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When High Design Doesn’t Align

Julia Rancone

Ultra recently wrote an article for The Dieline exploring the dichotomy of high design versus pragmatic design. It underscores how pragmatic design can play an essential role but feels, to many designers, like bad design because it isn’t on trend or lacks sophistication. The tension with this is its quick dismissal of design’s role to{...}

A Healthy Dose of Design

Julia Rancone

Color us happy, we’ve found a more shoppable way to choose vitamins. Olly, a brand of vitamins created and developed exclusively for Target by Eric Ryan, the co-founder of Method, has seen an impressive amount of interest (not to mention sales) since launch.{...}