How to Hold Productive Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings continue to be the primary method of communicating with co-workers as some team members return to the office while others continue to work remotely.  In order to have the best experience for all involved and stay connected during virtual meetings, we are sharing some best practices. In this article, we will be discussing …

4 Tips for Resignation Best Practices

Handing in your resignation may feel like a daunting task, regardless of the reason you’ve decided to leave your current position. Whether you are taking on new endeavors, your current position is no longer the right fit, or you are embarking on a sabbatical, it is important to leave respectfully and professionally, allowing your team …

The Art of Self-Promotion

Whether you’re looking for the perfect job, starting your own business, or building your career as a creative freelancer, your success depends on more than doing great work. Others must know you’re doing great work, which can only happen if you share your skills, accomplishments, and passions in a visible way. This means you need …

A Guide To Creating Mood Boards

For designers, digital storytellers, project managers, or anyone in the business of creating, mood boards are a useful way to brainstorm, showcase specific design concepts, or communicate the bigger ideas around a project. Never made a mood board? Give it a go! Even if you don’t consider yourself a designer – you may find that …

14 Apps We Love

Your phone is what you make of it. With the right apps installed, it can be a trusted colleague and collaborator, a tool for boosting your productivity, enhancing your creativity, and making your life more interesting. It’s a good idea to, every so often, go through your apps, delete the ones that don’t spark curiosity, …

Practicing Design Thinking

Whenever dealing with difficult challenges, applying design thinking concepts can achieve interesting results. The ideas, strategies, and methods associated with design thinking are not exclusive to the field of design. They’re continuously being used to tackle crucial issues throughout society, from urban planning, to voter turnout, to climate change. Engineers, educators, and activists all make …

Find Your Passion

#ArtisanAdvice -Find Your Passion  Joni is a self-taught designer with a natural curiosity and gung-ho attitude toward picking up new hobbies and monetizing passions. In several years shehas launched a food blog, a granola company, became a certified holistic health coach, and launched a baked goods and flower collective. We spoke to herto find out …

How to Find a Mentor

  Finding the right coach or mentor can take your creative or business career to the next level. In work and in life, no matter what stage you may find yourself in, you can always gain tremendous value by seeking guidance, wisdom, and aid from masters, teachers, or anyone with a unique perspective on your …

New Hire Onboarding Best Practices

Today, creating and maintaining great company culture is top of mind for many firms, and is one of the highest reasons for candidates to select one company over the other. Developing a strong onboarding plan is one way to communicate company culture with new hires and potential candidates. However, some companies mistake orientation with onboarding. …

Employee Ghosting and the Value of Respect

Which one of these do you feel is harder: to be rejected outright, or to be simply ignored? Today, many employers are facing this question almost on a daily basis. In dating and romantic relationships, the practice of one partner ignoring another – not responding to texts and treating all attempts at communication with radio …