Making time for play in 2018

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At the end of every year, we take time to reflect back on the changes that took place at Openbox: the projects that excited and challenged us, the new collaborators who joined our community and those familiar faces we said goodbye to. As a way to thank all those who were with us on our journey through 2017, we created the gift of a deck of cards—a reminder to make time for play in 2018.

Our work philosophy here embraces play in a few different ways, from a willingness to experiment, to trying something that might not work, to knowing that exploration could bring us closer to our best ideas. So these cards are a reminder to ourselves, and an invitation to our community, to find purpose that purpose in play.

Openbox design team meeting Shantell Martin at her studio.

We were inspired by Shantell Martin’s art practice that blurs the boundary between artist and viewer, and so we invited her to create the artwork for the cards. They’re a playful reminder that even the smallest tasks deserve a creative approach.

Invitation to Bogotá

New kinds of experiences can surface new ideas for solving complex challenges. In partnership with ConicGroup, Openbox has developed an immersive design experience that is about creating the right conditions to arrive at meaningful insights.

Invitation to Bogotá

New kinds of experiences can surface new ideas for solving complex challenges. In partnership with ConicGroup, Openbox has developed an immersive design experience that is about creating the right conditions to arrive at meaningful insights.

Why designing for equity is good business

Openbox spent this year looking at the intersection of people and urban planning to find ways of making new property developments more equitable for communities.

Why designing for equity is good business

Openbox spent this year looking at the intersection of people and urban planning to find ways of making new property developments more equitable for communities.

Making time for play in 2018

The Openbox resolution for 2018? Make time for play. We created a deck of cards to do just that, and invited artist Shantell Martin to create the artwork, taking inspiration from her on how to stay curious.

Making time for play in 2018

The Openbox resolution for 2018? Make time for play. We created a deck of cards to do just that, and invited artist Shantell Martin to create the artwork, taking inspiration from her on how to stay curious.