A simple Google search for educational design resources online yields 6,250,000,000 results — there’s no wonder for those starting out as a designer, it may feel overwhelming to know where to begin. As with mastering any subject, grasping key foundational knowledge is critical before becoming an expert in the field.

Müller-Brockman’s legacy in swiss design

Illustration by UIGO Design

Starting a new role is an exciting period—it marks a new chapter in one’s career and the energy that comes from meeting new colleagues, diving into opportunities to spearhead meaningful impact, and the race to recollect fun facts about yourself for team introductions are all memorable moments of joining a…

Charles and Ray Eames high-fiving in their studio
Charles and Ray high-fiving each other in their studio

Taking a look at the chair pictured in the image below, it’s likely you recognize it as one of the most iconic architectural objects of our time. It was simply one of many inventions Ray and Charles Eames created as artistic partners over the course of three decades. The two…

Geometric art piece by Hilma af Klint
Group IX/SUW №12 by Hilma af Klint

Hilma af Klint

Deemed the first modern artist of the Western World, Hilma af Klint was a Swedish creative who credited her creative abilities to a divine, spiritual authority. Her abstract paintings in the 20th century reflected bold, imaginative aesthetics—carrying an essence the world had yet seen before.

Because of this nature, she…

Collage of Glossier products and models
Image source: Get the Gloss

If you aren’t living under a rock, chances are you may have heard of, seen, or purchased a product from Glossier in recent years.

That’s because this beauty brand has taken millennial consumer markets by storm, climbing into unicorn territory ($1.2 billion valuation) in a matter of six years. Today…

Michelle Chiu

Product designer at Meta Creative X (180K+ views). Prev. Microsoft, Apple, DoorDash, BuzzFeed, Wish, & MongoDB. Tweets at www.twitter.com/michelle__chiu

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