Lorry Jamison, Spring 2022 Featured Illustrator

Lorry Jamison, Spring 2022 Featured Illustrator Lorry Jamison is a non-binary cartoonist based in St. Louis. They graduated with a BFA in Communication Design from Washington University in St. Louis in 2019. They create playful, LGBT+ inclusive comics and illustrations alongside their supportive cat, Sunny, who is a proud ally of both the LGBT+ communityContinue reading “Lorry Jamison, Spring 2022 Featured Illustrator”

Mindsets of Public Design Bureau: Visual Thinking

Illustration by Lorry Jamison. Learn more about our illustrators. Mindsets of Public Design Bureau: Visual Thinking What’s the mindsetVisual thinking is about creating images or other mock-ups that represent the current or imagined world and help us make sense of it and communicate it. Visual thinking can be as simple as a stick-figure sketch on aContinue reading “Mindsets of Public Design Bureau: Visual Thinking”

Reevaluating Criteria for Decision Making

Illustration by Lorry Jamison. Learn more about our illustrators. Reevaluating Criteria for Decision Making Any design process involves making a series of intentional choices: which opportunity to address, which idea to prototype, which prototype to iterate, which features to prioritize, and which prototype to develop into a pilot are just a few of the choices alongContinue reading “Reevaluating Criteria for Decision Making”

Virtual Facilitation: The Human-Centered Design Way

Illustration by Lorry Jamison. Learn more about our illustrators. Virtual Facilitation: The Human-Centered Design Way We love teaching workshops on facilitation: the process of facilitating (inviting, planning, steering, and reflecting) a group of people to come together and make decisions and progress is at the core of our work. There’s a lot we could say aboutContinue reading “Virtual Facilitation: The Human-Centered Design Way”

Camryn Cogshell, Winter 2022 Featured Illustrator

Camryn Cogshell, Winter 2022 Featured Illustrator Camryn Cogshell is a St. Louis-based designer and illustrator. She graduated in 2021 with a BFA in Communication Design from Washington University in St. Louis. Camryn has a big passion for diverse representation in children’s books, depictions of Black joy, anime, and the color yellow. See more of her work.

Mindsets of Public Design Bureau: Embracing (Small) Failure

Illustration by Camryn Cogshell. Learn more about our illustrators. Mindsets of Public Design Bureau: Embracing (Small) Failure What’s the mindsetEmbracing (small) failure is treating an unexpected or undesired response as an opportunity to learn and adjust. It’s a mindset that pairs with a process of managed risk taking where each risk is small enough to limitContinue reading “Mindsets of Public Design Bureau: Embracing (Small) Failure”

What’s it like to work with Public Design Bureau? An interview with a partner

Illustration by Camryn Cogshell. Learn more about our illustrators. What’s it like to work with Public Design Bureau? An interview with a partner One of our favorite ways to work is as the “people” partner – collaborating with teams of designers, planners, and other experts and helping them learn from and incorporate wisdom of people withContinue reading “What’s it like to work with Public Design Bureau? An interview with a partner”

Packing the backpack: taking lessons learned on to a new adventure

Illustration by Camryn Cogshell. Learn more about our illustrators. Packing the backpack: taking lessons learned on to a new adventure Liz here! I’m excited to share about a big transition in my life (and the life of Public Design Bureau): early next month, I will leave my role as the Associate Director (and founder) of theContinue reading “Packing the backpack: taking lessons learned on to a new adventure”

Mindsets of Public Design Bureau: Optimism

Illustration by Tay Tuteur. Learn more about our illustrators. Mindsets of Public Design Bureau: Optimism What’s the mindset Optimism is the attitude that things can be better than they currently are, and that change is possible Why it’s important For us, design is the intentional process of making things better than they were before — ideally, more sustainable,Continue reading “Mindsets of Public Design Bureau: Optimism”

Tay Tuteur, Fall 2021 Featured Illustrator

Tay Tuteur, Fall 2021 Featured Illustrator Tay Tuteur (they/them) is a non-binary illustrator and designer. Tay graduated with a BFA in communication design from Washington University in 2018. They are primarily interested in working on projects related to St. Louis, coffee, music, and the lgbt+ community. See more examples of their work at taylortuteur.com.