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Million Dollar Women Summit

Our president and creative director, Christina Hagopian, will be a coach at the upcoming Million Dollar Women Summit! The Summit is for high-growth women entrepreneurs, aiming to get more women-owned businesses funding and to $1M in revenues faster. Christina will be coaching on branding and email marketing, amongst many other experts in various fields. The …

Sean / March 13, 2017 in Journal, Studio News, Work / Life 0
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A Designer’s View of the Women’s March on Washington

protesting through visual language I was one of 500,000+ attendees at the Women’s March on Washington, and one of the 3.3 million + that marched in over 500 US cities. A day that is already being considered one of the largest demonstrations in U.S. history. I marched for myself, my mother, sister, grandmothers, aunts, friends, …

Sean / January 27, 2017 in Journal, Work / Life 0
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Behind the Scenes: EO Video Shoot

Behind the Scenes President and Creative Director, Christina Hagopian, recently graduated from the Accelerator program to EO, The Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Only 15% of participants achieve this accomplishment – there are only 520 Graduates worldwide. It was an honor to share our company’s story for a feature on Inc.com and throughout the EO community. Christina discussed …

Sean / January 5, 2017 in Design + Business, Journal, Studio News, Work / Life 0
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Healing Hands

How Ceramics Recentered Both Life and Business When I first started my design studies at Carnegie Mellon, we spent our entire freshman year drawing the figure, creating color studies with gauche and drafting type by hand. We didn’t touch a computer until our second year. While unfathomable now, the philosophy was to remove computer generated …

Sean / April 7, 2016 in Journal, Work / Life 0
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Commemorating International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, we were invited to attend a screening of the movie, He Named Me Malala. Malala was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education. Today, over 60 million girls are out of school globally, and Malala has committed to fighting for education equality …

Sean / March 15, 2016 in Journal, Studio News, Work / Life 0
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Design Inspiration: Matisse’s Cut-Outs

I spent the afternoon at MOMA gathering inspiration from the Henri Matisse exhibit, focusing on his graphically simple cut-out work. The exhibition continues until February 10th, 2015. Top image: Henri Matisse’s La Gerbe (The Sheaf), 1953, by Rob Corder, used under a Creative Commons CC-BY-2.0 license.

Christina Hagopian / December 20, 2014 in Journal, Work / Life 0
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The Windows at Bergdorf Goodman

Our absolute favorite time of the year: Holidays in NYC and the unveiling of the Bergdorf Goodman windows. They never disappoint! This year’s theme is “Inspired.” Each window represents one of the arts: Music, Architecture, Literature, Dance, Painting, and Sculpture. Exquisite detail, craft and creativity, unmatched. Pure luxury. Architecture is represented by a mannequin in …

Christina Hagopian / November 26, 2014 in Journal, Work / Life 0
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Design Find: Oh, Honey Packaging

Wide, hexagonal jars get a landscape label. I discovered this beautifully designed honey at our local farmers’ market yesterday. My husband said, “Don’t we have a ton of honey at home?” and I answered, “But have you seen this packaging?!” Simply beautiful, and designed by the company cofounder, Darius Plavinskas, who also leads DariusDesignBuild, an …

Christina Hagopian / October 6, 2014 in Journal, Work / Life 0
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