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What Brands Can Learn from the Fourth of July

The US celebrates its 241st birthday today. That’s 240 years of stories. I’ve been pondering how the story of a country is similar to and different from the story of a brand. 1. Founding Fathers (and Mothers and Children) Just like a country, a brand...

Designers Drink 08: Lee Brenner

Designers Drink is a podcast for designers, anyone interested in design, anyone who works with designers, and anyone who wants to be a designer. The purpose of this show is to make the design world a little smaller—to bring us together so we can know each other and...

Designers Drink 07: Lin Zagorski

Designers Drink is a podcast with designers for designers, anyone interested in design, anyone who works with designers, and anyone who wants to be a designer. The purpose of this show is to make the design world a little smaller—to bring us together so we can know...

The Colors of Buenos Aires [Part One]

As I promised in my post last week, my creativity focus for the first of my last four weeks was going to center around the colors of Buenos Aires. As a visual communicator, it’s immensely important to understand color pairings and meanings. It’s always interesting to...

My First Month as a Digital Nomad

Today marks four weeks in Buenos Aires as a digital nomad, but because January is one of those rogue months with five weeks in it, I shouldn’t really call it my one month anniversary, but I’m going to anyway. You might be wondering how has my first month as a digital...

Designers Drink 06: Jess Warren

Designers Drink is a podcast with designers for designers, anyone interested in design, anyone who works with designers, and anyone who wants to be a designer. The purpose of this show is to make the design world a little smaller—to bring us together so we can know...

My Remote Year: Why I’m Becoming a Digital Nomad

2017 is the year I fulfill a lifelong dream: living abroad. I didn't know how or when it would happen, but I knew I wanted it to. Owning a web design business allows me the opportunity to work from anywhere, to be a digital nomad. Beginning in January, I have decided...

7 Things Every Author Website Needs

You’ve got something important to say. You’ve got a story, an idea, a real message that you know will be a game changer for other people. You’ve got the chops and the stamina to get all these ideas out on paper (or at least on a Google doc). You are a writer. It’s...

Failing in Public

Let’s talk about failure. Let's talk about failing in public, and how we react to it. Our culture is more likely to shame failure and cover it up than talk about it. We need to change this. The more we create a culture of fear around failure, the less we will...

Female Founders, Why Aren’t There More?

Why aren't there more female founders? Don’t read this article if you want to know. Jessica Livingston wrote 2400 words about the topic and managed to address women once. In the fourth paragraph, in a measly twenty-seven words, she came to her conclusion and then...

Orbital Business Boot Camp: Introduction

I was sitting on Orange Coworking on Friday, telling my friend Alex about the book I want to write next year and that I was thinking about running a Kickstarter campaign for it. His eyes lit up, he started talking even faster than he normally does, and he sent me a...

Designers Drink 03: Drew Warkentin

Drew Warkentin and I met in a design group on Slack. Someone I knew was looking for a UX designer and Drew was recommended. When I asked to interview him for Designers Drink, he didn't hesitate to say yes. (I'm always surprised when people say yes.) This episode had...

Designers Drink 02: Julie Gomoll

Julie Gomoll and I connected through a mutual friend, and she gave me an enthusiastic "yes" when I asked if she wanted to be my second guest for my new podcast that hadn't even launched yet. After reading up on Julie, I got more and more excited to talk to her. Not...

Designers Drink 01: Matt Brown

Welcome to the first episode of Designers Drink! This is the podcast where designers get together, over a drink, and talk about their inspiration, their creative process, and what they consider to be success (as well as a lot of other things). I've started this...

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