The ADi Journal

What we think about before, during and after work. And since we believe in freedom of expression, the views expressed in the ADi blog are the opinions of the author and don’t necessarily represent the views of ADi.

  1. October 21 2014

    ADi Updated Show Reels

    By Nick Nakadate
    Related Solutions: Consumer, Ethnographic Animation, Events, High-tech, Manufacturing, Training
    Related Skill Sets: 2D, 3D, CAD Conversion, Flash, Interactive

    We recently updated our product demonstration show reel, as well as our main show reel.  Projects include interactive, 2D, 3D, animation, CAD, hi-tech, manufacturing, and more.  Have a look and get your creative juices flowing!

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  2. October 15 2014

    Assembly Line Roots

    By Nick Nakadate
    Related Solutions: Manufacturing

    As a part of Design Week in Portland, I visited several agencies and businesses.  A few of which were in the Ford Building in southeast Portland.  With tall brick walls and concrete, it was obvious the building was once a place for manufacturing. Creative graphic design companies, boutique and one-person design studios, a salon, various other shops, and a coffee shop on the ground floor filled out the scenery of the large windows.  What I didn’t expect was that the name, while common, came from Henry Ford.  The Ford Building…

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  3. October 1 2014

    Makers: 3D Printing in PDX

    By Nick Nakadate
    Related Solutions: High-tech, Manufacturing
    Related Skill Sets: 3D

    As a member of the Portland 3D Printing Lab, I attended the Portland Mini Maker Faire at OMSI September 13th and 14th.  The group had a large dual tent space with tables showing off various 3D printers, 3D print examples, ranging from toys to medical devices to appendages, part replacements, and more.  There was a nice array of 3D prints showing how many industries (any and all?) that 3D printing can touch.  My favorites were the medical imaging prints, and hands.  I’m already looking forward to attending next year and…

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  4. September 26 2014

    Here Comes Design Week Portland!

    By Seth Cameron Short

    For the last couple of years, Portland has hosted a celebration of design, by designers and for designers: Design Week Portland. It’s a loose agglomeration of events — symposiums, round tables, shows, activities, open houses — happening at studios and public places scattered all over Portland. This year it runs from Saturday to Saturday, October 4 – 11. I’m planning to attend a big ol’ double-handful of activities, covering a variety of disciplines, from fabric and fashion to digital storytelling. There are lots of overlapping events in my itinerary (see below),…

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  5. September 24 2014

    Getting Organized with a Bullet Journal

    By Seth Cameron Short

    One of the most challenging parts of being a professional artist is balancing creativity and organization. I find my best work comes from swimming in chaos, from playing with stuff until it just starts to come together. To give myself the freedom to play creatively, though, I have to organize my life so that I don’t neglect important tasks and appointments, or forget important information. I’ve tried a number of ways to accomplish this kind of organization. The best way, by far, has been organizing my day with hand-written to-do…

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