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Switching Gears

So, I just changed my major. Changing your major in college can seem like a big scary thing. Thoughts questioning your commitment, stability, and future will undoubtedly keep you up at night. You might be behind in classes and some…

The Breakdown of Deep Work

The Breakdown of Deep Work

According to Cal Newport, Deep work is the “ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task.” Why is Deep Work Valuable? This skill is becoming increasingly rarer at the same time that it is becoming increasingly more valuable….

Transparency is the Norm

Transparency is the Norm

In the world of communications, businesses have become more transparent. A few years ago companies who wanted to stand out from the competition began remarketing themselves to be more transparent, and it was a hit. Consumers enjoyed the treatment and…

Typography Rules of Editorial Design

Typography Rules of Editorial Design

Using typography properly can take your designs from amateur to professional. Typography is a huge skill set that graphic designers spend years studying, so knowing how to use type to enhance your design will bring you one step closer to…

7 Tips for Working with a Partner in Design

7 Tips for Working with a Partner in Design

  Creating the perfect team takes dedication, organization, communication, and mutual understanding. Everyone makes mistakes, but you must learn from both your own mistakes and others so that you can become a better partner. To create a long-lasting partnership here…

Dear Younger Me

Ella Shirk, Creative Executive Dear Ella, You’ve just graduated high school, congrats. You are going to Stephens in the fall and you’re majoring in Strategic Communications: Design with a minor in Theatre. (spoiler alert: you drop that minor before you…

Stop Dreaming & Start Doing

Stop Dreaming & Start Doing

Just about everyone has a great idea for a small business or money-making hobby. However, instead of going for it, they just dream about it. There are several reasons for this. Some people fear failure, others don’t want people to…

Organization for a Designer

Organization for a Designer

Many people overlook the importance of organization, but without it, there can be complete chaos. For designers, organization should be a way of life. Some of the benefits of being organized include reducing stress, increased productivity, keeps you focused, saves…

Creativity in the Workplace

Creativity in the Workplace

Creativity is a discipline, a skill that grows stronger the more you practice or use it. It’s when you’re able to take inspiration and pair it with imagination to create something of value that no one else has before. Creativity…