A few months ago, we posted our first job opening for a freelance-to-hire designer. Knowing our situation wasn’t the norm, we thought “Who’d want to work with a married couple?” Well, Liz Cook did. We knew she had potential as our third wheel when she applied for the position: “Well-Rounded Designer Looking for Like-Minded Duo to Form Creative Tricycle.” After several interviews with very talented applicants and after much deliberation, we agreed Liz was the gal for the job.
Liz is full of talent and wit. She brings a warmth and positive outlook to work with her every day, and she wears a pocket square better than any girl we’ve seen. Fast-forward three months, and we’re thrilled to announce that it’s officially official: Liz is a Designer at Knoed Creative.
Liz comes to Knoed with 6 years of experience and a soft spot for canines. When she’s not cuddling with her basset hound, Henry, she’s either art directing her apartment or scouring estate sales for vintage goods. Her latest find was a $10 washboard that she plans to use as an instrument. Recently, she was a member of the Moving Design Initiative and a TA at The Starter League, and she’s now one of the volunteers for CreativeMornings. Here’s a few works by Liz that stole our hearts. To see more, stop by her website. Or feel free to just say hi.
If you ride a bicycle in a big city, you know how annoying it can be to carry locks, chain your wheels to the frame and remove your seat so it doesn’t get stolen. Well, forget all that. Lee Sang Hwa, Kim Jin Ho and Yeo Min Gu have designed this innovative system called Saddle Lock. The seat rotates down and quickly locks to the rear wheel of a bicycle without the need for additional locking accessories.
Saddle Lock is a 2012 red dot award: design concept winner
images courtesy of Red Dot design Award
Two design students took on a giant challenge as an exam project. They came up with something no one had done before: an invisible bicycle helmet. They’ve spent years on research and are working hard to make it a reality. Watch the video to see their inspiring story and clever idea.
Jack Daniel’s meets Helms Workshop from Travis Robertson on Vimeo.
Jack Daniel’s meets The Signpainter from Travis Robertson on Vimeo.
Jack Daniel’s meets Jon Contino from Travis Robertson on Vimeo.
Jack Daniel’s launches “Independence” campaign, calling on some talented designers/artists such as Helms Workshop, Jon Contino and Derek McDonald to hand-craft posters for the campaign. ”There’s something to be said about a man who isn’t afraid to be himself. Who takes pride in staying true to who he is.” - from Jack Daniel’s Independence website. We love the premise of the campaign and the passion and dedication of each artist. You can submit your own posters on Jack Daniel’s Facebook page.