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 …

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 …

The Design History of The Flag

Wishing you a happy 4th of July! The contemporary “stars and stripes” design has its origins in the early days of the republic. The original version of the design was officially adopted by the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Francis Hopkinson took credit for its design, contradicting the legend propagated by the descendants of seamstress …

Job Skills for the Future

The World Economic Forum recently released its report on “The Future of Jobs.” The results have important implications for job seekers, hiring managers, and anyone else who wants to build professional skills that will be relevant into the decade ahead. The section “10 Skills You Will Need to Thrive in 2020” is particularly relevant. People …