Musings of the compulsively creative

Insights, inspiration, rants and ramblings.

Feb 01/19

Twelve months of travel: A local’s guide to San Diego

2019 has arrived! If you’re like us, you’re starting the year off right by setting new goals and checking off that ever-growing bucket list. For most, bucket lists include new experiences, tackling a fear, finding new ...

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Jan 23/19

Facebook IQ: Shifts for 2020

2020 is fast approaching and with it will come shifts in social, economic and technology trends. For marketers, tracking these changes in consumer behavior are the key to building more effective campaigns. Anticipating and adapting to ...

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Jun 08/18

Go Offsite

The Media Partnerships Global Offsite is an annual event hosted by Facebook at their Menlo Park campus and pulls in team members from all over the globe to join together for an entertaining and educational conference. ...

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May 11/18

Opinion: Best Buy’s new logo

More and more shoppers are moving their purchases online for both convenience and price. So it’s no surprise that Best Buy, one of the last remaining big box electronic stores, would be looking to update their ...

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May 09/18

The Dev Dream Team

With one of the leading cybersecurity events in the world taking place in April, it was a crazy month for Traina and our Microsoft Security clients. Luckily – our “Dev Dream Team” was up to the ...

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Deadlines graphic design project
Apr 19/18

Inspiration through visitation

Even the most courageous marketer trembles at the deafening passage of time, as fickle stakeholders and stifling indecision chip away at the certainty of completion. Where can one turn for inspiration? The answer is at your ...

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Apr 11/18

Playlist set to Grindstone: Album cover redesign

Last Friday was another epic Grindstone* and we’re super stoked on the results! Each team member selected an album of their choice to redesign the cover artwork - elevating or reinventing however they pleased! With selections ...

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Traina Design 2018 Addys Traina
Mar 21/18

Traina Design takes home Best in Show at the 2018 ADDYs!

We’re thrilled to announce that it was another winning year for Traina at the San Diego American Advertising Awards.

Our Deadlines Ouija board self-promo, Ballast Point skate deck series and PR Bar packaging each brought home golds. ...

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Mar 02/18

Always brewing

Our Instagram fans, Facebook followers and brand partners have seen (and savored) the good news, but some of you may not have heard about the latest project brewing here in ...

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Feb 02/18

Discovery on demand

With Amazon Prime, Uber, Netflix, you can get just about anything on-demand nowadays, so why should scientists expect any less. Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed tools to enable their customers to not only custom design sequencing ...

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