All posts by Jon Andrino

Shenzhen, China

Shenzhen Finds

We recently posted about the ANDesign Lab team going to Shenzhen, China. There, they met with clients and manufacturers alike. They also debuted their brand new China office and we got the inside scoop! It’s always exciting to see the differences between home and there.

ANDesign Lab China

Manufacturing Designs w/ ANDesign Lab

ANDesign Lab is a full service Industrial Design firm based in Newport Beach in Southern California. Though ANDesign Lab conceptualizes and designs at their headquarter in the United States, they manufacture in China. The ANDesign China team oversees all final manufacturing oversights and quality control.  Just

art installation

Maximalism: Jason Rhoades

What is Maximalism and what is an installation artist? Many artists tend to choose Los Angeles as a safe haven of diversity. While Jason Rhoades’ groundbreaking works first gained recognition in Europe and New York, he was born in California. Which, the artist spent the

UX

UX versus ID: Understanding the Design Industry

UX: In the past few years we’ve seen a lot of new job positions that lead to generating quite a confusion in the industry of digital design. A brief history of Industrial and Interaction Design (IxD synonymously called UX) situates the entire history of interaction

natural cycle contraception

A Mobile Contraceptive App – Can You Trust It?!

Sex sells…so they say. In 2015, Natural Cycles was barred from advertising the app as a contraceptive in its home country of Sweden. They then hired a team of researchers, who wrote a paper arguing it was nearly as effective as other contraceptive methods. The aim of the

Converse

Converse’s Iconic Branding and the Test of Time

Converse sues 31 major companies for infringing on the Chuck Taylor. What does that mean for trademark regulations moving forward? The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has filed an amicus brief in Converse, Inc.’s Feb. 1, 2017 federal circuit court appeal of the June

Office Plants

Small Business Trends : Office Plants

Looking to get more creative? It starts with your work space! Office Plants are revitalizing especially working in a high pressure, deadline driven creative environment. I looked at the NASA Clean Air Study as my point of reference for this list of “office plants for creative

Battery Life

2016, the Year of Faulty Battery

Battery Life The shortcoming of  battery in 2016 devices was a real deal breaker (and recall enforcement). We got to see a lot of tech gone wrong this year. So rounding up a particular tech-issue for the year was tough…but of course, we could leave