There is always a lot going on at Artitudes and even more going on out in the big, wide world of design. Check in here for the latest news and updates on what's happening in the design field and what we are up to here at Artitudes Design!
425 Magazine's Best Office Space!
June 27, 2012
Once again Artitudes Design has won Best Office Space in 425 Magazine's Best of 2012. From the gumball machine to the candy bowls, the Wii Rock Band set up to the big screen TV, the chalk board wall to the juke box, for a small office we sure have big fun! And every available surface, shelf and corner is home to one of our many art projects [we try them out here first for inclusion in our Art Docent program in the local grade schools.] See all of the winners at: http://425magazine.com/print-articles/best-of-425/
Client Appreciation Party
November 4, 2011
We had our Annual Artitudes' Client Appreciation Party on October 6th, held this year on the top floor of the Symetra Financial Center at the Bellevue Harbor Club, which has a lovely view overlooking downtown Bellevue. The night was filled with delicious food, great company, and of course a whole lot of fun (including a box full of silly props and a photobooth). Thank you to everyone that attended our party, as our evening's success would not have been possible without you. We would also like to extend a tremendous thank you to all of our wonderful clients for making this year a fantastic one.
The Best Place to Work!
August 12, 2011
In case you haven’t heard the news, Artitudes Design won the gold medal for Best Small Company to Work For in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work in Washington” event. This event marked our third year as finalists, but we managed to jump over bronze and silver and go straight to gold! It was a fantastic afternoon at Safeco field, with food, fun, and a whole lot of excited Artitudes employees.
Congratulations to all the other finalists and winners, and a huge thank you to Puget Sound Business Journal and Safeco Field for a truly spectacular afternoon. We’ll be snapping up all the special editions of this month’s journal that we can find!
We Are The Healthy Community Champions!
April 12, 2011
Artitudes Design is excited to announce that we recently won the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Healthy Community Corporate Champion award in the area of Education for our Art Docent program. The Corporate Citizenship Awards honor companies strengthening the community through philanthropy. Artitudes was chosen as one of the seven Washington companies that have made a significant positive impact in areas vital to the community and region. Here’s the full list of categories and their winners:
Arts & Culture – Volterra
Basic Needs – GLY Construction
Economic Opportunity – Starbucks Corp.
Education – Artitudes Design
Environment – NBBJ
Health & Wellness – Washington Dental Service
Neighborhoods & Communities – INGDIRECT’s ShareBuilder
Congratulations to our fellow Corporate Champions! Artitudes will be accepting our award at the Corporate Citizenship Awards Luncheon on May 20. We will also be featured in a special supplement to the Puget Sound Business Journal in May! Thanks to everyone for their support. We couldn’t be more thrilled about this honor.
Artful Moxie - A Year of Creativity
January 10, 2010
Each month during her program, Artful Moxie host Andrea Heuston, showcases inspirational guests and powerful stories to help listeners have the moxie to push beyond their boundaries, real or imagined, personal and professional.
This Monday, January 10th at 8 AM PST, she will showcase two very inspirational guests who definitely think outside the box when they work with clients.
Brian Walter is a communications consultant and corporate humorist with Extreme Meetings. He uses customized infotainment to help companies put more buzz in their biz.
Kathy Clayton is passionate about developing awareness and conscious thinking in her clients, motivating them toward sustainable action and long-term results. Her particular style includes a gutsy willingness to ‘name the elephant in the room,’ and a tenacity to hang in when the conversation gets uncomfortable.
Tune in to Artful Moxie:
Every 2nd Monday of the month
8:00 - 9:00 am PST
KKNW 1150 AM in the Puget Sound Region or
Online at http://www.chatwithwomen.com/
Artitudes in Action: Art Docent Campaign
December 2, 2010
In 2007, in response to the growing need for art in elementary schools, Artitudes Design created its Artitudes in Action: Art Docent Campaign. It brings much needed arts education back into the classroom.
Artitudes employees volunteer their time as art docents in K-6 classrooms across the Puget Sound area. They create sample art projects, write lesson plans, purchase supplies or use recycled materials, coordinate with an elementary school and then teach the lesson to the class. If classes are focusing on a specific topic, such as the Lewis & Clark expedition, the docents will tailor their lesson plans to that subject. The Campaign has reach over 450 students and is growing each year. It is no wonder the docents are being stopped in the hall by children asking “When are you going to teach in my class?” To donate supplies or to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Votes Are In! NWJobs.com Peopleís Pick 2010 Finalist
November 29, 2010
The Artitudes Team wants to thank our clients, friends and partners for voting and making our company a finalist in 5 categories for NWJobs.com People’s Picks 2010. We think Artitudes is a pretty special place to work and glad you think so as well!
Each year, NWJobs.com teams up with the public to discover their favorite Northwest employers—those who make a difference to their employees, clients and the community at large. We are finalists in the following Small Business categories:
Favorite Creative Company
Coolest Office Space
Favorite Eastside Company
Most Unusual Perks
Giving Back to the Community
November 24, 2010
Starting in September, Artitudes’ team members began volunteering at the Matt Talbot New Hope Recovery Center (www.mtcenter.org) in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. Artitudes and other volunteers from local businesses donate food, time and supplies to the treatment center serving the homeless, addicted and mentally ill. The Center offers hope, services and support to individuals ready to commit to change. It has been a very powerful and inspiring experience for the volunteers.
Artitudes Stevie Awards Win for “Community Involvement Program of the Year”
November 16, 2010
The 7th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business was held on November 12th in New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel. Artitudes Design won for “Community Involvement Program of the Year” for its Artitudes in Action: Art Docent Program.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run. Only a handful of Northwest businesses were selected to be among the 1200 finalists from around the world in 54 categories and virtually every industry.
The Artitudes in Action: Art Docent Campaign provides arts education to K-6 students in the Seattle area. The campaign has reached over 500 students at several local schools since it began in 2007 and gives Artitudes’ employees the opportunity to volunteer and give back to the community with something they are passionate about—art.
Heuston said, “Artitudes is honored to have won this prestigious award and to be among other women who are also passionate about the betterment of their companies, employees and communities. At Artitudes, we believe every client, employee and child deserves to be treated with respect. This philosophy will help build better businesses and communities in the future.”
Legendary Romance Author on Radio
November 5, 2010
Published author, Gerri Russell, to be the first guest on Artful Moxie radio program to be broadcast in the Puget Sound area. The show’s host, Andrea Heuston, will speak with Russell and share her journey on becoming a premiere author who has been a two-time recipient of the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart award. Russell writes adventurous and emotionally intense novels set in 13th and 14th Century Scottish Highlands.
Artful Moxie radio program premiers on Monday, November 8th from 8-9 AM on station KKNW 1150 AM or streaming live on www.chatwithwomen.com. The show’s purpose is to help others have the moxie to push beyond boundaries, real or imagined, through personal stories.
Every 2nd Monday of the month on KKNW 1150 AM.
The Women Business Owner’s Nellie Cashman Award October, 2010
The Artitudes Design team is thrilled that their CEO & Creative Principal, Andrea Heuston, was selected as a finalist for the Women Business Owner (WBO) Nellie Cashman Award. The “Nellie,” presented annually since 1992, is the oldest award of its kind in the Puget Sound region. Its purpose is to recognize and honor a woman business owner who has enhanced the status of women entrepreneurs through her vision, perseverance and fearless leadership in business and the community. The 2010 Nellie award winner will be announced on Thursday, October 14th.
Artitudes Design recently became a member of the Rotary Club of Seattle, one of the largest and oldest Rotary Clubs in the world. Founded in 1909, this Seattle organization works to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill in the Puget Sound region.
Artitudes Client Appreciation Party September, 2010
On September 16th, Artitudes Design had their client appreciation party at the Novelty Hill – Januik Winery in Woodinville, WA. It was a chance for the Artitudes team to thank our fantastic clients and business partners at a beautiful venue over great food and wine. The venue was selected for its overall beauty, as it has been honored by the American Institute of Architects and the International Interior Design Association for its interior architecture and design.
Andrea Heuston, Artitudes Design CEO & Creative Principal, was recently selected to participant in the Leadership Tomorrow program. The organization challenges emerging and existing leaders through a nine-month program designed to raise awareness of the needs and challenges affecting the Puget Sound region with a special focus on community stewardship. Each year, approximately 72 leaders from the private, public, and non-profit sectors of the community are selected to participate. Andrea was honored to be among the participants in the 2011 class.