Category: Miscellaneous

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Make It Pop!

Communicating with Your Graphic Designer Doesn’t Have to Feel like Speaking Greek My favorite part of being a graphic designer is all of the people I get to connect with. From varying business backgrounds, to cultural backgrounds, to a wide range of skillsets and life experiences, I love discovering how my clients’ brains work and […]

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Top 8 Principles for Good Design

Good visual design adds a tremendous amount of instructional value to materials used in training. ‘Not so good’ design actually distracts and can restrict how much people learn. However, for many people, the notion of ‘good’ graphic design is extremely subjective. People tend to like what they like. As a graphic designer at Innovative Learning […]

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How do YOU innovate?

Someone recently asked me, “How do you innovate at Innovative Learning Group?” It’s a simple question but real food for thought. Admittedly, I did not have an immediate answer. That’s not good when you work at ILG, right? However, as a process thinker who likes to reflect, I took the question to heart and started […]

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Unknow What You Know

I’ve been reading Michael Pollan’s book, How to Change Your Mind, about the history of the use of psychedelic drugs. What I find most interesting are Pollan’s descriptions of how an “experienced” mind works and what that might mean for creativity and ingenuity. While we laud experience and education specific to what we do and […]

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Step Up Your Game: Five Ideas for Developing Millennials

One of the biggest challenges companies face today is finding effective ways to train and retain millennials. Millennials are sometimes described as “lazy” or “entitled.” On the contrary, millennials are driven, possess essential skills, and hold a lot of potential. I can write this confidently because I’m a millennial. And as a millennial who works […]

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It’s Career Day! How Enlightening Teens About Careers in Training Provided Unexpected Inspiration

Recently, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a local high school for Career Day. Talking to teens about training can be a little bit daunting! Those of us in the industry experience the relevance daily, but effectively communicating said relevance can prove challenging. Even for students bent on heading to college, the thought of […]

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