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April 23, 2014

1000 Miles for 1000 People: Two creatives and their bikes will make a difference

For the past five years, my good friend Brian MacDonald, from Wonderkind Studios, and I have traveled to Africa in order to understand extreme poverty and the burden poverty places on the world's most vulnerable people.

Topics: Topics: Managing Design, Product Design, Professional Development, Random, Studio Secrets

November 19, 2012

What Matters: Believe in Something Bigger Than You

Why do we do what we do? You've probably woken up at some point in your life and said to yourself, "What's it all about anyway? Do I really need to go in today and deal with the same old stuff?" Even if you have the greatest job in the universe, moments like this have a way of seeping into your mind occasionally.

Topics: Topics: Professional Development, Random, Studio Secrets

July 13, 2012

What Matters: This Is What Matters

I've been asked many times why we do work in Africa.

Topics: Topics: Professional Development, Random

May 31, 2012

What Matters: Lessons from Facebook's Timeline

Okay, with a show of hands, how many of you have looked at the Facebook profile of a special someone from your past? And after you have stalked a bit, how many of you have felt relief that you were no longer together? .

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Professional Development, Random

May 15, 2012

What Matters: Can you do it - $1.50 a day?

I tend to be a little cynical when there is a campaign with a public challenge.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Managing Design, Professional Development, Random

April 17, 2012

What Matters: It's All About Dignity

When I first read this article in Fast Company Design (Why Designers Need to Stop Feeling Sorry for Africa) my reason for reading was purely because the title annoyed me.

Topics: Topics: Professional Development, Random

April 3, 2012

What Matters: Hey You, You need to take a break

Some of the best moments in life are those when we can completely unplug and unwind.

Topics: Topics: Professional Development, Random, Self-Promotion

March 20, 2012

What Matters: Design for Good? Yes or No - Kony 2012

I'm pretty sure that all of you have heard at some level about Invisible Children's Kony 2012, unless of course you live in a cave or don't pay attention to any social media.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Design Reference, Professional Development