Tag: process

What goes into a brand guide?

Ive seen all kinds of brand guides, from hilariously terrible to awe-inspiring. When done well, a brand guide helps to create consistency in internal and external communications and saves people tons of time asking and answering questions.

Revealing the thought behind the brand: How much is too much?

Last week we had another L.A.B. session in which we dove deeply into our own brand. Who are we? Why do we exist? What were our first impressions of the company and how have they changed since weve been here? It was especially valuable since we had people who had been here just a few days and others for many years. Neat, right?

Getting stakeholders to agree on things

We get asked this question all the time: How do you get stakeholders to agree during a project? Its a good one. A really good one. It might be the the most important question to ask when youre trying to do something new.

5 Tips for navigating internal politics

In 10 years of doing design for a huge range of clients, weve fallen on our faces more than once. Every time we do, we figure out what went wrong and never do it again. Here are five ways we make sure projects keep moving.

5 Predictions for nonprofit web work in 2014

Here are 5 big ideas we think we’ll see more and more of in the coming year. We’re hearing a lot about some of them already, so take a look and let us know what you’re planning for 2014.

5 Nonprofit web design challenges, solved

How do you get data in the user’s hands in a format that actually helps them? This question and more are answered through our web design work in 2013. What challenges are you trying to solve?

3 Ways to keep your web project on track

Every project we do looks great, but lets be realistic: some of them have hiccups along the way to being great. Here are the top three reason why web projects go wrong and how to keep that from happening.

9 Signs your website is out of date

We’re talking about 9 BIG things in technology, design, content and usability here. These are the biggest issues we see in really old sites. Check your site: how does it fare?