Design Tip#39: “Help us, Help you”

Consider researching and organizing any show regulations or event criteria up front and deliver them to your designer along with your design brief. Any designer worth their salt can research this information themselves, but it is a step that can be easily delegated to a team member who might have access to information that your…


Going on a Green diet

Like someone trying to lose weight on a diet of beer and pizza, has going Green taken an unrealistic turn within our industry? Part of our responsibility as designers is researching, exploring, suggesting and selecting materials that our designs will be built with. Green, Recycled or Renewable materials are no exception and we continue to…


Design Tip #38: “A penny saved is a penny earned”

As cheesy as the old saying may be, it rings true with your design fees. If you organize your project criteria up front and in writing, you will reduce design design costs by streamlining the design process from the start. As an added bonus, it will probably result in a more successful design solution!


Turning the Corner

(Originally posted in Fall 2009 Newsletter) As a freelance design firm, Core Design has a unique vantage point within our industry. As a result, we are frequently asked what trends we are seeing? The opinions and feelings about the current economic climate flow differently depending on the source, but there is no denying that the…


Happy New Year

As all of us at Core Design Group welcome in a New Year, we look forward to an exciting and prosperous year in design. Cheers!

Core Design Group Dominates EDPA Designer Challenge

On November 5th, 2009 Core Design Group participated in a head-to-head designer challenge, at the Midwest Chapter meeting for the EDPA (Exhibit Designers & Producers Association). The challenge invited designers to develop a custom exhibit design solution for HomeWind Turbines based on specific design criteria provided in advance. For a unique approach, David Linderman invited…


Core Design Group Green Initiative

After months of testing, Core Design Group is proud to announce that our exhibit designers are 99.9% organic. As an environmentally conscious design team, we continue to pursue earth-friendly material choices and design decisions on every project. As a result, we feel that our design staff is no exception, and should be as bio-degradable as…


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