How to visualize the steps within your workflow to achieve a more productive planning process

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How I block my calendar

As a freelancer or small business owner with many moving pieces in running a business — from accounting to client management, to the actual fulfillment jobs — it can be easy to let a hectic week slide by while simultaneously not feeling like you got anything accomplished. …

How the documenting process has developed foundations of product design practice.

Illustrated people standing and thinking of ideas
Illustrated people standing and thinking of ideas
Illustration by Kate Mango

When I was studying graphic design in college, there was always one thing required from every student at the end of the year — the process book. It was easy to tell which process books were scrapped together moments before the deadline. (Trust me, I tried once. My professors were not so impressed.)

Who needs New Year’s Resolutions when you can create an actual New Year roadmap for your business?

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Photo by Cathryn Lavery on Unsplash

Running your own business is a lot of work, and it can be hard to step back and actually roadmap when you’re knee-deep in emails, projects, and tasks. However, the end of the year is a great time to take a moment to meditate on your business and or work practice. I personally have been making a list of what did and didn’t work for me in 2019, especially since this was the year I launched my visual design studio.


Addie Johnson

design ethicism, sustainable activism, digital minimalism. cultivating cross-disciplinary communities.

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