Creative People: Don’t Get STEAMrolled!

I attended an incredible symposium yesterday. It was about STEAM, something everyone should care about. It got me thinking about the changing relationship between creatives and the people who pay them. Watch it and tell me what your experiences have been.   And I...

Personality Trumps Trends

I know so many cool people. They’re so interesting and have amazing personalities. Their stories are incredible. Yet they’re so caught up in following the giant firehose of trends that it can be hard to see their real personalities. It takes bravery to be yourself....

There’s Always Something New to Try

I just received the alpha build of a new option for publishing articles to quite a few different platforms (WordPress included).It’s Desk PM by John Saddington.I don’t have an opinion of it yet – this is my first attempt at using it – but I like the idea...

why free fonts suck

Ok, so they’re not all bad. But most of them are and Thomas Phinney tells us why in Communication Arts.   This article is the real deal. These are the subtleties that separate good type from great type....

Pleasing Everyone | Creative People Are Weird

I’m stunned by the businesses that pop up in my town who seem hellbent on looking just like their corporate counterparts. Who insist on being as center-of-the-road and fitting in as much as possible. It’s nearly impossible to distinguish them from one...

Spec Work Sucks

Some companies expect creative people to work for free and that’s just shady. Spec work is bad for creatives and it’s bad for clients. Don’t do that crap. Seriously. Don’t do...

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