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Extensis Gets Fit

There’s nothing better than helping people live happier, healthier lives.

In April, Extensis employees biked, walked, ran, swam, danced, hiked, and wheel posed (ouch!) their way to maintaining health and wellness by participating in Extensis’s annual Fit Challenge. So far, employees have participated in 102,943 minutes of activity. That’s 1,715 hours of fitness! Employees split up into nine teams and tracked their workout routines by using a clever app called Lucky Steps developed by Extensis’s very own font developer, Ryan Tinker. Lucky Steps works by syncing up to a Fit Bit or allowing participants to enter their activity manually and rewarding them for their efforts. Employers can choose how they want to incentivize their teams via Lucky Steps.

 

Extensis Team Culture

Font Developer, Ryan Tinker, hiking in PDX.

There’s nothing more rewarding than a reward.

Besides the obvious benefits of getting fit, Extensis gave raffle tickets to participants for every 30 minutes of activity. The more you work out, the more chances you have to win. The raffle winner (a winner was chosen for April and another winner will be chosen for May) wins 125 dollars. Bernardine Lim, Accountant, was the lucky drawing winner this month. She tracked nearly 1,007 minutes of activity- exceeding her goal of 275 minutes.

 

Healthy Workplace = Happy Employees

Extensis in Portland, Oregon

Extensis gets fit in Hood River, Oregon.

It’s not easy maintaining a healthy lifestyle, especially in Portland, Oregon. We live in beer capital USA where happy hour is plentiful and the food is actually really, really good. However, nothing compares to being active in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We’ll enjoy our beer, wine and happy hour and stay active while doing it.

In an upward movement to build a culture based on health and wellness, Extensis will continue to encourage employees to maintain their active lifestyle by offering similar challenges. The Fit Challenge has had a positive response with over 50% employee participation. Go team!
 

Here, at Extensis, we develop font management and digital asset management software and we have a blast doing it. To learn more about what we do and our company culture, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Interested in joining our team? Check out our careers page.


Enter the Webvisionary Awards

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Webvisionary Awards

Extensis and WebINK are proud to sponsor this year’s Webvisionary Awards.

Entries for the Awards, showcase the visionary work of the nation’s top web designers, digital artists, advertising agencies, technologists, public relations firms, social media experts, mobile application developers and digital innovators.

Published, personal or prototype projects created between September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013 are eligible.

Submit your entry at http://www.webvisionaryawards.com/.

Entry fees for the competition are $25 per project and the deadline for submissions is 5:00p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Friday, September 20, 2013.

Award winners will be named at the Webvisionary Awards Show at the Fez Ballroom at 316 Southwest 11th Avenue in downtown Portland on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.

The awards gala is one of the featured events at Design Week Portland, a week-long exploration of the process, craft and practice of design across disciplines, held in venues throughout Portland, Oregon from October 7-12, 2013.


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This week the lovely people at Macworld UK have nominated our Portfolio Server 10 under the Best Professional Software category in the Macworld Awards! It’s fabulous to see it receiving such great recognition in recent months.

For 17 years, the Macworld Awards have established themselves as THE event in the UK Apple calendar, recognising the products and vendors that make a significant contribution throughout the year.

All the winners are chosen by the Macworld editorial team and Macworld’s army of enthusiastic readers, celebrating the most innovative and successful products and companies in the Apple community for their achievements and contributions to the industry. The Best Professional Software category falls under the Editors awards, which means they decide who wins… Come on guys… You know Portfolio Server deserves it—it’s an awesome product! You said so yourselves after all!

To read Macworld’s five-star review of Portfolio Server, please click here.

The Awards will be held on 21st June at the Grand Connaught Rooms, Central London. For more details on how you can attend and party the night away with the creme de la creme of the industry, please click here.

If Portfolio Server wins I’m totally prepared to do a speech in the style of Meryl Streep standing on stage in front of a crowd of my adoring fans! … I want to thank my mum and dad… my ….*wipes tear*… my makeup artist…. ;D

Joking aside, huge thanks to everybody who has supported Portfolio Server since its launch and massive thanks to Macworld for recognising it as an Editors Choice for 2012.

Fingers crossed it wins!


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I’m happy to announce that Extensis and WebINK is sponsoring the Webvisionary Awards at the upcoming WebVisions 2012 Conference in Portland, Oregon. It’s a great way to get your quality web design work noticed.

The prize is not only the notoriety and bragging rights that come with the award, but each winner also gets a snazzy robot suitable for prominent display in any office.

WebVisionary Awards

The Webvisionary Awards is in its fifth year and draws some amazing talent for the competition. We’re especially interested in the award titled “Fantastic Typographic,” that honors the best use of fonts as a key element of the design (with bonus points for web font technology).

You can submit published, personal or prototype projects created between March 1, 2011 to April 1, 2012. Entry fees for the competition are $25 per project and the deadline for submissions is 5:00p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Friday, April 20, 2012.

Award winners will be named at the Webvisionary Awards Show at the Fez Ballroom at 316 Southwest 11th Avenue in downtown Portland on Friday, May 18, 2012.

Enter your site today!

For more information on WebVisions 2012 or to register, visit http://www.webvisionsevent.com/


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I’m happy to announce that Extensis Universal Type Server 2 has been selected as one of the very best print publishing products by Mac User’s editorial team. It’s now in the running for Print Publishing Product of the Year, and we’d like your vote to obtain product of the year.

Voting for the product of the year takes place from the 7th of July through through the 19th of September.

If you vote, you are entered automatically into a prize draw to win prizes worth £4,400.

To vote click here. https://www.demographix.com/surveys/TWHI-SO67/8VAB7EAK/?par


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IT-enquirer_logoWe are very proud to have been awarded a Best of the Decade Award from the online publication for creative professionals and cross-channel publishers, IT Enquirer.

This award recognizes our entire range of font management products, including our Suitcase Fusion and Universal Type Server product lines.

This award recognizes the leaps and bounds in software development that has been made to the entire font management product line over the past decade. The many improvements over the past decade include:

  • Merging the two dominant font management product lines (Suitcase and Font Reserve) into a new, powerful font managers, Suitcase Fusion and Universal Type Server.
  • The integration of Font Sense technology to accurately match fonts used in documents.
  • Quick, reliable side-by-side previews of multiple fonts using custom text with QuickType.
  • The ability to tear-off previews from the application and allow them to float above all other windows.
  • Organizational features, such as Smart Sets, that allow users to quickly identify and activate fonts required for their projects.
  • Solid client-server font management with a focus on licensing compliance and consistency for font users as well as system administrators.

Thanks to IT Enquirer for recognizing the hard work that it takes to bring quality products to the creative community.