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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
There’s a video of LL Cool J performing in a gym at Colby College in Maine in 1985. Actually, it’s here. There’s something like 100 people, some sitting on the floor. At one point he says, “Yo, what about those sounds I be making with my mouth?” and goes on to...
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.
Check out photos from Design Week 2013.
The AIGA (Re)design Awards recognize designers who use their creative influence to do good. Enter your sustainable design work by June 22!
RT @JohnnyCupcakes: In NYC? Support @bordobello, an awesome #AIGA skateboard art show! Props to @aigacolorado / @AIGANY / @AIGAdesign - htt…
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Have you seen any truly amazing work on Vine yet? @sampotts picked these by @origiful for #DesignEnvy: http://t.co/C35Hx0mXlZ
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"Kinetic sculptures made of motors, wire, cardboard, restraint." #DesignEnvy via @sampotts http://t.co/UhDR5J0CYY
Graphic DesignerEMP Museum
Seattle, WashingtonMay 24 2013
JOB ALERT : Visiting Professor of Graphic Design
June 18, 2013
Creative Briefs: #024: Jenny Pearson
Startup Weekend comes to Albuquerque, NM
June 17, 2013
RECAP: Homegrown | Content Matters: Create Meaningful Sites with Content Strategy
June 14, 2013
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12 Disruptive Technologies That Are Changing The World
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Part Time Advertising Design InstructorThe Art Institute of Fort Worth
Fort Worth, TexasJune 11 2013
SumpinNew (Sumpin' New)
Minimalist Space Invaders: http://t.co/HuQXO8J6dQ #design #Atari #SpaceInvaders
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RT @malibuquilts: The Green Scene by malibuquilts http://t.co/zP4cnhrOOI via @Etsy #buzz #design #art #interiordesign