Posts Tagged ‘collaboration’

What the flexible designer learns from clients

During my Fabricant Way interview with Matt Dilling of Lite Brite Neon Studio,  He described his clients as “teachers who…help change our view on the medium, change our view on our technique, and change our view of the world around us.” Do you listen to what they tell you about their unique project and then…

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Fabulous FREE downloads for better business organization

Design is all about order – glorious order! But there is some truth in the old saying about creative minds being messy minds. After all, whether you’re a designer or baker of whimsical cupcakes, if you’re a creative entrepreneur, your mind is (hopefully) filled to overflowing with a constant stream of brilliant ideas. So how…

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Why you should start building your creative tribe today

Back in May, Tina Roth Eisenberg of SwissMiss fame, shared a quote by Adrienne Rich that struck a chord:   “The possibilities that exist between two people, or among a group of people, are a kind of alchemy. They are the most interesting thing in life.”   In order for alchemy to occur – in…

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3 clever tools busy designers can't live without

Achieving success as a designer in a crowded market is enough to make any graphic artist giddy. You’ve put in the time. You’ve earned a reputation for professionalism, skill, and ingenuity. You’ve got more projects lined up than you know what to do with. Which is the only real drawback to success. And it can…

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The Do-It-Together movement and cross-pollination

I recently had the opportunity to write a blog post for the entrepreneur whisperers at Being Boss, where I shared my thoughts on the evolution of the Do-It-Yourself movement into something much more exciting and sustainable – a Do-It-Together movement. As creative entrepreneurs have recognized the caveats of doing it all on our own, we’ve…

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A transcendent marketing stunt: Van Gogh's AirBnB listing

More than a marketing stunt You’ve probably seen the AirBnB listing created by the advertising agency Leo Burnett for a unique Art Institute of Chicago marketing campaign. It’s a live-in work of art. The apartment in question is in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, and the room is an exquisite recreation of Van Gogh’s painting ‘The Bedroom’.…

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