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April 9, 2012

Indie: Studio of (x)

Are you "solo?" Get ready to work with others.

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

March 10, 2012

The Storyteller: The Glamorous Life of a Designer: How about we meet at 5G 93?

You know the glamorous life of a designer? If I may: 3M25 – Redeye from Seattle to NYC to give a speech at a design conference.

Topics: Topics: Managing Design, Professional Development

February 21, 2012

Oh the Lessons We Learned: Reflections from a first-time author

When Emily Potts, Acquisitions Editor Extraordinaire, contacted me last spring to write a book, I literally had no idea what was involved.

Topics: Topics: Layouts, Managing Design, Professional Development

January 19, 2012

Brand Bible Blogumentary: A Very Special Live Episode of Design Matters with Malcolm Gladwell and Guests

A live episode of my internet podcast Design Matters with Debbie Millman was filmed at the School of Visual Arts Masters in Branding Studio by Hillman Curtis late last year to celebrate the launch of Malcolm Gladwell's illustrated collection of The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Design Reference, Managing Design, Packaging, Profiles

December 20, 2011

Design Change: The Era of Regional Branding

A few years ago, we decided to spend a bit more time than we had in the past with local outreach.

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

October 30, 2011

Ask Design B*tch: Why does research so often fail design?

Q. Dear Design B*tch my clients are always handing me these big fat decks of data that they call "research.

Topics: Topics: Managing Design, Professional Development

October 26, 2011

Indie: Oh, You Didn't Know You Ran a Small PR Firm Too?

Whether you are a purely freelance hired-hand, a contractor/consultant or setting yourself to operate as a one-person shop, "working for yourself" truly does mean you don various hats that will put you to work on your own behalf.

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