Design, cocktails and X-ACTOs, oh my!

Long time, no post.

I just don't know where fall has gone.. The Function: elves have been busy: ads, brochures, product launch campaigns, websites, brand strategy and pr. We've even done some consulting.

But yesterday, we let loose. Holiday lunch, complete with Secret Santa gifts. Then cocktails and card-making.

That's right! All you lucky clients, vendors and prospects out there will be receiving a bundle of fun in a few days, mostly-handmade by all of us. I won't give any of the surprise away, but they're intricate and cool, which equals labor-intensive. So a rally was in order. They're beautifully designed, thanks to Reyes, and we can't wait to share them!

Some much needed fun, for me at least. It was great to slow down and hang out, share a few drinks and a deep passion of mine – making.

The best thing about making, particularly making by hand, is that it's personal. You really have an opportunity to communicate something through your efforts.

To me, our cards this season reflect our unwavering dedication to design and design thinking, to our clients, and to the target of our work. Making those cards, together with my coworkers and friends, was a lovely reminder of my own passion for my profession and craft.

An apt quote on a sticky note at my desk:

"Design is in everything we make, but it's also between those things. It's a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda and philosophy."
– Erik Adigard

May you all greet this holiday season, and the new year ahead, with renewed zeal for all that is of importance in your lives. Happy holidays, everyone!

angela mitchell
art director
FUNCTION:we’re into building things through marketing, design and public relations

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