Five Actions To Take Before Your Next Presentation

You’re scheduled for a presentation. Maybe presenting to a few decision-makers, perhaps speaking to a larger audience. Either way, positive actions beforehand can make you a stronger presenter.

Is Your Predecessor Preventing Your Success? 5 Tips For Leaders Starting A New Job.

During your first few days at a new job, you spend plenty of time learning about the business of your new employers, meeting lots of new people, and diving into how things get done currently in your new department. And that’s when you start to learn about how things were before you got there.

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Rebranding a Corporate Law Firm

Longtime friend of InSource, Brandie Knox, who is the principal and creative director of Knox Design Strategy, shared a recent successful case study with us. Knox has an interesting career...

How A Consulting Mindset Will Take Your Department From Order-Takers To Creative Problem-Solving Rock-Stars!

Use elements of a consulting mindset to take your department from order-takers to creative problem-solving rock-stars!

Your Guide to Building the Best Creative Team

Attention employers: Building a great creative team doesn't have to be a challenge. Knowing that the process is part art, part science will keep you on track. I recently spoke at the HOW Design...

Avoid Employee Turnover: How to Tell if You're Losing a Top Performer

Employees who feel underappreciated, underpaid or unchallenged are big flight risks. Absenteeism, social withdrawal, a decline in work habits and a negative attitude are warning signs an...
I Am In-House: Kevin Mau

I Am In-House: Kevin Mau

So far, Kevin Mau’s career focus has been—and will always be—about putting creative strategy rst. To stay true to that focus, he actively seeks out collaborative environments and like-minded people. Kevin gures that if he gets the creative right, everything else falls...

Alex Center – My First HOW

Alex Center – My First HOW

The first time that I attended HOW Design Live was back in 2013 in the beautiful city of San Francisco. Believe it or not, I actually hadn’t been to many design conferences prior, so I didn’t know really what to expect. I was invited to speak as part of The Dieline...

Critique without criticism

Critique without criticism

We've all heard this feedback: "It's fine." or "I don't like your use of that [color/shape/photo/etc]." Both of these types of responses are what I call Creative Death Blows. They provide no constructive feedback. Those responses are lazy and opinionated. No one...

Setting Yourself Up to Freelance, Successfully

by Erica Flores and Nathalie Heywood More and more, the question comes up, “Should I get a permanent position or should I freelance?” The answer depends on what is your ultimate goal. Being a freelancer is much like running your own business. You will need to feel...

Creating Buy-In from Non-Creatives

Non-creative, in-house clients go out of house because that’s where they find expertise and resources presented in an organized and confident way. Typically, these same impressive credentials exist in-house, but the massive number of day-to-day projects, meetings, and...

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