So often we charge ahead in our careers with a single-minded focus on our pursuits. In this new series, we slow down and ask designers to reflect on their relationship to the craft and explore what it means to them.
Sure, design firms may dominate big cities. But people with innovative creative ideas and the skills to execute them come from all over. Here’s how firms in Cleveland, Omaha, and Anchorage make their zip codes part of their gig-winning cultures.
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.
For 20 years, Mira Nakashima singularly focused on mastering the craft of woodworking alongside her father, her perfectionist teacher. After finally taking over the family’s studio, she looks back and answers the question: Was the sacrifice worth it?
For years creative agencies have sold design advice only. But now studios are rethinking this approach to boost their defenses against roller coaster economies and the fickle whims of clients. Ustwo co-owner Jules Ehrhardt explains how they have transformed their studio into a triple threat that generates revenue on multiple fronts.