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MAY 13 2020

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Introducing Office Ours, a “creative identity pep-talk,” and The Office Slack-i-fied

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Design and website by One Design

News: Introducing Office Ours

Office Ours is a new virtual event series that features an evolving roster of studios, presenting our global design community with an opportunity to dig below the surface and see how businesses operate, evolve, and thrive. We’re first on the roster this coming Tuesday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m. CST. Don’t wait—RSVP today, friends!

Illustration by David Plunkert

Building a new ventilator in the age of COVID-19

“Engineering is quiet, methodical work, not often the stuff of high drama. But for many engineers the coronavirus has been a call to arms. Not since the space race has the whole world been so invested in problems that are fundamentally technical.” This New Yorker piece is a fascinating first-hand account of the engineering feat of creating new, cheaper to produce, maintain, and deploy technologies. Specifically, the ventilator.

Illustration from “You Can’t Have It All” from Pep Talks For Broke(n) People

How to make sense of your creative identity

Writer, poet, and artist Caits Meissner gives herself a little I-need-to-accept-the-grey-of-who-I-am-creatively pep talk in The Creative Independent. Relatable and timely. Worth the read.

Graphic by Damien Newman

Ah, yes. A successful visual representation of what it is we do

Nothing more to say here. Take a look at the image, folks. Feel free to use this to help your friends, family, and clients understand this thing called design.

Project by The Pudding, website by Matt Daniels

Hi if you’re interested in generational differences and/or music at all, stop what you’re doing and click this link

That is all. Thank us later.

Send your friends cool, interactive postcards

All the kids are doing it. (Plus, it's a responsible, distanced way to let someone know you’re thinking of them!)

Photography by Gabriele Galimberti

Toy stories from 58 countries

“Two years in the making, Gabriele Galimberti’s joyful series reminds us of the comfort that kids find in teddies, trucks, dolls and dinosaurs.” If you need a pick-me-up, look no further.

Concept by MSCHF

Okay, hear us out—

We’re notorious for throwing major time-wasters in this section. But I think this one might top the list (both of being the “most fun” and the biggest time-suck). If you’re an Office-head...I mean, you can’t not.