On Craftsmanship

On Craftsmanship

I have been hearing a buzz around craftsmanship lately. For instance, the speaker at an upcoming Minneapolis’ Creative Mornings, is Sarah Schultz, the new Executive Director of the American Craft Council will be speaking on “Craft.” And last month I attended an...
Recharging Your Creativity

Recharging Your Creativity

Because my business is being creative, I have to protect it like an asset. But creativity is a quality that’s in demand for just about every occupation. Being able to call up your creativity means you likely need to recharge from time to time. We live in a very busy,...
Design is a Function of Connection

Design is a Function of Connection

I was listening, actually re-listening to Brené Brown’s speech at the 99 U conference given maybe a year ago. While her talk was on “Stop Focusing on Your Critics,” there was a line near the beginning where she said, “Design is a function of connection” that hit...
Good Design? We’ll Sleep On It.

Good Design? We’ll Sleep On It.

Funny Things Happen in REM. What DO designers dream about besides the latest computer upgrade, new studio digs and high exposure projects? It’s all that and more, but typically not “product lines” with me. (I do dream up design ideas to try out in waking hours — an...