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Skin in the Game

As more design firms partner with startups and accept equity in exchange for their skills, it’s time for a closer look at the pitfalls and the payoffs to see if you should consider taking shares in the company of your next client.

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.

Knocking Down your Creative Blocks

Don’t expect your best work to suddenly appear by magic. No matter what your genre, it’s probably the same. When you sit down to create something out of nothing, it’s best to have an idea of where you’re going.

Brooklyn Music Label Fool’s Gold Records on Turning 10

A-Trak and Nick "Catchdubs" Barat, DJs and founders of Brooklyn record label Fool's Gold, talk to 99U about their 10 years in the music business as friends and partners and why going out on a limb for something you love makes it all worth it – even if that thing never achieves critical acclaim.

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In Praise of the Home Office

Mike Sager has spent the last 40 years plying his craft from his home office. He reflects on what it's like to work in a place where the line between duty and pleasure is blurred.

In Search of… The Best Design Bookstores

From an international zine shop in Shanghai to an iconic New York bookstore, here's our list of the top design-oriented bookstores.

Take Back Your Weekends (and Leave the Work at Work)

Over the last 20 years, more and more Americans have surrendered their weekends to the workplace—and technology keeps making it easier to do. The surprising news? It’s not improving our work.

Steve Vassallo: From Designer to Venture Investor

The Foundation Capital partner is at the head of a new generation of Silicon Valley VC’s who did not descend from the heights of finance, but rose through the ranks of design.

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