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What is Kony 2012?

Last night my 16 year old son begged my husband and I to watch a short film on YouTube. Not knowing what to expect, I anticipated an adolescent home-made video of silly pranks. The film opens on a black screen with the sentence, “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” Kony… Read More

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Slight Addiction

Hello, my name is Hannah and I am a Pinterest addict. I was an early adopter of this online pinboard upon which one can organize and share the things you love (once it was explained to me by TD’s social media guru, Chris, who invited me to join the fun). It has gotten a lot… Read More

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Meet the Picasso of Design

What bothers industrial designer Marc Newson? “Ninety-nine percent of all cars, ninety-nine percent of all cell phones, and ninety-nine percent of all sneakers.” When journalist Chip Brown asked him if he felt assaulted by mediocrity, his answer “I’m constantly reminded of the opportunity that exists to improve designs.” This is something we talk about often… Read More

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Art Basel Miami Beach

So, I finally went to Art Basel in Miami Beach. It was something that had been on my radar for a number of years and I finally pulled the trigger. I can’t buy a Jean-Michel Basquiat (maybe someday)…or a Keith Herring…or a Warhol…or a Hirst…but I love viewing contemporary art. The show is packed with… Read More

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Social Networks are for Individuals

Our clients at Taylor Design often ask us to help integrate their business with the latest buzz-worthy social networks, including Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. It is essential for companies to know where people congregate virtually in order to maintain their customer base and acquire new business. It simply makes good business sense for companies to build… Read More

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Beauty, the Easy Way

As designers we are more acutely aware than others how often images are retouched and what goes into a professional photograph, so it’s slightly easier to remember that ads often portray unrealistic images of beauty. When you’re a teenager, it’s not quite so easy to remember that. Every woman who has ever compared herself to a… Read More

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Dress Code Conundrum

What to wear, what to wear… Most professionals habitually ask themselves this deceivingly simple question each and every weekday morning. It’s a valid question, with a solution usually made infinitely easier by looking for helpful cues around the workplace; construction workers throw on jeans and work boots, accountants select between a black or blue suit,… Read More

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Trashing Your Brand Part II: The Komen Foundation

Over the past thirty years, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation built a strong reputation fighting for women’s health. The institution’s looped pink ribbon became an ubiquitous symbol, finding its way onto American Airlines jets, Ford cars, Dell computers, and Yoplait yogurt. But a sudden withdrawal of financing from Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screening threw… Read More

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Creating Annotated Screenshots the Easy Way

As a web developer who creates custom content management solutions for clients, it can sometimes be difficult for our clients to remember everything we teach them during website training sessions. Often I receive minor questions after the session via email. If you’ve ever tried to explain step-by-step how to perform a certain task within a computer… Read More