Emily Ludolph is a director at West Wing Writers. She has published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Artsy, Airmail, Eye on Design, JSTOR Daily, Quartz, Narratively, TED Online and Design Observer.
We’ve collected the best advice from Louise Fili, Adam J. Kurtz, and other 99U thinkers on following your inner voice.
Impacting the world for the better was on quite a few minds this year. From challenging the status quo to creating space for joy (literally), here’s the best advice from 99U thinkers using creativity to make the world a better place.
Entrepreneurial thinking was in the air this year, from bridging creativity and capital to scaling side hustles. We rounded up the best advice from 99U thinkers who have been there, won it all, failed big, and kept on coming back for more.
The prolific illustrator and data editor tells stories in colorful visuals that aim to make journalism more accessible to everyone.
There’s a strange itch that haunts creatives: the idea that somewhere, beyond the boundaries of the city or town where we live, beyond the edge of our daily commitments, there’s a place we can go where our best work is waiting to greet us at the door. Sound like a fantasy? Welcome to Jacky Winter Gardens.
While the constantly changing needs of the 21st century make talent one of the biggest sources of value at any company, most HR infrastructures are stuck in the 20th century. Here are a few ways to transform your company into a talent-first organization that manages its people as wisely as its financial capital.
Feeling a rift between creativity and capital? Vince Kadlubek, who has led the DIY art collective Meow Wolf to national success, looks back on his time on the fringes of the creative economy and shares a few words of wisdom on how creatives can balance business and craft, and why creative companies need to work together.
On World Interaction Design Day, three designers shared how creatives can build a world focused on inclusion, accessible experiences, and shared dialogue.
The author and IDEO Fellow is a purveyor of joy. Not just with her buoyant personality and quickdraw collection of delightful stories. 99U sat down with Fetell Lee to talk about the origins of her new book, how aesthetics impact our work performance, and how you’ve been thinking about your favorite color all wrong.
Two designers have set out to bring UX strategies to the myriad systems of local, state, and federal election offices, using human-centered design thinking to shepherd citizens through from the registration process to the moment they mark their choice on the ballot.