10 CEOs on the books they’re gifting this holiday season

Design for all Americans: How Biden's design team helped defeat Trump ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
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Good morning! Robyn Kanner was unemployed and in an outpatient rehab program when she had a revelation: She was going to help elect the next president of the United States. Kanner, a trans woman, joined Carahna Magwood, a Black woman, to lead the design team of the historic Biden-Harris campaign. Together, they oversaw a winning design strategy that combined traditional Americana with experimental graphics to lure voters in privileged and marginalized communities alike. As Kanner told Fast Company: “We never designed for designers. We always designed for the American people."

Read Lilly Smith’s profile of them here, with original portraits by Daisy Korpics.

Suzanne LaBarre
2020 election
Design for all Americans: How Biden’s design team helped defeat Trump

Making sure that marginalized communities felt heard and valued was critical to senior creative adviser Robyn Kanner, who is a trans woman, and deputy design director Carahna Magwood, a Black woman and single mother.

work life
10 CEOs on the books they’re gifting this holiday season

From celebrity memoirs to timely reads on social justice to entrepreneur essentials, these are the books executives are eager to share this year.

The COVID-19 vaccine proves a new kind of vaccine works. What can it cure next?

Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines rely on a technology that uses mRNA to create an immune response. Now that it’s been proven, it can be applied to other viruses. What will that mean for public health?

a message from HYUNDAI
Do you have a solution to a global problem? Hyundai and UNDP are ready to listen.
A pioneering partnership between Hyundai Motor Company and the United Nations Development Programme is looking to grassroots innovators around the world to solve far-reaching sustainability issues. Read more here.
2020 election
Meet Brandlive, the company that saved Joe Biden’s digital campaign

Live video platform Brandlive became the crown jewel of Biden’s digital strategy—not bad for a company that almost ran out of money during the pandemic.

2020 in review
These 23 memes helped us make sense of 2020

Digital natives dealt with a uniquely terrible year the only way we knew how: memes.

48 incredible ways designers responded to COVID-19

We’re not nearly out of the woods yet, but the devastation of 2020 brought out the best in designers along the way.

Last-minute gift ideas: 7 streaming services for that arts and culture lover in your life

Culture snobs are hard to shop for even in a normal year. Why not try a gift subscription to a niche streaming service?

COVID-19 exposed a major flaw in U.S. healthcare. Here’s how to fix it

Medical schools should embrace new technologies in order to train doctors for the next pandemic.

work life
7 ways HR will look different in 2021

’Tis the season for predictions on the future. But if 2020 taught us anything, it’s that predictions don’t always come true. 

16 gift cards that will please anyone on your shopping list

Looking for last-minute gift? Don’t panic. These gift cards from Outdoor Voices, Sorel, Sur La Table, and more will make even the pickiest recipient smile.

4 tips that can help you close a deal remotely
Raising money as a founder is hard enough under normal circumstances, but closing a deal in person is very different from closing a deal remotely. Fast Company writer Pavithra Mohan shares tips that can help you close the deal from home.
Dominion Voting Systems vs the Trump campaign: What to know
Dominion Voting Systems sent a letter threatening “aggressive legal action” if Trump attorney Sidney Powell doesn’t retract unfounded statements she’s made about election fraud.
The letter follows weeks of attacks on the previously unknown company, which has found itself at the center of false conspiracy theories about voting software.
The company has also retained a high-profile law firm known for defamation cases.
This week, conservative TV news outlets began running retractions or “clarifying” statements about claims made by their own hosts or guests.
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