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    08, 2023

    Wednesday, August 2, 2023

    This week I want to share 4 things to always say to your boss.  As you might recall, last week I discussed 4 things you should never say to your boss, you can see the video here. This week we go over the positives.

  • 26

    07, 2023

    Wednesday, July 26, 2023

    Never say these four things to your boss.  In this video, I share the four worst things you can say to your boss. I have also written a blog going over these and some other things you should never say to your boss. You can find it here.

  • 15

    07, 2023

    ux recruiter
    ux recruiter

    Saturday, July 15, 2023

    Are you a designer looking to take your career to the next level? Have you been struggling to find the right opportunities and showcase your skills effectively? Look no further, because a UI/UX recruiter might just be the key to changing your design career for the better. In today’s competitive […]

  • 14

    06, 2023

    Wednesday, June 14, 2023

    Enabling creativity is critical as mentors and managers grow staff.  And it does not happy by accident of nature gifts.  It takes a strategy. In this Design+Dialogue I share four quick tips to manage your creative staff. I have also written on the subject in the past, in a blog […]

  • 1

    02, 2023

    Architecture & UI/UX Recruitment
    Architecture & UI/UX Recruitment

    Wednesday, February 1, 2023

    The Portfolio is both loved and hated by design professionals. To help you love your portfolio more here is a list of the parts of a portfolio. 1. Your Personality 2. Continuity 3. Show Your Work 4. Show Your Potential

  • 25

    01, 2023

    Architecture & UI/UX Recruitment
    Architecture & UI/UX Recruitment

    Wednesday, January 25, 2023

    Architecture careers can develop in many ways. Below is the most common career path of an architect. Intern Project Architect Project Manager Director Principal Operations

  • 27

    12, 2022

    Does your culture make employees better?
    Does your culture make employees better?

    Tuesday, December 27, 2022

    Cultivating talent suggests nurturing a concept and helping it grow, not dictating its essence.

  • 3

    11, 2022

    Architecture & UI/UX Recruitment
    Architecture & UI/UX Recruitment

    Thursday, November 3, 2022

    An interview for a design director position is both an exciting and daunting prospect. But by preparing for these 7 common questions, you can go into your interview feeling confident that you have the skills and experience needed to ace it.

  • 28

    09, 2022

    Architecture & UI/UX Recruitment
    Architecture & UI/UX Recruitment

    Wednesday, September 28, 2022

    DBI has had a full 6 months!  Some much so that I have not been able to create my Design+Dialogue videos.  That has changed today.  Check out all that we have been up to and all that is coming for DBI in the video below.

  • 25

    08, 2022

    Four Things Bosses Should Never Say
    Four Things Bosses Should Never Say

    Thursday, August 25, 2022

    Many architects will tell you they already bring a lack of confidence to their work. Even their brilliant designs have been met with criticisms like, "Why didn't you do this differently?" or "It's okay for someone with your experience level."

  • 18

    08, 2022

    Toxic Boss
    Toxic Boss

    Thursday, August 18, 2022

    A toxic work environment can affect your physical and emotional health. Employees in toxic workplaces often report sleeping poorly, having difficulty concentrating, constantly tired, and even turning to other harmful coping behaviors to soothe themselves.

  • 9

    08, 2022

    Deal with Conflict - Don't Run From It.
    Deal with Conflict - Don't Run From It.

    Tuesday, August 9, 2022

    Many leaders turn the other way for a good reason when conflict arises. Conflict is unpleasant. Most people avoid disagreements at all costs because they cannot bear to be considered "that mean person," or they fear saying something they'll regret. 

  • 2

    08, 2022

    All for One and One for All
    All for One and One for All

    Tuesday, August 2, 2022

    Being a team player at your design firm is a fast-track formula for getting recognized. Becoming known as someone who values the design talent as much as they support the firm's goals can be a career booster for your soft skills portfolio.

  • 26

    07, 2022

    NEVER Say This in an Interview
    NEVER Say This in an Interview

    Tuesday, July 26, 2022

    Once you land your job interview, you'll probably start thinking about everything you want to tell your potential employer -- about your experience, the skills you've learned, and your career aspirations. Here's what you should leave out.

  • 19

    07, 2022

    Stay Positive on Your Job Search
    Stay Positive on Your Job Search

    Tuesday, July 19, 2022

    Many candidates say that searching for a job is much harder than the work itself. Always upbeat, you put in hours each week scouring job postings, applying for positions that seem like they could be a match, checking your phone to see who wants to reach out for an interview, and then going to those interviews. You even follow up with a personal thank you note.

  • 12

    07, 2022

    Career in the Architecture and Design Industry  
    Career in the Architecture and Design Industry  

    Tuesday, July 12, 2022

    One of the many other advantages of working in this industry is that you’ll get to collaborate with other like-minded designers as you make design decisions that impact the community and the world.

  • 7

    07, 2022

    New Benefits, Who This? Architecture and Design Firms Are Improving Perks
    New Benefits, Who This? Architecture and Design Firms Are Improving Perks

    Thursday, July 7, 2022

    Securing a decent salary was once the primary goal of many designers and architects who wanted to put their creativity to good use. Architecture and Design Firms are improving perks and benefitting from the change.

  • 30

    06, 2022

    Get Promoted Already!
    Get Promoted Already!

    Thursday, June 30, 2022

    To get the promotion you're after, you'll have to prove that you've got what it takes as a high-performing employee in four essential areas: technical, architecture, communication, and talent

  • 23

    06, 2022

    Do You Know How to Leverage Recruiters?
    Do You Know How to Leverage Recruiters?

    Thursday, June 23, 2022

    To land your next big job in design and architecture, try working with a professional recruiter who specializes in the same industry where you're interested in working. 

  • 16

    06, 2022

    Are You Happy in Your Job?
    Are You Happy in Your Job?

    Thursday, June 16, 2022

    Some architecture and interior design candidates assume that being content with their current role means they have reached their career goals.Is happiness the most important thing for your job? The answer is no; happiness is not enough.