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Entries from March 2009

Mar 31, 2009

What is the creative process?

It’s a tough question to answer. But let’s try to answer it anyway—visually! Check out Dubberly Design Office’s new concept map, A Model of the Creative Process: Here’s DDO’s brief description of the concept map and poster: The creative process is not just iterative; it’s also recursive. It plays out “in the large” and “in […]

Mar 24, 2009

Why receptionists are your best friends

When hunting for a job, it’s really easy to woo only the key decision makers: creative directors, senior designers, managers, supervisors, and partners. Since they decide whether you get hired or not, that makes sense. Just don’t forget the receptionists, too. Why? Because they’re the gatekeepers to the decision makers. More importantly, they hold a […]

Mar 23, 2009

The Do’s and Don’ts of D-I-Y Design

I know you thought I was dead and buried, but I’m slowly crawling my way out of a grave of cliché depression and angst. Thankfully, it’s not all’s gloom and doom. I’ve got good news to share: I now have a gig with HP on their new blog, Small Business Marketing Guide. It’s only for […]