Gage Mitchell's Profile
Avatar Image

Member Since:
07 Jun 2010

Last Activity:
18 hours, 45 minutes ago

Gage Mitchell @gage ?

Editorial Director
Posts: 9 Comments: 5

Partner and Designer at Modern Species, a sustainable brand design studio specializing in the organic products industry. Past AIGA Wisconsin and Charlotte board member. Adopter of the Designers Accord. Editorial Director of the Living Principles website.

Gage Mitchell's Website:
http://modernspecies.com/

  • Good luck with the survey / study Amy! Looking forward to seeing the results. :)

  • Gage Mitchell wrote a new blog post: Paper Airplane: Design for Community Movement   2 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    Workshop: Transportation Seattle is growing faster than ever. Our population is increasing, traffic and parking are becoming a larger problem, taxis are battling tech companies, bus routes are being cut, and our city’s new tunnel project is at a standstill. How can design and creative entrepreneurship shape the future of transportation in our city? Join us on Saturday, September [...]

  • Gage Mitchell wrote a new blog post: Pour Back: Design for Good Grant Party and Fundraiser   2 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    Pour Back: Celebrate local design & brew culture in the PNW   Pour Back’s summer event will be raising funds for young designers who have the intention of giving back to the PNW region. All ticket sales go to the AIGA  Pour Back Fund.  Join us for an evening to celebrate local design and brew culture in the [...]
  • Gage Mitchell wrote a new blog post: Be Curious   7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail We (Modern Species) frequently get asked for advice because of our unique niche in sustainable design, and being quite interested in the subject we naturally dive head first into an on-the-spot, crash course in designing for sustainability. That can be a bit overwhelming for some, especially if this is your first introduction to the topic. [...]

  • Gage Mitchell commented on the blog post How The Designers of the Future Will Change the World [PSFK SEATTLE]   1 year, 3 months ago · View

    Regarding the schools, yes there are few out there that have been onto this topic for a while, and more popping up with new programs, but even 10 years is still pretty fresh compared to how long sustainability in general has been a topic. LEED certification has been around for 20 years, for example. How far [...]

  • Gage Mitchell commented on the blog post Where Graphic Design is Failing   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    Very well said Lisa. I completely agree. In fact, would you be willing to write that up as an article we can post here on the Living Principles?

  • Gage Mitchell wrote a new blog post: Lessons Learned in the Battle for More Sustainable Packaging   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    Thumbnail While the public demands more sustainable packaging, those who have tried to deliver on this demand understand that what may seem like a simple request is actually much more complicated. Those who have taken on these challenges prove not only how big the task can be, but also what it takes to overcome the obstacles [...]

  • Gage Mitchell commented on the blog post Where Graphic Design is Failing   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    Thanks for the note Kelly. I think the idea that web/interactive design is not a physical thing that also needs to be looked at through a sustainability lens is being argued more and more. Computers, tablets, phones and internet host servers are all real, and they all use energy – and lots of it – which means that digital [...]

  • Gage Mitchell commented on the blog post Where Graphic Design is Failing   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    Thanks for the comments. Based on what you both said, it sounds like knowledge of the issue and what one can do about it is the point where we’re failing. Eric said “apathy” was a cause, among other things, but in my experience designers are very motivated and passionate individuals. So this apathy can only be coming [...]

  • Gage Mitchell wrote a new blog post: Where Graphic Design is Failing   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail When Valerie Casey founded the Designers Accord in 2007 to create awareness of sustainability issues in graphic design, she hoped it would be a short term project. One that would start the conversation and put in place industry standards for sustainability that would become the norm. Five years later, though, even with all the movement’s [...]

  • Gage Mitchell wrote a new blog post: Designers Accord Town Hall, Seattle 2012   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Are we there yet? // This is a free event but seating is limited // The journey toward sustainable design can be filled with equal parts inspiration and frustration. As far as we’ve come down the path, sometimes it feels like we’ll never get “there” – to the hallowed land of sustainability. Yet there are some who [...]

  • Gage Mitchell wrote a new blog post: Certified Renewable Energy   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    Thumbnail The availability of renewable energy is on the rise, yet while more and more companies are making claims about their use of renewable energy, very few of them provide any real way for consumers to verify those claims. If I’m shopping around for an eco-friendly web hosting service, for example, the only realistic way to [...]

  • Gage Mitchell wrote a new blog post: Qualify as a Sustainable Communication Design Practice   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    Re-nourish is an online tool advocating awareness & action for sustainability in the visual communication design community. Their central theses is that ‘good design’ values people, the environment, and improves lives. During this one hour webinar Re-nourish co-founder Yvette Perullo will present how practicing communication designers can make positive, greener and pragmatic design decisions and how your communication [...]

  • Gage Mitchell wrote a new blog post: UWSP NowHere Conference   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    The 8th annual NOWHERE Design Conference, by the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, is an event to make friends, talk design, be inspired, and enjoy the company of other creatives. All conference activities are FREE and open to the public except the two all-day workshops Of particular interest to this group is the Sustainable Design lecture by Modern [...]

  • Gage Mitchell started the forum topic Best Practices for Digital Design in the group Digital Sustainability:   4 years ago · View

    There seems to be a lot of information out there about how to reduce your negative impact with print design and product design, but does anyone out there know of any resources pointing toward better ways of designing for the digital world? Are there ways to make a website or digital tool less energy hungry?

  • Gage Mitchell started the forum topic Green Web Hosting? in the group Digital Sustainability:   4 years ago · View

    I would love to know what everything thinks about “Green Hosting”. There seems to be a lot of green washing out there, and maybe some legitimate resources, but at this point I haven’t heard much from any credible source. Do any of you use green hosting or know anything about what difference it makes or [...]

  • Gage Mitchell created the group Digital Sustainability   4 years ago · View

  • Gage Mitchell and Rachel Martin are now friends   4 years, 4 months ago · View

  • Gage Mitchell joined the group General   4 years, 4 months ago · View

  • Gage Mitchell joined the group General   4 years, 4 months ago · View

  • Load More  

Ambassadors

These are just some of the great minds (and faces) behind The Living Principles. Join us now and speak yours.

X

Already registered?
Please sign in.

Forgot your password or username?

Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a new password via email.

Cancel