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Making Ourselves Clear

We've been quiet so that we could listen. But it doesn't serve our community to simply listen and learn; we want to make ourselves clear. Black lives matter to Mathys+Potestio—to our employees personally, to our society as a whole, and to our business. The brutal violence we've witnessed recently is ...more +

4 months ago

Furloughed

We're still in it. There's endless uncertainty, people are still waiting for stimulus checks or sitting in the unemployment queue. But there's also been some time to get used to this new normal: we've had a couple months of layoffs (or watching our friends and loved ones being laid off) and ...more +

4 months ago

Take Care of Yourself

Most of us are still at home, and we're not sure when that will end. While areas of the country are opening back up, most people in the professional creative spaces are staying home. Whether you're working or looking for work, it's important to take care of yourself. Most of ...more +

4 months ago

Three Creatives in the Age of COVID-19

It's a tough time for just about everyone these days. We can't think of anyone who's immune from these times, except perhaps David Geffen and his yacht. Professional creatives are certainly no exception; with so many industries turned upside down, those who make things for a living are finding themselves ...more +

5 months ago

Productive Procrastination

It’s been pretty tough to stay focused enough to even write this blog post. I know I’m not alone in that. We’re all having weird dreams that throw off our sleep, eating piles of sugar and flour that end up throwing off our endocrine systems, and perhaps drinking a little ...more +

5 months ago

Is LinkedIn the New LiveJournal? (No)

I never thought I’d write this, but damn, LinkedIn is filled with vulnerability right now. This has never been the case. We’ve all heard a lot about how social media isn’t real life, focusing especially on so-called selfie culture and influencer marketing, but LinkedIn always felt sheltered from such thinkpieces. ...more +

6 months ago

Uh Oh, Am I An Optimist Now?

As any one of my colleagues can tell you, I’m not big on positive thinking. I tend toward the negative, the cynical, and the worst case scenario. But I’ve found a bit of long dormant optimism in the last few weeks because… well, because the alternative doesn’t feel quite as ...more +

6 months ago