Lynda Decker understands the creative person. She knows that creative people are able to see connections that others do not. Lynda also understands her clients, allowing for their insight, while guiding them through the design process, while setting realistic expectations. Her concept of Responsive Branding prepares clients to be pro-actively preparing for market shifts rather […]

Sam Stubblefield creates art and “situations” where sight intersects with sound, where architecture meets interactive space. From digital installations to immersive full-sensory experiences, art critics of decades past may have described his work as “avant-garde.” Today, we seem to lack the adequate vocabulary to describe his work – you simply need to experience it for yourself. As […]

We love how Kawandeep Virdee uses technology and art to encourage collaboration, play, and creativity. Kawandeep co-founded New American Public Art to build interactive art that makes public spaces more communal and welcoming. His work is displayed publicly as installations, but also via the internet. Both venues invite the viewer to interact. Through his work, […]

A brief conversation with Evan Clabots, Chief Design Officer at OTHR. Bend Design is proud to bring together visionary leaders who are applying their cultural fluency, technological savvy and creative excellence to shape a better future. In our esteemed mix of design doers is Evan Clabots, Chief Design Officer at OTHR. Launched in 2016, with […]

Originally conceived by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude in 1970, The Floating Piers has come to life for a 16-day exhibition this summer at Lake Iseo in Italy, located 100 kilometers east of Milan and 200 kilometers west of Venice. From June 18 through July 3, 2016 (weather permitting) visitors can experience the work of art by walking on it from Sulzano to […]

Catching up with Robert Johans, creator and former CEO/Lead Designer of Nest Caravans, which was recently acquired by Airstream. You have a design background that includes graphic design, building, refurbishing “egg” campers and more. Can you tell us more about your influences? My father was an advertising agency creative director, but loved to build furniture. […]

1859 Media artist Brendan Loscar talks us through his creative logo design process in this guest blog post.  Design can be a mysterious phenomenon. In our everyday lives, we interact with design constantly and, most often, on a subconscious level. Restaurant menus, billboards, logos, clothing and even road signs have been created from the imagination […]

Brooks Resources is the co-developer of NorthWest Crossing, an award-winning mixed-use neighborhood on Bend’s westside. The neighborhood has been recognized as a thoughtfully planned community, using traditional neighborhood development (TND) design principles. In this recent post on their blog, the developers take a brief look at how design impacts one aspect of the neighborhood — […]

  An interview with Pamela Hulse Andrews, CEO/Founder of Cascade Publications Cascade Publications will soon be launching Bend Fashion Quarterly. What was the inspiration for the new publication? My dearest friend, Joanne Sunnarborg, owner of Desperado in the Old Mill District, told me she was thinking of opening a shoe store. During our conversation I […]

  Ben Hull, featured in this post, will be at Bend Design 2015 as a guest panelist at Thursday’s workshop “Design: The Process” moderated by April Baer of Oregon Public Broadcasting. Inspired by a desire to create a design that was reflective of the Central Oregon region, the team at NewsChannel 21 sought out local talent to […]