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There are a few hot button topics when it comes to dealing with designers. If you have the privilege of working directly with one of these fragile creatures there are a few precautions you should take. For instance, if you ask for anything to be...

The new year brings about all kinds of reflection and retrospective. 2016 was a different year than most and justly deserved the internet's wrath. I would say this photo is the best way for me to capture how I feel about the year that has...

What's that boot-shaped thing? It's the outline of Minnesota - the new home of Lucky Creative as of one week from today. As you may already know, the family and I are making our way to Chaska, Minnesota. Located in the southwest corner of the Minneapolis...

It's funny how much we naturally want to assimilate. Blame your subconscious if you want, but deep down in the back of your mind you want to be just like everybody else. Designers are supposed to innovate and come up with creative solutions but still fulfill that need to be accepted. Which is part of the reason that every website looks the same, and that's ok. Website design is moving in a direction that is more homogenous but the end user is the one that reaps the rewards.

Grantland has a great article on the toils and troubles of Kit Harrington in keeping secrets during a digital age. It's not easy being a heartthrob with a massive following who has to pretend his character from Game of Thrones is dead while parading around...

One of the biggest obstacles I have found in designing logos is overcoming the theory that everyone and their mother should like a logo. If you are creating a mark for a new streaming music service that targets hipsters do you really want your mom to like the logo as much as you do? The design by committee approach has derailed many a design over the course of history, but it's always interesting to see the process unfold even with a big brand.

Nothing says summer like a great playlist bumping in the background as you drive across the great Americana with the windows rolled down. Are you tired of listening to the Dazed and Confused Soundtrack while you daydream about the days gone by? I've got the...

I get some really obscure requests while running the gamut of design. Sometimes they really make me laugh, which is why I must share this request for a simple icon design: An icon with a magnifying glass with people – all races, if possible Would you be...

Let's get rambling. There's something about design and travel that go in hand in hand for me. As a designer, you're always looking for fresh solutions or new ideas and the best prescription is travel. Having your eyes opened to a new way of living...

It looks like someone was watching the movie Her and thought 'there should be an app for that.' Invisible Boyfriend will be your perfect man for $24.99 a month - calls included - and will confirm that our love lives and virtual lives are become...

I have to admit, since having a second child that my movie watching has hit an all-time low but there were some serious gems in the year that was 2014. Although any time that Wes Anderson releases a new film I probably call it a...

College football is awesome, although it was particularly tough to see the Hawkeyes getting crushed in their bowl game this year. It wasn't all that surprising, given that they had an ok record with a cupcake schedule. They were probably a bit overrated, but not...

It's almost tradition for a dance party to break out at our house at 5pm on Fridays. It's probably the best way to start a weekend and you can shake out the work week in ten minutes on your way to R&R. The other benefit is...

  It's time for a sandwich. Not just any sandwich, but one that is dripping with attention to detail and classic deli style. I hope that is not literal. Making a 'classic' logo is pretty damn fun since I got to rummage through the internet for historical...

What does biotechnological medical device development involve? I don't know. It's a good thing that Gambale Consulting Partners know what they are doing because I don't understand most of it. It's a little difficult to design a hierarchy of a website when you don't understand half...