Archives for May 2015

The Power of Color

Think of your favorite sports team’s jerseys, your company’s logo, and the packaging of any product you enjoy. What do they all have in common? If they’re done well, they all feature bold, distinctive colors. Color is powerful – it makes key items stand out, it subconsciously makes an item more memorable, and it enhances… ... Read more...

Chris Celusniak

For June, Miller IDS turns its monthly Featured Artist focus on Chris Celusniak, a true storyteller through his intricate artwork. Chris’ art shows a hidden depth of stories within stories that come together to create the whole picture. The eclectic works derive their form from patterns, improbable vintage, and a world of endless color. Viewers… ... Read more...

AIA Announces Winners of Future of Architecture Competition:

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Houzz have announced the winners of their Future of Architecture Residential Design Contest and Showcase.

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Don’t Miss “Art After 6” at The People’s Gallery in City Hall

Stop by The People’s Gallery at City Hall for extended gallery hours and talks by artists from the 2015 exhibition May 29th from 6-8pm!

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Proud Supporter of the West Austin Studio Tour 2015!

We’re proud to support the WEST Austin Studio Tour this weekend and next throughout local Austin studios. WEST is divided into four participant categories: Artist Studios, Exhibitions, Happenings, and Select Events. Artist Studios and Exhibitions are free to the public and open on the weekends of May 9-10 & 16-17 from 11am – 6pm. Happenings… ... Read more...

Condo explosion: The Independent unveils latest renderings (Slideshow)

Residential condo development is booming after years of stagnation. Downtown Austin has several high-rise condo projects in the development pipeline, including Seaholm Residences, Fifth & West and The Independent. This week the developer of The Independent released additional renderings and announced that a sales center is opening to the public off West Avenue and Fifth… ... Read more...

Major downtown Austin office project lands site plan approval; will financing follow?

McCourt Global, the development partner on the proposed Waller Creek mixed-use project near Cesar Chavez and Red River streets, said Wednesday that a site development plan has been approved by the city. What this means for moving the 2 million-square-foot project forward isn’t entirely known, given that financing still must be lined up and the… ... Read more...

Robots in Architecture

Robots have long been used in manufacturing – it’s probable that your car, computer, and dozens of other possessions were at least partially built by robots.  And now you might even find a robot at the drawing board next to yours! Well, not exactly. The robots aren’t being used to create drawings – CAD does… ... Read more...

5 Tips to Improve Your Design Business

You probably became a designer because you’re a talented artist or graphics professional, not because you like the business side of things. But a designer without clients is like a chef without customers – they can cook all they want, but they won’t be able to pay the bills. With that in mind, here are… ... Read more...

Featured Artist: Mare Kretschmar

Each month, we feature one of the many talented Austin-area artists who use Miller IDS’ fine art scanning and reproduction services. This month, we turn our spotlight on Marianna (Mare) Kretschmar, a native Austinite who works in multiple media. Currently favoring acrylic on canvas, Mare paints a very focused subject matter, resulting in a fanciful… ... Read more...