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The Project Manager’s role is all about communication, verbal and nonverbal. How do you master a balance between the two? In what ways can you re-evaluate your communication style, as well as your teammates, to better serve the project and the client? Associate Partner, PM Lead Kevin Yarashefski shares some of his top advice for becoming a more effective PM.


Predictions for SXSW 2018

SXSW is one of the most popular industry conferences if the year, and 2018 will be no different. We decided to get the opinion of a few of our experts to find out what they believe will be the most highly-talked-about topics at this year’s event.


What does it take to be an outstanding strategist? Better yet—what exactly does a strategist do? What kind of people make great strategist? Director of Strategy Nancy Maloney answers these and a few other questions that surround this profession.


When you ask a creative to write a career advice piece, they’re going to get creative with it. In his script titled “Advice,” Creative Director Evan Thompson sketches out traits that he finds most valuable in a creative,


What does it take to thrive as a developer in today’s world? Associate Partner, Technology Andrew Falconer offers his insight on the mindset of a technologist today.


Strategist Hugh Allspaugh offers his two cents on marketing during Valentine’s Day. Offering some comical flops and a Valentine’s Email Champion.


Interaction Design Lead Scott Theisen spearheads a team of digital designers whose craft is unique and sharply honed. Elaborating on what’s needed to thrive in this role, Scott shares his top priorities and evaluation criteria when looking at a digital designer candidate.


Director, Technology and Product Management Tobi DeVito looks at using design thinking for a Sprint 0. Her thoughts? Make the product vision the boss, and by Sprint 1, your team will be ready to hit the ground full speed ahead.


As the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology continues to grow, design’s impact grows with it. Many of these platforms struggle with designing a seamless for users, resulting in issues with security, usability and more. Given VSA’s experience in designing for these complex businesses, we’ve compiled a set of guidelines for creating a successful user experience in crypto.