Category: Types

Ced Funches on the Responsibility of Being Better Than Advertised

I’ve always wanted to be a designer. I grew up drawing and painting (traditional artist) and knew I wanted to be able to do that for the rest of my life. I was good. I […]

Justin Dunn on Coding A New Path to the Championship

Justin Dunn will be presenting at the May 17 Rebrand Cities Salon in Detroit. Growing up, I had one dream and one dream only—that was to play ball. While my friends were gearing up for […]

John Palfrey on The Paradox of Tolerance

Co-Editor’s Note: Two weeks ago, I was lucky to be introduced to John Palfrey’s open note to his campus. It has stayed with me as the clearest piece of creative writing on the vital topic […]

Alisha Ramos: Embracing My Mixed Race, Hybrid Identity

This piece was originally published in my weekly newsletter on mixed race, Mixed Feelings. In high school I was president of the Asia Club for two years. The club had members from various Asian backgrounds such […]

Lauren McCarthy on Building an Inclusive Open Source Community for Creators

What I appreciate most about being an artist is the community. While some might imagine the lone artist toiling in their studio, what I have experienced is artists coming together on the internet and in-person, […]

Sarah Cooper on 9 Tricks to Appear Smart in Brainstorming Meetings

The following is an excerpt from Sarah Cooper’s new book, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings (Andrews McMeel) In a brainstorming meeting, the pressure of coming up with incredible new ideas can be debilitating. Luckily, […]

Dom Goodrum on Why Measuring Design Isn’t a Terrible Idea

Embracing measurement puts yourself and your team out there. It openly says that we aren’t perfect and perhaps we could do our job better. Through my experience of building the design team at Percolate, my […]

Carl & Elena Schrónez: Things We’ve Learned From Telling Others’ Stories

Back in 2009, I discovered that the world wasn’t all the same. Surprise! Yes, this was a realization for me. Sadly, but truthfully, I believed that race and socioeconomic status were the only things that […]

Angela Kyle on Why Blocks Matter: Designing the Future of Design Education at Street Level

One week ago I sat at a community dinner table in a church kitchen in Central City, New Orleans surrounded by a group of African-American kids ranging in age from four to ten. I know […]

Valerie Casey on Transforming Creative Bias Into Power

In May of this year, I prototyped Creative Power Day—an experiment to show young people that strengthening their creative muscles would make them better at everything they tried—from schoolwork, sports, and the arts, to being better […]