Scott Belsky says the "Free Radicals" of the business world are crafting the future. Here's what you need to know about these workers.
I recently had the good fortune of attending a lively and thought-provoking talk by Scott Belsky, founder of Behance and vice president of Products-Community at Adobe.
Say hello to Radiant Orchid, the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year.
Emerald had a nice run in 2013, but now it's time for the vibrant and expressive Radiant Orchid, the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year.
'Tis the season for Frosty, fruitcake and funny white elephant gifts.
TCG recently asked more than 400 advertising and marketing executives this question: What is the strangest item you've ever seen exchanged at an office white elephant gift party?
The Creative Group is pleased to introduce Steve Taylor, former New York-based copywriter, who is taking the agency world by storm – starting this month. In a play he's calling The Great Agency Adventure, get ready to live not just vicariously, but voraciously, as Taylor teams up with 14 agencies in as many months.
He throws left, but writes right. He's known the world over (kind of) for his wicked hitchhiker's thumb. If you ask his dad, he'd say they're living relatives of United States President Zachary Taylor. Hence the name, right?
The Great Agency Adventure
Today, user experience designers need to consider the story that lives within our pages, not just the user flows that connect them together.
We need to become storytellers.
It's Black Friday. Black Font Friday, to be precise. And according to our calculations, you're either two-thirds of the way to the front of the line, or still stuffed from turkey and eggnog. Come back for seconds because boy, have we got a holiday font treat for you.
No matter how you're spending this sacred shopping day, here's the perfect complement to that seasonal stationery you're sure to get on sale: Five festive fonts to keep your messages merry.
Some articles featuring job interview tips focus on preparing for different types of difficult questions. This one is about handling different types of difficult interviewers.
When applying for a job in the creative field, it's always smart to take a targeted approach. You're more likely to pique the interest of employers when you take the time to tailor your resume by spotlighting your skills and experience most relevant to the specific position you're seeking.
But your customization efforts shouldn't end there.
Let's face it, no one likes to be criticized. It's a blow to your ego and the feedback you receive can leave you on an emotional rollercoaster.
Receiving constructive criticism is par for the course when you're a creative professional – but that doesn't make it easy. Even those with the thickest skins may sometimes feel stung by feedback. But if you trust your abilities, listen closely and make yourself open to suggestions, your work will improve and so will your professional reputation.
As global president of Havas Worldwide, one of the largest advertising agencies, Andrew Benett knows a thing or two about managing creative talent. In his book The Talent Mandate, Benett argues that cultivating and developing employees should be your organization's top business priority.
As the author puts it plainly: "In the future, the strongest companies will be distinguished by the CEO's hands-on involvement in identifying, grooming, optimizing, and retaining talent."
There was more than just technology news and trends to take away at Salesforce's flagship conference. I attended Marissa Mayer and Marc Benioff's fireside chat only to discover that Mayer is a huge design fan – and she's using design to be a better leader.
If fireside chats bring to mind toasty, roaring fires, this one wasn't quite like that. While it was cold and damp, there was no actual fire – just Yahoo's chief executive alongside Salesforce's – covering such hot topics as team building, mobile technology and innovating with a design-first mindset.