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An Unexpected Christmas Gift

The Grinch tried to steal my family’s Christmas this year. But in the end, we were the ones who discovered the true meaning of the day.

How Embarrassing! The Middle School Minefield

Getting through middle school is a lot like navigating a minefield. All it takes is one awkward moment and boom! You’ve triggered an explosion of embarrassment.

What’s a Snark Mark?! Quirky Punctuation You’ve Never Seen

Get ready to have your mind blown. I’m about to share five obscure punctuation marks that you’ve always needed in your life but never knew existed.

Our Most Expensive Blog Post Yet

They say that every mistake is a learning opportunity in disguise. If that’s true, I once had a doozy of an opportunity. And it came with a hefty price tag.

Graphic Designers Use Jedi Mind Tricks

I don’t want to freak you out, but graphic designers are hiding something from you.

How Design Makes the Intangible Tangible

Even if you’re not a fan of jazz, you’ve heard of Miles Davis. But this post isn’t about that Miles. It’s about another artist who shares his name.

Do Icons Improve User Experience? It Depends.

Which would you find more maddening: shrinking your favorite sweater or attaching the legs of your new IKEA chair upside down? And what do they have in common?

Is There a Downside to Digital Shortcuts?

I used to think math was fun. But that was before fourth grade, the year that math went from cool to cruel.

The Sixth Sense of a Copywriter

With Halloween coming up, I’m going to reveal something spooky. I hear dead people.

Turning Creativity Into a Meaningful Career

What sparks creative passion? It could be something as simple as a Polaroid camera.

Never Underestimate the Power of a Logo

Psst. Here’s something I’m embarrassed to tell the rest of the team.

What You See is Not What You Get

A few weeks ago, I was browsing a downtown boutique, when I saw it. There, on a low table by the door, was my next purchase.

A Warm Welcome to Our (Sometimes) Chilly City

After several weeks of searching, we’ve found a designer we’ve been looking for.

Good Design Can Live in Surprising Places

Recently, I discovered good design in an unexpected place. A video game. Yes, I’m serious.

40 Years of Inspiration

We don’t often get to meet our heroes. That’s why I jumped at the chance to meet one of mine last year. His name is Don Weller,

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