Design, People & Places

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Last week I joined a trip to The Printing Museum. Believe it or not, adults go on field trips too. As the largest growing AIGA chapter, it is apparent Houston is a city bustling with new ideas. The exhibition Design Now: Houston validates the city’s relevance in the design world. The jurors, Matteo Bologna, Ellen Lupton and Claudia De Almeida, are experts of the field.

The exhibition consists of 14 categories ranging from publication to environmental to web/interactive. Among the finalists’ work was a theme of Houston culture, while maintaining a visual solution for a client’s problem.

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Design, People & Places

Career Day

Students eagerly participate in our discussion on Math, Science, Doodles, and Design.

A month ago, my fellow Herring designer, Doug, and I went to Crockett Elementary for a career day organized by iEducateUSA, an organization that helps elementary and middle school students to strengthen their math and science skills, as well as inspire them with possible career choices. Our goal was to get kids excited about design as a possible future career.

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People & Places

Sharing Stories

Something Lost, Something Gained

The other weekend Houston lost a little bit of its idiosyncratic culture. Cleveland “The Flower Man” Turner’s home was set for demolition. The Flower Man passed away in 2013 and his house, a shrine to his creative and inspiring spirit, fell into disrepair past the point of repair – with the only option left to tear it down.

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“Orion Leaving Space Station”, the iconic image used on the movie poster for 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Credit: Robert McCall/MGM

During the 1960s’ my dad worked for NASA building simulators for the Apollo spacecraft. We lived in Florida with our back yard facing Cape Canaveral and the launch pads only 14 miles away. When the huge Saturn V rockets would lift off carrying astronauts to the moon, the steady thunder drowned out all other noise, and the rumbling rattled all the windows in our house.

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Stephen Herring with his familyStephen Herring, a native Houstonian and Principal of Herring, was born into the world of design. As the son of Herring’s founder, Jerry Herring, Stephen was introduced to the business of design while working summers alongside his father and quickly took a strong interest in the industry he grew up around.

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Photo by Chris Mayes circa 1996. Miss Anne is the cyclist on the right.

Photo by Chris Mayes circa 1996. Miss Anne is the cyclist on the right.

Miss Anne is an avid Sci-Fi enthusiast and a denizen of the third floor at Herring. She’s been a Senior Designer with Herring for the past 6 years creating branding, publications, and corporate communications solutions for a wide array of media and mediums. Read more »

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Katya

Meet Katya: As speedy with a pencil as she is with a mouse, you know something good is going to emerge when Katya focuses on logos, illustrations and multi-platform design and production.

A recent graduate from the University of Houston, Katya hails from Tartu, Estonia and now considers Houston her home. An aficionado of drawing, binge-watching movies and shows, sporty things and reading, she keeps herself fueled by finding new and tasty culinary delights around Houston. We’re happy to have her here at Herring as a Designer.