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What the Hell is Design Thinking?

Around 10 years ago, the phrase “design thinking” started gaining a lot of traction as the secret behind highly successful, design-led companies like Apple. This was good for designers — new positions opened up, design managers were given a seat at the table to discuss business decisions, and we saw an increased ...more +

7 months ago

Our Guide to Design Week Portland 2017

Next week, Portland’s annual design celebration will light up our city, even if the sun won’t. With hundreds of events, lectures, workshops, open houses, and even a puppy-petting party—it’s time to make a plan! Here are our picks for what’s worth circling on your DWP calendar this year. Kicking things ...more +

7 months ago

How to Make More Work

I have been called many things (not all favorable), but fortunately prolific is one of them. People ask me how I make so much work: “What’s the secret?” as if there’s some magical formula. My typical response is that you just stop asking so many damn questions and start making ...more +

8 months ago

RuNT Arrives in Austin with Alcohol Content (Recap)

One of the best things about having parties after SXSW is leftover alcohol. Our gracious hosts, Preacher, brought in the extra bottles of Knob Creek and Tito’s, while Hops & Grain provided the craft beer for our first successful RuNT event in Austin! Not only did we have tasty liquor, ...more +

8 months ago

Helpful Notes from Nick, Vol. 6: Side Gigs & Sick Days

Modern life feels increasingly like a dream–and not necessarily the kind that’s fun to dissect with friends. Twitter and cable news networks are shouting things at us while we engage in every possible form of self-care to cautiously ignore the noise. We are a generation maturing as technology matures alongside ...more +

8 months ago

Workplace Bathroom Etiquette: Do’s and Don’ts

There are two types of people in this world: those who are totally comfortable with basic bodily functions, and those who’d prefer to pretend that they simply don’t exist. I, my friends, stand firmly in the latter camp. In fact, according to all of my ex-boyfriends, my body is basically ...more +

8 months ago

Intro to Filmmaking Part Two: The Minimum

What’s the bare minimum you need to make a film, and why are we asking like this? Filmmaking is hard, and when you’re first starting out, your resources and network are likely limited. We need to be reductive in order to better understand the mandatory minimum requirements. A big film will have big pockets ...more +

8 months ago

The Seeker Part Nine: The Elephant

It seemed to Nathan that every staffing firm made some tacit allusion–or even an overt analogy–to how they served as matchmakers. In some cases, the employment pitch seemed lifted straight from a dating site: Are you tired of searching? Want something more satisfying? Looking for a place where your passion ...more +

9 months ago

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