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BusinessConfessions of the Crowdsourcersby Jessica Carew KraftWhy crowdsourcers compete and whether we should care, by Jessica Carew Kraft.
Design DetailsA Rose Is a Rose Is a Roseby Sara BreselorSara Breselor asks experienced brand strategists the age-old question—what’s in a name?
VoicesWhat is Young, Talented and Afraid of the Dark?by Bob HamblyRiddle-lover Bob Hambly guides newbie designers through the darkness of creative ambiguity.
CreativityWork the Wallby Elise CraigA sellout or a win-win? Elise Craig asks artists adapting their street-style to the corporate canvas.
AdvertisingThe Ten Things You Didn't See This Morningby Ernie SchenckHave the shiny objects of our world dulled our ability to see? Ernie Schenck shares his suspicion.
Design CultureOutside Conversationsby Wendy RichmondWhen it comes to artistic inspiration, Wendy Richmond takes the conversation outside.
EducationLessons Learnedby Stephanie OrmaBehind every successful creative director stands a wise agency mentor. Stephanie Orma culls the best advice from both.
VoicesWhy Do We Pitch?by Brian HowlettMust we always give away our best thinking for free? Resistance is futile, says Agency59 CCO Brian Howlett.
BusinessFrom Maker to Sellerby Lisa HassellArtists and designers often fail as entrepreneurs. Lisa Hassell discovers why we should do it anyway.
AdvertisingThe Mother of All Briefsby Ernie SchenckAgency veteran Ernie Schenck puts out an industrywide RFP for the “Mother of All Briefs.”
CreativityWhere Creatives Work, Culture is Kingby Sam McMillanSam McMillan looks to Pinterest, Facebook and Airbnb to see how creatives can fearlessly drive company culture.
Design DetailsCross-Cultural Colorby Jude StewartJude Stewart on negotiating and exploiting color's surprisingly divergent meanings across cultures.
AdvertisingStop Right There If You Ever Want to See Your Ad Againby Ernie SchenckWhen a client takes your work hostage, Ernie Schenck says to call in the FBI.
CreativityMaking Spaceby Elise CraigIs the open office a design fail? Elise Craig seeks out the most creative spaces for work.
Design CultureMappedby Wendy RichmondWendy Richmond gets lost in the multifaceted meanings of maps.