Design Business Administration

The Forms and Functions of Design

Design gives form to our ideas, bringing concepts to life.

The Intersection of Design and Business

The design business is a world of proprietary systems, trade secrets and intellectual property. But we live in an open source information environment. How do these two worlds mesh? How do we continue to make money when our skills are devalued by the democratization of design tools? Can we maintain design standards in a free-for-all information society?

Administration: The Art of Managing the Details

There is more to running a design business than talent. There are all the issues facing any business: licenses, taxes, revenue, cash flow. But there is also the added complexity of maintaining an edge in a constantly changing technological environment.

28 June 2007 by Stephen Bau