Keeping It Real With Brand Integrity

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about brands. Why? Because the brand experience matters, especially to designers. I asked myself questions such as what makes a brand shine? What makes a brand the one that people rave about to family and friends, who are ecstatic to talk about, who willingly part with cash to buy … Continue reading Keeping It Real With Brand Integrity

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The Artist’s Dilemma: Doing Things That Scare You

Last Friday, I went to a book signing event for Jason Segel’s new book called Otherworld. Described as a renaissance man, Jason Segel has done it all: acting, writing, puppeteering, cracking funny jokes at himself. I actually did not know much about him before going to the event, so I was driven by curiosity of … Continue reading The Artist’s Dilemma: Doing Things That Scare You

Mentoring The Next Generation

Many companies choose to have interns work for them during the summer season. These are usually college or high school aged individuals. While most kids are on vacation over the summer, these kids are choosing to cut their free time short in order to spend time working for your organization. Remember this fact. When you … Continue reading Mentoring The Next Generation

[Book Review] Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

As creatives, we always want to be doing work we love. It's how we keep the creative spark to keep sharing our gifts with the world. I finished reading Seth Godin's book Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? Here are several key takeaways from the book: If you want to do work that you love, then you … Continue reading [Book Review] Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

The Trap of Hero Worship

For looking to mentors for inspiration, try not to fall into the trap of hero worship. Many people will put their mentors on a pedestal, such as the hollywood actors. You’ve got to remember that these people are still people, not gods or goddesses. They still have their flaws. Many of the times, these folks … Continue reading The Trap of Hero Worship

Go Out Exploring For Inspiration

Hi again readers, I went to San Francisco earlier today to seek inspiration for my writing. One of my suggestions is that when you're in a creative rut, you need to shake things up. Taking my own advice, I took off for my adventure today. Here are my take aways from today on generating inspiration … Continue reading Go Out Exploring For Inspiration

How to Create Human Centered Design Solutions in the Economy of Connection

Think about the world we live in today. What apps or businesses are successful? Some that come to my mind are Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Apple and the slew of online dating apps/sites. These all have one thing in common: they connect us. Have you noticed how many people are surprised when you make eye contact … Continue reading How to Create Human Centered Design Solutions in the Economy of Connection

Achieving Goals With Prime Your Vibe

Okay, it's that time of the year when we are supposed to reflect on last years goals, refine our goals, and set goals for 2017. How many of you actually accomplished any of your goals? I used to set goals without a blue print. I would say things like "I'll take some classes to improve … Continue reading Achieving Goals With Prime Your Vibe