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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.

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Daniel Oduntan: The Benefits of Taking the Longer Route

The bright side of taking an alternative course is that it allows you to pick up overlooked jewels other people haven’t picked up. Self-taught photographer Daniel Oduntan knows this well from navigating the daily challenges of living and creating with dyslexia.

The 5 Types of Personal Projects (And How You Can Justify Pursuing Them)

Side projects aren't a waste of time, as long as you undertake the right ones.

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.

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Nobody Cares How Hard You Work

Will we ever decouple perceived effort and long hours with our rewards system?

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.

From Personal Project to a 40-Book Cover Commission

How one young designer broke into the publishing world on her first try.   

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