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What We Learned at the 2017 99U Conference

A round up of the best and brightest ideas shared at the 2017 99U Conference, from how design thinking is BS to how design is a pillar of any good business.

How to Tell Your Story

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.

Embracing disorder and spontaneity

These days it’s hard to avoid the admonishments of self-titled productivity gurus that we should take more control over our lives, calendars, and in-boxes. But there are countless examples of creative minds soaring to great heights through the exact opposite approach.

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A Real-Life Education in Protecting Your Creative Work In a Digital Age

Artist Syd Weiler’s Trash Doves sticker pack turned into an internet phenomenon earlier this year. Then the nightmare began. Here is what she learned about protecting art on the internet.

Turning Hand-Painted Ads into Social Media Magnets

Colossal's artists still dip paint brushes into plastic buckets to paint the sides of buildings, and yet Colossal’s projects generate millions of hits on social media. How?

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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May 9-11, 2018

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