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Here are the 25 most popular articles that have been published on my blog over the past 12 years.

These articles talk about the challenges of being a designer and creative director, trying to become a better leader, fostering the creative process and my insights on digital innovation. This site has been recognized with a Webby Award Honoree for Best Personal Website, named a Top 10 blogs for designers by HOW Magazine and one of the Top 100 Design Blogs to Follow. My articles have been featured on Lynda.com, CREATE magazine, Behance 99u.com and LinkedIn’s Design, Social Media, Recruiting & Hiring and Big Ideas & Innovation channels.

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1.) Are you a creative leader or manager?

What characteristics makes a great leader?
Read the article here

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2.) Presenting Creative 101

Learn the basics of how to be a great presenter
Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3

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3.) The Inverse Facebook Experiment

Understanding the depth of a 'like'
Read the article here

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4.) Practice safe design. Always use a strategy.

8 questions you have to ask and answer on every project
Read the article here

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5.) Success is a choice (And everything else I've learned so far)

How to have a great creative career
Read the article here

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6.) I’ve used the iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil and its amazing

Hands on with the iPad Pro
Read the article here

 

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7.) Why is client-side creativity too often a self-defeating process?

What's wrong in corporate creativity?
Read the article here

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8.) Jiro dreams of Sushi. You need to dream of design.

The power of eternal dissatisfaction
Read the article here

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9.) Creativity is a blue collar profession

The truth behind ideas
Read the article here

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10.) What Britney Spears can teach you about modern experiential branding?

Britney is the secret to social media
Read the article here

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11.) Not Everyone Loves A Leader

The tough part of leadership
Read the article here

 

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 12.) My design and leadership beliefs

My principles to rule them all
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13.) Best New Digital Design Tools You’ve Never Heard Of

Best emerging design tools
Read the article here

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14.) The interview process: A Creative Directors perspective

5 tips on how to get the job
Read the article here

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15.) How to write a resume that will get you noticed

Stand out from the crowd
Read the article here

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16.) Creative is all about R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Aretha had it right for us too
Read the article here

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17.) Develop short term memory loss

Understand what you are designing
Read the article here

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18.) 5 Ways To Build Rapport With Your Clients

How to connect with anyone
Read the article here

 

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19.) A Creative Director’s 5 biggest portfolio warning signs

Portfolio as crystal ball
Read the article here

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20.) Why ‘Move Fast and Break Stuff’ became ‘Slow Down and Fix Your Shit’

Making agile work
Read the article here

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21.) Why good ideas will turn your clients into tiny drug addicts

Why good ideas are a drug
Read the article here

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22.) Why did Google Glass go SO wrong?!?

The unspoken truth
Read the article here

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23.) 10 Best Sketch Plug-ins

My favorite Sketch plug-ins.
Read the article here

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24.) The Ego is Blogging

The article that started it all
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25.) Wearable App Design Basics

Not a smaller iPhone app
Read the article here