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The founder of Kansas City’s Willoughby Design shares insights on positioning the company to design for a gender-balanced world, the importance of educating clients about the value of design and what studios must do to retain their best workers in 2015 and beyond.
Section: Inspiration -
communication design, design thinking, environmental design, interaction design, life balance, professional development, motivation, interview, advice, culture, diversity, strategy, sustainability, business, innovation, business plans, human resources, collaboration, studio management
NEW YORK—June 6, 2013. To help
designers and firms leverage new possibilities and address future
challenges, AIGA has teamed up
with Adobe to ask design leaders to envision how their studios will evolve over the next few years.
Section: About AIGA -
innovation, studio management
The founder and CEO of Brooklyn creative agency Big Spaceship responds to the question: “Dad, what’s design?”
Section: Inspiration -
experience design, personal essay, advice, partnerships, strategy, innovation, creativity, collaboration
In the summer of 2012, AIGA Nashville paired three groups of design students with professional designers. The teams used design thinking to create short-term deliverables and long-term strategies for nonprofits and then presented the work to the community. This case study features work done with Urban Housing Solutions.
Section: Why Design -
branding, identity design, nonprofit, user research, web design, Design for Good, college, identity system, logos, partnerships, pro bono, social responsibility
Culture is everything people in a design business do that supports the process of making work happen. Culture can create joy for designers, while improvements in process can facilitate profit.
Section: Tools and Resources
The Holotypic Occlupanid Research Group (HORG) offers a robust effort in the area of research, documentation and taxonomies of occlupanid both in the United States and abroad. In an ongoing effort to apply scholarship to a hitherto neglected area of culture (read: anthropology, economics, industrial design and retail theory), HORG is doing...
Presenting Sponsor: Adobe
Despite the connectedness of the current business world, aspiring design professionals face new challenges in the age-old problem of getting noticed, especially by the elite practitioners. George Nelson’s wit and insights helped me understand design as both a serious profession and a creative adventure. Here are a few of his choice observations and some thoughts on the special relationship we know as mentoring.
If you’re going to run a design-led business, it’s inevitable that you will need to talk strategy with your clients. Here are some of the types of strategies you might create as a design businessperson, plus some thoughts on how these different strategies might support the efforts of your clients.
As a mother of two and a full-time art director at Savage, I regularly battle the ups and downs of being a mom in a designer’s world. Although it can be overwhelming at times, it can also be highly rewarding. As everyone handles the balance in their own way, I’ve assembled some thoughts and advice for creative working mothers.
NEW YORK—May 14, 2013. AIGA’s Design
Leaders Confidence Index was unchanged for the first quarter of 2013,
at 101.62 compared to the previous quarter’s 101.72. While the aggregate number
is not statistically different, there is optimism in the details.
Each year, AIGA provides a report of
activities and accomplishments to members and stakeholders; the current
report is shown here in full.
The past week and all that was the 2013 AIGA Leadership retreat has left my mind drunk on knowledge, hungover from bubbly inspiration, and my liver slightly damaged. Jokes aside, this was such an honor and opportunity for me and some of AIGA Colorado’s Board Members to better grasp why AIGA as a whole is phenomenal because of all of the parts we play
The AIGA (Re)design Awards recognize designers who use their creative influence to do good. Enter your sustainable design work by June 22!
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RT @jenniferpricemn: Call for student entries for Command X Season 4 at the AIGA National Conference: http://t.co/ImDKvau9hY Great exposure
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Listen in online! RT @wnyc: @AIGAconference chair Bonnie Siegler (@8point5b) talks to @KBAndersen about iOS 7. http://t.co/dzfysBvdf2
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User Experience Design LeadCynergy.
Grand Rapids, MichiganMay 17 2013
Silas H. Rhodes
Startup Weekend comes to Albuquerque, NM
June 17, 2013
RECAP: Homegrown | Content Matters: Create Meaningful Sites with Content Strategy
June 14, 2013
Looking Forward: Design for Good
JOB ALERT : Graphic Designer
Feel Every Note
Create a Design Career Map to Chart Your Next Move
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Rhonda R. Headley
Member since 2009
Digital Media EditorSeminole State College of Florida
Sanford, FloridaMay 23 2013
Mohawk Solutions Promotion
Upstate New York
th_design (Trend Hunter Design)
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