Next Secret Handshake Lecture Series Event Announed: April 28, Jason Schwartz at ASU

Going Pro: What You Need & What It Takes
Maxing out your resume, presenting the best work and how to do it all right.

Date: April 28th
Location: Coor Hall, on Arizona State University’s Tempe Campus
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Sponsored by ASU, GDSA & AIGA!

Please note:
If you are a student at Arizona State University and have any questions you would like me to address during the lecture, PLEASE contact me. Or even better… hit me up on Twitter @jaycrimes.

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Jason Schwartz

Awesome Article Alert – Design: Impact on Business Via Businessweek

Businessweek published an excellent article discussing the impact of design on business. Design: Impact on Business

Their 6 article series focuses on the following:
The Value of Design
Why Design Matters
The Value of Design to Startups
How To Redesign Health Care
The Role of Design in Business
Slideshow: The Worlds Most Influential Designers.

Even though I didn’t make that that list… yet, it’s still a good read. 😉

These articles are extremely important for people BESIDES designers to read. Designers already understand how their craft is valuable, but more often than not I find myself explaining the value of design to clients.

Design is creative problem solving. If the only thing we did was make pretty pictures, we’d be in trouble. Good design facilitates amazing marketing initiatives. Good design improves conversion. Good design makes interactive sites usable and functional. There is a reason why people pay a premium for premium design.

These articles might just enlighten.

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Jason Schwartz