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Good design is Invisible

Good design is challenging to define. Bad design is impossible to ignore. Good design is often invisible. Bad design often stands out. As renowned designer, Dieter Rams said: “Good design is as little design as possible. Less, but better.” I personally believe this is very well said and applies to all disciplines of design including …

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Get Into A Design Thinking State of Mind 

Creating change is never easy. When looking to introduce new ideas or strategies to your team, it is important to not rush into it, or implement from the top down. Here at Uptown Studios, we practice and recommend the Human-Centered, also known as “Design Thinking,” method for creating change. Design Thinking starts by identifying the overarching challenge …

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The Amazing Power of Delegation

Early in my career as a designer and principal of a visual communications firm, I was a “I’ll do it all myself” kind of manager. I thought that if I handled everything myself, it would get done better, on time, every time. I perceived delegation to others as a sign of failure. As you can imagine, …

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Inspired to Be Creative Everyday

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou How do you get into a career that allows you to be creative EVERY SINGLE DAY – how does a person sign up for a lifetime of creativity? Stephen King said “If you don’t have time to read, you …

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Get Your Mojo on With Design

I think surrounding myself with incredible and creative people keeps me dancing. We have a team at Uptown Studios that really works hard, loves the type of challenges we get faced with every day, and enjoys working as a team. Lucky us! It is a bit of magic when everyone more than gets along and likes each other.

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