Zero Waste Challenge

July 12, 2019

Climate change continues to make headline news and as designers of things, we’re constantly tasked with designing long-lasting products. On top of mind for us at Tactile is designing for a sustainable future and lowering overall carbon emissions. To better understand our own consumption and waste and to be a part of building awareness of how humans contribute to global warming, starting today we’re doing a zero waste challenge (including recyclables) for a week. Our ultimate goal is to reduce, reuse, and compost as much as possible. The average person makes about three pounds of garbage a day! We hope our zero waste challenge sparks change in others. We’ll keep you posted on our results!

Senior ID Contractors Wanted

June 18, 2019

Tactile is hiring! We’re looking for senior level industrial designers (contract-only) for both our Seattle and Boston studios (must be local). You will have the opportunity to collaborate with cross-disciplinary teams from idea to conception with design at its core. We work on a wide spectrum of exciting and challenging projects that allow our designers to gain new experiences, learn and advance their craft. For Seattleites, apply HERE. For Bostonians, apply HERE. We look forward to hearing from you!

ecobee Releases SmartSensors

June 17, 2019

Earlier this month, ecobee launched its all-new room sensor—the SmartSensor. Paired seamlessly with ecobee SmartThermostat, SmartSensor provides additional temperature and occupancy readings wherever you place them throughout your home to enhance comfort and help you save when you’re away. Fully redesigned and complementary to any room décor, SmartSensor can be positioned on any flat surface by its magnetic base or be mounted to the wall. Tactile is honored and proud to be part of the design collaboration with ecobee. Hats off to ecobee and the design team!

Bike Everywhere Challenge

June 3, 2019

In May, Tactile hit the road with our bikes and participated in the 2019 Bike Everywhere Challenge. Although we had a small team, we logged over 1,300 miles! Whether it was commuting to/from work or a fun ride on the weekends, we enjoyed getting outdoors. For us, it’s a small step in reducing carbon emissions, a great way to experience the outdoors, and let’s be honest, we shed a few pounds while riding. Way to go team!

Women in Design Deep Dive Event

May 16, 2019

Earlier this month Tactile had the honor of sponsoring IDSA’s Women in Design Deep Dive in San Francisco. It was an incredible event listening to strong, talented women tell their stories about the struggles and accomplishments of working in an industry historically and predominantly inhabited by men. We look forward to continued progress for women in not only design but all industries. Let’s hear it for the ladies!

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