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

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

Overcoming the obligated good deeds holiday aka Valentine’s Day

I've never been a fan of Valentine's Day. Even when I've been in relationships I have never been thrilled by this holiday. It's always some sort of forced obligation of one partner to buy their significant other flowers (usually, a dozen roses), spend a ton of money at a fancy restaurant, and pick out a romantic … Continue reading Overcoming the obligated good deeds holiday aka Valentine’s Day

Ok, so I understand that UX is important. What’s next?

  What you need to do is conduct research and do testing in order to have solid data before you create your designs. Yes, this needs to take place before the design process and throughout the whole project lifecycle, including during the design process. UX testing suggestions I did UX testing for our B2B website … Continue reading Ok, so I understand that UX is important. What’s next?

Always make time to research current trends

As designers, we need to be in the know of what's trending in society and digital campaigns. Look at various banners, eblasts and websites. Ask yourself these questions: What do you like about the visuals? What do you like about the narrative/copy? How does the whole design engage you and draw you into the sales … Continue reading Always make time to research current trends

Take Design Thinking in the Startup Environment with Venture Design

As designers, we are usually people who are focused on perfection – getting the details right pixel by pixel. While it’s wonderful to be detailed oriented, that approach shifts our view from the overall objectives of a business, to the microscale to just the project itself. As a designer, of course you want your work … Continue reading Take Design Thinking in the Startup Environment with Venture Design

Get Better at Predicting with Futurecasting

Have you heard of future casting? It’s like predicting the weather. Sometimes it is right and other times it can be off. To future cast, you need to write possible headlines about things happening in world events, pop culture and more that tie to your product or service. It allows you to to apply context … Continue reading Get Better at Predicting with Futurecasting

Applying Philosophy to Design Thinking: Stoicism

Design is about human experience. What’s a better way to learn how to think and how people think other than learning some philosophy? Especially if it can be applied daily to realistic circumstances and is not abstract or controversial. Stoicism: What Stands In the Way Becomes the Way I highly suggest that you learn the … Continue reading Applying Philosophy to Design Thinking: Stoicism

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