Beyond the Object: Nintendo Switch Review

Nathan Grady Designer

Hello and welcome to the first of Grady Campbell’s product review series where we will examine some of our favorite things. As designers and developers, we seek to explore and understand the deeper connections between people, ideas and objects. Join


The Creative Mind: Thinking Systematically

Kerry Grady Founder, Design Principal

I chose the path of design because I wanted to spend my career talking to and working with creative minds. Over more than thirty years I have seen genius evolve and lethargy set in. This may seem overly romantic and unfair,


Design Influences: Josef Müller-Brockmann

Thalia Kalodimos Sr. Writer, Producer

LeBron James makes it look so easy. (Okay, Stephen Curry might have made it look even easier at this year’s NBA finals.) They fly though the air, with the greatest of ease, and get middle schoolers and middle agers all


Design Influences: Massimo Vignelli

Thalia Kalodimos Sr. Writer, Producer

Kerry Grady descends from a family tree that is a colorful mixture of Irish, German, Welch and Dutch ancestors. But his “Design DNA” is more defined: American, Swiss and definitely a dash of Italian. (This is Part 2 in our


Design Influences: Paul Rand

Thalia Kalodimos Sr. Writer, Producer

It’s like a scene from a movie, or soft drink commercial: young kid from anywhere, Iowa, stumbles upon his superstar idol. Superstar takes a liking to the kid… gives him inspiring advice he’ll never forget (or maybe throws him a


Pt. 2: Insight from a Digital Native.

Thalia Kalodimos Sr. Writer, Producer

The discussion with Grady Campbell Web Designer/Developer, Zeno Shin, continues…   *Q: So many companies invested in websites built in Flash—possibly before they realized its future limitations. Why should they get an HTML5 makeover?   The main advantage HTML5 has over


“HTML is My First Language.” Insight from a Digital Native.

Thalia Kalodimos Sr. Writer, Producer

He has an X-Men moniker, a Hollister look and he can’t even imagine a disadvantaged world that existed “B.A.”–Before Apple—(because he didn’t.) He is Zeno Shin, new Grady Campbell Web Designer/Developer. You might say Zeno is the tech progeny of


To See the Unseen

Thalia Kalodimos Sr. Writer, Producer

“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware…” (as writer Henry Miller put it.) That might draw to mind another Miller — photographer Sandro Miller (related only in spirit,


Design and the Human Condition

Kerry Grady Founder, Design Principal

The challenge in dealing with human needs is that we have lost awareness of the intangibles, and there’s no easy way to catch up. I recently made the decision to expand and remodel our Chicago office in an effort to


Prodigal Print – The Renaissance of Touch

Thalia Kalodimos Sr. Writer, Producer 

There is a difference between seeing something on a screen, and seeing, smelling, and touching it with your hands. (Ask the publishing, printing, and, dare we say, porn industries.) This is a period of seismic change for print publishing— it’s