They hold the keys to the creative kingdom, can make even crappy ideas sound like poetry in a pitch, and always have cool shoes. But with digital taking increasingly larger portions of client budgets, has the creative director's time as the exalted leader of creativity island come to a close?
Salone del Mobile is the largest design trade fair in the world, held annually in Milan. This year offered a glimpse into the future. From 3D printing...
The man behind the Jambox, the UP band, and, soon, the OUYA (say it "Ooh Yah!") gaming console is changing the business of product design.
A recent debate in the larger design/research community has got me thinking about how I ended up valuing collaborative work, and why I think it's so important.
Each Monday on Channel Surfing, What's Trending quickly flips through the best of what's happening around YouTube and serves it up for your viewing pleasure. Because no one has the time to watch everything, even when it's great!
Reboot is a design agency that focuses on service design in international development. In other words, fixing aid programs so that they provide enough...
Firebelly's Dawn Hancock has found a way to inextricably link her design practice to helping her community, by incubating businesses and mentoring des...
There now exists an opportunity for the American workforce to embrace design as a broad form of liberal-art. We need to move beyond a celebration of things, and recognize the power of systems, emotions and stories.
In the realm of men's wear, there aren't too many stories that haven't been told before. However, in the case of LA-based brand Guns Germs $teal (GG$), nothing comes standard.
Cashmere linings, organic cotton linens, specially-printed drapery, personal art collections -- when fashion designers work with luxury hotels, the end result is an experience worth indulging in.
Einstein was a patent clerk who revolutionized physics while slacking off on the job. Wallace Stevens was an insurance salesman who wrote poetry on the side. For TrendSeeder founder and CEO Avani Patel, her path to high-fashion was similiarly unconventional.
This debate at its heart is about where to draw the line on spec work. Some designers have a hard time standing firm on their principles if a particular assignment -- and potentially their livelihood -- is on the line.
How do you find clients? Should you specialize in one area? What should you charge? For most freelance designers, comfort comes with experience. Here are five tips from design pros about how to turn your personal business into a thriving enterprise.
Why do people buy high performance cars or vintage wine? Apparel is an investment that has a direct affect on you: It's on you. If you can afford to feel as comfortable as possible but still meet the requirements of your occasion, than that is luxury.
The Design Walk-In is a street-level clinic for people who value their design help -- a place to connect the public with professional designers working in a range of disciplines.
Design Showcase Houses are breathtaking homes in which every living space has been given a makeover by an interior design or landscape professional. The annual events are eagerly awaited events by design junkies nation wide, myself included.