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Emily Potts

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Take the Edge Off: Tan Le Quotes the Classics

Tan Le is known for his open and honest opinions when it comes to design and culture.

Topics: Branding Identity, Professional Development, Profiles, Self-Promotion

Take the Edge Off: Lisa Congdon

Artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful paintings and collages.

Topics: Branding Identity, Pattern & Palette, Professional Development, Self-Promotion

Poster of the Week ... sort of: The National Poster Retrospecticus Hits the Road

A massive collection of hand-printed gig-posters is hitting the road this Spring! The National Poster Retrospecticus showcases over 90 of the most prominent poster designers in the country.

Topics: Handmade, Interactive Design, Professional Development, Self-Promotion

Take the Edge Off: Design Family Reunion

Design Family Reunion (DFR) is an intimate gathering of creatives who are looking to unplug, recharge, and make personal connections.

Topics: Branding Identity, Professional Development, Random

Take the Edge Off: Martha Rich

Philadelphia-based illustrator, Martha Rich, has a penchant for bright colors, bold shapes, and funny one-liners.

Topics: Branding Identity, Color, Handmade, Profiles, Self-Promotion

Take the Edge Off: Rule29's Creative Elements

At Rule29, Making Creative Matter isn't just a slogan, it's a way of life.

Topics: Branding Identity, Design Reference, Professional Development, Profiles, Self-Promotion, Studio Secrets

Take the Edge Off: Whitney Sherman

So much of what Whitney Sherman does, promotes a sense of play and exploration, as evidenced in her recent book Playing With Sketches (Rockport Publishers, 2013).

Topics: Branding Identity, Professional Development, Self-Promotion, Studio Secrets

Take the Edge Off: Just Breathe

In this busy, hectic thing we all call life, we need daily reminders to slow down and experience what's going on now, in the present.

Topics: Branding Identity, Professional Development, Self-Promotion, Type

Burgers and Design: Mixing Metaphors: An Interview with Christopher Simmons

I never thought I'd say this, but what Christopher Simmons has been doing lately online makes me hungry.

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

Love on Luxe: Stefan Bucher Designs for Love

Most of us think of monsters when we hear the name Stefan Bucher, but what many don't know is that he is also an expert in love.

Topics: Pattern & Palette, Profiles

Take the Edge Off: Debbie Millman Does It 100 Different Ways

When I asked Debbie Millman if she wanted to design her own set of 100 MOO MiniCards, she jumped at the chance.

Topics: Branding Identity, Handmade, Profiles, Self-Promotion

Take the Edge Off: Eric Baker's Lost Images

Lost Image Desk curates and assembles amazing image collections, specializing in rare, unique, and esoteric content, once lost to the world, now resurfaced and brought back into creative circulation.

Topics: Branding Identity, Professional Development, Profiles, Self-Promotion

Take the Edge Off: Joey Cofone Plays with Sticks and Stones

The highlights of the past few AIGA conferences have been the Command X reality "game show," hosted this year by Matteo Bologna.

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Take the Edge Off: Nicole Jacek Exploits "Brand Speak"

After her amazing on-stage performance at the National AIGA Conference this fall, I asked Nicole Jacek what she would do if given the chance to design 100 MOO MiniCards.

Topics: Branding Identity, Interactive Design, Professional Development, Profiles

Take the Edge Off: Our Poster Guru Goes Postal ... Size ... Sort of

Everyone knows that John Foster is our resident poster guru.

Topics: Branding Identity, Handmade, Pattern & Palette, Type

Take the Edge Off: MOO Cards Go Mini

How do you introduce a new business card design to the world? You ask really talented designers and artists to make their own card creations to show off the quality of the card.

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Take the Edge Off: It's Not a Ballroom Blitz, It's a Future Blitz

John Bielenberg, who is perhaps best known for founding Project M and his Thinking Wrong practices, has recently started another venture with Greg Galle, called Future Partners.

Topics: Branding Identity, Professional Development, Profiles

Take the Edge Off: 59 National Parks in Miniature

I invited Julia Kuo to Take the Edge Off and create some delicious MOO MiniCards because I love her simple, yet detailed, drawing style.

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Take the Edge Off: Patterns in Your Pocket

In this week's installment of Take the Edge Off, in which designers and artists were challenged with putting their messages on a little canvas—MOO Mini Cards—we are treated to amazing, vibrant, highly detailed patterns by Von Glitschka.

Topics: Branding Identity, Color, Pattern & Palette, Profiles, Self-Promotion