May, 2010

Managing Creative People to Achieve a Common GoalNews Image

Managing Creative People to Achieve a Common Goal

“… Humility: The state of being humble and unpretentious. Being humble is the best predisposition to learn and teach. This allows the taking and receiving of feedback in an open manner, always thinking positively and in the best interest of the group and considering the individual’s personal growth.”

By: Manuel Saez, Creative Director at MS&P
[Article first published on October 13, 2009 on Fast Company Expert Design Blog]

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Design/ArtNews Image

Design/Art

“… design/art is a valuable and absolutely necessary source of inspiration and a force needed to move the design profession forward… a refreshing view of the ordinary, a source of insight and a window into the future that gives us the freedom to take the everyday design work to new levels.”

By: Manuel Saez, Creative Director at MS&P
[Article first published on September 21, 2009 on Fast Company Expert Design Blog]

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Is China becoming a global design superpower?News Image

Is China becoming a global design superpower?

“… Great Designs are the result of an intimate understanding of the context. Without a clear understanding of the market, the user and the social drivers, a designer relies on guesswork and luck in order to produce a meaningful and lasting design.”

By: Manuel Saez, Creative Director at MS&P
[Article first published on June 22, 2009 on Fast Company Expert Design Blog]

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Design: Europe vs. USNews Image

Design: Europe vs. US

“… The American population is hard wired with a quick fix, “bigger-is-better” mentality. We are supporters of mega retailers that sell products that are cheap in terms of both price and aesthetic quality. This lack of design awareness has left American consumers with a different set of values and buying criteria.”

By: Manuel Saez, Creative Director at MS&P
[Article first published on April 10, 2009 on Fast Company Expert Design Blog]

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ReasonsNews Image

Reasons

“… We must engage in the design and creation of new products with a clear understanding of why we do it. What is the underlying reason for creating something new? … if what we create does not have true value—meaningful products that bring advancement to the user and society—time, money and resources would have been wasted.”

By: Manuel Saez, Creative Director at MS&P
[Article first published on January 29, 2008 on Fast Company Expert Design Blog]

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Measuring and Compensating DesignNews Image

Measuring and Compensating Design

“… A successfully designed product or service meets and surpasses customer expectations, connecting with them at both the rational and emotional levels. The design is only as good as the design brief that originated it, and a design brief is only as good as the insight that helped create it.”

By: Manuel Saez, Creative Director at MS&P
[Article first published on November 10, 2008 on Fast Company Expert Design Blog]

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Great Design – DefinedNews Image

Great Design – Defined

“… Great designs are those that successfully balance beauty and function in the context they are going to be used.”

By: Manuel Saez, Creative Director at MS&P
[Article first published on September 23, 2008 on Fast Company Expert Design Blog]

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The Home Depot ExperienceNews Image

The Home Depot Experience

“… I see the opportunity to bridge the gap between what retailers want and what customers need.”

By: Manuel Saez, Creative Director at MS&P
[Article first published on August 6, 2008 on Fast Company Expert Design Blog]

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Service Driven Product DesignNews Image

Service Driven Product Design

“… the line between product and service has become blurry… what matters more is the total experience. ”

By: Manuel Saez, Creative Director at MS&P
[Article first published on June 19, 2008 on Fast Company Expert Design Blog]

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Design Brief vs. Business BriefNews Image

Design Brief vs. Business Brief

“… I find it more useful to create a Business Brief rather than a Design Brief. The Business Brief in contrast looks at the overall business strategy of the product with a particular focus on business markets, sales strategies, distribution channels, etc.”

By: Manuel Saez, Creative Director at MS&P
[Article first published on June 4, 2008 on Fast Company Expert Design Blog]

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Is a “Sustainable Industrial Designer” an Oxymoron?News Image

Is a “Sustainable Industrial Designer” an Oxymoron?

“… the role of the industrial designer is a privileged one in this new “green economy.” Designers are in a very important position to make a difference and create positive change in the way products are designed, manufactured, distributed, and disposed of.”

By: Manuel Saez, Creative Director at MS&P
[Article first published on May 9, 2008 on Fast Company Expert Design Blog]

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King MunNY’s royal preparationsNews Image

King MunNY’s royal preparations

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Huni Rocking Chair getting ready for the showNews Image

Huni Rocking Chair getting ready for the show

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Samuel Black Toe JacksonNews Image

Samuel Black Toe Jackson

“Samuel Black Toe Jackson” came to help out in the office.
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Huni Rocking ChairNews Image

Huni Rocking Chair

King Munny IntroducedNews Image

King Munny Introduced

King Munny Presented at MunNY Exhibit
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Transient Clock PresentedNews Image

Transient Clock Presented

Under the sun, a shadow sweeps across the surface of a sundial to tell time. The Transient Clock brings back this romantic notion of time telling with a minimalist design featuring a gradient shadow sweeping across the clock face. Transient Clock is available at CITE Goes America site www.citegoesamerica.com or at CITE 131 Greene Street NY NY 10012
Join Us During NY Design Week 2010News Image

Join Us During NY Design Week 2010

In Collaboration with Goldman SachsNews Image

In Collaboration with Goldman Sachs

Design company, Manuel Saez & Partners, has been selected to represent the program 10,000 Small Businesses, a $500 million Goldman Sachs initiative. The program seeks to unlock the potential of entrepreneurs to create jobs and economic opportunity in underserved communities across the U.S. New York City is the first city to participate in the program.