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Examine Your Zoom

Connecting Well through Webcams and Wireless

by Meagan Riley-Grant
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Part of the Team: Starting a New Job During a Global Pandemic

How to feel connected to your teammates when you’re all spread apart.

by Christelle Vieulles
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Commissioning a Logo Design? 6 Tips for the Process

Recommendations from 25 Years of Making Brand Identities

by Nathan Durrant
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Design in the Details for Lifestyle Branding

Behind the scenes look at the rebranding effort for prAna. Elixir sweats the small stuff.

by Nathan Durrant
Colorful vacation post cards

Elixir Combats ‘Design Chicken’ Syndrome

Research shows naps and vacations lead to more and better output. Eggs or otherwise.

by Meagan Riley-Grant
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The Gift of Time: Why We Start Planning Holiday Gifts in July

Preparation and planning are the key to finding a relaxed joy and creativity to gift giving.

by Jennifer Jerde
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Hearts in SF Features A Heart Sculpture From One Of Elixir’s Own in Union Square!

Polaroid SF heart created by our own Billy Westley for Hearts of San Francisco fundraiser for San Francisco General Hospital has found a home in Union Square

by Jennifer Jerde
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A Jolly Good AIGA Fellow – Writer Alyson Kuhn

“I’ve been hugely lucky to work with design firms that I think are not only brilliant at design but super respectful of… the reader.” – Alyson Kuhn, AIGA Fellow

by Jennifer Jerde
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AIGA SF Portfolio Day – A Portfolio is Your First Impression

We’ve all been there. Time to show your portfolio to the world and land your first design job. Jen and Nate share their portfolios from back in the day. (Before iPads. Gasp!)

by Meagan Riley-Grant
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Elixir Celebrates 18 Years with Nate Durrant

“When work stays as fresh as it does at Elixir, time really flies. 18 years has passed in a blink of an eye — chock full of amazing and diverse clients, talented designers and collaborators, and rewarding challenges.” — Nate Durrant

by Meagan Riley-Grant