Creative Briefs #050: Jennifer Visocky O’Grady

Our hosts interview educator, author, and designer Jennifer Visocky O’Grady. Recorded on 3/28/14.

Jenn’s Links:

Jenn’s Books & Things We Mentioned:

  • Jennifer Visocky O’Grady is a designer, author, and educator. Check her out at and
  • Designers are busy. And that’s where Parse comes in. We’re chewing through the best design-related content, and offering up distillations you can digest in five minutes or less. Think of it as tapas for your brain. (Don’t worry, we’ll link to the full course meal in case we’ve whetted your appetite.)
  • Design Currency by Jenn and Ken Visocky O'Grady - For a designer, understanding how your work creates value is essential to growing your business and building better, more profitable relationships. Those relationships are easier to initiate, establish, and retain when you can clearly explain how your capabilities meet your client's needs. This book shows you how to do exactly that.
  • The Information Design Handbook by Jenn and Ken Visocky O'Grady - The book features an inspirational gallery of work that illustrate how to communicate at a glance, logically, effectively, and with maximum benefit and includes milestones from the history of information design that illustrate and explain breakthroughs and trends.
  • A Designer's Research Manual by Jenn and Ken Visocky O'Grady - Research often the marks difference between a good design and a great design. By engaging in competitive intelligence, customer profiling, color and trend forecasting and other research methodologies, designers demonstrate commercial value for clients in a way a design artifact alone cannot.
  • Cornelius
  • The Six Million Dollar Man
  • Nick Fury
  • Captain America
  • Loki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Invasion Of The Bee Girls poster by strawberryluna available at
  • Plan 9 From Outer Space poster by Jim Rugg available at
  • Handmade for the Hollywood was put together as a unique way for creative members of the community to contribute to the go digital or go dark campaign. Artists were asked to donate their time and supplies to create limited edition prints that would be sold as part of a fundraiser. We got a lot of positive responses, and the posters featured here are the end result.
  • Connecting entrepreneurs to opportunities
  • Cleveland
  • Commonwealth Press Ale
  • CIFAR, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, was founded on the belief that Canada has an important role in finding new ways to create a better future for the world.
  • The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) is a hub for the graphic design community, promoting knowledge sharing, continuous learning, research, advocacy and mentorship.
  • Graphic Design Inspiration, Blogs, Business & Career Advice | HOW
  • Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1996. Prior to that, he was a reporter at the Washington Post. Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario. He lives in New York.
  • Charles and Ray Eames - American designers who worked in and made major contributions to modern architecture and furniture. They also worked in the fields of industrial and graphic design, fine art and film.
  • Andrew Blauvelt is Curator of Architecture and Design and Chief of Communications and Audience Engagement at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
  • Kerem Suer is an interface designer. Check him out at and
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By aigapittsburgh
Published May 6, 2014