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Designers, Writers: You Need 2 Become 1

Man, each year, a new crop of young and hungry designers and writers graduate from college, put up bombass online portfolios with neato animated elements, and list out all of these new technical skills I haven’t even heard of. Like, aggregated-SEO-C++-analytics-on-rails. And there are maybe a few hours each June ...more +

1 year ago

The Best List is the Easiest List

I always have my eye out for a good decision-making framework, the simpler the better. Imagine my good fortune when this organizational treat from illustrator Julia Rothman fell from heaven directly into my Instagram feed. Of course I immediately began composing my own LESS/MORE list for 2019. In the past ...more +

1 year ago

Lessons I Learned From My Old Boss, Who Hated Me

Three days, nine hours, 12 people. That’s how many people it took and how many hours I spent interviewing for my first official job as an Account Coordinator at a small, boutique ad agency in Los Angeles. The agency was 21 people large, so I had, in essence, met with ...more +

1 year ago

Our Guide to Design Week Portland 2019

We look forward to Design Week every year up in the Portland office. While there are always a bunch of events on any given week – especially now that Design Portland is year round – it's incredible to have hundreds of options during one week to look forward to. Mark ...more +

1 year ago

The Psychology of Interviewing: RuNT Austin Recap

RuNT is always a big undertaking for our company. It’s also fun, worthwhile, rewarding, and each event ends up being among the highlights of our year. While I plan and curate the Portland events (with tons of help from my teammates, of course), I’d never made it down to Austin ...more +

1 year ago

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Some Liberty But Maybe Not Too Much!

I vacate my full-time job to freelance. I travel, work in coffee shops, wake up whenever I want. The freedom is a dream for about seven months. That’s when baristas start learning my name. With every new Starbucks I enter, I can feel the tile beneath my feet unearth. My ...more +

1 year ago

Freelance Like a Boss Part II

Working for yourself can be irresistibly alluring. Many unsuspecting creative professionals are drawn to the promise of freelance freedom. Freedom to set your own schedule, to wear pajamas all day, to pick and choose your clients and your work. There is little doubt that self-employment and freelancing offer quite a ...more +

1 year ago

Creative Briefs #7: Email Police

There are worse things in the world than imperfect writing, though apparently, Haley wasn’t supposed to think so. After all, she was a copywriter – one of the appointed guardians of grammar, a warrior on the front lines of syntactic propriety. Of all people, she should be appalled by confounding ...more +

1 year ago

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