design thinking

On Confidence in Design

Johan Liedgren discusses the importance of confidence in design—overcoming insecurities, pandering and committee decisions.

The Passionate Thoughts of Jessica Helfand

Jessica Helfand is unafraid to question design dogma, pick apart jargon, investigate the motives and impulses of the field. Read a fascinating interview with her from Ken Gordon.

JT Steiny’s Caustic Caricatures

JT Steiny’s caricatures—especially with their liberal use of nudity, sex, and scatology—are meant to upset, provoke and even outrage.

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Progression of Brian Singer

Humbly labeling his upbringing and early adult years as average, Brian Singer’s accomplishments as a designer are anything but. His transition from a shiftless teenager to an bold design leader started during his college years. Let’s dig into his transformative journey from average kid to a design brand manager at Pinterest: A Student with a...