Author Archives: Jude Stewart

About Jude Stewart

Jude Stewart is a PRINT contributing editor. She has written on design and culture for Slate, Fast Company, The Believer, I.D., Metropolis, and Design Observer, among many others. She has authored two books, both published by Bloomsbury: ROY G. BIV: An Exceedingly Surprising Book About Color (2013) and Patternalia: An Unconventional History of Polka Dots, Stripes, Plaid, Camouflage and Other Graphic Patterns. Follow her tweets on color at

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Anatomy of a Great Creative Brief

Learn how to write a creative brief and perfect your business strategy with the Develop a Winning Creative Strategy Ultimate Collection. See what’s inside. “Every project starts with a creative brief. But very few projects end up with exceptional results. Why?” So begins the new 25min documentary Briefly, just released online.    It’s the...


Zinging Around: The Symbolism of Bees

Why are tangents so appealing? Jude Stewart takes us on the first part of closer examination of the symbolism of animals, focusing on honeycombs and the symbolism of bees.


Hotheaded Quotes About Color

Here, Jude Stewart recaps some of her favorite strongly worded quotes about color, from artists, thinkers, designers, scientists and others.