1. posted May 19, 2017

    5 Cringey Clichés (And How They Make Me a Better Designer)

    Let’s go ahead and get this out there—everything you’re about to read makes me cringe. Not like in a shoulder-shrugging, bottom-teeth-exposing cringe.

  2. Strategies for finding focus

    posted April 20, 2017

    Free Your Mind

    You know the feeling. A deadline is drawing near, but that frantic motivation that comes in the 12th hour just won’t kick in.

  3. There's no such thing as a stupid question

    posted February 8, 2017

    THERE ARE NO STUPID QUESTIONS

    Asking questions challenges us to reexamine what we think we know to be true, which, as it turns out, is an incredibly effective way to spark creativity.

  4. Work those creative muscles!

    posted January 30, 2017

    THE CREATIVE WORKOUT PLAN, PART II

    Just like any strength training effort, creative success is a process that requires commitment, accountability, forgiveness, and an inherent positivity.

  5. The creative workout plan, part 1

    posted January 23, 2017

    THE CREATIVE WORKOUT PLAN, PART I

    As we grow (in creativity or other arenas), it is important to diversify and extend reach, focus, and strength in multiple directions, rather than continuously along a single path.

  6. Have you heard about the latest spectacle? Snapchat Spectacles, that is.

    posted November 29, 2016

    THE GENIUS OF SNAPCHAT SPECTACLES

    A new product from the future-thinking social platform Snapchat, Spectacles are sunglasses that have seemed to make quite the spectacle (pun intended).

  7. How do you beat ad blockers? Create better content.

    posted November 22, 2016

    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

    In fact, it’s not the next big thing; it’s here. In a world of ad blockers and paid streaming services, it’s no secret that more often than not, people are searching (and paying!) for ways to skip ads. As a marketer myself, I take no offense to this – even marketers hate ads – I take it as a challenge.

  8. I WORK IN ADVERTISING BUT I HATE ADS

    posted September 8, 2016

    I WORK IN ADVERTISING BUT I HATE ADS

    I pay $10 a month for my Spotify premium account, just so I don’t have ads interrupt my music. I wait to watch my favorite TV shows on Netflix or on DVR so I can skip commercials. I may have even groaned when Instagram started letting brands pay for advertising in users feeds. I hate […]

  9. AN OPEN LETTER TO NEW CREATIVES

    posted August 31, 2016

    AN OPEN LETTER TO NEW CREATIVES

    Get out. No seriously, get…the…hell…out. There is no “Formula” or “Creative Secret Sauce” for how to get to the best idea. Sometimes it takes mere minutes to lock in on a great one, and sometimes it takes weeks. But I will say that where you creatively think and create can more than often help you […]

  10. The Realities of Rule 40 During the Rio Olympic Games

    posted August 4, 2016

    The Realities of Rule 40 During the Rio Olympic Games

    The Road to Rio seems to be the hardest for brands. The Olympics have always been an opportunity to bring athletes, fans, audiences and brands from around the world together. Recently, the games have evolved to be not just a competition among athletes, but a competition among brands for who can be the top trending, […]