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What Is Design?

12. September 2010

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What Is Design?

Something well designed is compelling; we are drawn to its efficiency, effectiveness, elegance, beauty, and often it’s cleverness and humor. You’re a designer when you arrange your clothes in an order that gets you out the door faster in the morning, or when you plan a route to the office. Then why is “design thinking” more »

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Talking with Guitarist Songwriter – Will McFarlane Part II

10. August 2010

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Talking with Guitarist Songwriter – Will McFarlane Part II
Visit the Official Will McFarlane site.

While interviewing Will McFarlane for this video, I was reminded how critically important it is to avoid getting caught up in the nuance of our creative fields. "Music can be math without feel or tone" is one of my take away quotes in part II. Extending that, any field can be dry when devoid of feel or tone".

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Talking with Advertising Creative Director – Mike Allen

15. June 2010

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Talking with Advertising Creative Director – Mike Allen

I had a chance to talk with Creative Director and Copywriter Mike Allen about his career in Advertising and get some of his thoughts on branding and creativity. Here are 10 minutes from that discussion.

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Taking with Creative Director – Adam Cohen

15. March 2010

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Taking with Creative Director – Adam Cohen

Meet Adam. He's determined to unite talent - his own. A first-class writer and a first-rate illustrator equals a great cartoonist. A great cartoonist makes an exceptional ad man, screen writer and film director. Listen to his insightful thoughts about creativity.

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Talking with Creative Director – Scott Ballew

9. February 2010

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Talking with Creative Director – Scott Ballew

PermissionToSuck.com interviews Scott Ballew, V.P Creative Director at Capstrat, an integrated advertising and PR agency in the South East with about 100 employees.

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Talking with Agency Owner / Creative Director – Domenick Rella

4. January 2010

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Talking with Agency Owner / Creative Director – Domenick Rella

It’s “challenging to figure out how to be as creative as possible while wearing both hats” … one as creative director and another as agency owner. In this video interview listen to Domenick Rella, partner at advertising agency RellaCowan, talk about his background, the business of advertising and his agency's approach.

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Talking with Design Thinker: David Burney, Part II

3. December 2009

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Talking with Design Thinker: David Burney, Part II

Undeniable. We live in interesting times. Perhaps it takes more courage - albeit a different kind (a New Kind if you will) - to live now than during the original Renaissance. Creativity is spilling into the streets creating an awareness that we haven't seen before these last few years. In part II of the interview with David Burney, he frames his ideas about what we should be thinking in the next decade and what our value is currently as creative professionals.

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Talking with Design Thinker: David Burney, Part I

30. November 2009

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Talking with Design Thinker: David Burney, Part I

Many of us are heartbroken. We love artifacts of design: the photo, the logo, the brochure, the packaging. As uncomfortable as change feels, our economy has moved away from industry or information and into ideas. Design thinking has replaced designing artifacts as the focus of our creative industry. In part I of the interview for PermissionToSuck.com, NewKind.com CEO David Burney begins to explain how he thinks design is changing.

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Talking with Guitarist Songwriter – Will McFarlane Part 1

2. November 2009

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Talking with Guitarist Songwriter – Will McFarlane Part 1

If you think about it, whether you're a visual or auditory artist, or author, it's about the conversation with your audience. Oddly, you may not be immediately included in the conversation but without recognizing it you're forgotten quickly. We continually hear advice to listen twice as much as we speak and the reason is simple: it's the only way to stay open. If you're curious your work is vibrant; you're vibrant. In clip 1 of this 2 part interview, you can feel Will's passion for listening.

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Talking with Photographer – Bruce DeBoer

13. October 2009

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Talking with Photographer – Bruce DeBoer

In 1970, a 12 year old boy enthusiastically picked up the family Kodak Instamatic and started pointing it at anything. Or was it everything – hard to tell – but after only one twelve exposure cassette, he was running to the corner Drug for processing. Every photographer knows the ecstasy of repeated shutter clicks whether more »

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