July 12, 2016

Olivia Joins Soso

Join us in welcoming Olivia Johnson to Soso’s Boston studio! She comes to us from MICA, where she specialized in Graphic Design. She’s developing mad skills over multiple disciplines, and will be contributing to our team on everything from concepting to interaction design.

March 16, 2016

Data Viz Workshop at MICA

Visualization by Linka Lin.

A few weeks ago, Eric and I visited the Maryland Institute College of Art to conduct a weekend workshop with the Graphic Design MFA students. The students were tasked with creating posters to visualize the transcripts of the State of the Union Addresses, from Washington to Obama. The State of the Union is a lens into a changing America and a changing world, giving insight into national priorities over past 200+ years. With the upcoming presidential elections, we thought this was a timely topic and an opportunity to get thinking about the role of a designer in shaping political conversation.

February 10, 2016

SosoValentines: A Kaleidoscope of Instagram Valentines

It’s that time of year again when hearts become the primary shape for sugary treats, and pink and red beat out every other color on the wheel. Happy Valentine’s Day! For our studio C++ workshop, Laura and I set out to create an app that would conjure up the days of lace paper doilies, sticky lollipops, and perhaps bittersweet memories - but with a digital twist. We wanted our creation to be current by drawing on the ever-evolving culture surrounding Valentine’s Day.

January 6, 2016

Soso Welcomes Emily O'Brien

We'd like to welcome Emily O'Brien to Soso. Emily recently joined the Boston studio as a co-op from Northeastern University, where she studies Interaction Design. She'll be working with us on a gamut of fun design projects over the next few months.

December 21, 2015

Calligraphy & Code: Designing the Soso Holiday Poster

Designing the annual Soso holiday card gives us a chance to cut loose and indulge in some creative experimentation. This year, we decided to illustrate one of our favorite Yogi Berra quotes on a poster in celebration of his legendary wit, wisdom, and wordsmithing. We love expressive typography, so we challenged ourselves to bring the hand-crafted flourish of lettering into the algorithmic world of programming. This post walks through the process of coding a set of holiday-themed brushes in Processing and using them to design a poster.

November 19, 2015

Soso Welcomes Aiko Nakano

We are happy to welcome Aiko Nakano to our Boston studio! Her background is in Mechanical Engineering and Architecture and she has worked on some very cool projects that combine physical and digital design.