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Design Management: The Process & Business of Design
Following are 3 team-building tips to set the tone for lively, playful engagement during design team-building gatherings.
The path to success in your design business involves belief, opportunity and capacity. The end goal isn’t in sheer size, but in profitability and impact.
When your graphic design business is generating more money than time, you feel relaxed. But when business has been slow, learn how to make your design studio stronger.
Managing creatives is challenging, especially when companies are accustomed to doing more with less and workplace morale is suffering. Is your management style also sucking the life out of morale? Find out.
You can start to build a better staff by tweaking your own management style, creating an environment that attracts the type of employees you most desire, and simply understanding what motivates people. Check out these 10 tips.
Caring is good, but it also can be dangerous when you don’t know where to draw a line in a client relationship. Business expert David C. Baker divulges tips for when to say “no” in order to run your design business more effectively.
A creative brief hits your desk: Your client or executive team wants to launch a brand extension. But before you start designing, there are two key things to consider that can make or break any brand extension.
Design-firm principal turned business coach Peleg Top writes about smart hiring practices for design firms. One of his more unconventional recommendations is requiring job candidates to fill out a detailed application form—by hand—and to return it to you by mail or fax. Download a sample application.
Check out this exclusive interview with author Andy Epstein, and find out why he compares client management to "herding cats" in the new book The Corporate Creative. More
Technology makes it increasingly easy for designers to work just about anywhere. Meet Dustin W Design, an interactive design agency in Los Angeles, that closed doors to their physical office and made the virtual transition—a decision that leaves Leslie Pollock, vice president of client services and strategic planning, with no regrets.