Category / design

The unexpected origins of 17 words and phrases we use every day

By Bill Keaggy

One of the many important reckonings of the Black Lives Matter movement is a reconsidering of the language we use in our everyday lives—and in our work every day.

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9/30/20 10:47 AM

business, communication, Design, racism, language

The best free software to create digital art

By Brian Reller

Anyone who has ever wanted to create digital art (design, audio, animation) has likely experienced sticker shock while researching software. Here are some free alternatives.

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6/29/20 8:41 AM

animation, software, video, Design, Photography, audio

Who doesn’t love cool socks?

By Bill Keaggy

It’s been scientifically proven by Harvard researchers that people who wear fun socks are more brilliant, creative, and successful—or at least they appear that way to others.

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12/19/19 1:08 PM

creativity, happy holidays, holiday, Design, gift, socks

Design systems vs Algorithmic systems

By Brian Reller

The curious case of the MIT Media Lab’s branding experiments.

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11/15/19 11:30 AM

logo, system, Design, branding

Design Heroes: Herb Lubalin

By Bill Keaggy

“Design Heroes” is an occasional series in which we look at some of the people, places, companies, objects, publications, and more that taught and inspired us when we started doing creative and communication work.

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10/10/19 12:16 PM

inspiration, magazine, Design, learning, bmx

Color me impressed: 10 ways to pick a color palette

By Bill Keaggy

In design, working with color is both an art and a science. So much is involved: there’s intuition, physics, electromagnetic radiation, algorithms, taste, culture, philosophy… But how do you create cohesive color palettes? Where do you start? Luckily, there are lots of different ways.

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7/23/19 8:55 AM

Design, color, branding, palette

What is a Blueprint?

By Bill Keaggy

We don’t mean graphic info about buildings—these Blueprints are about building infographics.

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5/16/19 11:26 AM

blueprint, process, sketch, content, Design, infographic

What our office is for

By Bill Keaggy

A short meditation on what an office is for.

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3/2/18 1:15 PM

office, desk, space, visual thinking, work, Company news, Creativity, Design

The essential components of information design* (as I see it)

By Bill Keaggy

When you've been doing something for a long time, you tend to not always think about what you're doing. But a while back I made myself curious—what have I learned in all this time doing infor

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2/8/18 9:35 AM

infodesign, Infographics, process, session, visual thinking, Company news, Creativity, Design, information design

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