Bring Your Kids to Work Day 2016: The Saga Continues

We’ve spent a few weeks reflecting upon 2016’s Bring Your Kids to Work Day. A day filled with munchkins (both the human, adolescent kind, and the tasty powdered morsels provided by Dunkin’ Donuts), the Gateway’s finest adult supervision, and ADG’s in-house production crew, we embarked upon the day with light stretching, caffeine and a team huddle before ADG Creative’s youngest recruits descended upon the small conference room in their glittered headbands and Velcro shoes ready to rumble.

SPARK 2016 | ADG’s Design Team Summit

Our production floor was eerily quiet a couple Thursdays ago. No printers were humming, X-Acto knives were tucked away in drawers, and computer screens were black. A daylong sabbatical, Designers withdrew from their computer desk chair thrones (and in Sarah’s case, her exercise ball) to convene offsite for SPARK, the 2016 Design Team Summit for a day of design inspiration to reignite their creative spark. Leading the troop on this day of workshops, discussions, and presentations was Studio Director, Maribel Costa and Creative Directors, Linda Rochelle, Mary Wilcox, and Todd Fidelman.

Building Community on Columbia Gateway Drive: The Saga Continues

For those unfamiliar with the origin of Col Gateway, let’s first take a drive—a drive along Route 175 near the Interstate 95 junction. Unless a Howard County resident, or a frequent commuter, one might mistake the abbreviation of a few particular signs. Positioned along grassy knolls, the signs read: “Col Gateway Dr.” A common abridging for the military ranking of “Colonel,” this here is a curtailing for “Columbia.” It took some time, but the “wouldn’t it be funny if…” soon turned into a tangible character, a Twitter campaign, and eventually … Continue reading

Al Capone, Monet and Voting Machines

parity noun par·i·ty \ˈper-ə-tē, ˈpa-rə-\ : The state or condition of being equal, especially regarding status or pay. Do you know what was happening 117 years ago? It was 1899. McKinley was president, Bayer patented aspirin, Monet was a fledgling artist, the U.S. approved voting machines in federal elections and Al Capone was born.

Five CES Gadgets for Tech Maniacs

A bonanza of products and services, the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) saw its largest show floor in its 40-year history. Sprawling across 2.4 million square feet of exhibits in Las Vegas, Nevada, over 3,600 companies flaunted consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more during the first week of January. Yes, there were the absurd, like Grillbot, a robotic cleaner for your grill, and PitPat, the wearable activity tracker for your pooch, as well as the monotonous (drones, “hoverboards” and VRs). But there were some stellar innovations that … Continue reading

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