Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:
9 Facts Every Creative Needs to Know About Collaborative Teams
Look behind any creative success story and you’ll usually find a great team, a group of passionate people who raised each other’s game. When thinking about productivity we often focus on the individual, yet it’s by optimizing teams that we can truly take our projects to the next level. This article quickly walks you through the nine facts that I think are critical to have a strong and collaborative team. Read the article here.
This video premiered at this year’s 99u, featuring Terrapin Stationers. Operating for nearly a century, this printing house has kept up with the times by adding a contemporary element to their business with some catchy—and possibly offensive—stationery. Still using traditional techniques, with a focus on hand-crafted quality, Terrapin offers beautiful engraved stationery with some very unique messaging. Watch the video here.[Tweet “Check out this weeks inspiration from Stephen Gates Blog.”]
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Career Planning
Apple CEO Tim Cook returned to Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business to give a candid interview about his career. The result is an unguarded Cook dropping tons of insights for anyone navigating our rapidly changing business climate. This is my favorite video where Cook talks about about it takes to be a great collaborator. Watch the video here or watch the entire series of 7 videos here.
Designing for Breakpoints
What happens between the breakpoints of a responsive design is just as important as the breakpoints themselves—perhaps even more so. You have to start somewhere in this process which reminds me of storyboarding, or creating animation keyframes, with the in-between frames being developed later. This article is a great guide for how to start to tackle this problem. Read the article here.