Musings of the compulsively creative

Insights, inspiration, rants and ramblings.

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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Aug 10/17

Dear Kerri

Dear Kerri: The print quality of our company brochure is embarrassing. I’m not sure if it’s the printer, our files, the paper, or other details I’ve overlooked. What tips can you share about managing the printing ...

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Jul 06/17

Work culture matters

At Traina, exceptional design comes first. And this wouldn’t be possible without our amazingly talented team consistently delivering quality creative and service. But it’s also important to recognize how important culture is. We know that happy ...

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Jun 30/17

The camera you need is already in your pocket.

Every day is filled with countless opportunities to capture awe-inspiring images. It doesn’t matter where you are. You don’t need a model on the other end of your lens or to travel to the ends of ...

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Jun 08/17

Astropad Studio

As a graphic designer who loves to draw, I’ve always wanted the ability to run Adobe Photoshop right on my digital tablet. I’ve always found the idea of sketching into a Photoshop document very fascinating and ...

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