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Berry's rebranded Blue Clover expands packaging design reach


January 23, 2015 1:59 pm ET

As design director of Berry Plastics Corp.'s rebranded packaging design studio, Scott Fisher believes the new name of Blue Clover Studios cuts the heart of the studio's mission of being different.

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R&D/Leverage partners with Hughes Design Group


January 19, 2015 6:00 am ET

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO. — R&D/Leverage, a mold maker and brand development firm, has formed a partnership with Hughes Design Group, a South Norwalk, Conn.-based visual branding and packaging design firm.

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Entries open for IDEA 2015


January 19, 2015 6:00 am ET

The Industrial Designers Society of America has opened entries for its annual International Design Excellence Awards competition.

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Michigan to create 'design mecca'


January 14, 2015 12:03 pm ET

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has launched a new advisory council to cement Michigan's position as the top spot in the country for industrial or product design talent.

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Creating a new design future for a consumer products giant


December 29, 2014 10:37 am ET

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. makes everything from plastic storage containers that go in kitchen cabinets to the Irwin hand and power tools used to build those cabinets.

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Envisioning the future of design


December 4, 2014 9:48 am ET

Imagine a time when walls will not have light switches. Instead, motion sensors will detect when you walk in and out of a room, adjusting the lighting, temperature, aroma and digital wall decoration to your liking.

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Venture capital firm buys stake in Ximedica


November 17, 2014 3:32 pm ET

International venture capital firm SV Life Sciences has acquired a majority stake in Providence, R.I.-based medical device company Ximedica LLC.

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Arburg's Freeformer wins Red Dot design prize


November 10, 2014 2:05 pm ET

Arburg GmbH + Co. KG, the Germany-based injection molding machine manufacturer, has won a Red Dot design award for its first 3-D printing machine, the Freeformer.

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Through transition, R&D/Leverage has kept its identity


October 6, 2014 4:06 pm ET

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO. — About six years ago, R&D/Leverage made a decision to rebrand to emphasize that the company was much more than a tool shop. That part of the company's story is well known by now. But what's sometimes forgotten is how the...

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Plastics barely mentioned in iPhone 6 introduction


September 9, 2014 4:26 pm ET

Bigger than its predecessors, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus will pack more pixels and power into a thinner design that has a glass face curving around the sides to meet an aluminum enclosure. Not a lot of plastic compared to...

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