Musings of the compulsively creative

Insights, inspiration, rants and ramblings.

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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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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Jan 19/18

Shifting perceptions with animation

When we were approached about an exciting opportunity to partner with Microsoft Real Estate & Facilities, a new group for us, we jumped on it. They had seen the animated series we created ...

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Nov 08/17

Dedicated to the deck

Traina recently had a unique opportunity to collaborate with world-famous craft brewery Ballast Point on three custom-illustrated skate decks. Each deck explored a unique flavor and style to complement their existing brand. ... ...

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Oct 30/17

Traina’s top ten retro wrappers

We at Traina are passionate about design and our holidays. To get in the spirit of Halloween this year, we thought it would be fun to look back on some of our favorite retro candy packaging ...

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Oct 17/17

Ketl Tea featured in CommArts Design Annual

We’re proud to announce we’ve received a CommArts self-promotion award of excellence and are featured in their latest design annual. ... ...

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Oct 06/17

San Diego Gulls: Reimagined

We here at Traina are passionate about our beautiful city and our local sports teams. As an expression of that passion, we took it upon ourselves to reimagine the brand identity for one of our favorite ...

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Sep 26/17

Out of this world creative

At some point, most of us have dreamt of becoming an astronaut or going to space camp. And that dream was the inspiration for a recent concept that we developed with the Cloud and Enterprise team ...

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