Christmas Keener: Holiday Gift Guide for Designers
Christmas Keener: Holiday Gift Guide for Designers

Have a designer in your life but aren’t sure what to buy them for Christmas? You’re in luck! We’ve put together a KEEN Gift Guide for Designers and Creatives to help you shop for those creative people in your life!

What the Heck is Lorem Ipsem?
What the Heck is Lorem Ipsem?

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Confused? Chances are, if you are a client of ours, or have had design work done for your business, you have seen these words before. They are the opening few words of something called Lorem Ipsum, a placeholder text used by designers to mock up what a piece will look like before actual content is added.

Extra Life 2016 was awesome!
Extra Life 2016 was awesome!

As you may know, a group of enthusiastic gamers at KEEN participated in Extra Life. It’s a massive yearly event where individuals or teams gather donations towards a noble cause. In our case it was raising funds for the Stollery Children’s Hospital, and in return we had to stay up for 24 hours and play video games.

Redgees 2016 winners!
Redgees 2016 winners!

We’re throwing a mini party for ourselves today. We were recently finalists for 4 Canadian Regional Design Awards (Redgees):

We’re Playing Games to Heal Kids with Extra Life
We’re Playing Games to Heal Kids with Extra Life

This year, the KEENers at KEEN will be playing games for Extra Life in support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital. The event takes place on Saturday, November 5th and we will be streaming live footage for the full 24 hour marathon.

Colour Roulette: September 2016
Colour Roulette: September 2016

Happy Colour Roulette day! For the uninitiated, Colour Roulette is a creative challenge our team does. Each month, someone is assigned a random hex code and they have to design something (anything!) using that colour. Usually, we’ll create iPhone and desktop background downloads so that if you love the design, you can look at it all the time!

Drool Session: Favourite Cookbooks
Drool Session: Favourite Cookbooks

I LOVE to cook. I think it’s safe to say it’s the part of my day I look forward to the most (second would likely be grocery shopping). Getting creative in the kitchen is meditative, gets my mind off of things and it involves eating. Who doesn’t love to eat?

8 Fall Markets and Craft Shows in Edmonton
8 Fall Markets and Craft Shows in Edmonton

Ahh, fall. It’s my favourite season! The air is crisp, the sunlight is warm and lazy, and the leaves put on a spectacular show of colour. Tank tops and strappy sandals are tucked away and fuzzy socks, cozy sweaters and tall boots make their way into regular rotation. Best of all, it’s the season of markets and craft shows!

Colour Roulette: August (Featuring cats!)
Colour Roulette: August (Featuring cats!)

It’s time for another round of Colour Roulette! We’ve got some lovely downloadable wallpapers from Jenn this month, who was assigned #76b1bb. Her cat design is pretty darn adorable.

Creating a Cartoon: Part 3 – Rigging and Skinning
Creating a Cartoon: Part 3 – Rigging and Skinning

Aaaaand we’re back. Oh, it’s just me? That’s cool.