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In-house designers should certainly make themselves at home
at the office, but they might want to avoid taking that liberty to an extreme.
In a recent survey
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describe the strangest or most surprising item they’ve seen in an employee’s
workspace. They saw everything from farm animals to tree frogs, lava lamps to
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If your company is feeling an economic pinch, it can
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Using scientific proof and state-of-the-art multimedia techniques, Aaron James Draplin of the Draplin Design Co. delivers a sucker punch of a talk that aims to provide bonafide proof of work, the highs and lows of a ferociously independent existence and a couple tall tales from his so-called career in the cutthroat world of contemporary graphic design.
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March 13, 2015
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Senior Book DesignerWorkman Publishing Co.
New York, New YorkFebruary 27 2015
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