Create Upstate Recap

  If you’re a creative and you weren’t at Create Upstate this past weekend, you should definitely be suffering from fomo. And if you aren’t, you can safely diagnose yourself with it now. Create Upstate is not only a celebration of upstate New York’s best agencies, freelancers, and projects, but it’s also a conference that

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#thattimeiworkedatiron

Calling all students! Iron is currently accepting your brightest and sassiest internship applications. But first, let us give you the low-down on #thattimeiworkedatiron before you hastily apply for any and all internships aiga and behance dig up for you…. Our interns will get to develop concepts, present ideas, and produce final production artwork for some

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The Evolving Website Process

From Then to Now One of my first projects at Iron Design was a static small-scale website.  It involved, roughly, a 20-page sitemap, and included very little dynamic functionality. The website was only designed for desktop computers — no mobile responsiveness. The process we followed simply involved creating a wireframe and refined design iterations created

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Building Awareness for CSEC in Tompkins County

Tompkins County Youth Services came to us with a tough topic to tackle: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tompkins County. They were concerned that the issue is not openly talked about, making it hard for members of our own community to recognize the signs of exploitation, and in turn serve as a resource to

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Cocktails with Creatives @ Argos

It’s November and, to AIGA upstate NYers, that means cocktail meetup month.  Hang out with some of the Iron Design folks, along with many other local creatives and craftsmen/women, cheers to the inauguration of your favorite 2016 presidential nominee (or drink away your sorrows at a bitter next four years), talk geeky typography, and make

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Packaging Competition Designs are Released

In June, we announced our position as finalists in a nation-wide packaging competition for Package Design Magazine.  Since then, our designs have been tweaked, discussed tweaked again, and submitted! The wait to see all of the submissions was quite the drumroll, as we’re sure it was for you too!  To view our final designs, as well

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Iron Selected to Participate in National Packaging Makeover Competition

Five weeks ago, Iron Design was selected as a finalist to participate in Package Design Magazine’s 13th annual Makeover Challenge (link to full brief here). With this challenge, we are tasked with re-imagining a real-world brand’s packaged product via our unique, internal design process; primarily re-designing it’s surface aesthetics, but also improving the brand story and content strategy, and re-configuring

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We’re Hiring!

Iron Junior Designer  _________ WHO WE ARE  We are a small, award-winning design agency in Ithaca, NY. We charge ourselves with the responsibility of developing, advancing, and evolving the wide variety of brands within the Finger Lakes Region and beyond. We are problem solvers expressing solutions through creativity. We believe building a brand requires an

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