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In 2012, designer and entrepreneur Tash Wong founded Coastermatic, a friendly Instagram-to-coaster company. She ... more


What drew you to the design field? I’ve always loved to make things. My mom encouraged my sisters and I to do lots of crafts when we were kids—cross stitch, beading, friendship bracelets, that sort of thing. Then, when the web came around, I started to build things with it. I was about thirteen when I created my first website, a place where I could experiment with creating code, words and images. Over time this evolved into an interest in graphic design, then architecture, and finally back around to interaction design.

You started out as a spatial designer. How has that informed your later work as a UX designer and entrepreneur? I see spatial design, architecture, UX and entrepreneurship as dealing with ... more


Emily Wiedemann gives a peak into advertising through virtual reality, wearables and Netflix.

Molly Crabapple shares how to illustrate hard truths.

Typography COLUMNS
by Allan Haley

Allan Haley gives props to the most famous type designers you’ve never heard of.

Advertising COLUMNS
by Ernie Schenck

Ernie Schenck asks boomer and gen-Xer CDs how they keep up with millennial creatives.

Design Culture COLUMNS
by Wendy Richmond

Wendy Richmond considers how workspaces affect our creative mojo.

by Xanthe Wells

Without sensitivity and grace, says CCO Xanthe Wells, a creative’s leap into leadership can leave her flat on her face.

Creativity COLUMNS
by Rebecca Huval

Rebecca Huval discovers anamorphism, an old artist’s trick that reveals a fresh point of view.