Paint Drain

Posted by Mattiel on May 18, 2016

Our art department began experimenting with brightly colored paint about two years ago. For the most part, it began as a happy accident, inspired by leftover cans of paint around the office.

In early 2014, some of MailChimp’s designers were about to attend a conference in Australia, and we needed a video to showcase our brand for this event. Jason Travis and I were exploring different concepts for the video and stumbled upon this video of a group of artists pouring paint onto large wooden blocks and letting it cascade over the objects, eventually covering them in different layers of color.

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A Poster Child for Festival Sponsorship

Posted by Palmer on June 8, 2015

Music’s always been an important part of what we do here at MailChimp. Musicians were some of our earliest customers, and over the years they’ve been have been joined by a few other artists you may know, as well as some record labels, venues, and festivals.

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Painting Chimpspiration

Posted by Jason on November 5, 2013

I’m often most inspired by those around me. The ideas that evolve directly out of everyday circumstances can be very powerful. I try to stay conscious of my surroundings and let ideas wash over me like a warm light. A warm, inspirational, great-idea light.

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Posted by Jason on June 5, 2013

The founders of Danish software studio Robocat visited our offices last week to talk to us about the creation of their wildly successful Thermodo Kickstarter campaign. They walked us through the project, from initial idea to prototypes to the craziest month of their professional lives. The guys have a great sense of humor, and I wanted to reflect that in my poster, as well as the portraits I took of them while they were visiting Atlanta.

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Persona Posters

Posted by Jason on May 24, 2013

Who are our customers? How do they use MailChimp?

Our UX team talked to dozens of users, acquiring tons of data and identifying motivations, traits, and needs. We used this information to create a series of archetypes that serve as a guide when designing. These personas help us keep in mind who we’re designing for, and what’s important to them.

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Chip Kidd

Posted by Jason on April 29, 2013

Working on a Chip Kidd Coffee Hour poster was a dream come true. He was one of the first graphic designers I discovered when I was younger, and I’ve always thought his book covers were astute and unpredictable. His love of Batman is something fierce, and I paid tribute to his fandom with a simple, hand-illustrated/written poster, which was then hand screen printed.

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Posted by David on April 16, 2013

We treat our caffeine intake seriously around here. Drip coffee flows constantly, the Chemex Crew has fresh pots ready nearly every hour, and we recently upgraded our brewing capabilities in a major way, with a La Marzocco espresso machine from Octane.

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Letters in the Attic

Posted by Justin on April 12, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of blowing the dust off an old project that hasn’t been seen by many eyes yet. Two years ago MailChimp acquired TinyLetter, a beautifully simple email newsletter app. Shortly after that came a new marketing site, rebrand, and lastly the task of creating a limited run of TinyLetter branded stationary for select users.

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Andrea Seabrook Poster

Posted by Jason on April 1, 2013

Longtime NPR host and correspondent Andrea Seabrook spoke at a recent MailChimp Coffee Hour. She talked about her decision to leave NPR to found her DecodeDC podcast, which quickly raised $100,000 through Kickstarter.

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MailChimp Through the Ages

Posted by Jason on March 6, 2013

I love repetition. I also love illustration. I had the idea a while back of creating illustrations featuring Freddie’s head on historical figures. “MailChimp Through the Ages,” I was calling it. As I started drawing the figures, it gave way to fictional characters.

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Posted by Jason on March 5, 2013

A few months ago I went to see British metallers Napalm Death on their latest U.S. tour stop in Atlanta, and it sparked my interest in heavy-metal logos. There were four other bands on the bill and about 50 different t-shirts lining the wall around the merch booth.

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