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Organization Tools for Successful Collaboration

As Ed Roberts explains, in-house teams often experience heavy workflows, taking on many roles. Emily Parks discusses a variety of organization tools to help in-house teams get organized and embrace successful communication and collaboration.

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Close Encounters of the In-House Kind

Life is all about relationships. With your parents, kids, spouse, significant other, boss, co-workers. And if you manage them well, hopefully you’ll keep “therapist” off the list. As an in-house creative, one of the most important relationships you’ll have is with your internal clients—your stakeholders. You know, those people down the hall, up a...

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INspiration Wednesday: George Lois

“Most people work at keeping their job, rather than doing a good job. If you’re the former, you’re leading a meaningless life. If you’re the latter, keep up the good work.”   George Lois (born June 26, 1931) is an American art director, designer, author and one of the original “Mad Men”.  A unique...

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Sections of a Happy Moment

Last year I was asked to speak to the in-house creative team at the CIA in Washington, DC, and I arrived a day earlier to take in some sightseeing. I hadn’t been to the country’s capital in over 20 years. Although it was a very hot and sticky July afternoon, I hit the ground...

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I Heart You!

My Dad was born on Valentine’s Day, and every year my Mom would make a huge cake shaped like a heart and lather it up with hot pink frosting. I guess when she married my Dad she figured a high-quality, heart-shaped pan would be a good investment. And 26 years after my Dad’s passing,...

Weed Out Bad Clients

We've all experienced difficult clients, and designers need an equally well-tuned sensitivity to quickly recognize them. That’s essentially what the qualifying process is for.

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INspiration Wednesdays: Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)“, written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono and released as a single in 1971 has become a ubiquitous FM radio staple of the holiday season. The song was the final note from the 1969 campaign by Lennon and Ono to promote peace during the tumultuous and unpopular Vietnam War...