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Brands Still Matter: Brandless Boom to Bust

The future of branding was no brand at all, and Brandless represented the best the movement had to offer. Until it didn’t. What happened? We share takeaways that no designer or business should ignore.

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Micah Bowers

Micah Bowers

Who's at the Helm? – Dissecting the Qualities of Design Leadership

Should designers lead? Can design leadership be defined? What leadership style gets the best results? We present six design leadership profiles and examine the pros and cons of each.

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Sara Vilas Santiago

Sara Vilas Santiago

A Design License Is Not the Answer

Design decisions can be complex, with potential legal and ethical ramifications. Designers have a responsibility to produce work that will not harm others, but is design licensing the best solution?

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Cameron Chapman

Cameron Chapman

Prominent Design Conferences 2020

Even the sharpest designers need to explore new ideas, learn about new techniques, and draw inspiration from other creatives to stay on top. We present a list of the most prominent design conferences to consider attending in 2020.

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Miklos Philips

Miklos Philips

Want Great UX Design? Drop Your Ego.

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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Cameron Chapman

Cameron Chapman

The Higher Ground – A Guide to Design Ethics

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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Micah Bowers

Micah Bowers

Remote Working As a Freelance Designer

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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Luboš Volkov

Luboš Volkov

Yours Truly, Freelance Design Advice

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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Micah Bowers

Micah Bowers

Pinterest for Designers – An Overview

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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Cameron Chapman

Cameron Chapman

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