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    • 5 Things That Help Grow Your Design Business

      Let’s just start here…running a business can be hard. For those running a business, especially a creative one, there is no shortage of nuances that uniquely challenge us, not to mention the usual things to stay on top of, plan for, and promote. With today’s disruptive environment, you need to pay attention to the pillars…

    • You Won’t Find ______________ at Rule29

      If you have stepped inside the R29 headquarters, you’ll notice a few things pretty quickly. You’ll hear music playing (sometimes blaring), you’ll be treated by brightly painted walls, and you’ll find crayons conveniently placed in the conference room. You may notice the electric guitar hoisted right by the entrance door or the numerous posters liberally…

    • Green in 2016

      This is a post from one of our designers, Edwin Carter.    If you take a survey of our day to day work at Rule29, you’d be surprised to learn how we spend a few hours out of each week. One of the things that makes this place special is that each of us are…

    • Design as Persuasive Art

      A friend much wiser and smarter than I once told me that design is a “persuasive art.” He explained that, while art inspires behavior, design intends to change it. Although my dear friend is probably not the first to make this assertion, his observation caught me by surprise. I couldn’t deny that it was true…

    • Good Beer Makes For Good Creativity

      Every year, we try to spice things up here at Rule29 by creating opportunities for collaboration and pushing ourselves out of our creative confines. In past years we’ve had company trips to type museums, hosted competitive gourmet cook-offs, and created a Be In Charge calendar…But this year we wanted to go even further.

    • Design Can Make or Break a Startup

      I’m a firm believer that design can be a game changer for businesses. This is especially true for startups. Great strategic design can be the difference between a startup’s success and failure in the early days of hitting the market. I have seen great ideas struggle and fail initially because they missed the connection from…

    • Do you?

      We all have times in our careers when we are driven by excitement and passion, and we all have times when work becomes a little more mundane. What is it that makes the difference? All of us can admit to feeling the ebb and flow of this spectrum. When we took our first steps out…

    • Preserving Our Sense Of Place

      When I graduated from college and returned to my hometown, it was startling how much the place had changed. Familiar landscapes of farm houses and grassy plains had been replaced by car dealerships, superstores, and chain restaurants. Gone were the corn fields and the split-level houses quietly situated on small streets with overgrown trees; now…

    • Thanks is giving

      As the holiday season rolls around, it’s easy to get caught in the minutia of planning and parties and to forget the significance of why we sit around a table and break bread. After all, Thanksgiving is a day set aside to give thanks. Amidst all of the expensive gifts and extravagant festivities, saying “thank…

    • The Death of Recycling?

      Not too long ago, I brought home a delicious Chipotle burrito for lunch. I always love to read the bags. This one said, “Recycling turns things into other things. Which is like magic.” The napkin followed up on the humor: Most of us have come to love recycling. At least, those of us who live…