• Playing a Work of Art

    Some works of art make more art. And so it is with the guitars made by two Chase designers, Dave Furth and Ron Kingston.

    Dave Furth, Senior Mechanical Designer, wanted a vintage Les Paul and a Fender Stratocaster. But he chose not to go shopping. “It’s more fun to make them,” he said, and then he made an amplifier as well.

  • Picasso, Matisse, Henson

    Remember Arts & Crafts, before knives became too dangerous for the young? Were you one of the lucky artists who got to make linoleum block prints, and watch the squiggles of soft linoleum curl up at the head of the V-shaped blade as you cut out your design?

    Even if you were one of these fortunate young artists, you may not have known that the easy movement of the blade – and the lack of pesky grain that comes with woodblocks – also attracted grownup artists like Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse to the medium.

  • Drama in the Workplace

    When your daughter is in the show, can you say “No”?  Well, usually not. And so Chris Andrews, a Design Manager at ChaseDesign, found himself creating posters for his daughter’s school plays. But he soon discovered benefits beyond pleasing his offspring.

    “I started to do them as way to express myself outside of work,” he said, “and to train on new techniques in Illustrator.”

    The happy result is a growing collection that surrounds Chris’ workspace and prompts applause from his co-workers.

  • Peak Experience

    On the grayest, rainiest weekend of June, the ChaseDesign Adirondack High Peaks Hiking Club celebrated a doubly momentous achievement as two members – Andy Schweitzer and Jon Cammarata – became Adirondack 46ers, having summited all 46 of the region’s high peaks.

    Going Up

  • Focusing on Simple Moments

    An interview with David Aureden, Director of Client Strategy, who in the age of digital photography remains quietly, thoughtfully, loyal to film...

  • A Treat for the Eyes

    As marble was to Michelangelo, so is fondant to Katie Coffey.  A graphic designer at ChaseDesign, Katie expresses herself in three dimensions, and appeals to at least two of the senses, with her personal creations.

  • Go Kart Fury

    ChaseDesign recently descended upon the nearby Pole Position Raceway to fulfill the need for speed, the thirst to be first, the inclination to acceleration.

  • Art on the Road

    Meeting with clients and manufacturers all over the world, Scott Osiecki, VP Design, has spent years on the road, but he uses his pen and paper to take the edge off the miles. “It’s a personal way of documenting time and travel. Some people like to take a lot of pictures; I like to sketch; I’ve been sketching all my life.”