Lunch with Mark McGuinness, a Fearlessly Resilient Mind By Ed Roberts Virginia, my beloved grandmother, drove me to the School of Design on the campus of North Carolina State University in the winter of 1987. I remember wearing the same black suit I wore to my very first interview—at McDonald’s. It was hard looking into ...MORE
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Second Helpings: Lunch with Marshall Mckinney, Garden & Gun By Ed Roberts Thanks for coming back for second helpings with Garden & Gun art director Marshall Mckinney, the creative soul at the center of the new south. Pull up a chair, dig right in and enjoy! Your typographic and photographic choices at G&G are incredibly clean and ...MORE
Lunch with Creative Soul of the South, Art Director Marshall Mckinney By Ed Roberts I’ve lived in the south my entire life. There were great advantages to growing up southern—like clear, sunny skies on Christmas day. I know, we’re all supposed to be dreaming of a white Christmas. But no super cool southern preteen in ...MORE
I’m always searching for ways to scratch that itch, stretch my creativity—music, acting, performance, drawing—and over the years I’ve found that by developing my writing skills I’ve become a better designer. Think about it. As designers we distill a lot of information, organize it to provide clarity. Well, good writing does the same. And as ...MORE
I bring a pad and pen to every meeting I attend - no matter how informal. There is just too much information that is critical to the projects I'm responsible for for me to retain it all. I also send email recaps of conversations I have to ensure that I and my client or co-worker ...MORE
Five Ways to Make Readers Like What You Write by Sam Harrison Earlier this month, Andy Epstein posted an entry about the need for writing skills. Words, not pictures, are the currency of communications in the business world, he wisely wrote, so the better in-house creatives write, the higher their likelihood for success. Tagging ...MORE