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March 13, 2014

Malcontent: Against Storytelling

Over the past several years, those of us who work in branding or design have heard various authorities tell us that we basically are "storytellers.

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

January 16, 2014

Malcontent: That Creative Director Problem

So the recent news is that Alicia Keys' term as Blackberry's creative director will end in two weeks.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Managing Design, Professional Development, Studio Secrets

December 12, 2013

Malcontent: Notes on a Train Wreck

Three weeks ago, on an early Sunday morning after Thanksgiving, a Metro North commuter train was making its way south, along the Hudson River, towards Grand Central Station.

Topics: Topics: Professional Development, Random

November 12, 2013

Malcontent: Stupid as a Designer

These are the things that rattle around one's head.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Professional Development

October 15, 2013

Malcontent: Fragments on The Great Forgetting

…one begins by attacking a Republic, and ends by robbing a stage coach.

Topics: Topics: Professional Development, Random

September 17, 2013

Malcontent: Learning from Sunnyvale

A primary idea in the work of philosopher Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) is the distinction between environment and anti-environment.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Professional Development

August 23, 2013

Malcontent: The Extent of Our Conjuration

After a while it all begins to feel like Groundhog Day.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Color, Pattern & Palette, Product Design

July 25, 2013

Malcontent: Done With Flare

Richard Linklater's film Waking Life contains a dialogue which is quickly becoming a personal lens for how I measure both my work and the work of others.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Random, Studio Secrets