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August 20, 2013

Creatively Curious: Design Time

Ever since I was a little kid and would think about the topic of time, I would make a visual connection between it and the days of the week in my mind.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Managing Design, Professional Development, Studio Secrets

July 8, 2013

Ask Design Bi*ch: What makes a good Creative Brief?

Q: Dear Design B*tch how do we evaluate whether or not our Creative Brief is good? --Simon A: Well, is the resulting creative good? That's number the number one criteria.

Topics: Topics: Managing Design, Professional Development, Random

June 20, 2013

LICENSING DESIGN: Crowdfunding: Run Away From the Work-For-Hire Life

Every designer dreams that one day the world will recognize the rare blend of training, skill, and art that marks them as a gifted designer, turning demanding customers into patient, collaborative, and well-paying clients.

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

June 18, 2013

Ask Design Bi*ch: Creative Briefs are useful to both designers and clients

Q: Dear Design B*tch why should our design team bother with developing a Creative Brief? --Brit A: That's a great attitude.

Topics: Topics: Managing Design, Professional Development, Self-Promotion, Studio Secrets

June 7, 2013

Friday Feast: Two Entrepreneurs With Three Businesses Under One Roof

What exactly is cooking behind those doors guarded by a seven-foot sentry? Brian Flynn and Dora Drimalas welcome us into their laboratory for a first-hand look.

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

May 24, 2013

Malcontent: ...And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

As we go about our lives, our central nervous system is continually bombarded with so much input that, in order to function, it has to filter most of it out.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Fashion, Managing Design, Product Design

May 21, 2013

Points, Pixels, Paper: Developer's Tools

This list of tools will help you design for the web without tears—or at least less tears.

Topics: Topics: Interactive Design, Layouts, Managing Design

April 19, 2013

The Return of Art to Life: Design Meets Poetry Meets Theater Meets Sidewalk

Growing up with a mom who was/is a signpainter, I was exposed to an enormous range of typography from a very early age, but I never imagined I'd one day work with a memorial and monument design company (i.

Topics: Topics: Environmental Design, Managing Design, Professional Development, Type