You Are More Than Your Software

Software is great. It makes our work faster, more efficient, and gives us more design power and capabilities that we otherwise would not have had. Software is also a crutch....

Design Elements and Pathfinding

In this post, we’re going to begin exploring the basic terms used when creating a composition. We will also explore how to create a grid, a point, a line, and...

Bruce Mau: An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth

Bruce Mau is a Canadian graphic designer born in 1958. He was the creative director of Bruce Mau Design from 1985 to 2010, and then later founded “The Massive Change...

Design is Not Independent of Context

A terrible misconception people have about designers is that we make things pretty. Yes, pretty is nice, but it’s a result of the process and not the purpose of design....

Exploring Hierarchy: Hierarchy as Revolution

Some designers will call Hierarchy “Order”. In reality, the names don’t matter, but the ideas they convey do. We’ve defined what Hierarchy was previously, but here’s a quick recap: Hierarchy...

Autonomous Decision Making in Design

Every designer has been in a position where they needed to make a project-changing decision, only to find their design process coming to a standstill. Why is it that even...