13 Jul 2010
13 Jul 2010
12 Jul 2010
We recently got together as a team to work on an art project. The goal for this project was for each of us to paint our own Planet Argon logo. Allison started us off by tracing our logo on five blank canvases with pencil. She then tossed acrylic paint supplies on the floor and said have fun.
Over each of the next five days, we’ll share each of ours.
Today, we feature Planet Argon, by Ryan Gensel
12 Jul 2010
A quick summary of our favorite motion picture soundtracks.
12 Jul 2010
Last year we were happy to sponsor (and participate) in the RubyConf5k. We helped sponsor t-shirts, which meant we’d have our logo included on the back of the shirt.
On the morning of the race, I was looking at the freshly-printed shirts and noticed, “203” above our logo. What did this mean? After a few minutes, I realized that this was our studio’s suite number!
So… the backstory.
On the day that we needed to send over the logo, Allison was out of the studio. I decided to look for a file myself and began rummaging through the Dropbox where our InDesign files are located in search of a B&W graphic with our logo in it. Apparently, the file I found had the number 203 at the top of the image but I completely missed that when opening it up.
Lesson learned? Always have someone else double-check something before it ends up being printed on the back of a t-shirt. :-)
9 Jun 2010
It doesn’t seem like it was very long ago that our team was helping build and launch a web application for the 2006 World Cup for Nike, but it’s been over four years. The last time the matches aired, we didn’t consist of many (soccer) fans, but that’s changed!
Over the coming weeks… I’m sure the World Cup matches will dominate the presence on the projector screen.
26 Mar 2010
3 Mar 2010
1 Mar 2010
Was going through some of our photo archives and found this gem.
designer: Allison Beckwith
developer: Graeme Nelson
18 Feb 2010
Our new studio is located directly across the street from a few basketball half-courts. The sun has come out over the past few days and we’ve been taking advantage of this. If you’re in the Pearl District, you might discover a few of us playing 2v2 matches and HORSE in the afternoons.
16 Feb 2010
Ryan Gensel has recently joined our design team. He’s already begun posting on our blog and you’ll find him featured on episode 4 of the Planet Argon Podcast.
You’ll be hearing a lot more about Ryan in the near future.
13 Feb 2010
We love to play ping pong. We don’t compete with each other. We just get up and head to the table. We’ll volley for a bit, talk about the project we’re working, and go back to our desk feeling refreshed.
10 Feb 2010
Over the past several years, Gary has been introducing our team to football (soccer to us Yanks). We’ve been making it a regular thing to sneak over to the local Irish pub for lunchtime matches. On a personal level, I’ve become obsessed with watching Liverpool matches at 4:30am PST on Saturday mornings so that I can catch 12:30pm GMT matches.
10 Feb 2010
Taken a few years ago after we went hiking as a team.
25 Jan 2010
We’re quickly getting the new studio organized. You’ll have to visit us sometime.
20 Jan 2010
Pardon our dust… but we’ve been in the process of moving to a new studio in downtown Portland. After four years in our last building, we thought it was time to upgrade our digs. We now have a full kitchen, bath, and a nice view of a park across the street. Here are a few photos from our first days in the new space.
Be sure to follow us on twitter or subscribe to our blog feed as we’ll be announcing a studio warming party in the near future!
17 Jan 2010
We recently had to take our puzzle apart. We’ll miss you!
16 Jan 2010
Back in 2004, we started to add pins for each unique location where a customer was from. We stopped updating this board in 2005 and it had been hiding in a closet. We recently repurposed the cork board for something new but made sure we got a photo first. Perhaps you were one of our pins. :-)
15 Jan 2010
We’re in the middle of an exciting change and we’ve had to take over the ping-pong table.
14 Jan 2010
We started Planet Argon in 2002 and this was our first business card. The pyramid hasn’t been used in creative work since that era… perhaps it’s time to bring it back.
26 Oct 2009
23 Oct 2009
21 Oct 2009
9 Oct 2009
Our response to the Kinderkreis: Danse Gooshers!.
12 Aug 2009
Earlier this week, our team accepted a proposal from Blue Box Group, a Ruby on Rails hosting company based out of Tacoma, Washington. With this partnership, Blue Box Group has acquired our hosting product, Rails Boxcar. For more information about the acquisition, read the joint press release.
9 Jul 2009
Trimet invited our team to ride the new Green line on the MAX.