The blog of Ready State, a creative agency
Inclusive design is good for business
Diversity isn’t just about who is in the room, it’s about a design process.
Behind Ryan Putnam’s branded illustrations (Q&A)
Thriving San Francisco-based designer-illustrator Ryan Putnam discusses how he balances analog—pens, pencils, brushes—with digital. He also explains why his favorite clients are in tech.
Beyond the greeting card: A visual interview
Ready State Design Director Jodi Wing’s toolbox includes a CAT scanner and a 3D printer. We decided to go low-tech to showcase her most persistent tool: freehand drawing.
How to generate ideas like a creative team
You don’t have to be a creative genius to come up with good ideas. You can take these steps, one by one.
The joys of designing for great content
When helping bring stories to life with editorial design and art direction, there’s a lot to get fired up about.