• VB&P concludes successful NxNB event

    by / September 17, 2019 /

    Did you follow our advice and check out Venables Bell & Partners' NxNB event? The multi-day TED Talk-ish program covered a wide array of topics from an amazing list of speakers.

    The first day kicked off with a session led by Paul Venables called “Venables on Nice”. Pointing to various research studies, Paul spoke to the importance of niceness and civility in the workplace, how to create a culture of helping (aka, nice in action), and why it’s even good for business. 

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  • VB&P’s mini SxSW-meets-TEDxstyle conference called NxNB – going on now!

    by / September 12, 2019 /

    Have you been following VB&P's mini SxSW-meets-TEDxstyle conference called NxNB (North by North Bay)? Held at the Venables offices and featuring both internal and external talent, each day consists of 1-2 keynote speakers and 1-2 sessions led by internal speakers in between the keynote(s).

    Yesterday featured:

    • Ivan Cash, Founder of Cash Studios and award-winning interactive artist and director, kicked off the day by discussing the importance of human connecti[Read More]

  • Havaianas and TBD Transform Venice Beach Boardwalk into a Shoppable AI Experience

    by / July 9, 2019 /

    Havaianas aims to be the number one sandal brand in U.S. and has brought in creative agency TBD in the creation of its first large-scale outdoor activation stateside. The Brazilian-based retailer has collaborated with renowned street artist, Buff Monster, to transform the Venice Beach Boardwalk into an immersive art installation and shoppable AI experience.

    “Step into Summer” is the U.S. extension of Havaianas’ global “Let’s Summer” campaign and touts its most vibrant summ[Read More]

  • Astro Studios celebrates 25th year with exhibit on the digital revolution of design in the ‘90s

    by / June 27, 2019 /

    The ’90s forever changed design. It was the rise of the internet, faster and more powerful computers, new software and the start of rapid prototyping. Design was now digital.

    To celebrate Astro Studios’ 25th anniversary, the San Francisco-based design company is presenting a collaborative exhibit of works from Astro’s early years and Letterform Archive’s collection. From brand identity and advertising to products and packaging, the selection will illustrate[Read More]

  • Lincoln Motor Company creates a public art installation in NYC.

    by / June 19, 2019 /

    The Nautilus is a public art installation from Lincoln and Atlantic Re:think, created by the renowned New York City-based design studio SOFTlab. As part of the campaign for the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus SUV, it puts control into the hands of the people who engage with it. To activate The Nautilus, people grasp the center of one of its interactive poles. They are equipped with sensors that respond to the qualities of a person's touch.

    This is pretty cool to watch it in action. Check it out[Read More]