Category: HD’s Tips + Tools

Resources and tips you can put into use in your work…and maybe even your life!

The Secret Behind A Successfully Designed Product (Part Two)

Two weeks ago, we dropped a video talking about the importance of design language and identifying brand elements before putting pen to paper. Today, we’re back with part two! We’re going to offer you some helpful tips on how to translate a brand feeling into visual design language. Join Hatch

The Secret Behind A Successfully Designed Product

Design is the silent ambassador of your brand. Paul Rand Do you want to know the secret formula behind a successfully designed product? Also known as a “brand promise,” design language refers to what your company desires to communicate to your end-users. At Hatch Duo, we believe visual branding and

How Collaborating Can Help You Build Memorable Product Experiences

First and foremost, thank you and sending a massive shout-out to our friend, Evan Lessler, for joining us in this mini entrepreneur roundtable. When we started our first business, Aggregate, we were looking to collaborate. Because we’ve always been such huge fans and supporters of a well-known Bay Area brand,

Why You Should Integrate Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering In Early-Stage Product Development

We Hear It All the Time… “I have a tech startup company and product idea in mind, but I’m not sure what the next step should be.” This is where we come in! Join our co-founders, Jon and Mike, as they discuss half a dozen reasons why you should integrate

MIKE’S QUICK TIPS: SKILLS NEEDED TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ENGINEER AND CONSULTANT

As a startup design consultancy that serves other startups, we pride ourselves on being nimble and wearing various hats. Join Mike as he offers his top three quick skills and tips needed to be a successful engineer and consultant. Talents required to be a successful engineer and consultant include a

cmf x DESIGN = EVERYTHING (PART TWO)

We interviewed our team before about the importance of CMF (Color, Material, and Finish) in product development. It plays a huge role in brand recognition and becomes the distinguishing factor between prototype and market readiness. For designers, CMF allows us to communicate who the brand is for, how their product is used,

The Value of Mechanical Engineering

Written By Mike Yim We’ve talked before about the value of design, but what about the other half of our company, the engineering side? Mechanical engineering is defined as “developing, testing, and building mechanical and thermal sensors and devices” (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). To us, it goes beyond building

The Value Of Design (Part Two)

Written by Erielle Tolentino Before reading this, I encourage you to read Hatch Duo’s blog post highlighting design’s value from a designer’s perspective. Keeping that post in mind, we have ideas about how design can help from a business or branding standpoint. But as I listened to events during this year’s annual

New Normals for Design Teams: Half a Dozen Reasons Why Hatch Duo Believes Remote Work Beats Traditional Office Environments

Written by Jon Thai Until 2015, I have always worked in a very traditional office environment(though for design firms, we still had to be in the studio from 9 to 5). From then on, I had firsthand experience in remote working environments as well, and upon compare-contrast, I conclude that

Fund Your Business Today: Hatch Duo’s Ultimate Guide To Pitching Potential Investors Like A Boss In 2020

Written By April Ly The fundraising process for new business owners can be a daunting one. Investors may seem like foreboding sharks (hello, Shark Tank) who want nothing more than to take a nasty bite out of your lackluster pitch and give you a hard no before kicking you to

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