Category: Miscellaneous

Designing Under Pressure

Four Tips For Busting Stress Everyone goes through bouts of stress. Whether it‘s finances, physical health, tight work deadlines, picking up your kids from school, or simply choosing the right “stressful” examples for your blog post, we all experience it on a daily basis. Stress can be very relative too; what might be majorly stressful […]

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Stop Future Tripping!

Tips for Managing Your Custom Learning Projects in the Now Hi, my name is Mel, and I’m a chronic future-tripper. What’s that, you ask? In a nutshell, it means I worry about things in the future that haven’t even happened yet — or may not even happen at all — rather than focusing on the […]

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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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