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Laut Design Partners with Clouds Brewing Co.

August 7th, 2014

Laut Design Partners with Clouds Brewing Co.

We’re proud to announce a new partnership with Raleigh’s latest brewery concept, Clouds Brewing Co.

Our team will be responsible for all brand efforts to include identity, retail, promotions, and advertising. Keep in touch with them on Facebook (until we complete their homepage) for updates as construction progresses. Clouds Brewing on Facebook

The interior, which was designed by Cline Design in Raleigh, NC, is a somewhat modern take on a handcrafted, industrial theme.

The facility, which will begin producing its own brews around December of this year, is situated on the ground floor of an old City of Raleigh parking deck for maintenance vehicles. Much of the detailing on the interior is designed to compliment the aged construction methods used to build the original structure.

The concept will feature a robust beer list with brews from the region, north carolina, and across the country.  It will also have a full lunch, dinner, and dessert menu, which is inspired by German ingredients and preparation methods.



Our New Clouds Brewing Identity Design

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New Bollé “Duchess” Goggle Design

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September 6th, 2013

Laut Design Partners with Bollé’s Ski and Snowboard Division on New Goggle Design

We’re proud to announce the upcoming release of the Duchess goggle, the result of a recent partnership of Laut and Bollé.

Working through market research, ideation sketches, and CAD modeling, we helped develop the new goggle’s lens, frame, and outrigger styling. Check out the process on our portfolio page on row two.

Bollé Duchess

Here’s what Bollé has to say about the design: “Bollé’s newest goggle for women is our best yet. The chic and sleek Duchess is packed with technology to keep you fog free and enhance your vision all day long. This small-to-medium fit goggle fits seamlessly with your helmet and plush triple layer face foam will keep your face warm while you look hot riding down the slopes.”

Product available for purchase here.

Review from Skiing Business magazine here.


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Fast Company Profiles American Industrial Design

August 24th, 2013

“There has never been a better time to be an American Industrial Designer.” – Fast Company Magazine


Check out the article here at






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Our Team is Seeking Interns

January 28th, 2013

Design your project.  We’ll help you design the result.



We’re developing a 10-14 week internship program for two teams of 2-3 Design Students that will:

• Allow the student group to identify, plan, design, and prototype a project with help from LD staff

• Utilize the group bandwidth for portfolio-building projects as determined by LD staff including:

- Misc admin and housekeeping items

- ID Projects

- GD Projects

- Market & User Research

- Digital Modeling

- Any other tasks as determined by management



• Announcement: January 25th

• Information Session at LD: January 31st

• Applications Accepted From: Jan 31st – Feb 24th

• First round Interviews: February 25th

• Follow-up interviews: Ongoing and as needed

• Final Selection: March 22nd



• Potential applicants should be motivated, self-starters who have completed and mastered multiple design courses that are looking for an internship that requires heavy input in exchange for heavy output and mentoring.

• To apply, submit the following to LD via Josh Horne – o Resume & portfolio samples, including:

- Relevant course work and corresponding portfolio content

- Past project samples related to ID, GD, or Prototyping

- Two (2) references Laut Design can contact; one (1) academic, one (1) other

- Other group member’s name(s)

- Proposed project outline, including:

- A brief summary of the project and how Laut Design can be a resource on completion of the project (not simply “LD has the machinery and software, etc”)

- Proposed timeline to completion, group member responsibilities, and set deliverables for project

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LD Partners with Red Storm Entertainment

September 20th, 2012

Laut Design Partners with Ubisoft’s Red Storm Entertainment Studio in Cary, NC

Creator of industry-changing titles like Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6, Ghost Recon, and Splinter Cell, the team over at Red Storm made a visit to our studio this week to talk design and fabrication.

Be sure to check and for updates on their upcoming release Splinter Cell: Blacklist

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What is Industrial Design?

June 29th, 2012

A big part of what we do over here…

The folks over at ICSID have released a great video explaining it.



What is Industrial Design?

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LD to Design New Restaurant Concept in Raleigh

May 23rd, 2012

One Exchange Place in Downtown Raleigh


Laut Design Selected to Design New Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Concept

Our team has been contracted to design a new restaurant concept at One Exchange Place in our very own Raleigh, NC. The new venture will replace The Mint restaurant which closed down in early 2012.

Our ID and Graphic teams will both be heavily involved on this project, which will utilize a blended effort of interior design, lighting, branding, and print.

While we can’t tell you much about the new concept, we’ll be posting photos of the progress as work is completed.

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Triangle Startup Weekend

April 13th, 2012

Michael Laut to mentor Triangle Startup Weekend 4/13 – 4/15

This weekend, our founder and President Michael Laut will mentor Triangle Startup weekend, a 54-hour non-stop marathon weekend of idea pitches, presentations, and advice sessions on what it takes to get a successful business idea off the ground.

Check out more details here, or meet the group on NC State’s Centennial Campus, Engineering Building I and II.

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29 Ways to Stay Creative

July 7th, 2011

An awesome video with some excellent motion graphics…

Which have you done today?




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The Laut Design Library

June 29th, 2011

Resources for every project


A Piece of the LD Design Library

About two years ago, we started keeping a collection of images from the web, scanned documents, photographs, and sketches to help us do better research, faster. The plan was to keep the sources for a single project, archive them, and move on.

Since then, the LD Design Library has turned into almost a terabyte of data on everything from bicycle design to photos of cactus textures. The big idea was reducing the time it takes to find a good styling reference, material source, or mechanism to solve a design problem. It also provides a place to store those great solutions that haven’t quite met a problem yet.

If you’re a subscriber to our “Daily Dose of Cool”, you’ve been given a pretty good peek into some of the types of things we archive.

Every LDer contributes to the library, whether it’s in the midst of a complex project, or just simply dragging and dropping interesting images during the morning cup of coffee. It’s been one of those internal innovations that’s exploded far beyond what we’d initially envisioned, and become something we use every day.

While we don’t offer access to anyone but LD staff, there’s a good possibility that you’ll receive a good taste of the content during any project we do here.

Come by for a tour and we might just break our own rule…

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