Author: Drew Lepp

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5 (Almost) Free Tools to Help Distracted Freelancers

To say I am easily distracted is an understatement; I have the attention span of a child at Disneyland. I used to blame my distraction problems at work on general office issues like people talking, people laughing, people getting up to get water. Literally everything seems so much more interesting than my computer screen, someone […]

5 Tax Tips for Creative Freelancers

Dear Readers, I am taking a bit of a departure from my normal design-related posts to talk about something we all have to do at some point or another: taxes. There are some things that never get easier with time. For me, those items include cleaning out the fridge, push ups and doing my taxes. I have […]

Tips for Building a Trustworthy Application

It’s true, you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and we have an interesting biological trick to thank for that. First impressions and judgments are made at an impressively awesome speed. Within the one-tenth of a second, we are able to decide if someone is trustworthy, competent or attractive. Jonathan Freeman, assistant professor […]


The Science of Happy Design: An Interview with Pamela Pavliscak

I had the pleasure to talk to researcher and data scientist, Pamela Pavliscak, to talk about how technology affects happiness, understanding how to measure happiness, and, of course, our love of ModCloth. Her research is part deep dive interviews, part social science experiments, part data science. She founded Change Sciences to help companies like Ally, NBC […]