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Respect

Respect

When we were younger, teachers emphasized “The Golden Rule.” This meant treating others the way we want to be treated. Respect can be defined this way. Being respectful is a virtue I strive to live by every day because every person…

The Power of Sensitivity

The Power of Sensitivity

The world we live in characterizes sensitivity as a flaw or an undesirable trait. We are usually told to “grow tougher skin”, “man up”, or some other phrase that tells us it is better for us not to be present in…

Independence: The Woman Who Walks Alone

Independence: The Woman Who Walks Alone

The ability to be independent is something that not everyone possesses. Most people need help from family, friends, and society to meet their survival needs in the world. In today’s day and age, especially as a college student, it is…

The Important of Company Culture

The Important of Company Culture

The topic of company culture is becoming more relevant in today’s workplace. Before the start of this semester, Brittany and I established a set of goals to guide us during our time as Creative Ink Directors. We quickly agreed that…

The Creative Process

The Creative Process

Account Executive: For the first 20 years of my life, I created without any thought or idea that there was a process behind what I was doing—one that could be tailored and ritualized to me, a process that could have…

Pinterest vs. Design

Pinterest vs. Design

Pinterest. How do we use it to our advantage? The creative and account executives of Creative Ink share their stories about how they use Pinterest to its fullest advantage. Creative Executive: In high school, I wasted countless hours scrolling through…

What Responsibility Means to Me…

What Responsibility Means to Me…

  To celebrate Creative Ink’s tenth year, the firm decided to incorporate the Stephens College Ten Ideals into each blog post. At the start of the semester each firm member randomly selected one of the Ideals out of a ceramic…

Lift as You Climb

Lift as You Climb

Trees cannot grow without strong roots, a house cannot stand without a good frame, and people cannot develop without support. And yet, there is a competitive mindset that still reluctantly runs in the personal and professional lives of many in…