San Francisco's Astro Studios puts together a nice version of the awesomely played-out design firm holiday card. It's modeled after that modern-day icon of obsoleting technologies, the newspaper, in this case, The Astro Works:
Open to reveal a bit of portfolio promotion, with stocking stuffers designed by Astro:
And finally open further to reveal the ultimate designer gift wrap, a cacophony of sketches, form explorations, and thumbnails all celebrating the process of design:
Steve Portigal is the founder of Portigal Consulting. In the past 15 years Steve has interviewed families eating breakfast, rock musicians, credit-default swap traders, and radiologists. His work has informed the development of music gear, wine packaging, medical information systems, corporate intranets, videoconferencing systems, and iPod accessories. Steve is an accomplished presenter who speaks about culture, innovation, and design at companies like eBay, Adobe, Nokia, Hewlett-Packard, and Dolby Laboratories. He has a graduate degree in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Guelph and is an avid photographer who has a Museum of Foreign Groceries in his home.
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