Thoughts

About Learn Close

Sometimes deep, sometimes light, our team is constantly reading, observing, making connections to the past, and prospecting the future. Here are some of our musings:

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Drawn to Culture: The Podcast Edition

Getting tired of listening to those same old podcasts day after day? Here’s a list of the ones we’ve been loving recently to give your ears a little something new.

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Drawn U | Interdisciplinary Design

When appreciation for the philosophy of design meets authentic, instinctive design thinking, good things happen. We believe that the best design is second nature and comes from truly embracing interdisciplinary thinking.

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Drawn U | Tutoring Design

Learning something new — whether it’s how to speak Spanish or the language of design thinking — can be tough. You can think of us as a tutor to help you with the latter.

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Creative Brief: Do Social Media Right in 2020

Content creators have the power to put an end to the plight of endless swiping and even change the shape of the social media landscape. Let's make it happen in 2020.

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Quiz: Which type of agency are you?

Struggling to define your agency? Find clarity with our completely unscientific — yet surprisingly accurate — quiz.

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How to Speak Agency

When you're deeply immersed in any culture, you start to get a little "inside baseball" about it. For the sake of our non-industry friends (and self-awareness), here's a thoughtfully compiled selection of design and/or advertising jargon and how to interpret it.

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Overheard at the Built Oregon Festival

Nuggets of wisdom from successful, Oregon-based entrepreneurs and businesspeople at the Built Oregon Festival in Portland, Oregon.

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Why SEO Matters

What you need to know about SEO and how it can help your business succeed.

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Keep the Saw Running: The Case for Keyboard Shortcuts

Your be-all and end-all guide to hotkeys. You're welcome.

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How I Became an Accidental Beer Snob

Our job demands that we know our clients (and their products) (and where they fit into the world) really well. To gain this kind of expert knowledge, we throw ourselves headlong into their industries. And sometimes, we become beer snobs along the way.