Tag Archives: Designers

Want to be an Artist or Designer? New study shows you need rich parents

A new study by the US Department of Labour has found that people currently in the most creative professions, including Designers, Musicians and Artists, came predominantly from richer parents. The people in these creative professions were by far and away the most likely to be earning significantly less than their parents earned, usually no more than Janitors, Maids or Waiters.

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Innovation or Not? – Vector Scissors

I came across these attractive and thoughtfully designed Vector Scissors in a post by Innovation Excellence contributor Matthew E May that promise to in addition to the normal day to day jobs that scissors execute, to also be able to cut perfectly straight lines. Interesting invention, sure, clever design, sure, but are they an innovation?

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Diageo’s Grind Package Design

I am passionate about creating new-to-the-world brands. The chance to create a new brand is like winning the lottery in the branding and packaging worlds. Teams love to imagine what-ifs and explore creative scenarios to address consumer and customer challenges.

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Elite Access: Design Insight & Foresight

Thought leaders in the design community are raising the bar and sharing their unfiltered views and behind-the scene stories around problems, opportunities and challenges that businesses face today as they stretch and grow their brands. These elite perspectives are now available through a new Designer Showcase to connect innovators and brand leaders to the best design thinking around the world.

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Exploring Built In Chicago

Built In Chicago (BIC) is a rapidly growing online community for digital innovators and entrepreneurs in Chicago. Founded by serial entrepreneur Matt Moog in October 2010, the site now boasts over 9,300 members including digital entrepreneurs, investors, technologists, designers, corporate digital innovators and academics.

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TEDGlobal 2012 – Radical Openness

This year’s TED conference in Edinburgh, Scotland was rich and bold like an espresso of ideas. We live in a world that is more open and richer than before in ideas, possibilities, resources and solutions, but with openness comes a loss of control. The “Radical Openness” theme was designed to explore this open landscape that is increasingly fluid, and uncertain, where the way forward may not always be in a straight line. The topics at this year’s conference explored what openness and collaboration mean, how to design for openness and how ideas are created and spread in our ultra-connected world.

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