Your Big Moment: Ask Interesting Questions

Your big moment is here. You run into a huge potential client in passing at an airport. You've got five to ten seconds to get their attention. What type of question do you ask to clearly engage them with you? Recently, I listened to a terrific Tim Ferris podcast episode where Tim answered some of … Continue reading Your Big Moment: Ask Interesting Questions

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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

Be Methodical In Asking Questions

When creating a product that really makes an impact, you need to take your time. Many companies try to rush releasing a new product or campaign without thinking it through. Many times these are based on feedback received from customers. However, not all feedback is considered good. Many times, you have to dig deeper with … Continue reading Be Methodical In Asking Questions

Live Up To Expectations

We work on brands. Our brands change and transform people's lives, hopefully for noble causes. That's the zoomed out vision that we have to remember as we design campaigns for new products: from the eblast to the digital advertising to the messaging and the story—all of these touch points matter. As designers, when we say … Continue reading Live Up To Expectations

How to Stand Out as a Creative Among the Noise

Nowadays, we have pressure on us to fit this image of being a jack-of-all trades. For example, if you are creative, some organizations expect you to be a mediocre designer, videographer, print designer and more. Now, it’s easy to fall into this trap, however you will not be able to advance in your career and … Continue reading How to Stand Out as a Creative Among the Noise

Understanding Organizational Agendas To Maximize Results

Everyone has an agenda. This can be applied to organizations as well, including departments. As a designer, to maximize your projects, you need to be able to understand the agendas of other departments in your organization, not just yours. As those of us strive to become Art Directors or Project Managers, knowing the agendas of … Continue reading Understanding Organizational Agendas To Maximize Results

The Importance of Play at Work

Have you ever wondered why someone can spend 10-12 hours a day working and not even realize it? And then you look at yourself and how miserable you are as each second passes by on the clock at your 8 to 5 job. Well, it’s all about your outlook on work itself. The person who … Continue reading The Importance of Play at Work

Creating Questions For Impact In UX Testing

Why are we asking questions about our wireframes, designs or products? As designers, shouldn’t we know what looks good? Well, as designers we DO KNOW what looks good. You could have the best looking designed app in the world, but if it’s hard to use, no one will use it. How are we going to … Continue reading Creating Questions For Impact In UX Testing

Become a Google Analytics Ninja

I know that data and numbers can be intimidating (trust me, I survived two semesters of calculus and two programming classes) but it’s worth it. With data, you can make your designs not only look pretty, but be effective by understanding customer needs. Customers need products and services in order to solve a problem they … Continue reading Become a Google Analytics Ninja