About Tyler

Tyler works as a UX Designer for Nectar Product development. Her background is in visual design and front end web development. She is also an illustrator and enjoys being in nature and volunteering on organic farms.

Webinar with Frank Yoo – Director of UX Design at Lyft

Hey guys! I attended a webinar hosted by User Testing with Lyft’s Frank Yoo, head of UX & Product design at Lyft. He revealed some of Lyft’s secrets about their process and I’m here to give you the cliff notes! Side Note: User Testing has [...]

3 Differences – Apple’s HIG vs Google’s Material Design Standards

#1 Depth of Field vs Material  “The fundamentals of light, surface, and movement are key to conveying how objects move, interact, and exist in space and in relation to each other. Realistic lighting shows seams, divides space, and indicates moving parts” – Google “Depth. Visual [...]

Nectar at AT&T ioT Hackathon

IoT Hackathon hosted by Traction Labs at The Vine – Irvine, CA The Nectar UX team participated in an IoT hackathon event at The Vine in Irvine, CA. The team came with an open mind and an excited spirit and met many amazing people. [...]

Nectar Develops Award Winning Products Using SolidWorks

Using SolidWorks software, Nectar can more efficiently execute the collaborative, multidisciplinary development process that has become the trademark of its success. Saravis says the firm develops products five to 10 times faster with SolidWorks solutions.   Download PDF View Article  

Designing For Change: Darren Saravis at the Duncan Anderson Lecture Series

IDSA LA Presents a Duncan Anderson Lecture featuring Nectar's Darren Saravis Thursday, October 4th, 7:00 – 9:30pm In the Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery at California State University, Long Beach Over the last few years Darren’s company, Nectar, has engaged in numerous blue sky [...]

Nectar Wins Four Bronze 2012 IDEA Awards

Nature-emulating Pure Rain product line recognized for design excellence LONG BEACH, Calif., July 2, 2012 — Today Nectar received four Bronze IDEA awards from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) for its revolutionary Pure Rain garden watering system (purerain.com). The awards were presented [...]

Darren Saravis at TEDxSoCal

Decked in t-shirt emblazoned with the slogan "I'm a polluter," Nectar CEO Darren Saravis appeared at TEDxSoCal to present his vision for the one-of-a-kind SolarFlora, a solar-paneled sculpture that melds public art with renewable energy for the public good. In his speech, "The Art [...]

Nectar Receives Three GOOD DESIGN Awards

December 2011 — From a field of thousands of international submissions, Nectar has received three highly prestigious 2011 GOOD DESIGN awards. The awards were given for the company’s design of MD HH–Handheld Essentials Plus and MD Wand–Reach Essentials Plus garden water sprayers, and PRO [...]

Oprah’s Eye on Green Design: Nectar’s Solarflora!

Our very own Darren Saravis has been featured in April's addition of O, The Oprah Magazine. Showcasing Nectar's Solarflora, a sculptural public power installation, O Magazine emphasizes our commitment to green design.  Click here to download a PDF version of the Oprah Magazine article. [...]

“EcoTopia” Exhibition featured at Trendhub, March 2010

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“EcoTopia” Exhibition featured in DeTnk, March 2010

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“EcoTopia” Exhibition featured at The Editor at Large, March 2010

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“EcoTopia” Interview with Nectar Senior Designer by Clean Energy, March 2010

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“EcoTopia” Exhibition featured in Inhabitat, March 2010

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“EcoTopia” Press Release and Complete List of Exhibited Designs, March 2010

EcoTopia Exhibition to Highlight New Concepts in Green Product Design Nectar Design's Long Beach Studio will Feature Exciting Products Geared to the Future of Sustainable Design -- Exhibition Opens March 15, 2010 Long Beach, California (March 2010). Nectar, a leading Southern California product design [...]

“Ecotopia” Green Product Design Exhibition seeking contributors, Core 77, October 2009

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“EcoTopia” Will Highlight Cutting Edge Sustainable Designs from Students

Exhibition Featuring Green Innovations in Product Design Will Open Mid-January; Deadline for Entries is November 20, 2009 Long Beach, California (October 28, 2009) Product design consultancy Nectar announced today that it is accepting entries for 'EcoTopia', a juried group exhibition devoted to new ideas [...]

“Ecotopia” Will Highlight Cutting Edge Sustainable Designs, Dexigner, October 2009

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Anti-Flicker Lighting for Crash Tests, Press Release

ANTI-FLICKER LIGHTING SHINING BRIGHTEST LIGHT ON AUTOMOTIVE CRASH TESTS Southern California-based Nectar Design Aids in Creation of Lighting System for Use with High Speed Film Long Beach, California (April 27, 2009) Working in conjunction with a leading specialist in high-intensity lighting, Long Beach-based Nectar [...]

Air-Filtering Architecture,Trendhunter, February 2009

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Telemedicine and E-Health Journal, July 2008

Releef Initative's Drug Dispenser, a child friendly medication dispenser.

Medical Design, July 2008

Correct Dosage at the Flick of a Wheel

Long Beach Press Telegram, July 2008

'Releef' is on the Way -- Health: Long Beach design firm teams with wellness charity to deliver precision dosage dispenser.

Medical Design Online, June 2008

Dose-Adjustable Children's Medicine Dispenser For Use In Developing Nations Developed

Acuity Care Technology, June 2008

Nectar Design Creates Dose-Adjustable Children?s Medicine Dispenser for Use in Developing Nations

MedGadget Releef Drug Dispenser, June 2008

Releef Initiative's Drug Dispenser

Green Concept Design, C02 Scraper, Press Release, February 2008

Proposed ?Greenery Solution? from Nectar Design Aims at Sparking Discussion on Outside-the-Box Green Solutions

Nectar announces availability of new ‘Elemental Kitchen’ program for housewares manufacturer in China

LONG BEACH, CALIF. - June 26, 2007 - Nectar announced the 'Elemental Kitchen' program it developed for SinoGlass Co., Ltd. will be available in stores this summer. The program includes electronic dating storage-containers, pre-measured oil and vinegar bottles and magnetic spice jars. The Elemental [...]

Nectar Showcases Trade Show Booth Design for Wavien, Inc.

LONG BEACH, CALIF. - March 13, 2007 - Nectar recently showcased its trade show booth design for Wavien, Inc. of Valencia, Nev. at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which took place January 8-11, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nev. Wavien showcased its latest products and [...]