Introducing: The Semiotics Practice @ Uncorked
The thing about working at Uncorked Studios is that ‘who we are’ and ‘what we do’ is strikingly elusive. But while those questions might make for a painful cocktail party conversation, the truth is that the answers actually make for thrilling work.
Strategy, News · Sep 14, 2016
Organization Design: The Great Management Mix-up of 2016
The studio itself is perhaps the most important product that Uncorked will ever build.
Strategy, News, Design · Sep 09, 2016
Calling All Interested Minds and Prospective Interns!
Although it seems like just yesterday we said goodbye to the intern class of 2015, we're looking ahead and now searching for candidates for 2016!
News · Jan 19, 2016
The Top 10 Things I Love About Android (and The 3 That I Just Can’t Get Past)
As 2016 begins, so ends my time with my Nexus 6. Here’s a look at some highlights and lowlights of the past few months.
Ux · Jan 04, 2016
A Week With the iPad Pro
On using the iPad Pro as a primary machine.
News · Nov 20, 2015
Why I’m Switching to Android
I’m making the switch from an iPhone 6 to a Nexus 6. It’s going to be frustrating and I’ll inevitably miss a bunch of group texts. Here’s why I’m doing it.
Ux, Design · Oct 09, 2015
A Summer Internship Retrospective
If you missed the chance to experience any of the projects, apps, sites, experiments, or videos that our interns have created this summer, then you’re in luck. Because rather than simply welcome the changes that come with fall and continue pushing forward, we’re looking back and highlighting some of the accomplishments of this year’s class and the activities they spearheaded around the studio.
News · Sep 30, 2015
The Technology Behind Sandbox
As is typical at any agency we live a life dictated by client work. Devote yourself to this project for three months, hop on that one for two, support another one for six weeks— sometimes all in development in parallel. Most of the time we’re learning new and innovative things along way, and often we’re not allowed to disclose any specifics of how we’re applying them. The result is a department full of people who are experts in innovative tech stacks, but we can’t take direct ownership of the products we’ve created with them, and once we’ve moved on to new and different projects, this expertise can sadly fade. So when some projects wrap, we’re left with a burning desire to take our new skills, combine them with our own ideas and things we’d like to create, and run with it to make the most of our temporary expertise. Sandbox is an excellent example of this phenomenon.
Development, Fabrication, Strategy, News · Sep 03, 2015
Our Studio Warning Light
Uncorked's offices are housed in the Eastbank Building, a beautiful old renovated 4-story industrial in the heart of Portland, Oregon. With an office full of busy creatives, a nearby rail line with several trains a day rumbling by, and one very vocal coffee machine, quiet can be a very precious resource. When the production team headed into the conference room-turned-recording booth to record our podcast With Intent, we needed an efficient way of giving the all-quiet. Enter our on-air warning light. A fixture (pun intended) of radio stations and recording studios around the world, it's an immediately recognizable request for silence to everyone in the area. We’re an office of experimenters and early adopters, and our take on this iconic piece of studio kit is decidedly modern.
Development, Fabrication · Aug 27, 2015
DIY Mineral Water
Here at Uncorked we often take things apart to see how they work, gain insight into the difference between competing products, or to try to modify them. Sometimes this happens as part of a project. Other times these explorative activities are drive by our curiosity and thirst for knowledge. That said, let’s talk about water.
Fabrication, News, Development · Aug 24, 2015