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December 8th to December 19th

The last two weeks of 2014 have been pretty packed: with final spurts for ongoing projects, many lovely people in the studio and some christmas festivities. And there's also sad news: Chiara, one of our design interns left us to go back to Venice/Italy to finish her Master degree in Design. Thank you so much, Chiara, for having been part of the precious family for the past 6 months, for bringing in your talent and skills, your valuable time and your dry humor. We hope you learned something and we'll stay in touch. Ciao e a presto!

On December 11th, we started our precious xmas bash around 13:00 in the studio – with 15 people involved this year for the first time! Our wonderful cook Louise was here and prepared another delicious meal for everybody, including a very photogenic dessert. After our (not so) secret specialty food Santa and the first appearance of our collaborative xmas playlist, we all took the bus to the Hamburg Museum for 1,5 hrs of Hamburg history injection with our highly amusing guide Frank (if you need an english speaking Hamburg city or museum guide: hire him!).

Since the Winterdom was already closed, we took a walk to an en route Christmas market to enjoy some sweet and sticky Glühwein. We ended the night at cozy Café Leonar with a relaxed and tasty dinner. Over there, we've been welcomed by a nice drink and Nis playing a blend of diverse pop songs on the grand piano (identifying "Where is my mind" by The Pixies was the hardest I think).

On December 18th, parts of the team working with our beloved client and partner NumberFour took the train to Berlin to spend an afternoon and evening of preparing, cooking and eating together with more than 40 people at Bio Lüske. It was another great chance to meet and interact with the full team, and although my personal main cooking activity was drinking red wine, I really enjoyed it. So thanks again for inviting us!

I hope we'll be able to give some more insights and reflection about our project activities again in 2015. So far I would like to close with a heartfelt Thank You! to everybody we worked and spent time with this exciting and eventful year 2014. Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year to you and your families – we're looking forward to see you all again soon.

As promised, here are the last few missing precious #teamselfies:

David

David
Designer

David joined precious in 2010, when we were just 3 people and still in our old studio. Almost everything he touches turns to IxD-and-UI-gold. He's the only High German speaking person in the team and his High Sketch skills are unrivaled.

Michael

Michael
Co-founder & Designer

Michael is a designer who thinks like an engineer and likes to use the tools of a programmer (when he's not currently running a design workshop). Joining precious as a partner in 2012 is one of the best and most enriching things that could have happened to this company.

Johannes

Johannes
Co-founder & Designer

Johannes co-founded precious together with Christophe in 2005. At that time, the two were already running a record label together, with a lot of attention on design and novel music business approaches and products – a business they eventually turned into a design studio. So what's next?

Christophe

Christophe
Co-founder & Designer

Christophe played the drums in a punk rock band, which was "discovered" and signed by Johannes' first record label venture in the late 90s. This was the beginning of a very long-term partner- and friendship and the rest is history, as they say.

Over and out. See you in 2015!

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