Reader's Corner: Apparent Suicide by Young Adult Linked to Poor App User Experience

June 25, 2020

A family is looking for answers after a 20-year-old college student apparently committed suicide after potentially misinterpreting the UI (user interface) and UX (user experience) of the Robinhood trading app, believing he had just lost nearly $750,000 in options trading.


Positioning Your Brand for Post-Pandemic Success

March 25, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and new isolation laws, the business landscape is changing rapidly. Now is the time for businesses to get ahead of the curve by shifting their focus to online sales and reprioritizing internal initiatives that may have been sitting on the back burner.


How Your Workforce Can Combat COVID-19 From Home

March 19, 2020

As a web development agency, utilizing internet technologies is our day-to-day focus, which is why as web experts we feel it’s our duty to hold conversations with those who may be struggling to identify new projects and/or refocus their business strategy to accommodate working from home in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.


DesignHammer's Thrive 2020 Conference Recap

March 10, 2020

DesignHammer had the opportunity to participate in and sponsor the annual Thrive conference, presented by the Raleigh chapter of AIGA (the American Institute of Graphic Arts). Nearly 350 artists, designers, brand experts, exhibitors, sponsors and more attended the event in Durham. Follow along with the three DesignHammer conference attendees as they each recount their individual experiences and takeaway in our latest blog post.


The New California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Explained

January 31, 2020

There is a new player in the internet privacy game, this time on American soil. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has officially gone into effect, adding limitations to companies can do with personal data they have collected on users via their website. Here's what you need to know about who is affected by the new law and how you can become compliant.


David's Corner No.4: Typography Gets Under Your Skin, US Nuclear Forces Finally Get Rid of Floppy Disks, 2019 Type Champions

January 2, 2020

Calling the true limits of body modification into question; a concept video that blends the art of scarification and... typography? (This one is definitely worth the read/watch). Next up, the historical and current use of technology by the US Air Force’s SACCS, and why it took them so long to sunset their use of 8-inch floppy disks. And lastly, an opportunity to review the recipients of Monotype's "Type Champions" award and to appreciate the winning fonts of 2019.


David's Corner No.3: Goodbye Flash, Updating Googlebot's User Agent, and David Carson Says Computer Make You Lazy

November 18, 2019

Everybody say goodbye to Adobe Flash because Microsoft Windows will officially stop supporting the late video player come December 2020. And, In more pressing news, SEO professionals should be prepared to adapt when Google updates Googlebot's user-agent strings in December of this year! Lastly, a simple interview with design icon David Carson, who shares his take on grid-style layouts in design


Davids's Corner No.2: "Liquid Metal" Is Everywhere, Mastercard Adds Taste to Brand Experience, Danny Rosin's 1988 UNC T-Shirt

October 18, 2019

David, as our most active RC participant, is back at it again with some interesting reads to finish off your workweek with! Featuring why the design community is so obsessed with "Liquid Metal", a new creative marketing initiative by Mastercard to add "taste" to their brand experience, and a podcast featuring David's college alumni Danny Rosin (now president of Brand Fuel) taking a look back at a T-shirt he designed back in the 90's that really captures the UNC college student experience.


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