In a year that has been challenging for so many, we didn’t want to miss an opportunity to bring a little joy and humor into your life. We hope you enjoy a holiday video greeting from ID Studios. Check it out HERE!
We Believe in Giving Back to Our Community
We are proud to announce that ID Studios has made a year-end donation to the San Diego Food Bank in honor of our amazing clients; and industry partners who serve the architectural and design community.
Holiday Office Closure
Our office will be closed starting December 24 and will reopen on January 4 while we celebrate the holidays. See you in the New Year!
As we reflect on 2020, we recognize it has been a trying time, but we find ourselves thankful for the things we have as an ID Studios family. We have a strong culture here and we’ve found new ways to keep in touch, while also keeping a safe distance.
On March 17 we announced that we would support everyone working from home. When the state-wide “Stay at Home” mandate was announced on the 19th, we were already settling into the remote routine. Luckily, we had previously implemented Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and remote computer access so we were able to leverage those programs and transition to WFH relatively quickly.
Outdoor Staff Meeting
Once small, outdoor gatherings were deemed safe, we started holding our monthly staff meetings outdoors in our parking lot. We accommodated those who wanted to join with a remote connection. We’ve found these monthly meetings to be a big part of keeping strong working relationships with our co-workers.
We’ve started a “Let’s Keep in Touch” club where we have virtual events ranging from 30-minute discussions about fun topics. Some include favorite binge-worthy shows, cookie decorating, favorite camping tips, sharing baby pictures and unusual drawing challenges. These fun events aren’t mandatory, but just something to look forward to where you can learn something new about your co-worker and laugh at old prom-pictures.
Looking Towards the Future
There are still challenges to come (virtual Holiday gift-giving???) but we look forward to stretching our creativity and finding new ways to connect. We also look towards the day when WFH is optional and we have more time to collaborate face-to-face.
Crafting with local Boys and Girls Clubs to bring holiday cheer to local children
For the last 20 years, Herman Miller & Geiger have partnered with the Boys and Girls clubs in an event called “We Care.” The event brings holiday cheer to thousands of children by recruiting the local design community who create “craft stations” that enable the kids to make holiday gifts for their family, teachers, and friends while bringing the spirit of the holidays to the children with treats, games and special activities.
We love participating each year and thank Herman Miller & Geiger for organizing this event!
ID Studios Celebrates Halloween in Style as we dressed up and carved pumpkins. This year, one of the designers brought in ribbon and many people picked up on the Beauty Pageant Contestant theme.
ID Studios In Costume 2015
The pumpkin carving contest is a favorite. Teams were selected and pumpkins provided then the creative minds at ID Studios turned to their task of creating a memorable pumpkin in an hour. Here’s what they came up with:
ID Studios Halloween Pumpkins 2015
From left to right: “Whale and her Calf” “Mummy” “Trumpkin” and, of course, a “Minion”.
The good people of TS Restaurants corporate office voted and picked Minions as the winner. Congrats to Steven and his team!
Today at ID Studios we held our annual pumpkin carving contest. We all started with a whole pumpkin and a set of carving tools but aren’t limited to only using the tools; we can use anything around the office to decorate the pumpkin. In year’s past people have even brought in their own tools or items from home.
Tell us your favorite!
This year everyone stuck with things around the office. Here is what the creative minds of our staff “spooked” up.
1. “Monday Mourning” Inspired by the day of the dead, this beautifully detailed pumpkin included graveyard accouterments created with fabric from our library.
2. “A Pumpkin’s Life for Me” Yo, ho, yo, ho. With the ocean just outside our window, it’s no wonder this team came up with an imaginative pirate ship accessorized with chop sticks from the kitchen!
3. “Holy Ghost” Using floating bags woven in and out of carved holes and finished with googly eyes, this pumpkin screams Halloween.
4. “It’s Lunch Time”appropriately named since our contest takes place at lunch, the stem creates the perfect fusion of burger and pumpkin.
The contest will be judged by an independent jury and social media so visit our sites and weigh in.
 The winner by ONE VOTE was #4, “It’s Lunch Time” second place went to #1 “Monday Mourning” and third went to “A Pumpkin’s Life For Me”.Thank you to everyone who voted on social media.