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Painting Planet Argon, part 1

12 Jul 2010

Painting Planet Argon, part 1

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

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203

12 Jul 2010

203

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. :-)

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Ready for the World Cup!

9 Jun 2010

Ready for the World Cup!

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.

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Designer vs Developer

1 Mar 2010

Designer vs Developer

Was going through some of our photo archives and found this gem.

designer: Allison Beckwith
developer: Graeme Nelson

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Hoops in the park

18 Feb 2010

Hoops in the park

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.

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Meet Ryan

16 Feb 2010

Meet Ryan

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.

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Ping Pong

13 Feb 2010

Ping Pong

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.

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Becoming an obsession

10 Feb 2010

Becoming an obsession

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.

Earlier today, our new friend and client Matthew Speakman from Spacewalk Creative joined us for a match. He admitted to having recently grown his own obsession with the sport.

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Chalk

10 Feb 2010

Chalk

Taken a few years ago after we went hiking as a team.

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New studio

25 Jan 2010

New studio

We’re quickly getting the new studio organized. You’ll have to visit us sometime.

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We've moved!

20 Jan 2010

We've moved!

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!

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Puzzles

17 Jan 2010

Puzzles

We recently had to take our puzzle apart. We’ll miss you!

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First hosting customers

16 Jan 2010

First hosting customers

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. :-)

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Temporary housing

15 Jan 2010

Temporary housing

We’re in the middle of an exciting change and we’ve had to take over the ping-pong table.

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Our first business card

14 Jan 2010

Our first business card

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.

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Planet Argon Podcast Launched!

23 Oct 2009

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The 8-Hour Rails Code Audit

21 Oct 2009

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