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May 4th, 2011

If You Want Something Done Right…

You don’t necessarily have to do things yourself if you want it done right, but sometimes, it can be awfully rewarding. We’ve got a flurry of activity going on around the office in advance of our open house. It’s not just the cleaning and organizing and standard preparations that you’d expect. We’re building furniture, moving walls, rearranging furniture, hanging signs and lights – we’re designing our space and creating a special environment. And it’s a lot of fun.

March 17th, 2011

bwetjen

I Blame The Internet

Over the last several years, terms that originated online have slowly started to become part of our everyday language. How far this has gone became evident when I saw a pretty standard sign for what to do when you see someone drowning. The way I read it, the instructions weren’t very helpful.

December 6th, 2010

bwetjen

Santa Claus is an Expert in Experience Design

There was always something magical and amazing about Santa’s visit at our house when we were kids. Our family would go to church and then celebrate our gift-giving and togetherness as our own family unit on Christmas Eve so that on Christmas Day we could pack into the car and make the drive to Grandparents’ and Relatives’ houses. I loved starting off the evening with church and Christmas songs and the spiritual side of Christmas. It made it all the more real, and let us all be together.

July 1st, 2010

Laura Spaulding

Bozell Employees Make Raincoat for 2nd Annual Project Runway Condom Fashion Show

To Benefit the Nebraska AIDS Project
(OMAHA, Neb., July 1, 2010) Forty-five local designers stepped out June 23rd to present their condom fashions at the 2nd annual Project Runway Condom Fashion Show to benefit the Nebraska AIDS Project. Two of these innovative designers were Bozell employees, Carrie Ratcliff and Jill Rizzo.
Ratcliff and Rizzo, both graphic artists at Bozell, teamed up with The Knot designer, Adrian Hardisty-Horsley, to design a raincoat made completely from condoms. Their model, Read More

June 29th, 2010

bozell

Repurposing Condoms into Wearables

Did that title get your attention? This is not your average blog entry and this was not your average fashion show.
Just recently, I was involved in a Project Runway Condom Fashion Show Fundraiser for the Nebraska Aids Project along with another member of my design team, Carrie Ratcliff and fellow designer/friend Adrian Hardisty-Horsley. It was hands down THE most challenging design project we have ever been involved in. And we were so glad to be a part of it. Read More

March 31st, 2010

bozell

Eero Saarinen: He Made his Future his Present.

The Womb Chair. Designed in 1948 by Eero Saarinen. The most perfect chair in the world. Comfort, sculptural lines, modern but yet timeless. I have been tracking and loving this chair for many many years…as long as I can remember (Because that is the kind of design nerd I am).
I just recently read an article in TIME magazine about the resurgence of recent interest in Saarinen.
Currently, Yale is restoring quite a number of the buildings he designed for their campuses in the 1950’s: the hockey rink and residential complexes. Read More

February 9th, 2010

bozell

White Space is Your Friend

A design that is to be appealing must also be easy on the eyes. Without the right amount of white space, text would be unreadable, graphics would lose their emphasis, and there would be no balance between the elements on a page. Read More

November 18th, 2009

bozell

A Juxtaposition of Innocence and Aggression

Minjae Lee is a young South Korean artist whose work expresses a semi-disturbing inner tension that is tough to ignore, even if you feel that you’d like to. Its powerful colors, halting imagery and clever juxtaposition of beauty, innocence and fragility with brash, loud and aggressive is what stopped me in my tracks. I can’t stop staring at each image, no matter how harsh they can be at times.
My world as a designer, Read More

September 25th, 2009

bozell

Wrapping up a Week of Fashion

In celebration of Omaha’s Fashion week – I set aside some extra time to finally read the massive September and not so massive October issues of Vogue…it was the best feeling in the world, to sit in my raggedy Old Navy pajama pants and a tank that dates back to 1990, blasting myself thousands of miles away to the runway shows of the future – Fall/Winter 2009 London.
I was wrapping up the typical experience of reading a fashion magazine. Read More

September 2nd, 2009

bozell

Little Designs – BIG Contest

Last week AIGA Nebraska held the “One Inch Round” design contest awards show at the Bancroft Street Market . This was a contest where everyone was invited to create 1″ button designs – as many as they wanted – and upload for professional review. Over 400 buttons were submitted from Nebraska creatives, and the entire show was concepted, designed and organized by a Bozellian, Ryan Sorensen, who’s on the AIGA board.
The judging was based on a point system and whoever had the most points, Read More