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Matt Saiia's picture
Monday, August 18, 2014
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This is one of a series of posts we’re running this summer about the Collective Next Cards.“Think outside the box” is a shorthand way to describe the act of trying to stop looking at things in the same old ways. There’s great value, of course, in developing new ideas and approaches. We can all intuitively embrace the spirit of free thinking without limits, but the term “think outside the box” has lost much of its meaning through repetition. It has become a management cliché. We at... More
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
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 This is one of a series of posts we’re running this summer about the Collective Next Cards.At Collective Next, we try to be excellent at being human. That’s a strange idea to write down, being excellent at something that you inherently are, but I think being human is something that is forgotten these days, especially in our results-driven world.We don’t want to shy away from being human; in fact we want to own it. We connect to our clients’ humanity by factoring it into how we design... More
Sunday, August 3, 2014
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Well, we had a great Friday night. As we warned you Friday morning, we participated in a First Friday event at the Design Museum Boston Store, along with Taza Chocolate, Cocobeet, and DJ DayGlow. They supplied the chocolate, the juice, and the music, while we scribed on the outside windows and engaged people inside and outside the store in questions about design and other exercises.The exercises inside the packed store were fun and provocative: We asked people to mash up two very... More
Friday, August 1, 2014
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We’ve been part of a lot of great talks over five years at TEDxBoston (and we’ll announce the sixth year in this space very, very soon), but one of our favorites is Sam Aquillano’s strong, energetic talk about Design Museum Boston, his innovative pop-up museum. His talk packed a lot of insight and inspiration into less than eight minutes:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHcBftZcFywWe’ve been looking for ways to do more work with Sam and his organization and we’re starting tonight. If you... More
Bree Sanchez's picture
Thursday, July 31, 2014
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This is one of a series of posts we’re running this summer about the Collective Next Cards.Get MessyIt’s Saturday morning at Casa Sanchez and the kids and I are whipping up birthday breakfast for Daddy: pancakes!  My three-year-old is “measuring” flour and buttermilk. My five-year-old is cracking eggs and shaking her shoulders to James Brown. Vigorous batter stirring ensues as I fire up the stovetop. The kids stop and stare as I ladle out enough batter for the first pancake and gently... More
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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 This is one of a series of posts we’re running this summer about the Collective Next Cards.“I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.” ― Woody AllenChances are you have a long-standing relationship with speed. (I’m referring only to the property of moving bodies, not pharmaceuticals or any movies starring Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, and a bus.) Most of us have been worrying about speed since we were young. Maybe you were the fastest... More
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
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This is one of a series of posts we’re running this summer about the Collective Next Cards.Goldfish crackers, Legos, and crayons. These are the things that preschoolers share. Experiences, best practices, and perspectives. These are the things that adults should share.As a child, you are asked to share your things. If you are willing to give up a little bit of your piece of something, you are generous. As an adult, you are seldom asked to share your things. It’s the intangibles that are... More
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Monday, July 21, 2014
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This is one of a series of posts we’re running this summer about the Collective Next Cards.There are a lot of different crafts, or skills, that are part of my job as an Art Director at Collective Next, whether it is about people, budget, time, or process. But, to me, the one craft that can be simultaneously most exciting and challenging, is design.Being an Art Director at Collective Next means I have the opportunity to lead more projects and work with great clients – as well as talented... More
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Friday, July 18, 2014
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This is one of a series of posts we’re running this summer about the Collective Next Cards.At Collective Next we’re encouraged (and expected, honestly) to approach our work with a wide-eyed curiosity. We have a way of looking at things differently. We’re a diverse and passionate group of illustrators, sculptors, chefs, surfers, miniature village architects, musicians, karaoke champions, actors, writers, painters, costume makers, runners, world travelers, and generally clever DYI-ers. We... More
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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This is one of a series of posts we’re running this summer about the Collective Next Cards. I am NOT a detail-oriented person. However, I’ve been lucky to be mentored and taught by folks such as Matt Taylor, Michael Bell, Kelvy Bird, and many others who impressed upon me the importance of the phrase “Everything Speaks.” Work does not occur in a vacuum. The environment and experience that surround and support our work is just as important as the actual work itself.We ask our clients to... More

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