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Ask M+P: Rejection

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Welcome to Ask M+P, an advice column for creative professionals (and all professionals!)! Our Recruiter Katy has thoughts. C’mon, it’ll be fun! (have a question? ask us!) I keep getting rejected from jobs; what the hell do I do? As a recruiter, we often ...more +

4 days ago

RuNT. The 9-5, Redesigned Recap

#RuNTAustin has come and gone and, as usual, we can’t believe the caliber of speakers and attendees that join us for these events. It’s been far too long since our last RuNT. Does anyone remember the year 2020? Never mind, too triggering. Speaking of the pandemic, much has changed regarding ...more +

1 month ago

M+P’s Guide to PDX Design Festival

At M+P, we love a good design festival. Whether it’s our years of Portland Design Weeks or our newer love, Austin Design Week, we always find a host of reasons to run around town learning new things and meeting new people. This year is no different, except for the name: ...more +

2 months ago

Copywriting Pairs. We Exist.

An interview with ourselves, by ourselves, and for ourselves, using redundant questions we’re tired of answering about our two-person copywriting microbusiness. (We wrote the questions, too). “Whoa there! You’re both copywriters? How does that even work?” R: Admittedly, I’m at my wit’s end on this one. The last time I ...more +

3 months ago

Baby, I’m Burnt Out

We’ve been hearing a lot about burnout lately (and for the last few years, as the pandemic has raged on). We’re all dealing with a global catastrophe, a planet in crisis, and endless human suffering while also making sure we show up for meetings on time. To put it plainly: ...more +

3 months ago

Ask M+P: Ghosting

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Welcome to Ask M+P, an advice column for creative professionals (and all professionals!)! Our Marketing Coordinator Jaade has thoughts, but so does our larger team. C’mon, it’ll be fun! (have a question? ask us!) Why did I get ghosted by my recruiter? Getting ghosted sucks, right? Believe ...more +

3 months ago

Help! My Neighbors Give Me Social Anxiety

It’s 8:30 AM. I’m walking my dog, carrying a mug of hot water, lemon, and a dash of pink salt (ask me about that later). My phone is at home, I’m embracing silence, and appreciating the stillness of the morning. “Hey! What’s that? Yerba mate?” It’s 8:31 AM. I’m walking ...more +

4 months ago