Design Management: The Process & Business of Design

Design industry veterans and respected business consultants will help you learn how to successfully manage a team of creatives, become an effective business leader, encourage collaboration and develop a positive culture for your design business or in-house design team. Whether you are new to the management game or have been at it for awhile, improving your management style can only make for a better workplace environment. Find tips and techniques from the pros here along with stories of success.

The Impact that Comes with Control in a Marketing Firm

How do you get (money and) impact in a client relationship, consistently, month after month? It doesn’t happen without some measure of control in the client relationship. If you’re an order-taker (that’s the opposite end of the spectrum), you’re not an expert, and your recommendations are not considered as seriously as they could be.

The Advantages of Being a Small Design Firm

What better time to point out the advantages of being a small design firm than when the industry is experiencing a contraction. All the more so since we have this strange obsession with growth, captured in phrases like “if you aren’t growing, you’re dying.” You can’t fit deep thinking on a bumper sticker, and...