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Examining Your Personal Limitations. Extracting the Hacks.

How to work smarter, not harder. The different types of procrastination. Agency life hacks. Meditating while driving. As a copywriter, I’ve got no shortage of ideas. Especially when I’ve been given a topic, some direction or a problem to solve. But without direction, I jump fr...

Finding Inspiration With Less Perspiration

When I was approached to write a blog post about inspiration, I sat down, opened up a fresh, new document and was… totally uninspired. I’m an art director, not a writer. So I blame my writer’s block on not being a writer in the first place. But as I thought about the subject ...

Two heads are better than one.

That’s how it works in our creative department, anyway. Our two creative directors discuss how they manage together without killing each other... Mike: Two creative directors for a 10-person department may seem like a lot. And even though Nick and I are both power-mad meg...

Clear your project queue with “akhia go”

Let’s be honest: Not every project requires a blown-out strategy or in-depth discussions to be done right. Sometimes you just need something done quickly (and correctly), but you don’t have resources available to do it yourself.   We get it. In the Creative Department at a...

Eliminate the Mind Lapse: A Creative’s Advice on Avoiding Idea Loss

In a creative field, there’s nothing so discouraging as sitting down with a fresh, new project and brainstorming all kinds of ideas about… nothing! Writer’s block, creative funk, brain fart—across all fields and professions, no one is safe from the occasional mind lapse. It’s...

What the Grocery Store Teaches us About Design

As a Creative Director, it’s easy for me to have an appreciation for design. In fact, it’s pretty much expected. At its core, design is a form of artistic expression, and it’s not unlike the painting, drawing and sculpture classes I took while in art school... with the excep...

A Copywriter’s Thoughts on the Challenges of Design

I have never used InDesign in my life. The closest I’ve even gotten to Photoshop is using a Snapchat filter. In fact, if you asked me to mock up a quick gate fold from a piece of paper, the folds would be crooked, and the doodles would be hastily done stick figures surround...