McGregor Fund

McGregor Fund

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We love creating beautiful things for our clients, especially when it benefits our fellow citizens. That’s why we are proud to work with the McGregor Fund.

CEO + Goldman Sachs Grad

CEO + Goldman Sachs Grad

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M3D CEO Melissa Halpin is now a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program graduate. She received her diploma, or Certificate of Entrepreneurship, in a graduation ceremony at Wayne State University.

Women Who Dare

Women Who Dare

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Detroit high schoolers gathered for an all-day NAWBO EXCEL Greater Detroit GirlBiz seminar, co-chaired by M3D CEO Melissa Halpin. The girls learned about entrepreneurship from creatives and executives from across Detroit. 

Eastern Market After Dark

Eastern Market After Dark

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After work, a warm whiskey glow. We enjoyed letting our hair down (just a little) at Eastern Market last week. If only to get this photo, of course.

Design for Everyone

Design for Everyone

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Making good interior design accessible is Studio Newport‘s commitment to its clients. A direction we’re proud to support, with a new logo, refreshed branding, and website content, as well as a social media growth campaign. 

A Hair-Raisingly Good Day

Construction plans are signed and delivered for Paralee Boyd Salon‘s Detroit location. We’re excited to be helping owner Dana White transform her vision into reality.

Two Hubs, One Home

Two Hubs, One Home

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Even though we work everywhere and still adore our San Francisco base, Detroit is, and always will be, home. Since setting up shop at Saint Vincent Corktown, we’ve had incredible opportunities to partner with businesses of all sizes in Southeast Michigan, and we’re just getting started.

A Little More Conversation

A Little More Conversation

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M3D hits the airwaves, as CEO Melissa Halpin talks about our company — why we’ve come home to Detroit and what we love to do for our clients — with Karen Dumas on her radio show, The Pulse, on Detroit’s 910am Superstation.

Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders

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Solutions journalism asks: What’s the problem? Which solutions have worked and which haven’t? What’s next? As a member of the Metromode Emerging Leaders Board, M3D CEO Melissa Halpin is hoping to help answer some of these questions.

Word Power

Word Power

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Design shows, writing tells. At M3D, we know a compelling story, be it personal or brand, requires both. We also believe good writing happens when students feel free to express themselves and receive encouragement in their craft.

Detroit Design Festival 2016

Detroit Design Festival 2016

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What do Detroit dancers, muralists, designers, and musicians have in common? Curiosity. Joy in creating new things. A fierce love for our town. We had brilliant fun sharing our work at this year’s Detroit Design Ball at Eastern Market.

Design Here Now

Design Here Now

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Have you heard? Detroit is the very first UNESCO City of Design in the United States. Why? What does this mean? It took time and we were chosen for very good reasons. Model D breaks it down for us.

A Night in White…Linen?

A Night in White…Linen?

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A little bit Gatsby, a fair measure of Tom Wolfe, and a load of fabulous Detroiters: that was the 2016 Dîner en Blanc. We had a marvelous time helping fill Palmer Park with laughter and libations.

Five Nights in Maine

Five Nights in Maine

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At last, this gorgeous film gets its premiere. Five Nights in Maine is now playing in theaters and available on demand. We’re grateful we had the opportunity to raise awareness about Maris Curran’s profound meditation on love and loss. Congratulations to the entire team – and here’s to more women directors getting to share their art.

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All The Feels

All The Feels

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Psychology and design go together. What brand experiences do you remember? Easy: the ones that evoked emotion, preferably accompanied by good UX.

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Meet the M3D Interns

Meet the M3D Interns

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One of our favorite things about opening our Detroit studio is having the space to bring new voices into the conversation. As soon as we started filling our suite at Saint Vincent Corktown, we decided to offer internships to local students. The talent pool here is undeniably deep, with spirited, experienced creatives at every turn. It’s definitely an exciting time to be in Detroit.

Brand Ascending: Detroit Yoga Lab

Brand Ascending: Detroit Yoga Lab

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Creating a brand identity and crafting a message is among our favorite projects. When it comes time to share something new with the world, in a novel, captivating way, our clients come to us for help. Like Detroit Yoga Lab, a progressive, growing, top-rated yoga studio in Detroit.

All Signs Point to M3D

All Signs Point to M3D

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We’re loving our new Detroit digs in the gorgeously renovated Saint Vincent Corktown. Once an abandoned middle school, it’s now a growing community of creatives and a fabulous place to set up our studio. Come see us in Room #103!

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Art is Everywhere/Everywhere is Art

Art is Everywhere/Everywhere is Art

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If you seek delightful street art, just look about you. Detroit’s public creations are exceptional and popping up all over the city. Even Architectural Digest is taking note.

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M3D Summer Interns

M3D Summer Interns

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M3D is hiring interns in web development, social media and graphic design. Our clients range from auto suppliers to artisan jam producers. If you’re talented, imaginative, and enjoy learning new skills and generating big ideas, we want to hear from you.

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The Taxman Also Curates

The Taxman Also Curates

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Best tax payment ever: Mexico’s “Page en Especie” (payment in kind) program allows artists to legally settle their tax obligations by creating art. A terrific idea we wish would catch on in the U.S. too.

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CX Rising

CX Rising

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Customer experience (CX): what is it and how does it diverge from user experience (UX)? A group of Detroit UX/CX professionals, including M3D’s Matt Binkowski, gathered this week to discuss where the field is headed.

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Wall of Windows

Wall of Windows

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Canada looks beautiful from here, but we’re happy to be home. M3D spent the day at gorgeously renovated Cobo Center, Detroit, attending the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan Automotive Summit.

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Inclusive Design UX

Inclusive Design UX

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In a world of constant interactions, our ability to react changes throughout the day. Using principles of inclusive design, Microsoft aims to transform, depending on time of day or activity, the user experience for all. Brilliant Co.Design profile after the jump.

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Behind the Brand

Behind the Brand

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Branding is more complex than you’d think. It often takes months, even years, of thought and planning. Uber’s multi-step rebranding back story is fascinating.

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M3D: Now a Certified WBE

M3D: Now a Certified WBE

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M3D Experiences Earns National Certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Creative Disruption

Creative Disruption

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PepsiCo’s Brad Jakeman calls for disruptive ideas and diversity to shake up the agency world. We agree.

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Detroit Design City

Detroit Design City

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First U.S. city to be officially designated a “City of Design” by UNESCO? Detroit. We’re thrilled that our vibrant creative community is getting some richly deserved global notice.

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Creating Community

Creating Community

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A circle of diverse equals, standing both alone and together in community: that’s the logo we created for Detroit Yoga Lab. We built their new website too. Proud to support this remarkable Detroit business.

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From Prototype to TrailHammer™

At SEMA 2015, we helped our client Amanda Products show off their TrailHammer™ series of market-ready versions of their innovative bumper, door and mirror prototypes. We’re thrilled (and SEMA attendees were too) to see the end result of our 2014 product ideation sessions.

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