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Industrial Designer (CMF focus) Wanted

Our Boston studio is growing! Tactile is searching for an Industrial Designer with core strengths in graphics and color, materials, and finish (CMF) development.

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Industrial Designer Wanted (CMF focus)

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, but as conditions improve the position will...

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We’re Hiring: UX Designers

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 (contract, contract to hire, and full-time)...

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IDSA SEA x Tactile Sketch Competition

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...

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Tactile + IDSA Boston Happy Hour

Join us in Boston for drinks! Our studio in Boston is co-hosting a happy hour with IDSA Boston to bring the local design community together to mingle and kick off the New Year...

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Meet Our New UX Director

To boost our UX capabilities, we are excited to announce our newest addition to the Tactile team, Marcus Pape. Welcome to the team! Marcus joins us as the UX Director to lead our UX design team to help facilitate collaboration from idea to conception. Here’s a little more about Marcus: Marcus is a designer, builder, and creative leader with over 20 years of experience. His passion for solving challenging problems and delivering meaningful experiences has shaped a diverse career spanning physical and digital product design, marketing, and branding. During the dawn of digital marketing, Marcus worked at agencies and startups creating immersive interactive experiences, before spending the next two decades helping product companies bring ideas to life. Prior to Tactile, Marcus spent over six years as a design leader at Amazon, helping build the global advertising design and user experience organization. He also oversaw the cross-platform customer experience, brand systems, and creative optimization. Marcus left Amazon last year, taking half the year off before spinning up a consulting practice which eventually brought him to Tactile. When not working, he can be found in Magnolia with his wife Jenny and dog Eva walking the neighborhood or exploring the beaches and trails of Discovery Park. Other passions include a diverse background and interests in sustainability, travel, history, culture, (all) water sports, and anything 80s. One fun fact—at the ripe age of five, Marcus lived in the jungles of Papua New Guinea with his family.

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Your Trash is Recology’s Treasure

Last week Tactile visited Recology’s recycling center in Seattle to get an idea of where our trash goes and how it’s repurposed. Recology’s mission is to “create a world without waste by developing and discovering sustainable resource recovery practices that can be implemented globally.” Just let that sit with you for a minute and imagine living in a world without waste. Recology wants to educate in order to advocate and initiate change. A few highlights from our visit: 1) Seattle fills a mile long, double-decker train with garbage to Oregon every day because we create way too much garbage and we’ve run out of landfill space, 2) in America alone, each person produces about three pounds of trash per day (not including recyclables), 3) the recycling logo on products and packaging doesn’t always mean it’s recyclable, 4) depending on the recyclable, it gets processed at various locations: bottles are local, cans are sent to California, and much of the plastics are sent overseas, and 5) although much of the sorting is still done by hand at the facilities, they use a machine that’s equipped with AI and IR to identify and eject plastic into the recycling bins using compressed air. Check out our Instagram post for more photos and videos from our visit. And now, consider yourself informed—reduce and recycle responsibly!

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Tactile Sponsors UW Awards Event

Last month Tactile was honored to sponsor the UW School of Art + Art History + Design’s first Anne Focke Arts Leadership Award event. It was a memorable evening honoring the 2017 award winner Beth Sellars, learning about the School’s recent projects, and raising over $62K to provide funding for their graduate students. The Anne Focke Arts Leadership Award recognizes individuals who pave the way for art, art history, and design to enliven and strengthen the community through their visionary and active leadership. Congratulations to the award winner, Beth Sellars!

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