How to react: I’ve noticed that when things like this happen, people tend to get flustered and distracted—and rightly so. As a result, I have had candidates mute their mic or turn off their camera (presumably to go see what’s happened), effectively leaving the interview. Do not do this! Things happen. In this scenario, keep your cool, apologize for the disruption, and ask for a 2-minute break to assess the situation. It might be minor, which will allow you to continue on in a focused state, but if it needs more of your attention, ask to reschedule. Anyone who does not understand doesn’t deserve your employment. … [Read more...] about You have a job interview over Zoom. The kids are home. Now what?
Small games for kids
This is going to not only be the introduction of all these different people to young kids in elementary school, but this is also the introduction of graphic design. This is the introduction of typography. This is the introduction of color theory. I’m constantly fighting with our current national design organizations revisiting the history of graphic design. How can we really provide a platform for the future of design to not be so monolithic? This is a way to introduce graphic design to kids that are in elementary school. They’ll get this book and say, ‘Wow, I haven’t seen anything like this before. I didn’t know that you could just take language and do this stuff with it.’ These are all things that kids are already exploring because they’re exploring letter forms, writing, cut paper and art. So subtle ways—maybe my whole life is about this—it’s really setting up things for the future. … [Read more...] about This gorgeous new children’s book celebrates Black Lives Matter
Finally, even if you have no outdoor space at all, you can set up your desk close to a window and adopt any trees that you see outside, even if they’re not technically yours. It’s a small mental shift, but Cochran says that creating an attachment to the trees has a calming effect and helps break up the monotony of quarantine. She’s spent a lot of time staring at the redwood outside her window. “You see what birds build nests on the tree and how the foliage changes from day to day,” she says. … [Read more...] about How to redesign any outdoor space you have—even a fire escape
The school was always the priority in the design. Watts and her fellow designers made sure to consider the angle of windows and the orientation of the residential outdoor spaces to avoid too much overlook on the school, and tried to create more separation between the apartments and the school by placing the residential buildings’ common spaces on the floors closest to the classrooms. … [Read more...] about In London, an experimental building houses two very different types of tenants
Beyond the physical part of Dreamworks’ headquarters, Satterthwaite believes that the key to the company’s creative success is that it’s an environment where people aren’t afraid to fail. “We are as open with our successes as we are our failures, and we’re constantly doing postmortems,” Satterthwaite says, whether it’s about a movie that did not meet box office expectations or a new benefit program. “Nobody loses their job over it. It allows everybody to learn in a way more productive way.” … [Read more...] about The Animated Workplace: Dreamworks’ “Six Pack” Approach To Building A Culture Of Creativity