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Diversity Without Pity #32 | American Eagle

Continuing the Diversity Without Pity series can be daunting. It's a dubious distinction. I'm basically saying, "Yeah, for thank you for acknowledging us!" It's hard to muster the energy to be positive about diverse media in an era where you can see a White nationalist...

Just Stop and Think | Design + Diversity Conference 2017

A few weeks ago I got a group tweet from a good friend and fellow designer Antionette Carroll, asking who's going to attend this year's Design + Diversity Conference. I quit my job several months ago, and a promising lead had fallen through. With a GIF'd shoulder shrug I...

Video | Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçon: Art of the In-Between

in June of 2017, IDSL visited the Costume Institute's exhibit of select pieces from various collections of Comme des Garçon, headed by designer Rei Kawakubo. Every other museum designer is taking notes, including yours truly. The late Alexander McQueen, whose retrospective was also hosted by the Costume...

The Papyrus Problem | Hating the Use of Everyday Design

When I started out in graphic design, I didn't know how to explain to people what it is I actually do. One college professor stated very clearly, "We solve visual communication problems." People understand this response because it's not interested in the last big company or campaign I worked on....

Implementing The Elusive In-House Creative Brief

I have a confession. I haven't written a creative brief in years. For those who don't know, a creative brief is a document that declares the goals and intent of a design project. It provides, among many things: the name and profile of the client, their...