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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 +

2 years ago

How Do We Figure Out What to Charge for Our Work, Anyway?

When a bunch of creatives get together to socialize, it’s pretty easy to exchange thoughts and hot takes around the Pantone Color of the Year or whether Comic Sans truly deserves the bad rap that it got, but you know what rarely gets discussed? How much we’re all charging for ...more +

2 years ago

7 Ways to Maintain Focus by Totally Fracturing It

I’ve taken enough cult-fitness classes to know that “focus your attention” can be used to motivate you to do just about anything. (Have you taken the one where you do aerobics on top of a vibrating plate? It’s called PlateFit.) But focus is easier mantra’ed than done. Focus very well ...more +

2 years ago

Using Human Design to Understand & Work With Your Team

I started a new job recently and was asked to share a fun fact. I’m a trained Human Design reader, I shared... ...not to impress people or to garner a few new clients. I wanted to share something fun (that was the prompt!) and to give my new teammates deeper ...more +

2 years ago

Ask M+P: Career Change

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Welcome to Ask M+P, an advice column for creative professionals (and all professionals!)! Our Content Strategist Hannah has thoughts, but so does our larger team. C’mon, it’ll be fun! (have a question? ask us!) What is the best way to make a career change ...more +

2 years ago

Make Bad Art

You know the feeling when you open up an old sketchbook or find a really old piece of art you made and think "wow, I thought this was a masterpiece when I made it. It's so bad!" Most of us have experienced that feeling before, and it turns out, it's ...more +

2 years ago

The Crossword is My Grad School

“I should have NEVER gotten my PhD!” she screamed over Olivia Rodrigo while fumbling a red solo cup to its tipping point. “This is the most stressed I’ve EVER been in my ENTIRE life!” “Oh, that’s SO interesting!” I screamed over Olivia Rodrigo. “Why did you do it, then?” Silence. ...more +

2 years ago

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