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On Their Own Terms: The Graphic Designer Job Description

I have been fascinated with how designers self-identify and describe what they do both to clients and to the design community. There is something brave about stating “I am…” and brazenly filling in the rest, planting a flag, carving out …

Transitions: Moving Up and Making Time

My current title is senior designer—which means, in my case, that my job includes a mix of contact with clients, management of younger designers, and chunks of time when I listen to music and focus on perfecting my formal craft …

What People Don’t get About My Job

The Atlantic has been running a great series of first-person interviews called “What People Don’t get About My Job.” I love it because it shows that people really do think about their work, and actually try to do a good …