Can collaboration be curated? How do artists merge disparate styles to conjure a confluence of ideas they wouldn’t have discovered on their own? Every month, It’s Nice That and Dropbox ask pairs of illustrators to create exclusive posters, together. In March, we went behind the scenes to show how two artists used Dropbox Paper to co-create the monthly poster for Nicer Tuesdays. Today, we want to share insights heard at these events, and reveal how the guest speakers collaborated on recent projects. Here’s what we’ve learned so far.
The Zambezi Valley of Zimbabwe contains a World Heritage Site and the longest contiguous wilderness area in Southern Africa. Though the region is home to one of Africa’s remaining elephant strongholds, it’s lost 40% of its elephant population since 2001. This crisis has inspired a passionate group of people to join forces to stop the poaching. Here’s how the Zambezi Elephant Fund unites different parties in pursuit of a common goal—and uses Dropbox to make that work easier.
Team meeting notes, creative briefs, project plans: You’re probably using the same types of docs over and over again. But pulling one together—tracking down the last doc, copying and pasting into a new one, stripping out the old project’s info—is an annoying, repetitive chore. So today, we’re making your work easier by introducing one of the most requested Dropbox Paper features: the ability to turn any doc into a shareable template.
Starting today, Dropbox and the New York Times are teaming up to produce a weekly “Behind the Cover” video series. The series will explore the creative process behind the iconic covers for the New York Times Magazine.
Last month, we traveled to Banff, Canada for The Gathering to talk with marketing leaders from the world’s most-coveted brands. We wanted to find out what it takes to create a cult brand and what elevates a brand from “respected” to “iconic.” While we were there, we had a chance to chat with these leaders to get their insights on creativity. We spoke with Fiasco Gelato’s Chief Idea Officer and CEO James Boettcher to find out how his company creates an environment where collaboration can thrive.