BusinessUnpaid Interns: Boon or Bane?by Tad CrawfordThe issue of unpaid interns is a growing concern for many companies. Critics believe it’s unfair if for-profit companies benefit from unpaid labor; ... more
AdvertisingThere is No Plan Bby Ernie SchenckDon’t fall back on Plan B, whatever that is. Funny thing about Plan B, it has a way of turning into Plan A.
Design IssuesHelter Skelterby DK HollandWithout randomness, we are stuck with predictability, routine, formula. We are just stuck. But if we expect the unexpected, think wrong every once in a while, we ... more
EnvironmentLong Live the Greenby Brian DoughertyAt a time when Walmart, GE, Clorox and many other large mainstream corporations seem to have an insatiable appetite for green-speak, the entrepreneurs ... more
Emerging MediaiPad: iLaunch, therefore iAmby Sam McMillanFor two decades, computer manufacturers have been trying to create a tablet computer accepted by the masses. The result: a string of expensive ... more
TypographyKeepin' It Casualby Ken BarberA rediscovered appreciation for the power of dynamic script lettering has appeared in the freehand lettering and typeface design of recent years.
AdvertisingI Have Met the Client and He Is Meby Ernie SchenckAt some point, you think, wait a second, if I can put all this time and energy into building a client's brand, why can‘t I be the client?
Design CultureThe Talented Audienceby Wendy RichmondThe word “audience” implies a passive, inactive body. Its antonym is “participant.” But a talented audience is always participating. Even when it is ... more
CreativityRethinking Those Proud Titlesby Natalia IlyinThe value of recognized individual creative vision is fading in a design world that is increasingly more about the juxtaposition and appropriation of ... more
Design IssuesThinking in Systems, Design and Otherwiseby DK HollandMany graphic designers refer to themselves as “problem solvers.” And yet they may have the same deficit as corporations: They lack a ... more
TypographyFive Young Typeface Designers and Their Former Careersby Allan HaleyA designer doesn’t necessarily need to start out as a typeface designer—to become one. A number of exceptional type designers ... more
BusinessTransition Options for Principalsby David C. BakerStudio principals need more than a “job”; they need an investment that pays off. Every month they spend working for themselves could represent a ... more
AdvertisingAvatars Wantedby Ernie SchenckThe key to integration is being able to move seamlessly between here and there, this side and that side, to be able to speak in the language of concept and story ... more
Design IssuesThinking in Systems: Design and Otherwiseby DK HollandImplementing systems thinking (the process of understanding how things influence one another within a whole) may be the answer to ... more
Design CultureIn Response to "Just Do It."by Wendy RichmondThere is a mountain of data on the most effective ways to market a product or look for a job, but it’s essential to identify, pay attention to ... more