May 04/17

Grindstone or die

In the mid 1970’s Southern California was hit with a serious drought that led to hot days, brown grass, dried up water hoses and drained pools. The streets were no longer flooded with kids running through ...

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Mar 28/16

Traina’s new digs

We have a lot to celebrate this year — including our new digs. We applied the same strategic thinking, unbridled creativity and careful curating to the renovation and design of our new office. From the hardwood ...

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Mar 15/16

Traina strikes gold at the ADDYs

Our "Salud!" letterpress coasters took home a gold ADDY at this year's San Diego American Advertising Awards, and we couldn't be more thrilled. Masterfully printed by Daniel at Clove St. Press, the set features eight coasters ...

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Oct 07/15

Introducing Grindstone

If you follow us on Facebook and Instagram, you may have seen or heard about Grindstone. On the last Friday of each month, the Traina Crew takes a break from client projects, puts their ...

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Mar 27/15

San Diego’s American Advertising Awards

Our team recently enjoyed spending an evening amongst colleagues to recognize and reward creative excellence at San Diego’s American Advertising Awards. This competition is more commonly known as the ADDYs and is organized by our friends ...

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Mar 13/14

Traina Design Wins Big at American Advertising Awards

One of the many thrills of working in a creative agency is the exhilaration of producing work that yields results. Be it ROI, KPI, page views, click-throughs, increased awareness or a spike in sales, the work ...

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Nov 18/13

Six days, two events and one 1971 tour bus

For the second year, we were asked to develop a theme and graphic system for Ion Torrent by Life Technology's annual user conference, Ion World, which took place at the Westin Waterfront in Boston ...

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Feb 21/13

Parachute Factory Art Show

On Saturday Feb 16, a few of the Traina Design crew headed downtown to check out the Parachute Factory art installations. ... ...

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Oct 11/12

Overview of a film: Design & Thinking

As a fairly new San Diegan, I wanted to tap into the San Diego Design scene and experience the offerings of a local design event. When I heard there was a viewing of a design centric ...

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Sep 18/12

A Brave New Ion World

It's a rare and thrilling opportunity to work with innovative clients, particularly when they develop technologies that yield disease-curing, hunger-stopping and world-changing potential. Ion Torrent, a Life Technologies Company, is one such client that ...

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