Frank McClung
Advisory

Observations

Design reflections on the BLACK LIVES MATTER street mural in Washington, D.C.

Over the last decade, I can think of no other single design that has had a more tangible, pervasive, divisive place in the visual and ideological landscape of the American public than Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” red hats. I wrote about how that hat and it’s lack of design thoughtfulness exposed some blind spots in my

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You are really bad at evaluating design, and we’re to blame

I sometimes hear this phrase when clients evaluate design options: “I’ll know it when I see it.” Actually, no, you won’t. Sure, even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while, but if you do not clearly define the design’s purpose, audience, expected results, and how it supports business strategy and brand, then

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Getting done whatever you get done, and learning to be happy about it

This article is not about improving personal productivity, efficiency, prioritization or organization so that you can get more done in the day. It’s about shifting the way you think about what you do each day so that you are less frustrated, more peaceful and relaxed, and generally speaking nicer to be around. To many of you, this article will

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