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Want Great UX Design? Drop Your Ego.

by Cameron Chapman

It’s essential for designers to recognize when an inflated ego starts to interfere with their work. Learning to overcome ego and foster creative collaboration is vital to creating great UX designs.

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The Higher Ground – A Guide to Design Ethics

by Micah Bowers

An ethical approach to design is built on questions, not preconceived notions of right and wrong. But what questions should we ask, and how do we classify our answers?

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Design Talks: Remote Working as a Digital Nomad Freelance Designer

by Luboš Volkov

We chat with Toptal Design Lead Lubos Volkov—who’s worked remotely his whole career—about tips and strategies for balancing life, work, and the pleasure of a remote setting.

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Yours Truly, Freelance Design Advice

by Micah Bowers

It wasn’t easy, but you looked uncertainty in the eye and made the biggest bet of your career. Now what? We’ve got an encouraging word for new freelancers and anyone who’s braved self-employment.

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Pinterest for Designers – An Overview

by Cameron Chapman

When it comes to social media for designers, the first site that comes to mind is Instagram. But designers shouldn’t overlook the second-most-popular image-based social network: Pinterest.

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The Art of Virtue Signaling: Why so Many Brands Get It Wrong

by Micah Bowers

Many brands overshoot the subtleties of virtue signaling. They preach, posture, and alienate the people they’re trying to impress. We explore how companies can bang their virtue drums better.

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The Origins of Bad Logo Redesigns

by Micah Bowers

A logo redesign without controversy is like a workout with no sweat. It's possible, but is it impactful? We scrutinize high-drama logo updates and ask why they caught fire in the public arena.

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Expert Perspectives on the State of Design Education

by Micah Bowers

Aspiring designers have more educational opportunities than any time in history. Do the available options provide worthwhile design training, or are they simply clever money-making schemes?

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