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Creative Careers Demand Reinvention

Our work is not just work. We are what we do. Until the guillotine drops and we have to become our next best self, an equally terrifying and exhilarating prospect.

How to Tell Your Story

Fact: Product pitches disrupt our lives and exasperate us. Stories, however, provide something of value and are enjoyable. Here's a five-step guide for how to build and develop a compelling narrative, that can be adapted to your preferred storytelling medium.

If I Had To Do It All Over Again

Design leaders rethink meaningful creative and career decisions, with the benefit of hindsight.

True Grit: How to Build Up Your Resilience

It takes effort to get good at something, and then it takes effort to apply that skill, to create. But determination isn’t enough. You also need to apply yourself with focus. Here are three steps that you can take to increase your ability to persevere.

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Speaking the Right Language: How to Communicate to Creators and Sellers

If a designer is able to translate something like a creative brief into a business brief, that gives you a huge leg up.

Be a Great Storyteller

Expertly telling your story is the best kind of organic marketing you can do to promote your art because people care almost as deeply about how you create, as they do about the end product.

Why Creatives Don't Retire

"To be honest, I don't think of aging. There is an immortality to being creative."

One House, Two Opinionated Designers, and the Joy of Collaboration

Architect Ettore Sottsass and IDEO founder David Kelley couldn't have been more different. So when Kelley asked Sottsass to design his Silicon Valley house, they circled and sparred, thrust and parried, and together created an extraordinary house.

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