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From A List Apart: Before you hire a designer, set up the situation this person needs to be effective. Bringing any employee into an unprepared environment where they don’t have the tools or authority to succeed is unfair to them and a huge waste of your hard-earned money. It also burdens the other employees who aren’t sure what to do with this new person.
From The Content Strategist: Whether it’s due to industry regulations, or simple reluctance to invest in a content program large enough to be effective, resistance from executives can slow the progress of any brand’s content efforts. Here are ways digital marketer Brad Stephenson and others managed to rally support within their brands for a great content program.
From Inc: Nope, vulnerability isn’t a sign of weakness, says researcher Brené Brown. Instead, vulnerability is the absolute prerequisite for ‘badassery.’ Yes, badassery.
From NY Times Magazine: Eric Spitznagel, who writes the Compare & Contrast column for The One-Page Magazine, asks and answers his own questions about his process.
From Webdev Studios: For ages, grids have hung prose on pages to the benefit of humanity and to its curse at times. The topic of grids is lost to some, especially in a world that moves so fast. Designers have to, at times, initiate the creative process on a computer without even so much as a sketch. On the other hand, grids are held as the construct of beauty by many. Yet, we as designers must know the limits of our craft before limits can be broken the right way.
From strategy+business: Sometimes the best approaches to revamp an organization’s culture come from the employee level, rather than edicts issued by senior executives.