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4 Fool-proof Ways to Increase Your Meeting Productivity

Homiera Fields April 1, 2016

Eat While You Meet Bringing a snack to meeting is a great way to keep you energized and satisfied, especially if your meetings tend to run long, and even more so if your meeting is taking place around lunch time. There is nothing more disruptive than a rumbling stomach, for you and for your colleagues, […]

What Video Games Teach About Design: Discoverability

Randall Parrish July 1, 2015

Video games and websites can seem like potentially scary undertakings for the untrained user. But that doesn’t mean you need to oversimplify or over-explain your interface to ensure user understanding. Trust Your Users to Understand the Mission A parallel between video games and websites is how users get started—tutorials in video games, onboarding in the […]

Get Hired: How to Create the Perfect Design Portfolio

Kristina Lakeway February 20, 2015

So, you’ve got an interview. You’ve practiced your answers and researched all the details that go into the position. But how’s your design portfolio looking? It should go without saying that, as a designer, your portfolio should be up-to-par with your designing talents. In my experience, there are a several things you can do to ensure that you […]

Most-Loved Design and Development Tools: Valentine’s Day Edition

Homiera Fields February 13, 2015

Roses are red, violets are blue; we love our design and development tools, and so will you! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time for me to check in with my teammates and see what design and development tools they love the most. Want to know what tools our designers and developers keep closest […]

Website Inspiration of the Week: Flat Design

Randall Parrish January 23, 2015

A few weeks ago, we talked about upcoming digital trends to look forward this year. Innovation is always exciting, but it’s easy to confuse what looks pretty with what actually works. So when those two things connect successfully—that’s design magic. Flat design is one of them. In a few words, flat design emphasizes clutter-free, minimalistic, […]

Kick-Off 2015 the Right Way

Homiera Fields January 1, 2015

We did a lot in 2014. From impressive website launches (like SpaceNews, Penton, and PaintCare), even more exciting new projects, and a largely successful GiveBack DC Holiday Diaper Drive, we’ve been busy. But as one year closes, it’s time for you to get busy too! With your digital resolutions for 2015, that is. Let’s check […]

#FOWD: The Future of Web Design 2014

Homiera Fields December 1, 2014

Zach here! A couple of weeks ago, I went to the Future of Web Design 2014 conference by Future Insights in New York City. There were a number of really impressive speakers, all sharing their insights on the ways design and development continue to shift. Conferences are a great opportunity to listen to candid and honest conversations relating to […]

Can Designers Open Source?

Homiera Fields October 16, 2014

At WDG, we are all about open source technologies. With their real-time improvements, customization, and support from huge developer communities, open source is the way to go. But what about open source design? On principle, open source gives developers the freedom to use, modify, and distribute software without the burden of licensing fees. The same […]

WDG Sponsors CreativeMornings DC

Homiera Fields October 3, 2014

CreativeMornings: Live in Color There’s no better way to start a Friday morning than with coffee, mimosas, and a talk by some of DC’s greatest creatives. Which is exactly what Homiera and I did last Friday, minus the mimosas. I’m working, remember? For the last two years WDG has sponsored CreativeMornings, a breakfast lecture series […]

Say Hello to Our Little Friends: Buddy, Duke, and Harley

Kristina Lakeway September 5, 2014

At WDG, we are always looking for ways to boost morale and promote an awesome work culture. Kayaks, basketball hoops, game rooms, Friday breakfast–you name it, we have it. (Or at least thinking of it.) Which brings us to the most important morale-boosters of all: our beloved four-legged, tail-wagging friends, Buddy, Duke, and Harley! In […]

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