color preferences. Colors play an enormous role in our emotional lives—even if we don’t realize it. Continue reading

6 Tips for a Greener Design Practice

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When you live in a place like Boulder, Colorado, surrounded by breathtaking scenery and people who happily separate their trash, recycling, and compost without a second thought, it’s easy to take for granted the community’s commitment to environmental stewardship. But the truth is, we humans have a long road ahead of us if we want to save the Earth. Now, more than ever, the future of our amazing planet—and the survival of its inhabitants—depends on each of us and the choices we make in our everyday lives. Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Text, Baby: Typography 101

Type is virtually everywhere these days: in books and magazines, on billboards and street signs—heck, even on shampoo bottles and the backs of cereal boxes—and that’s just in the physical world. If you’ve ever used a computer, or any electronic device for that matter (and if not, we’re both perplexed and impressed you’re reading this), you’ve seen type in action. Continue reading

How Modern Offices Are Changing the Way We Work

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Chances are, when you think of an office, you imagine rows of dreary cubicles under the garish glow of fluorescent lights, white walls lined with overly earnest motivational posters, staplers, copy machines, and Steve Carell. While this may have been true for the offices of yesteryear (and some that are still behind the times), increasingly today’s workplaces channel less Office Space and more Silicon Valley. Continue reading

Aspen Mesh: Microservices Simplified

It’s springtime here in beautiful Boulder, and Team Oblique has been busy as a bee. After winning several projects at the tail end of last month, we’ve been hard at work cooking up some tasty new designs. Allow us to introduce you to one of our fabulous new clients, Aspen Mesh, who chose us among several Colorado design firms to revamp their brand with a bold new logo, custom stationery suite, and website overhaul. Continue reading