Tag Archives: In-house Observations

Todd Henry, DIE EMPTY

Second Helpings: Todd Henry on Creative Blocks

Thank you for coming back for second helpings of my interview with TED and HOW Design Live Conference speaker Todd Henry. We’ll be reviewing his new book Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day. Enjoy! Todd, I’d like to discuss with you some interesting points you raise in your book … How is...

Breaking Free: 7 Tips for Opening Your Own Agency

As you welcome the bold embrace of the New Year, you may be contemplating change; not just in the months to come, but well into the future. Are you currently working in-house and thinking about opening an agency of your own? Before you quit your job, wait! You should have a solid strategy in...

Get Your In-house Office in Order

Several months ago, I was eating lunch at my desk checking out a few European graphic design studios on the about.me website. Captivated by the glistening, clutter-free interior photos, I caught myself daydreaming. I thought about how cool it would be to work in such awesome, well-designed spaces. I wondered what it must feel...

Golden Handcuffs: Avoiding the Pitfalls of an Unusually High Salary

Golden Handcuffs: Avoiding the Pitfalls of an Unusually High Salary By Jackie Schaffer In Outliers: The Story of Success Malcolm Gladwell identifies three qualities of work that create satisfaction: Autonomy Complexity Connection between effort and reward. After reading Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers,” it’s the third quality that I want to examine a little deeper. Connection...

Introverted? Why You Should Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

I remember my first day of kindergarten like it was yesterday. As my parents and I slowly walked towards Mrs. Hamm’s class, I was clutching my dad’s hand with a Kung Fu Grip so tight only G.I. Joe ­– who I was choking in my other hand ­– could admire behind his chiseled, expressionless...

Inspiration Wednesday: Winning Decisions

What you don’t need is just as important as what you do need. —Romare Bearden Selecting, discarding and assembling just the right elements used to create effective communication tactics are essential creative skills—if deployed strategically, ones that can facilitate the successful proliferation of a corporate brand. When all the proverbial stars align, these tactics could...