Trio swings its way to third place in support of local Minority Business Enterprise development

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The Trio team (Leon Titus & Erik Haag on left, Dennis Brooks & Jeff Quint on right) stand with Fernando Martinez, CEO of NWMMSDC (center), in support of the NW Mtn Minority Supplier Development Council, raising funds for MBE education scholarships. Trio was awarded third place at the golf scramble.The Trio team (Leon Titus & Erik Haag on left, Dennis Brooks & Jeff Quint on right) stand with Fernando Martinez, CEO of NWMMSDC (center), in support of the NW Mtn Minority Supplier Development Council, raising funds for MBE education scholarships. Trio was awarded third place at the golf scramble.

The Trio team (Leon Titus & Erik Haag on left, Dennis Brooks & Jeff Quint on right) stand with Fernando Martinez, CEO of NWMMSDC (center), in support of the NW Mtn Minority Supplier Development Council, raising funds for MBE education scholarships. Trio was awarded third place at the golf scramble.

Trio Group supports the NWMMSDC 23rd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Silent Auction

On September 9, Trio Group was proud to support the Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (NWMMSDC) at their 23rd annual scholarship fundraiser. This year the fundraiser was held as a golf scramble and silent auction at the Washington National Golf Club. Trio competed in the tournament and won 3rd place.

Overall the Council raised $12,000 to support their MBE scholarship fund to fund educational programs that help minority businesses compete in the corporate marketplace.

Trio is a long time Platinum-level supporter of the Council and we work closely with their staff to advocate in support of all Minority Business Enterprises. This year we designed and printed all supporting materials for the event, including the program, super ticket, and posters. We also helped the Council select and design custom prizes and giveaways like logo t-shirts and awards.

We offer our congratulations to the NWMMSDC with their successful fundraiser and are pleased to continue supporting the Council’s cause.

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Trio attends NWMMSDC Leadership and Advocacy Awards Luncheon

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On March 20th, Trio Group attended the 2019 Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council Leadership and Advocacy Awards Luncheon. Trio congratulates the nominees and award winners for 2018.

Trio designed and printed all marketing materials for the luncheon, including the Council’s 2019 theme logo for “Relevance: Deep Down.”

Here is a link to a Facebook livestream of the event: https://bit.ly/2JxliFq


Trio designed and printed materials for the event, including the program, and the welcome, directional, and sponsors posters.Trio designed and printed materials for the event, including the program, and the welcome, directional, and sponsors posters.

Trio designed and printed materials for the event, including the program, and the welcome, directional, and sponsors posters.

Trio Group keeps a close watch on changes to USPS pricing and regulation

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Trio Group keeps a close watch on postal regulations and changes to the overall USPS system.  It helps us assist our clients to obtain the lowest postal costs by knowing what discounts are available to them and how to apply the many postage types (1st Class vs Standard/Non-Profit) and how each impacts timing of delivery.  We were able to help a government client save tens of thousands of dollars in postage on a 500,000+ mailing by demonstrating how mail will be processed and delivered once we drop into the mail stream – we had a VERY happy client.

Jeff Quint – Principal, Trio Group

Trio Group uses cutting-edge AR tech in cloud-based print and mail applications

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Cloud based print and mail applications give Trio Group the ability to “invite” our client’s creative teams into one-to-one mailing environment processes. We do this by creating specific image and message communications driven by mined data. This motivates the recipient’s behavior by personalizing the communications.

By using cloud-based mailing applications, we can target specific individuals with personalized information tailored to their demographic. Think of the film Minority Report (2002), as the main character walks through a retail environment and is shown real-time personalized advertisements when a computer scans his identity. Now, this is no longer science fiction. Trio Group can integrate and enhance print and mailing campaigns using Augmented Reality (AR).


Scanning the photo on the Construction Center of Excellence student handbook with a mobile device brings up digital imagery layered over the real-world page.Scanning the photo on the Construction Center of Excellence student handbook with a mobile device brings up digital imagery layered over the real-world page.

Scanning the photo on the Construction Center of Excellence student handbook with a mobile device brings up digital imagery layered over the real-world page.

When users download an AR app onto mobile devices like phones or tablets, the software uses the device’s camera to layer digital images over real-world objects. Trio Group used AR digital interfaces to great advantage when designing student handbooks for the Construction Center of Excellence program at Renton Technical College.

We at Trio Group are excited about using cutting-edge Augmented Reality technology to deliver integrated print, mail, and digital communications.

– Jeff Quint, Principal at Trio Group

Trio participates in Northwest MSDC fundraiser golf tournament

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Trio also designed the print fundraiser programs, and the photography lower third graphics for this year’s event.Trio also designed the print fundraiser programs, and the photography lower third graphics for this year’s event.

Trio also designed the print fundraiser programs, and the photography lower third graphics for this year’s event.

This August 2018, Trio Group participated in the 22nd annual Northwest Mountain MSDC Scholarship Fundraiser & Silent Auction Golf Tournament at Redmond Ridge Golf Club. Trio has participated in the tournament fundraiser for over 10 years and has been a platinum sponsor during this time in support of the minority business community.

According to the council, the fundraiser raised close to $8,000 through the Annual Silent Auction, event sponsorship and contributions. Through the scholarship fund, the Council provides MBE certification, customized training, development series, and MBE sponsorship to participate in regional and national events.

Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council recognizes Trio Group for 8 years of involvement

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Trio Group was recognized in October 2018 for 8 years of dedicated involvement with the Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council.

Trio designed the folder and certificate for the council and printed it on the Scodix Utra2 Pro Digital Enhancement Press using a new digital foiling process detailed in the article “Opportunity Knocks: The Power of Print Embellishments” by Joann Whitcher.

Pictures of Processed Crow Skull

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So I finished processing the crow skull I found, and I thought I’d share some pictures of it. I originally found the skull in an apartment complex about 1 1/2 months ago, and I soaked the skull for a week in hydrogen peroxide to bleach and sanitize it. The end result looks great; the skull is a lot cleaner looking. You can even see some remnants of blood vessels coming out of the ear canal on the second picture (At first I thought it was moss that had grown on the skull so I pulled some of it off, but later realized they were blood vessels after I saw they had faded in color after soaking in the hydrogen peroxide).

 

Found a bird skull!

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So as you’ve probably noticed, I haven’t been very active on this blog due to being quite busy over the holiday season but I will try and update more often! I’ve also started going back to school again for digital design so I might be posting some of my projects in the future! For one of my classes I had to create an imaginary client to make designs for, so naturally I created a business called “Rainier Birding Supply” with the slogan “Bringing You Closer to Birds, on the Mountain or in Your Backyard.” So far I’ve made a typographic poster, an infographic, a video slideshow in Premiere Pro, and an animated logo in Flash for this imaginary client.

In other news, a few weeks ago I found a bird skull outside in an apartment complex. I think it is an American Crow skull because the apartment complex I found it in has a lot of crows that hang around the dumpsters (and the skull was sitting next to the dumpster). I also noticed that the skull is quite thin and fragile, I’m not sure if that is normal or if it is a result of decomposition, or some other reason.

I’m in the process of preserving it. I found a really neat blog called “Jake’s Bones” that has a handy chart explaining how to preserve skulls based on what state of decay it is in. When I found the skull it was picked clean but I stored it in the freezer until I was able to preserve it. I’m using hydrogen peroxide to sanitize and bleach it.

 

Well, until next time! Thanks for reading!

I’m Back!

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Long time no see… sorry it’s been so long! Glad I’m back though. I’m finally uploading some more pictures onto my Flickr gallery (taken anytime between February and now in various locations – Tolmie State Park, Mima Mounds, etc.). Some pictures are edited, most are not. The edited photos are reference photos for action poses. I’ll get around to changing the titles and descriptions of the pictures later. I’ve also been uploading old sketches onto my DeviantArt gallery. You can find the links to both websites on the header above.

– Megan