8 Ways to Use the New Asana Board Layout

8 Ways to Use the New Asana Board Layout

For the past few years, Asana has been an indispensable tool for managing my daily to-dos and large projects. While I love almost everything about Asana, there was one feature that was conspicuously missing: a way to manage work that moved through predefined stages (like a blog post going from idea to draft to published). Well the Asana designers must have been reading my diary because yesterday they announced new board based layouts! Now when you create a new project you can choose a list-based or a board-based layout.

While the new board layout is great, not all project types work well as a board. To get you thinking about how to use this new feature, I will walk you through 8 different project types that are perfect for a board layout.

What To Do When You Are Creatively Blocked

What To Do When You Are Creatively Blocked

We have all been there, you are working away and suddenly you encounter a huge creative block. No matter what you try, you just can’t get past it. When you are experiencing a creative block, resist the temptation to doubt yourself or “power through it.” Stop, take a step back, and ask yourself what kind of block you are experiencing. Once you know the nature of the problem, it will be easier to solve.

Creative blocks come in many forms. Here are six of the most common creative blocks and what you can do to get past them.

How to Hire a Graphic Designer

How to Hire a Graphic Designer

As a small business owner you know all there is to know about your business: what your niche is, who your ideal customers are, and what big projects you want to take on next. But maybe you are finding that isn’t enough. You know who your ideal customers are but they aren't buying from you. You know what your niche is but not how to stand out.

These are problems that all business owners face, and they also happen to be problems that graphic designers are experts at solving! A good graphic designer can be one of the most important contributors to your businesses success and I am going to tell you exactly how to find the right graphic designer for your small business.

How to Master Your Client Presentations

How to Master Your Client Presentations

One of the most overlooked aspects of design is how to effectively present designs to clients. At the end of the day, there are lots of aspects of design that are subjective and as a designer it is your job to sell your designs in a way that inspires confidence and trust.

Making presentations to clients is a skill that all designers struggle with. In this post I am going to share some tried and true strategies for making great presentations, as well as things to avoid.