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"Can't we all just get along?" (steal this team exercise!)
I just got back from a week-long work retreat in Mexico. It was so wonderful to see my fellow ConvertKit-ers in person again and meet a whole lot of new faces.
We had nearly the whole Brand Studio team in attendance. Here we are on the beach, holding our filmmaker Henry's photo up on...
Welcome to another issue of the Dispatch, Reader!
In this issue we're covering:
Career growth goals
A challenge to help you grow your audience
An epic personal website
Let's dive in!
Speaking of diving in, my friend & podcast co-host Femke just launched her product strategy course as part of the...
I had a newsletter-writing break for the first few weeks of 2023, but now the Dispatch is back in full swing and I'm excited to show up in your inbox weekly to bring you marketing design news, inspo and education!
In this issue we're covering:
Well Reader, it’s time for the last Dispatch of 2022.
I always get super reflective at this time of year, so in this issue I want to share a roundup with you of some of what I believe to be the most interesting or most useful things I’ve created and written over the past 12 months.
It’s hard to...
Well Reader, another season of my interview podcast has wrapped up.
In 12 interviews I spoke to 15 design leaders about the way they get their work done, and I personally learned a ton from these conversations.
There is just so much value in learning how your peers do things. Learning from the...
Here's what's in this issue:
A tale of woe
How Zendesk's product imagery system works
An article about design systems and how they came to be
A fun poll
A couple of weeks ago I finally tackled a task that had been on a my to-do list for WEEKS: creating the product imagery for a...
Question for you, Reader: what comes first? The design or the copy?
It's a chicken-or-egg situation that came up during my interview with RightMessage co-founder Brennan Dunn recently. In today's issue of the Dispatch I'm sharing my take on the matter, as well as a handy article about design...
Today I have a few follow-up thoughts from issue 82 where I wrote about outcomes vs output and why it’s important for us as designers to understand the impact our work is having.
In making this mindset shift, it could be easy to start to focus TOO much on the metrics we’re moving...
Have I mentioned lately how much I love Figma’s virtual whiteboard tool, FigJam?
As a Creative Director, I honestly think I might spend more time in FigJam than in the Figma design tool itself. I use it any chance I can get! For solo brainstorming, team activities, annual planning,...
I’m putting my manager hat on today to help you understand why the difference between outcomes and output can help you reach the next level in your career. And if you’ve already got clarity about this mindset shift yourself, then perhaps my explanation will help you pass the...