This month, we covered a handful of ways the creative industry is getting smarter, safer, and more sustainable. When we get out of our comfort zone—and start thinking outside the box—that’s where innovation happens!
Gliding into UX
“No code? No problem. This takes mobile-first to a new level! Glide and similar applications are equipping entry-level UX designers with no-code tools to create real projects in real-time. These tools can greatly enhance their portfolio and expand their skill set by building a real mobile app instead of just prototyping one for their portfolios. With UX designers in high-demand, this tool could give entry-level designers the edge they need to stand out in the current job market.”
A safer social media
“I see social media platforms as the playgrounds of the internet. It's not all fun and games though, and users' safety is becoming more of a priority. Regulatory tools like these help us all remember what playing nicely looks like, and that there are consequences for being unkind. It speaks volumes that Instagram, being a leader in social media platform engagement, is intentionally monitoring and updating its "playground rules" so that users feel safer and more in control of their experience. These are the kind of steps in the right direction that we love to see!”
Digital Marketing Manager
“Now more than ever, consumers are buying from businesses that align with their values, which includes sustainable, eco-friendly brands. LEGO creatively reminds us that it takes effort, but we can all do our part—which includes being conscious of our marketing footprints by optimizing digital, printing with purpose, using recycled papers, self-packaging, and sourcing local, just to name a few."
Vice President of Business Development