James Dowd

Creative Director

Recent Articles

The One-Week Writing Challenge

​Want to be a writer? Get ready for a challenge. It comes in the form of these short, daily writing exercises (1 hour a day for 7 days). By the end of it, you might just discover how fun, empowering, and difficult it is to write for a living.

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Words are Magic: The Power of Language Over Our Minds

You can explain words as well as you can explain magic. That’s because neither are driven by truth, but by belief. We believe in words, we breathe life into them, we toss them into the world and they thrive. And with them, we have the power to shape everything around us.

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Will Plus Skill: How a UFC Coach Inspires Business Growth

​Legendary UFC coach Ricky Lundell applied the “1% rule” to accomplish the feat of lifting 500 pounds in less than 500 days. He now lifts over 600 pounds. But the 1% rule has applications well beyond sports and deliver growth for people in all stages of their lives and careers, from C-students to the C-suite.

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Use Your Powers for Good: A Maker’s Manifesto on Finding Time to Be Great

We writers, we developers, we designers—we creators of all things buzz-worthy and not. We unique few with the artistry to design, to code, to influence, and to make ideas happen. We are the masters of so much, and yet we stand for so little. We faithlessly jump agencies and fervently chase the great trip to Cannes. We use our skills for one purpose: monetary gain, whether our own or our agency’s. But, I’ve seen better happening around me, and I know we can all be better. We can use our talents for more.

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