Emily Ludolph writes about business, history, and culture. She has published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Artsy, Airmail, Eye on Design, JSTOR Daily, Quartz, Narratively, TED Online and Design Observer. She is the host of a live show and podcast called Dedicate It.
Picking up the pieces after a major career blow can be fraught with obstacles and self-doubt. We spoke to a handful of creatives about lessons learned and how they managed to come out on the other side after an apparent crash-and-burn moment.
Stress can have a major negative effect on a fertility experience. With that in mind, Smart’s Director of Design wondered, why is the fertility process such a lonely mess—especially for a single parent?
As upstart campaigns like that of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez become a new normal in American politics, a cottage industry of design agencies, more used to digital campaigns than political ones, is growing up around these candidates and rethinking what it looks like to run for office in 2020.
Mediation, a form of dispute intervention that focuses on reaching understanding, offers plenty of tactics to help turn fraught deskside conversations into productive ones.
Two graphic designers with a love for letterpress have breathed new life into a 250-year-old business, now a living museum, small-run press, and an unofficial clubhouse for print and typeface wonks.
Berlin-based Maurice Joosten takes us through his scent branding process, with roots in a centuries-old Japanese tradition and very modern take on another dimension of logo work.
The designer with one foot in America and one in Europe discusses what it takes to be a Pentagram partner, the poor design of US passports, and why we must pay more attention to graphic design.
A no-nonsense crew, including Gail Anderson, Pum Lefebure, and Mac Premo call out the jargon, manipulation, bad intentions, good intentions but bad behavior, and downright BS that should make creatives run the other way.
In the hands of creatives, the future is bright.