Looking for holiday gifts for designers in your life? Or an office gift for one of your colleagues? Or maybe you just want to treat yourself so you can settle down with a good book over the holidays. We’ll here it is. A list of some my favorite books that are guaranteed to engage, inform ...MORE
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By Donna Farrugia, Executive Director of The Creative Group The CreativeGroup just released our 2013 Salary Guide, which features average starting salaries for 127 interactive, design and marketing positions. The figures can be customized to more than 135 U.S. cities, so you can find out what others in your area are making and see how ...MORE
Now that I have your attention, I’d like to discuss the other “F” word. A word that represents a data file comprised of glyphs, characters or symbols and can bring designers to their knees and their blood to a boil—all with the mighty power to crash a computer. I’m speaking, of course, about “Fonts.” Not ...MORE
Below are links to five powerful posts you may not have come across when googling for topics relevant to design business practices. Unusual Management Metrics http://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceupbin/2011/12/13/five-new-management-metrics-you-need-to-know/?goback=%2Egde_4478961_member_162909734 Be Tough in a Tough Culture http://www.greatleadershipbydan.com/2012/08/how-to-be-leader-in-crappy-culture.html Can You Near Me Now? http://clomedia.com/articles/view/tips-to-improve-leadership-communication-skills Speak Your Mind…Effectively http://www.inc.com/eric-v-holtzclaw/public-speaking-leadership-expert-tips.html Do Do, Don’t Do Don’t http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2012/09/11/secure-desired-culture-do-not-dont-messages/
There's no more important of a responsibility for managers of in-house creative teams than hiring talent for their organization. Companies, though, in their desire to streamline and achieve cost efficiencies in the hiring process, often put into place procedures that are not applicable to targeting and bringing in the best creatives for an in-house team. ...MORE
In keeping with the spirit of Linux and the whole open source movement I'm posting the PowerPoint of my presentation at this year's InHOWse conference for anyone who is interested to download. For those of you who attended the presentation at the InHOWse conference, I hope it helps reinforce and remind you of insights you ...MORE