Posts tagged: design

Design Talk by MV no. 14 - I ❤ My Tool Belt – How We are the Tools for Our Economic Communities

Design Talk by MV no. 14 - I ❤ My Tool Belt – How We are the Tools for Our Economic Communities

There’s my literal tool belt, which I still wear all the time, and which is invaluable to my creativity. But there’s also my tool belt of resources, which contains advice, books, and the presence of mentors. Next week I’ll share my favorite and most valued picks from my metaphoric tool belt, and how they’ve guided me as a designer – but also as a businessperson.

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Design Talk by MV no. 13 - Melting Popsicles and Their Lesson on Crafting “Marketing” Experiences For Our Consumers

Design Talk by MV no. 13 - Melting Popsicles and Their Lesson on Crafting “Marketing” Experiences For Our Consumers

Did you hear the one about the giant popsicle? Nope, not a joke. As a continuation of last week’s Design Talk, I’m listing out two more trends in experiential marketing as well as calling out some of the brands that have been quick to respond to this sort of in situ consumer engagement. (That, thankfully, has nothing to do with giant popsicles.)

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Design Talk by MV - article no. 8 - Brick and Mortar Retail Through Rose Colored Glasses (Because It’s Not as Vicious as It’s Made Out to Be)

Design Talk by MV - article no. 8 - Brick and Mortar Retail Through Rose Colored Glasses (Because It’s Not as Vicious as It’s Made Out to Be)

There is no retail apocalypse. The myriad outlets reporting on the extinction of brick and mortar retail presence are basing their claims on untruths. That said, there are trends we can’t ignore, like the ubiquitous “store for rent” signs throughout SoHo and New York City. How can this paradox be...

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Design Talk by MV article no. 6 - “Don’t Cry Over Spilt Paint – The Evolution of Resourcefulness”

Design Talk by MV article no. 6 - “Don’t Cry Over Spilt Paint – The Evolution of Resourcefulness”

Why cry over spilt paint? Just paint the floor with it! I have my mom to thank for the compulsion to make the most of my resources, and for an über-DIY approach to life and to business. Very early on, she taught my sisters and me that no one was...

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Design Talk by MV article no. 4 - Retail Neighborliness

Design Talk by MV article no. 4 - Retail Neighborliness

One thing I’ve always held true is that, as much love as I have for the things around me and as much joy as they may give me, they’re still things. It’s just stuff. I don’t attribute preciousness to, or feel unnecessarily protective of, the objects in my life. I...

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