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The team at Standard Beagle regularly shares deep insights and best practices you can use as your design and create your own products and services. Look to our blog for expertise in UX design, research, and other industry topics.
Musings

5 lessons I've learned in the past year

You know how you go through a roller coaster ride, and then you get off, and your head is spinning? That’s how I’ve been feeling after the past year. In the past year, my role has changed dramatically at work, and my responsibilities as a manager have grown exponentially. Sometimes I feel like I’ve learned enough […]

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Business

5 Qualities of a Good Client

Being a good client leads to a partnership that creates a great product. It's in your best interest as well as the agency's.So how can you be a good client?

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Musings
Blogpost - Our biggest blind spots (and what to do about them)

Our biggest blind spots (and what to do about them)

You know what’s really hard about being in the position I’m in now? I feel like I’m the last to know. I know my team isn’t trying to hide things from me – not maliciously at least. I think I have a great relationship with everyone on my team– better than most leaders. But no […]

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Musings
Teamwork - Blogpost - Part 1: How to Build Teamwork - The Foundation of Trust

Part 1: How to Build Teamwork - The Foundation of Trust

I have become a firm believer that trust is the foundation for a strong team. And that’s why my team is actively working to build trust in ourselves, between each other, and as an organization. That probably sounds a little cheesy. Trust is often considered a “soft” skill. What good is it in an agency, […]

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Musings

Battling Writer's Block

Recently I decided to have some fun and re-wrote all of my teammates author bios that display when they publish a new blog article.  As I was going through this fun little exercise it struck me….I haven’t blogged in what seems like forever.  And when I say forever, I actually mean five months…. How can […]

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Musings

Losing the Standard Beagle

 I have felt a little awkward lately when people ask me why we named our company Standard Beagle. I feel like – how do I say this? Andy and I named Standard Beagle after our Treeing Walker Coonhound. She looked like a giant beagle, and it became kind of an inside joke when people […]

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