Tag: design

Looking Back At 2020 & Forward To 2021

Culture If there is any lesson we should take away from 2020, designing a healthy work culture and having a dependable team is just as important as the design work itself. This year reawakened us as a society to address racial inequalities. It is heartbreaking to know it took a

Get Ready To Clean Up In Style

ANNOUNCEMENT Our mission at Hatch Duo is to invest in the development and innovation of products that positively impact the environment for future generations. And so, with this in mind, we are thrilled and excited to announce our partnership with Rubbish, a San Francisco-based startup aiming to gamify litter pick-up! Rubbish’s

Risking It All For Entrepreneurship

Would you quit a well-paying, steady, and corporate job to be your own boss? Even more, would you do so to design a concrete watch from the ground up? If you’re a young entrepreneur in need of motivation or inspiration to chase your dreams, this video is for you! Join

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

AER Mesh Network Drone

The AER mesh network drone was a fun in-office concept project we worked on. In particularly low-signal areas, it deploys multiple units into the field to provide a temporary outdoor mesh wireless network. Using AI to find the nearest 5G signal, the drone also positions itself for other units to connect to

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,

How Might We Use Design To Change the Future of Farming?

Food makes the world go ’round. As consumers, we are unknowingly closely connected to the Agricultural industry simply through the food we eat daily. The growing concern of climate change continues to spark interest in the design world, and as designers, we strive to problem-solve. One of the many problems

ICYMI: California By Design

In case you missed it, here is our feature in CBS’ California By Design. Our segment begins at the 4:55 mark. Thank you again for the opportunity and to those who tuned in! We have enjoyed seeing the other amazing innovations throughout the series. Whether through using unconventional materials or

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

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