Kids are RadNov 1, 2019
Having kids shouldn’t be something that hinders your career, makes you fearful of losing your job, losing your health insurance, or stress over finances from being away from work. We want to make it better.
Open-Source Projects and Lessons from HacktoberfestOct 29, 2019
As October comes to an end, we want to give a huge thanks to all of our hack night attendees. We hope everyone who came was able to mingle with members of the community, learn something new, and get inspired about open-source software.
What's Happening in October at Underbelly?Oct 1, 2019
Just because summer is over, doesn't mean the fun needs to end. This October, we have a few fall activities happening at our studio in Salt Lake City for you to attend. Join us for the fun!
Warm Welcome Winter Clothing DriveSep 23, 2019
Underbelly has partnered with the IRC in Salt Lake City to contribute to the people within our planet who need it most. We strongly believe in our social responsibility to the planet, and to the people who inhabit it.
Why It’s Good to Get Out and PlaySep 16, 2019
The crew at Underbelly took advantage of the beautiful state that we live in by celebrating our time off, with time outside. We spent our Labor Day weekend enjoying the sun and each other's company at Pineview Reservoir in Ogden, Utah.
Learning More About React HooksSep 4, 2019
This isn’t an expose about all the things we learned at React Training, because people paid to learn at the workshop. However, here are four hooks we’re using, or getting ready to use, and their most common use cases for the Belly team.
Why We Love Our Neon SignAug 26, 2019
We learned more about the process and grit it takes to create a unique piece of artwork to enhance the outside of our new creative agency in Salt Lake City. Our neon sign dreams finally came true.
Pathfinder Shortcuts and Astute GraphicsJun 24, 2019
Underbelly Creative Director, Dave Keller, will walk you through some Illustrator shortcuts that he has been using for the last eight years, and show you some new tools with a plugin called Astute Graphics.
Breaking in the New Cyc WallJun 21, 2019
With a new cyc wall and several awesome motorcycles in the office it was a no brainer as to what we were going to shoot first. Here is a quick breakdown of how we pulled it off as well as a few things we learned in the process.
Summer Drop-InJun 11, 2019
Good food and drinks are great, but it’s the company that we love most. Underbelly recently moved into a new creative space, right across the street from our previous studio, and we’ve been itching to show it off.
A Perfect Portfolio, Without the Photo StudioMay 13, 2019
How does one create a perfect portfolio, without the photo studio? At our recent workshop for students at the University of Utah, we created light box setups for them to photograph their work for their portfolios for less than $45.
Ode to the Local Business OwnerApr 29, 2019
Creating a positive website user experience is vital for businesses of every size. Here we talk about our experience teaching UX principles to local businesses in our community and all that we learned in the process.
The S.S. Monstro: A Portrait of UnderbellyApr 4, 2019
Every season we put together a non-denominational-winter-festivities gift package for our friends and clients. Here we share the creative process that went into creating the artwork for last year's holiday gift.
Ammmazing Insights from the Awwwards ConferenceApr 1, 2019
When we heard that the Awwwards conference was in Amsterdam, we knew we had to attend. Thanks to Underbelly's focus on growth, we were able to attend; here are a few takeaways from Awwwards that we'd like to share with you.
So, What Would You Say It Is You Do Here?Mar 11, 2019
Explaining just what exactly we do at Underbelly can be challenging at times. For the uninitiated, here are a few recent pieces of our work that exist in the real world that will help you understand what we do here.
Design For AllFeb 28, 2019
Taking steps towards designing for accessibility can be easier than you might think. Here are three general themes that can help ensure that as a designer, you are frequently accounting for accessibility throughout your creative process.
How to Land Better Projects- Values to Live ByFeb 19, 2019
Focus more on values than behaviors- values shape behaviors. It’s a lot more effective to shape the reasons you do something than it is to try to force yourself to simply act differently.
What's in Your Bag, Brad?Feb 13, 2019
You can learn a lot about someone by what’s in their bag. Today Brad Edwards, Designer and Illustrator, shares what he hauls around to keep productive, entertained, and alive.
Making Our Work MatterFeb 1, 2019
Good design solves hard problems. At Underbelly, we want to tackle complex challenges facing our neighborhood and community by using our creative skills to help others. What does that look like? We're on a journey to find out.
What's In Your Bag, Dave?Jan 18, 2019
You can learn a lot about someone by what’s in their bag. For Dave Keller, that means all-weather gear that holds up so he can free his mind and body (by bike, by board, on the Jiu-Jitsu mat).
Facebook Events TeamJan 2, 2019
We've been working alongside the Facebook Events team to help people spend time together in the real world by developing a product that makes it easy to discover nearby movies, purchase tickets, and plan an outing.
What's In Your Bag, Drew?Dec 11, 2018
You can learn a lot about someone by what’s in their bag. This month, developer Drew Delianides reveals why analog tools are still key to his software-based job.
Brand NewNov 26, 2018
What we learn and unlearn to become better designers. Some lessons on branding everything from a professional football team to a mysterious city on the edge of the world.
Four Lessons from A Very Honest Creative MorningsNov 1, 2018
What does honesty have to do with creativity? We went to Creative Mornings to find out how exactly honesty can help us in our personal and professional lives.
What's in Your Bag, Nikki?Oct 30, 2018
For this installment of What's in Your Bag, Underbelly superwoman/Office Coordinator, Nikki Hauptman, shows her cards—and her rose-gold-colored world view.
Our Guide to Guerrilla ValidationOct 10, 2018
Good design is objectively good. Whether you agree with this sentiment or not, we all inevitably engage with clients or stakeholders who believe otherwise. So let's learn how to measure it quickly and cheaply with guerrilla validation.
Getting out of Your Bubble Is Good for DesignOct 1, 2018
Epicurrence reminded us why it’s so critical to step away from your daily routine and engage with people who, while sharing similar passion for design, bring very different perspectives to the table
What's In Your Bag, Scrib?Sep 19, 2018
You can learn a lot about someone by what’s in their bag. Today, our very own Matt Scribner, Underbelly’s art director, reveals how, among other things, he maintains a growing sticker collection without breaking his back.
Being Productive at WorkJun 4, 2018
Being productive leads to professional achievements, personal and professional stress reduction, and more time to do the things you love. We found three common strategies that most use.
What Handling Errors Taught Me About Handling PeopleMay 24, 2018
Every system needs a way to get its issues worked out. It’s not always the most glamorous work, but designing a good framework for error handling is crucial in helping users avoid frustration and reach their goals while using a product.
5 Things I Have Learned About Design Working at Underbelly CreativeMar 5, 2018
I have worked in the graphic arts my entire adult life, and I have learned more in the last 3 years at Underbelly Creative than at any other time of my life.
Honesty Before ProductivityFeb 12, 2018
Let’s start with the truth: everybody lies. And of all the lies we tell ourselves, “I just don’t have enough time,” hurts us the most.
The Invisible Pitch: You Can Throw Away Those Foam Core BoardsJan 16, 2018
Designers are told to sell their work. That doesn’t mean we need to be pitching our work—at least not in the traditional sense.