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How to Launch New Creative Projects

How to Launch New Creative Projects

Mary Jo Miller is hands-on in all of her creative projects. “Corporately, they want me to be more paper-driven, like a design brief,” the Vice President of Design and Creative Direction at HBF Textiles says. But that’s just not Mary Jo, who would rather test new color...
Danielle Barnes on How to Talk the Talk

Danielle Barnes on How to Talk the Talk

Danielle Barnes became the CEO of Women Talk Design in 2017, years after befriending and sitting in on UX design classes led by its founder, Christina Wodtke. The two bonded over the need to see more women and non-binary speakers onstage, especially as Christina was...
Mat Cash on Recognizing the Potential in Projects

Mat Cash on Recognizing the Potential in Projects

In the Kings Cross studio in London, Mat Cash and his colleagues spend months unpacking project briefs to get to the heart of a building or product’s real potential. Since joining Heatherwick Studio in 2006, Mat has been responsible for some of the studio’s largest...
Rob Zilla on Making the Leap to Full-time Freelance

Rob Zilla on Making the Leap to Full-time Freelance

Self-described “vector art monster” Robert Generette III, aka Rob Zilla, taught for 20 years, most recently photography, before quitting to freelance full-time in the DC area, having worked repeatedly with mega clients like the NBA, ESPN, Xbox, and Adobe. “I was...