April 25, 2011

Week in Events: Our Thoughts on Pecha Kucha 22 and the 37th Annual Dwiggins Lecture

PechaKucha Boston Logo & Luba Lukova Lecture Poster

Last week, we were lucky enough to attend two design events in town – Boston’s 22nd PechaKucha event and Club Oberon, and the 37th annual Dwiggins Lecture in the Boston Public Library. We asked each other questions to share our thoughts on these events with you on the Bulb, and invite you to contribute to the conversation.

April 13, 2011

Q&A with Mary Shea, Project Manager, and John Bogan, Designer


We’re pleased to introduce the newest members of the Corey team—Mary Shea, Project Manager, and John Bogan, Designer. Read our Q&A’s with them and learn more about the voices behind the Corey brand. For more on Mary and John, read the press release then, check out our video showing more of our team of talent and the amazing work they produce.


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March 22, 2011

When Hi-Lo Becomes Whole Foods

I have lived in Jamaica Plain, MA for about 15 years. Known as JP, it is admired for its diversity, community involvement, and being a bastion of progressive politics. Our geography balances the gritty city with some of the city’s best green spots: Jamaica Pond and the Arnold Arboretum.

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March 14, 2011

Q & A with Cushing Academy Headmaster, Dr. James Tracy


“We looked at members of the Corey team as experts in the field but also, in many ways, as colleagues. This was particularly helpful during the process of questioning, discovery, and decision-making. We never felt like we were “on the clock” with the firm and always felt like we were a top priority.” Dr. James Tracy

This past year, Corey has had the pleasure of designing award-winning messaging and recruitment materials for Cushing Academy. We sat down with Dr. James Tracy, Headmaster, Cushing Academy, to hear his thoughts on how Corey’s branding, “Learning at the Leading Edge,” helped in positioning Cushing as a leader in preparing students for the unprecedented challenges in the 21st century.

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March 2, 2011

Seven Rules for Designing Mobile UX

Focus on narrow, specific tasks. It doesn’t take a survey to tell you that users are less focused when they are using browsers and apps on a smartphone. This means that you should focus your design on a small set of well-defined tasks. Don’t try to squeeze everything under the sun into a single app.

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February 28, 2011

Designing for Mobile? Think Context, Not Hardware

Interactive experiences on mobile devices are no longer limited to simple information finding like phone number lookup or location finding. Users are taking advantage of a variety of interaction modes. Everything from social media to reading to collaboration to gaming to shopping to browsing are used regularly on a variety of mobile platforms.

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February 12, 2011

Tired or Tacky Hearts?

The month of February always promises to bring the same thing – a downpour of jewelry and flower ads.  Kay Jewelers, Jareds, and other brands roll out the same predictable commercials about three times a year: Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. The ads are so familiarly boring that you probably don’t even notice them anymore, except perhaps when you find yourself humming their catchy-yet-meaningless jingles.

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January 28, 2011

The best album cover of 2010?

Album artwork is a pretty subjective thing. Take, for instance, the comments section of this article on NPR.

Instead of going the “best of” route, we’d love to hear about your favorite album cover of this past year and why you thought it stood out.

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January 23, 2011

Big Type

Graphic designers love wood type primarily because it is BIG – and sometimes very weird.

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January 10, 2011

Wicked Wrong

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