How to write design feedback

Let me start this topic with a story from real life. I’m sure, you’ve had the similar situation as well. Read more

Freelance designer and studio

Nikki Starrett: Build healthy remote collaboration

A better understanding of some problems would really help people using freelancer`s services to improve their experience and benefit their future cooperation Read more

Creative Brief

Creative talks: before you accept client`s brief

Previously we posted about how to write good creative briefs. We asked some of our customers and creative experts to share with our readers what are the common issues they have to solve while briefing process. Read more

How to write effective creative briefs

The One About Creative Briefing

How to Write an Exceptional Creative Brief. The research by Approval Studio

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Design & psychology

Today, I want to share with you, probably, the most interesting conversation that we had up until today. Daniel May is a design professional, who’s been working with such companies like Sony and BMG, and it’s possible, that some of his works you can find in your music collection on the CD covers. Nowadays, Dan shares his experience with students of the University of Nebraska, teaching the design and I really envy his students, as Daniel is magnificent storyteller and knows how to inspire people. Unfortunately, plain text of the interview cannot share the atmosphere that Daniel creates with the help of his voice, manner of speaking, body language… Read more

What is the best collaboration tool for UX\UI designers?

Today, we are talking to Andrii Horbachov and Dmytriy Kravchenko – the co-founders of Brave Wings digital bureau, UX\UI specialists from Ukraine. These guys have truly remarkable works in their portfolio, some of them can be found on Dribble, other projects cannot be shared in free access, due to contract restrictions, but believe me, they are even more interesting and complicated. Read more

Packaging design as science

I’ve heard a lot of criticism about the design choices made by different companies while releasing their products to the market. Nowadays, having a high-quality product in the box might be even less important than having a nice, eye-catching and appealing box, as when you “meet” the product for the first time – you see its packaging, but have no clue what’s inside of it. Read more

Communication with client & design innovations

While working on the web-app, targeted for creative teams, our Approval Studio guys have carried out a big research, making interviews with Project Managers, Team Leads, Design Professors and Specialists working in different creative spheres, such as packaging design, label design, interior design, UX/UI design, etc. The most interesting conversations will be published here, in Approval Studio blog. Read more

Creative direction

What is the main cause of a headache in creative direction? Nick Schön`s vision

During the last months, I`m asking CDs, Art-Directors and design managers the one question – what is the main headache in their job? This exciting experience became a good source for some blog series I`ll share with you later

Nick Schon`s answer is great and I`d like to share it with you, guys as it is Read more

The man is Looking for a project management software

Looking for project management software. How to make the right decision? Part 1

So let`s talk about product-centric vision. Nirav Patel answered the question “How do I find the best project management tool?”

Nirav Patel, IT Project / Product Manager with 12 years of experience talks about must-have features: Read more