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How to Design Your Future

If I had to choose just a couple of things that I’m truly passionate about—the things I think can change lives and change the world—the concept of “design” would definitely be on that list. It’s partially because design is the basis for my professional life. But it’s also because design principles, the same ones that […]

How to Reinvent Yourself Using New Habits

If you really want to “create happy” in your life, then it’s going to take a little reinvention. See, you’ve been doing things a certain way for a while—a certain way that has brought you to where you are now. You have habits that, on a daily basis, either take you closer or farther away […]

How to Handle Feedback Without Wrecking Your Day (or Week!)

It’s an experience that no creative wants to have. You’ve completed a project that you’re really proud of. You truly gave it your all—heart, soul, blood, sweat, and tears. But when the feedback comes, it’s, shall we say, less than encouraging.  Creative work is particularly open to negative feedback: it’s often highly subjective and open […]

The 4 Lessons Creatives Can Learn From Their Moms

Moms are superheroes. I know super moms. I’m in awe of them. I mean that, 100%. They dedicate a huge portion of their lives to a cause bigger than themselves, bettering the world by teaching their children important lessons, and by raising their children to be polite, grateful, educated, good human beings. I know my […]

Your Skeptical Design Eye Might be Keeping You From Happiness

As a designer, your skeptical design eye benefits you. After all, you need to look at things not necessarily as you see them, but as your audience will see them. To do that, you have to ask questions (a lot of questions). It’s important to question every method, every color choice, every constraint, and every […]

Relaxing Hobbies to Lower Stress During Quarantine

While the world is struggling to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are struggling to control the personal anxiety we might be feeling about the situation. The uncertainty surrounding health, job security, finances, and more is enough to leave any of us feeling a little anxious.  Being quarantined can feel very […]

6 Healthy Ways to Deal with Coronavirus Anxiety

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed life as we know it. Schools and businesses are closed (many indefinitely), people are having to navigate working from home and/or homeschool their kids, going to the grocery store is an ordeal, and we’re living a spring without basketball or spring training. And that’s not even mentioning the sickness […]

How Can I Be Kinder to Others?

There are precious few things in this world that are almost universally considered to be “good.” One of those things is kindness. Kindness is one of those qualities we all think we “should” have, but it also seems to come naturally to some more than others.  Just like any other quality, however, kindness can be […]