Industry talk, happenings around Character, and the odd creative experiment.
January 10, 2020
Core Wellness honored by Time and Good Housekeeping at CES 2020
Apostrophe closed a $6 million seed round in its pursuit of having dermatologist care on demand
Apostrophe announced the close of a $6 million seed round led by SignalFire, with participation from FJ Labs.
DoorDash ranks among the fastest growing brands in 2019
DoorDash makes the list of brands that saw the biggest jump in purchasing consideration this year.
Spin retains the right to joyride in DC
Spin was selected as one of four scooter companies to continue its operations in the nation’s capital in 2020, beating out major players like Lime, Bird, Bolt, and Razor.
Myra El-Bayoumi speaks to the podcast How Brands are Built
Character Head of Strategy Myra El-Bayoumi speaks to the podcast How Brands Are Built about leading the studio’s strategy efforts, her prior experience at “the big shops,” and how to blow up the creative process to better solve client problems.
Care/of tells Coveteur the truth about vitamins
Care/of Founder Craig Elbert gives Coveteur the inside scoop on all things vitamins.
Alphabet’s Wing makes first commercial drone deliveries in the US
Alphabet’s Wing becomes the first drone delivery company to get federal approval to begin US drone deliveries, starting with a “cough and cold packs” pilot program alongside FedEx Express and Walgreens.
Molekule gains rave reviews for letting people breathe easier
Emmy-winning star Derek Hough can’t praise Molekule enough for its purifying power.
Vogue touts MUTHA as a game-changing beauty product
MUTHA gains a coveted recommendation from Vogue for its clean, pregnancy-safe body products that gained a cult following—and is finally available to the world.
September 24, 2019
Ben Pham takes the stage at TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF Conference
Spin launches a new gen scooter and expands to 100 cities and campuses
Spin’s newest third-generation scooter boasts a sturdier frame, better braking, bigger tires, and longer-lasting battery to improve the riding experience as it expands operations to 100 cities and campuses by the end of 2019.
Rothy’s continues its explosive growth and cult status
Forbes looks at how Rothy’s, the ‘next billion dollar startup,’ maintains its cult status and competitive edge in a sea of copycats.
Tish Evangelista argues for branding’s moral responsibility
Character Co-Founder Tish Evangelista tells Fast Company why branding can’t be superficial and why designers have a moral responsibility through their work.
Navigator reimagines your Chief of Staff with its AI chatbot
Navigator raises $12 million in Series A funding to explore how AI-enabled assistants can help teams work and communicate more efficiently.
Ben Pham talks to TechCrunch as a Verified Expert Brand Designer
Character Co-Founder Ben Pham speaks to Tech Crunch about Character’s 20 years in business, collaborating with mission-driven founders, and how relationships define the studio.
Gabby Lord gets honest with Creative Mornings
Character Senior Designer Gabby Lord speaks on the topic of honesty to a rapt crowd at Creative Mornings in Sydney, Australia.