rantcliff

Random thoughts on curiosities, creativity, design, and the occasional rant.

Week No. 06

21 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Survive Creative Highs and Lows Turning ideas into products is an emotional and financial roller coaster. How ThoughtMatter helped an arts centre find its way in a new neighbourhood When arts centre Tacoma Arts Live moved to a new area, a brand refresh and new

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Week No. 05

The DixonBaxi Way  When good is no longer good enough by Tobias van Schneider In defense of design tropes Bolt’s controversial rebrand is a good reminder of why clichés exist in the first place. by Brian Collins On The Evolution Of Creativity And Creative Ad Industry Icons David Droga and

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Week No. 04

  4 Trends All Small Business Owners Should Be Aware of in 2023 Here are four trends shaping the small business landscape to be aware of as you implement your plans throughout the year. 101 design rules from Collins Musings, ramblings, and principles that I’ve shared with my team and

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Engineering vs. Design

I am fortunate enough to live in a community with parks scattered throughout the area. There are a few like this one that sports small waterfalls. On pretty spring days, you’ll find an endless stream of people lining up to take pictures on the rocks or in front of the

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Good Design Makes Sense

I love a good double entendre. If you are wanting to reach people, it only makes sense to develop thoughtful ways to communicate with them. Or, design what you want to say. On the other hand, the whole point of design is to help you and me make sense of

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Week No. 52

How a Logo Design Genius Made Me Cringe at My Portfolio Four golden rules I wish I had applied to my logo design earlier. The Transformative Power of Sketching A Philosophy and Methodology for Creatives of all Kinds 8 Philosophy Books to Read for a Happier, More Meaningful 2023 Scale

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Hidden in Plain Sight

The 4th in a series about how big ideas are good for business. Ideas are everywhere. They float around all the time just waiting to be discovered. If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a 1000 times: On any given day, anyone can come up with a great idea.

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