Problem solving is Kenneth Bess’s priority. As owner of Bess Design, he always strives for the excellence that can be achieved by the imaginative application of resources and creative energy. We chatted with Kenneth about his career path, where he finds inspiration, and any advice he might have for the next generation of graphic artists.
How can we measure the impact of design? What is the economic value proposition of the work that we do? Tom Jacobs of Krueck Sexton Partners and Marjanne Pearson of Talentstar joined Michelle Wempe for her Contemporary Design Seminar at Kansas State University (Part II) asking, “What will the design professions look like in 2030 and beyond?”
Over the past year, we have seen so many terrific, highly accomplished and experienced people who found themselves looking for new jobs. During the The Great Recession, we set up a new section called “Help Desk.” This is the beginning of a new series of posts called When your new job is to find your next job.
We love everything about architecture and design, and one of our passions is typography. When we heard there was a new font celebrating San Francisco, Marjanne’s home base, we had to include it in our font library.
What will the design professions look like in 2030 and beyond? Tom Jacobs of Krueck Sexton Partners and Marjanne Pearson of Talentstar joined Michelle Wempe for her Contemporary Design Seminar at Kansas State University.
It’s my pleasure to welcome Brien McDaniel to the Talentstar braintrust of collaborators. Brien is, himself, like a gemstone — with a bright and sparkling personality as well as great depth of character, expertise, and resonance.
My colleagues and I have always believed that it’s important to write, teach, and testify. I hope you enjoy this post from ten years ago about my experience of teaching at Harvard GSD with my dear friend and consulting partner Nancy Egan.
Our future begins today — for ourselves and our families and organizations. A new era is unfolding, with significantly more focus on health and wellness, fairness and equity, and sustainability. There’s a new playing field, with new rules.
We happily spent Women’s History Month celebrating our colleagues who have greatly contributed to the A/E/C industry. They are pioneers — architects, engineers, designers, marketers, managers, and more — leaders and change-makers, as well as activists, mothers, sisters, daughters, and wives.
In continuation of #womenshistorymonth, we are shining a spotlight on our good friend and colleague, Katherine Bajor. She knows that work/life balance is a constant challenge for many of us throughout our careers. She also believes that you can have it all.