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Regardless of your title, people simply call you “the designer” because you’re the only one. The one-man band. The lone wolf. The creative. If you’re a department of one, you encounter unique challenges and opportunities that other designers may not. …
If you’ve moved up to a leadership role as an in-house creative, chances are good that you’ve mastered the art of effective communication. Organizations are only as good as the ability of their members to interact and collaborate with each …
Are you a giver, a taker, or a matcher? Adam Grant’s book Give and Take has made some waves in the field of business, and it could help frame your behavior in the workplace. As the book’s publisher notes, many books in …
You’ve memorized every keyboard shortcut for Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, but when it’s time to use that keyboard to string a few words together, you’re frozen in fear. Whether you’re drafting an email, crafting a design proposal, or preparing your …
As an in-house manager, you might find that it’s tough to determine the best fit for your team in a few brief meetings. Learn how to manage creative team dynamics with this new in-house tutorial.
For those of you unfortunate enough to be working in a bureaucratic, politically charged, dysfunctional corporate dystopia, I have a different recommendation; embrace that environment and leverage it to your and your team’s advantage.
That ability to move from crisis and regain or not even lose composure in the first place is a trait that would benefit any creative team lead constantly confronted with daily fires that need to be extinguished.
Yet there are many other considerations that need to be addressed when assembling or refining a group and the design adage “form follows function” is often an appropriate approach to take.
If the Healthcare.gov debacle were made into a movie, the promoters would have a field day.