Your first acquaintance with grassroots congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may not have been the moment she won her seat, but rather her saffron campaign signage by Tandem NYC. Now that AOC is successfully in office, Tandem is back on the ground designing campaigns for the next class of candidates. As these upstart movements become more common, another trend has emerged. Unexpected design players, more used to digital campaigns than political ones, are popping up around these candidates. They apply an unlikely blend of startup savvy, experience design, and brand strategy to rethink what it looks like to run for office in 2020, going far beyond logos and email templates.
Sandra Canselier of Coclico explains why she had to escape the family business (and her small, rural French town) in order to bring her true self to the craft. She breaks down why welcoming activism in the workplace can ensure an ethical and sustainable business.
The mess of to do apps, post-it notes, and push notifications we use to make sure that nothing falls through the cracks are unique portraits of our own personal productivity (or lack of it). Whether you’re a multitasking maven or scrambling to stay on top of it, here’s a gallery of creatives and the systems they use to help you own the art of multitasking.
Welcome to “The First Five Years” where Mitch Goldstein, a professor of design at Rochester Institute of Technology, answers reader questions related to the uncharted waters of beginning a career. This month, Mitch explains what to do to keep your brain in shape in the gap between the glory of a college library and the holy grail of a professional development budget.