Project Management

Photograph by Thomas Hawk. Some modifications to original were made.

Design, Clairvoyance, and IKIWISI

If you’re a designer, you’ve heard the phrase, “I’ll know it when I see it,” a phrase sometimes used by a client or stakeholder to suggest that the designer is failing to meet the mark with their designs, without describing [...]

Getting Your Stakeholders to LOVE Your Next Project

Getting Your Stakeholders to LOVE Your Next Project

Has this ever happened to you? You (or your team) have been working on a design project, you’ve shown concepts and have gone through a few rounds of revisions on design and content – only to be sent back to [...]

Why Your Creative Briefs (ahem) Are Garbage

Why Your Creative Briefs (ahem) Are Garbage

Everyone talks about Creative Briefs. Ok, so that’s not true. But design teams sometimes mention them – like ”I can quite literally feel the life force being sucked out of me by this creative brief that the marketing team wrote” or [...]

Are You Getting the Most From Your Design Team?

Are You Getting the Most From Your Design Team?

Have you ever had the feeling that your designer was giving you attitude? Have you ever felt that your criticisms were not being well- received? I recently had an experience with a client that left me feeling rather peeved, and [...]