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7 Ways to De-escalate Office Tension

Mediation offers plenty of tactics to help turn fraught deskside conversations into productive ones.

Zach Lieberman: What Could the Creative Career of the Future Look Like?

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Why We All Need A Mentor, Or Two

Three creatives reflect on the relationships that have transformed their work and lives, from big leaps to milestone moments and everything…

Creating a Freelance Life Through Mixed Media

The path a creative career takes can be art itself.

A Fourth-Generation Shoemaker is Changing the Trade She Once Resisted

The founder of Coclico explains why she had to escape the family business to bring her true self to the craft and why welcoming activism in the workplace can ensure an ethical and sustainable business.

The Creative Future Report
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A Type Museum Preserves the Skill of Letterpress Printing

Two graphic designers with a love for letterpress turned a 250 year old business into a living museum, a small-run press,…

What Does the Word Magazine Mean Today?

This year's ModMag Conference took a philosophical approach to the world of magazine creation, ideation, and production.

Phrases That Trap Freelancers

The jargon, manipulation, bad intentions, good intentions but bad behavior, and downright BS that should make creatives run the other way.

How Innovation Has Lost Its Meaning - And How to Reclaim It

Innovation’s true practice must be restored, and a new code adopted.

Bust Fragmentation and Embrace the Unfinished

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Weighing the Risk: Be Open to the Outcome, Not Attached to It

Difficult and uncomfortable as it is, the proper way to begin any project is by abandoning linear expectations for a final solution.

Lessons for First-Time Managers

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