Our News page is where you’ll find out more about recent events Tactile is involved in, project features, and some behind-the-scenes of Tactile’s culture. We keep it brief here, but hopefully, you’ll learn a little more about us. Thanks for reading one, some, or all!
Industrial Designer Wanted (CMF focus)January 12, 2021
We’re hiring! Tactile is searching for an Industrial Designer with core strengths in graphics and color, materials, and finish (CMF) development. Initially, the position will be working remotely and as conditions improve will eventually work on-site in our Boston studio. If you’re interested in this opportunity, visit our COROFLOT listing. Hope to hear from you!
We’re Hiring: UX DesignersJanuary 7, 2021
We’re growing our UX team in both our Seattle and Boston studios. During the current global COVID-19 pandemic, we’re mostly working remotely. So initially, we’re looking for remote UX Designers (open to contract, contract to hire, and full-time positions), but as conditions improve the positions will eventually work on-site in the studios. 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 with the opportunity for meaningful impact while gaining new experience and continuing to learn and advance your craft. To learn more, visit our UX Designer IXDA job listings: SEATTLE and BOSTON (be sure to indicate your preferred employment-interest–contract, contract to hire, or full-time). We look forward to hearing from you!
Tactile Wins Good Design AwardsJanuary 12, 2021
Tactile is excited to announce our 2020 Good Design Award wins for Tektronix 3 Series MDO Oscilloscope in the industrial category and for DCI TeraTrak R1 in the tools category. It’s truly an honor to be among the winning designs–congratulations to all the winners! The oldest and the most prestigious Awards Program organized worldwide, the Chicago Athenaeum’s Good Design Awards program is in its 70th year honoring the yearly achievements of the best industrial and graphic designers and world manufacturers for their pursuit of extraordinary design excellence. Visit Tektronix and DCI TeraTrak R1 on our website to learn more about these products.
Phew, 2021 is finally here.January 1, 2021
2020 brought the darkest of days with challenges, obstacles, and the loss of loved ones. Although a new year can’t remove the pain, we’re hopeful 2021 will bring new beginnings, happiness, and hope. Happy New Year from all of us at Tactile, and stay healthy and well!
Sketch Competition WinnersDecember 24, 2020
Last week alongside IDSA SEA, we revealed the Product Sketch Competition winners. We had the opportunity to evaluate talented sketches that pushed the boundaries of conceptual design and innovation. The finished sketches were in a range of mediums—from digital to watercolor. Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to all the winners: Matthew Koscica, Carlos Suarez, Wayne Hoofnagle, and Anthony Wood! Featured above is Matthew Koscica’s Inquisitor, which took home Best in Show by going above and beyond with not only his sketch but the problem it could potentially solve. Learn more HERE about each winner and to view all the participating sketches.
We’re Hiring: Senior Industrial DesignerDecember 8, 2020
We’re looking to add a Senior Industrial Designer to our Boston team. The position will start out remote and eventually will be located on-site when we begin to occupy studio space again. As a Tactile Senior Industrial Designer, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with cross-disciplinary teams from idea to conception. Visit our COROFLOT listing to learn more and apply. We’re excited to hear from you!
On the Jury: KBB Product Innovator AwardsNovember 23, 2020
Over the summer, Tactile’s Design Director, Jonah Griffith, had the privilege to be on the jury for the 2020 Kitchen & Bath Business (KBB) Product Innovator Awards, an organization that has awarded superior kitchen and bath product innovations for 20 years. Jonah’s appreciation of good design in the home and longtime interest in homewares and architecture made him an ideal eye on this year’s KBB jury. KBB awarded Fotile’s 3-in-1 In-Sink Dishwasher for the Kitchen Product of the Year based on the innovative user experience and space-saving design. Jonah was truly honored to be a part of the judging experience. Click HERE to view all the winners and learn more about the jury. Congratulations to the winners!
IDSA SEA x Tactile Sketch CompetitionNovember 6, 2020
Tactile is excited to partner with IDSA Seattle in hosting a product sketch competition calling on creatives to imagine the future of AR/VR products. Open to everyone (not just Seattle locals) to participate, all entries will be judged and awarded prizes. Join us for a virtual kick-off on November 17. Learn more about the competition details, rules, and virtual kick-off registration HERE. Look forward to seeing your best sketch skills!
2020 Women in Design Deep DiveOctober 8, 2020
This week Tactile proudly sponsored IDSA’s 2020 Women in Design Deep Dive that featured some of the leading women designers making an impact in their industries. The two-day virtual event provided an intimate glimpse into each speaker’s creativity and motivation through their work and life experiences. Thank you ladies for sharing your insights and being an inspiration for other women!
DCI TeraTrak R1 Wins IDEA Bronze AwardSeptember 17, 2020
The results are in for the 2020 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) and Tactile and Digital Control Inc. (DCI) received an IDEA Bronze Award for the DCI TeraTrak R1 in the commercial and industrial products category. Recognized as one of the most prestigious design awards programs, IDEA recognizes exceptional achievement in industrial design, design strategy, branding, digital interaction, and many more categories. All IDEA winners become part of The Henry Ford Museum’s permanent collection–hats off to all of this year’s winners! We’re proud to be a part of the design collaboration with DCI. Click HERE to learn more about the DCI TeraTrak R1. Congratulations to DCI and Tactile Design Team!