Jan 27/17

The importance of color

At the heart of a great image are composition and story. Once the image is taken, and the moment has passed — what's the next step? For me personally, it's always color. Color is one of the ...

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Apr 13/16

A new brand emerges

The past couple of months have been an exciting time for the Traina team. We merged with another design firm, moved into a larger space, launched a new website, and acquired some exciting new clients like ...

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Dec 21/15

Happy Holidays from your designated designers

It's that time of year again! Our tradition of over-the-top holiday mailers continues this year with Salud!—a collection of seven lovingly hand-crafted letterpress coasters. Each coaster features a custom illustration inspired by our favorite drinks, like ...

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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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Jul 31/15

Our first summer intern

Traina Design recently launched our new internship program and had the pleasure of working with University of Texas at Austin student, Emily Rosenbaum. Emily is heading into her senior year as an advertising major ...

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Jun 17/15

The surf factor

When you think of Southern California, you think of surfing. The laid-back vibe, the lingo, the sandals—who doesn’t want to be a part of it? So it’s no surprise that surfing culture has found its way ...

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Oct 14/14

Design Books that Inspire

If you are lucky, at some point during your professional career you will come across an inspiring book that leaves an especially long-lasting impression on your work and quite possibly your life. This book may come ...

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Sep 16/14

Job Hunting Tips for Entry Level Designers

I recently successfully filled a junior position here at Traina Design, and I came away from the interviewing experience with a few tips I’d like share with designers who are in search for the perfect (or ...

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Jun 16/14

Calligraphy 101

My fascination with lettering and all things type began before I can remember. I find something very satisfying about hand written text that can’t be replicated on a computer. My appreciation for this art form inspired ...

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May 23/14

"Creativity is contagious, pass it on"

Pulling inspiration from Albert Einstein, we’ve compiled a short list of design-centric quotes to ignite artistry and discussion. If you don't see your favorite design quote here, share it with us on our

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