99U

Creatives, including Lisa Congdon, Debbie Millman, Tina Roth Eisenberg, and Ken Done, share what they wish they had known during different decades of their careers.
Author: Kiana S.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 4:30 pm
Over the last 10 years, Alex Center has experienced firsthand how the sheer size of a corporation like Coke impacts the design process — something he is able to contrast with his days at vitaminwater before its acquisition by the beverage giant.
Author: mccue99u
Posted: June 20, 2017, 9:52 pm
So often we charge ahead in our careers with a single-minded focus on our pursuits. In this new series, we slow down and ask designers to reflect on their relationship to the craft. Here the Design Matters host explores what it means to her in a visual essay.
Author: mccue99u
Posted: June 20, 2017, 9:17 pm
Mike Sager has spent the last 40 years plying his craft from his home office, working away on a 63-year-old desk that used to belong to his father. He reflects on what it's like to be responsible to, and responsible for, only himself in a place where the line between duty and pleasure is blurred.
Author: mccue99u
Posted: June 13, 2017, 9:58 pm
A round up of the best and brightest ideas shared at the 2017 99U Conference.
Author: The 99U Team
Posted: June 12, 2017, 8:33 pm
These days it’s hard to avoid the admonishments of self-titled productivity gurus that we should take more control over our lives, calendars, and in-boxes. But there are countless examples of creative and entrepreneurial minds soaring to their greatest heights through the exact opposite approach.
Author: mccue99u
Posted: May 23, 2017, 3:05 pm
Colossal Media uses old-school artistry to draw millions of eyeballs to big brands, from Nike to Netflix. How do they do it?
Author: mccue99u
Posted: May 23, 2017, 2:43 pm
It's easy to think that accomplished artists simply arrive at great ideas. But that's far from true, says photographer Todd Hido. In this interview, Hido shares just how all over the place he can be when creating, offering a glimpse into how much effort he puts into his work to make it be of the highest level.
Author: Kiana S.
Posted: May 10, 2017, 5:45 pm
Artist Syd Weiler’s Trash Doves sticker pack turned into an internet phenomenon earlier this year. Then the nightmare began. Here is what she learned about protecting art on the internet.
Author: mccue99u
Posted: May 9, 2017, 9:35 pm
Aoi Yamaguchi began studying calligraphy at age six and earned the Master Calligrapher distinction at age 14. While Yamaguchi has respected the spiritual and aesthetic customs of her craft, she’s also branched out to make it her own. Some might call that blasphemy, but Yamaguchi views breaking from tradition as an important part of her artistic evolution.
Author: Kiana S.
Posted: May 9, 2017, 9:26 pm
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