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The Top 5 Skills for Successful Teams


Fast-paced work environments make it easy to get lost in your own train of thought, often allowing you to forget you are just one part of a large team of key players. You are not alone because this happens to everyone. Teamwork is crucial for every company, especially in the advertising world. It can make… Read more >>

Do You Emoji?


You have probably noticed that more people in your contact list and social streams are using emojis to communicate an emotion or sentiment, and these people are not just your teenage kids. Emojis have hit their tipping point and everyone is using them. In 2013, in response to the question “Do you use stickers or… Read more >>

Creating the Hirable Copywriting Portfolio

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Last week my partner in crime and advertising June Pham discussed how to create the perfect graphic design portfolio. The advice remains the same in some aspects, but here’s my take on it: Stand out How is the work you’ve done different from the slew of other applicants? Other copywriters in general? Are you a… Read more >>

A List for Everything

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Grocery lists, to-do lists, packing lists, lists of book recommendations. I live my life by lists. But some lists I could definitely live without, including most of those that pop up on my Twitter and Facebook feeds. A few that I’ve spotted in the last 24 hours… “33 Impossibly Cute Products You Need For Your… Read more >>

Creating the Perfect Graphic Design Portfolio

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Creating a graphic design portfolio is a crucial step in helping yourself get noticed by future employers. Your portfolio is your most prized possession. Sure, your fancy art school degree and glowing recommendations can give you a boost, but if you can’t back it up with great work that showcases your abilities, you won’t get… Read more >>

The Productivity Series, Part IV: Hitting The Wall

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After a hard workout, our bodies understandably need rest and recovery. The same goes for our mental “muscles.” Maintaining productivity when your mind can’t maintain focus just requires a little creativity. As with the 50-minute-on, 10-minute-off recommendation from last week, you might find it easier to push through the wall if you try some of… Read more >>

Thinking Inside and Outside the Box: Shipping Containers Aren’t Just for Shipping Anymore

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You probably don’t picture shipping containers when you think of the phrase “Reduce Reuse Recycle” but you should! Shipping containers have been used for the transportation of goods for a long time, it’s only recently that they have become a consumer commodity. Used shipping containers are a big component in many real estate developments, this… Read more >>