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Bold Journey: On Creativity

An interview with Saundra Marcel on keeping creativity alive, being human, and hitching yourself to people you admire.

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CanvasRebel: Design & Words

Saundra Marcel reflects on the crossover between design and writing, and why Design Minded gives equal love to both.

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Yves Béhar Interview

Yvés Behar is a self-proclaimed contrarian In this interview, we talked about the guts it takes to be a design entrepreneur.

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When Startups Fail

The story of a beautiful brand—built to last—for a venture that didn’t. Even startups that fail can be celebrated for what they were.

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Karim Rashid Interview

Karim Rashid has been called the pop star of industrial design. In this brutally honest interview, he gives his take on fame.

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Milton Glaser Interview

Design icon Milton Glaser has inspired generations of designers. In this interview, Glaser reflects on his body of work.

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The—M—Dash: Career Advice

Featured among 11 leaders on the worst career advice they ever received—and what they learned from it.

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BlogHer: The Art of Pricing

Featured among other female founders on pricing advice for other entrepreneurs.

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Domus: Machine Love

Review of Linotype: The Film. Written for Domus, the Italian magazine for architecture and design.

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Founder Profile

Saundra Marcel founded Design Minded with vision of bringing together design and thinking into a ‘mindful’ studio practice.

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George Lois Interview

Interview and moderated Q&A with legendary ad man George Lois. This brilliant creative mind has always pushed boundaries.

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