Facebook UX Changes and a Starter File For The New Circular Avatar

Posted on Thu, September 07, 2017 in Digital Marketing, User Experience, Digital Design by Alicia Nagel

Facebook rolled out several small design changes to their interface – what does it mean for your business page?

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What’s It Like Working as a UX Designer at an Agency vs In-House?

Posted on Fri, August 25, 2017 in Web Design, User Experience, Digital Design by Alicia Nagel

Event recap - ​Earlier this summer, American Marketing Association Portland (AMA PDX) hosted Moda Health’s UX Strategy and Design Director, Ed Stojakovic, to give a summary talk covering the differences between working as a UX Designer at an agency vs an in-house corporate setting.

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Introduction to Branding - Video of “Who Gives A Brand?”

Posted on Wed, August 16, 2017 in Digital Marketing, Content Strategy, Digital Design by Alicia Nagel

Learn how to use brand strategy to increase the effectiveness of marketing efforts in this video with our Senior Marketing Strategist, Alicia Nagel.

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Google’s Invisible reCAPTCHA

Posted on Thu, July 27, 2017 in Web Design, Web Development, Analytics & Reporting, User Experience, Digital Design, eCommerce by Can Agaoglu

The new reCAPTCHA algorithm is now able to analyze user web browsing data and detect habits without requiring dedicated interaction

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7 Ways to Make Your Website ADA Friendly (and Still Look Good)

Posted on Tue, May 09, 2017 in Web Design, Web Development, User Experience, Digital Design by Erin Goncer

​Inclusive design is a topic discussed more frequently every day, especially in the creative and tech industries. As digital consultants, it’s our job is to provide a user with a digital experience, whether it be through a product or service. If we cannot grant equal access to all, we not only miss out on business (and face some sticky legal situations), but the user will also miss out on experiencing our carefully designed creations.

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We Won a Davey!

Posted on Wed, March 01, 2017 in Content Strategy, Digital Design, GRAYBOX News by Mike Grill

GRAYBOX was awarded a Davey Award for our work with Portland English Language Academy!

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The Important Role of User Personas in UX

Posted on Thu, September 29, 2016 in Business Operations, User Experience, Digital Design by Alicia Nagel

Websites and apps are a form of communication between an individual, organization, or business and a user. Because this communication is largely one-sided as creators we have a responsibility to anticipate what the user might say if they were able to engage in a conversation with the website or app..

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Measuring On-page User Interactions on Shopify

Posted on Mon, July 18, 2016 in Web Design, Business Operations, Digital Design, Shopify by David Hughes

So you have a Shopify site; great! Now to figuring out what people are actually doing on your site. The first place you should turn to is a standard analytics tool like Google Analytics to check out site performance.

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The Fundamentals of Effective Web Design

Posted on Tue, December 08, 2015 in Web Design, User Experience, Digital Design by Tiffany Tay

In this post we’ll explore the most important web design principles to remember so you can make a website visually engaging, effective, easy to use, and memorable.

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Creative Process in Designing Websites

Posted on Tue, August 25, 2015 in Web Design, Digital Design by Tiffany Tay

People that aren’t in the web design world are often curious about the creativity designers encompass. How do new ideas come to fruition? How do trends develop? Below are a few tips to keep designers’ creativity honed.

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