8 design basics for non-designers

This article was first published by ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership. If you’re a part of a small communications team—or you are the communications team—then at some point you might be asked to design something for your association, even if you don’t have design experience. But, in today’s hypervisual world, even basic design skills…

What Mom taught me about transparency

I was reading Molly Talbert’s recent article on Bay Are Rapid Transit’s response to angry riders’ tweets about service delays and outages. Apart from being a great article, it reminded me of one of those formative moments in my life that I don’t often dwell on. Despite that, when I do think about it, it’s…

What’s your gin binge? Mine? Twitter.

It isn’t hard to figure out why people were drinking gin. It is palatable and intoxicating, and a winning combination, especially when a chaotic world can make sobriety seem overrated. Clay Shirky, Cognitive Surplus Maybe you guessed that I was recently read Clay Shirky’s Cognitive Surplus [watch Shirky’s TED Talk]. I read the first two…