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Nothing gets our inspiration flowing like a good, juicy blog post. Read about what we’ve been working on (our latest launches), what we can’t stop thinking about (design trends, industry happenings and new partnerships) and what we think you should know (expert branding insights and probably some stuff about dogs).

Check back often—we’re quite chatty when we want to be.

Sep 18 | 2018

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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Sep 7 | 2018

Your skin deserves the best, and we know just what you need to have it feeling high (end). Cannabis infused lotions and oils are not new to Coloradans, but CAUSE+MEDIC needed Oblique Design’s help to create a cosmetic packaging design concept which shows they aren’t your average cannabis skincare product.   (more…)

Aug 15 | 2018

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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Jul 31 | 2018

This month, sneaker juggernaut Nike gave a few raises to its employees. 7,000 of them, to be exact. That’s no handful of peanuts. 

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Jul 24 | 2018

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. (more…)

Jul 11 | 2018

Medicinal cannabis has shaken up how society views healthcare and made us think a bit more about what exactly we’re putting in our bodies when we’re sick. You might expect Colorado design firms like us to have a stable of cannabis clients, but we’re selective about our clients in the cannabis and CBD industry; we want to make sure it’s a mission we believe in. Through clients like gro.io and CAUSE+MEDIC, we’ve become familiar with the nuances of the movement.cannabis for dogs (more…)

Jun 25 | 2018

law firm website design for GLRGarlington, Lohn & Robinson is one of the oldest law firms in Missoula, Montana. But in their eyes, a longstanding record of success doesn’t disqualify a brand from digital prominence. After all, what good are over 100 years of operation if you can’t navigate the contemporary world? Adaptability has kept their firm successful as times have changed, and they want a brand that portrays it. We were thrilled they came to us with this challenge. (more…)

May 4 | 2018

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. (more…)

Apr 19 | 2018

Photo by Riley Pope on Unsplash

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. (more…)

Apr 11 | 2018

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. (more…)