#8 The next creative generation’s recipe for success

The words “Shit is happening here” are written on the washroom door at the entrance of achos!, an office and co-working space in Barcelona. This exemplifies the humour with which work is done here – certainly not the results. The space is located in the middle of Barcelona’s hip Born district and is on its way to becoming one of the newest and most in-demand agencies in the city. It is an example of a new form of creative work. Continue reading #8 The next creative generation’s recipe for success

#5 Made in Brazil, Portugal and Indonesia

Is it possible that Asia will soon be producing not only affordable cell phones and T-shirts but also logos, websites and entire campaigns? What happens when designers from all over the world make pitches for a project in Germany? And what design options are available to customers within the global market? We spoke with a designer who has worked on international design platforms. Continue reading #5 Made in Brazil, Portugal and Indonesia

#4 Three propositions about digital creative work

Johannes Kleske is a strategic advisor and futurologist from Berlin.  His company, Third Wave, advises businesses across all of Europe on topics surrounding the digital transformation. The challenges within the communications and advertising industry are familiar to him, particularly since he used to be employed by Razorfish, a digital agency. As he confided in us during our Skype conversation, Johannes is skeptical about the developments of the future. His three most important propositions are summarized below. Continue reading #4 Three propositions about digital creative work

#2 Time spent working is valuable time spent living

Eva, Founder of MATES, a coworking concept in Munich Although MATES is situated in a somewhat hidden backyard, it lies right in the heart of life in Lehel, a city quarter in Munich. The coworking space is spread across the various rooms and interestingly-shaped spaces of both levels of a former carriage factory. However, MATES is much more than yet another provider of flexibly-rentable office … Continue reading #2 Time spent working is valuable time spent living