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Why Unrest is Gold for Creatives

In an era of upheaval and crisis, creative expression takes on new urgency. Writer Mike Sager calls upon his own formative teenage experience in 1969 that led him to begin using his stories to question authority. For those creatives feeling discontent in these fractious times, it’s a reminder that the simmering feeling of anger can be best used to issue a call to action and serve as a tool for change.

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How to Fix Design

No one likes dealing with problems. They force us to take a detour away from what we really want to accomplish while we stop and untangle them. But here’s the thing about problems – they’re the genesis for good ideas. That’s why we’ve asked 12 leading designers and creatives to point out what they feel is the most pressing issue in the field of design today – and how they would fix it.

The Future of Design (and how to prepare for it)

We've reached out to visionaries and experts across the design world to get their take on what the field will look like in the next 10 years. It’s setting up to be a golden age, one filled with wonderfully-wild new possibilities (full-body virtual reality suits that generate real-life senses, anyone?) and career opportunities. Worried? Don’t be. We asked each participant to give us a glimpse into how we can prepare for the world ahead.

How to Beat the Imposter Syndrome Feeling

Approximately 70 percent of us will experience a period of self-doubt at least once in our lives. Rebuild your confidence using these five strategies.

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Maxx Burman: Trading in Blockbusters for Personal Creative Satisfaction

How one visual artist had to fall out of love with his work to find his own style.

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.

Adopt New Tech Before Everyone Else

Because being first puts you in a strong position to win new business.

Designing the Perfect In-House Partnerships

Airbnb's VP of Design on how to establish creative partnerships inside of a large company.

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