Aug 12, 2009

Hot Studio Celebrates 12 Years of Being in Business

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Maria Giudice
CEO & Founder

On July 25, 1997, I announced the opening of my new design firm, Hot Studio: “design for understanding.” Here’s the announcement I sent via snail mail to all of my friends and colleagues:

Dec 02, 2010

Steven Johnson: Where Good Ideas Come From

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Holly Hagen
Senior Visual Designer
Nov 23, 2010

Pimp My Pinewood Derby

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Cathy Lo
Director, Visual Design

For this year's AIGA fund raising gala, designers were asked to create a pinewood derby car either to race or to be auctioned off at the event. I've never made a pinewood derby car before but it seemed really fun so I thought I would try to make one. Not having adequate carving tools, I just left the car as a block and screen printed all over it using letters and shapes from the new Eames font set by House Industries.

Oct 11, 2010

Hot Studio Welcomes Babies at Work in New Pilot Program

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In launching this pilot program, Hot Studio is working closely with the Parenting in the Workplace Institute, a non-profit based in Salt Lake City, Utah, that is focused on providing resources and assistance with the implementation of sustainable babies-at-work programs. The Institute helps organizations start successful programs and maintains a growing database of more than 140 workplaces around the country that allow babies at work.

Oct 05, 2010

Hot Studio Welcomes Philip Lam

Philip will be working closely with our project teams, discipline leads, and clients to ensure successful delivery of innovative solutions. He will be responsible for growing our East Coast business while maintaining the excellence and collaborative culture that sets Hot apart.

Jun 10, 2010

Hot Studio Participates in San Francisco Design Week

Hot Studio will host an open studio as part of San Francisco Design Week, the annual outreach effort by the San Francisco Chapter of the AIGA, the professional association for design. Design Week runs from June 14 to June 20.

Mar 27, 2009

Hot’s CEO and Founder Speaks on Work, Family, and the Economy

The satisfying opportunities found in running a premier design studio, as well as the challenges of being a working mother and steering a company through a rough economy, are among the topics Hot Studio CEO Maria Giudice commented on recently in the media.

Nov 04, 2009

Hot Studio Welcomes Matt Carlson

Hot Studio is pleased to announce that Matthew Carlson will be joining our team as a Principal of Experience Strategy and Design in our San Francisco office. Matthew will be working with the strategy and design practices to create compelling brands, products and services that integrate customer insights with breakthrough technology.

Sep 14, 2009

Chris Jones Joins Hot Studio's Leadership Team

Hot Studio is pleased to announce industry veteran, Chris Jones, has joined our team as the Principal of Strategy and Engineering. Chris will be leading the Design Engineering discipline and will work with the Hot Studio team to structure strategic, multi-disciplinary approaches and solutions for our clients and partners.

Oct 13, 2008

Hot Studio Lands on Two Top 100 Lists

Hot Studio once again made the list of top businesses in the Bay Area. In fact, it made it on to two of them.

Hot was recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as not only one of the largest women-owned businesses in the region, but as one of the locale’s fastest-growing private companies, too.

Hot is one of only a handful of design agencies to have been named to either list.

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