Posts Tagged ‘new’

divider

New Episodes UP! on Design Matters

Monday, April 14th, 2014

triplethreat

Fresh new episodes of Design Matters with Debbie Millman are now up on Design Observer! Check out the latest conversations with Jonathan Harris, Joe Marianek, and Debra Bishop by clicking here<<


divider

A New Design Matters is UP!

Monday, January 27th, 2014
Join Debbie as she interviews Amanda Michel & Amy Webb, co-founders of Spark Camp!
The next generation convener, Spark Camp engineer productive collisions of talented people to tackle provocative questions, develop meaningful relationships and lead ideas into action.
Don’t miss this inspiring and propelling episode.
>>Click to listen here

michelandwebb

Join Debbie as she interviews Amanda Michel & Amy Webb, co-founders of Spark Camp!

The next generation convener, Spark Camp engineer productive collisions of talented people to tackle provocative questions, develop meaningful relationships and lead ideas into action.

Don’t miss this inspiring and propelling episode.

>>Click to listen here

divider

A New Design Matters is UP!

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Happy New Year from Sterling Brands and from Design Matters with Debbie Millman!

Check out Debbie’s latest conversation with Bob Gill, designer, illustrator, copywriter, filmmaker and teacher as he takes his through his life’s adventures and inspirations. Gill founded Fletcher/Forbes/Gill, a design office with the two brightest designers in England. F/F/G began with two assistants and a secretary. Today, it’s called Pentagram, with offices everywhere except Tibet.

bobgill

>>Check out the full episode here

divider

Now UP on Design Matters…

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

bat-manga

In this episode, Debbie chats up designer/writer Chip Kidd, who has published several novels about graphic design and comics, most notably Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz, Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross, Batman: Animated, Jack Cole and Plasticman (with Art Spiegelman), Batman Collected, Shazam! The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal, and Bat-Manga: The Secret History of Batman in Japan.

Click below and tune in to this animated conversation:

>>to the bat cave

divider

Sterling Buzz…

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Recently, Sterling completed an exciting new Innovation project for Sustain Condoms. We’re excited to unveil the new packaging and a terrific follow-up article in FastCoExist >>Click to Read More

‘Using only sustainable materials and working with out manufacturer in India, Bart Haney and Sterling Brands’ Innovation team developed a design that reflects our transparency as a brand as well as positions us as a more premium, discrete and aesthetically appealing product in the category.’

–Meika Hollender, Sustain

sustain

divider

A Plea for Doing Less

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

It’s a busy world. We’re busy people. The busier we are the more important we must be. Right?

Sadly, pace and workload are connected to importance in too many business minds. Here’s what I’ve found, both in my own work and working with our clients- this is nonsense. Worse, it’s damaging- to people and to the businesses that employ them.

I see companies trying to do too much. That seems like a noble cause, but it’s not. They spread too few resources (people and money) across too many things. In marketing, those things fit many descriptions but, for simplicity, let’s call them “campaigns”.

And here’s what happens in the world of marketing- each of these campaigns is executed fairly well. Each of these campaigns gets some of the budget. Each of these campaigns ALMOST gets noticed by the target audience it’s directed against. These sins are perpetuated every day. Sins, because they are so wasteful. Wasteful of the money that is spent. Wasteful of the labor that goes into them. Wasteful of the pride that people would like to find in their success.

What if you did this?

Simply list all of these campaigns, in an order of priority based on the impact you think they can have on building your business. Then, starting with the first campaign, be ruthlessly honest about the time and money required to execute perfectly, with enough critical marketing mass to grab the attention of a reluctant and generally uninterested audience. Place that time and money against it, then move onto campaign number two and repeat the process. Combine the amounts and move onto number three. And so on, until you run out of time and money. Then STOP. Don’t do anything further. Focus every hour of effort and dollar of spending against executing that smaller number of campaigns perfectly.

You’ll see an immediate and positive impact on your business and culture, because:

1.) What you do will be done better – much better

2.) What you do will actually be noticed – in the real world – by your customer

3.) Your people will work less, but more effectively, and will have much greater pride in their work product

In short, everybody wins.

Try it, you’ll like it!

Austin McGhie, Sterling Strategy

divider

Sterling Buzz…

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

We’re happy to announce that a new book by our own Debbie Millman will be hitting the shelves on November 8th!

“Debbie Millman has demonstrated her ability to combine thoughts about design and everyday life with her own obsessive hand drawn typography, creating a new form of visual poetry. She has invented a 21st century illuminated manuscript.”

—from the Introduction by Paula Scher

selfportrait

click here to learn more

divider

Now UP! on Design Matters…

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

colorNow streaming at Design Observer, listen to Debbie’s interview of industrial designer and co-owner of frog design, Hartmut Esslinger as he talks about working for Steve Jobs and learn how creating a design template is akin to playing music.

As a bonus, tune-in to an episode devoted to Interaction of Color on the 50th anniversary of the publication of this groundbreaking book!

>>Listen to all this and more, Here

divider

Now UP! on Design Matters…

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Jean Louis-Cohen and Michael Rock guest star on Debbie’s latest Design Matters podcasts. Tune in as they talk about self-hatred in design, the benefits of being an outsider, and a nod to the revival of Le Corbusier’s work.

designmatters

>>Listen to the show!