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Ello offers social-network users simplicity, privacy

By Taylor Lucero October 20, 2014

In contrast to other platforms like Facebook and Twitter, Ello is a newly-established social network which brands itself as “simple, beautiful, and (an) ad-free social network.” After initially starting...

Alexander Chin, 2011 alumnus, has designed SEASONS, an artistic series of playing cards that mimic that passing of time. After using private funding and crowd-sourcing such as Kickstarter, Chin hopes to release the sets by the holiday season.

University graduate takes card players through the seasons with design

By Rebecca Jacobs September 29, 2014

The playing cards that Alexander Chin designs aren’t suited for college drinking games. Instead, the cards are made as collectors’ items, valued for their artistic appeal. Chin is the creator and...

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