What we learned about creative collaboration from artists at SXSW

Last week, we had the pleasure of talking with an inspiring group of musicians, designers, podcasters, and comedians at the 2017 South by Southwest Conference and Festivals in Austin, Texas. Our goal was to find out how some of the most brilliant minds in the world collaborate on their creative work. Here’s what we learned.

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Krist Novoselic of Nirvana tells us what inspired an iconic sound

How does it feel to collaborate with your heroes? How do musicians work together to make songs that create a new genre and define a generation? At this year’s South by Southwest Conference and Festivals, we sat down with Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic at the Dropbox Studio to find out how groups with diverse points of view can work together to find common ground and create something that changes the world.

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We’re going to SXSW to find out how top creatives collaborate

Ever wonder why working as a team takes you farther than flying solo? At this year’s South by Southwest Conference & Festivals, we’ll be asking influencers how they work as bands, podcasters, comedy teams, and more. We want to learn how they get into the creative zone, take inspiration from others, and combine their talents to create something they couldn’t on their own.

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Welcome Nicholas Jitkoff, VP of Design

We’re thrilled to announce that Nicholas Jitkoff is joining Dropbox as our VP of Design! Nicholas joins us from Google where he led the work of the Material Design team, iterating with product groups across the company to create a coherent design language for Google’s suite of products.

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Transforming how teams collaborate

In today’s workplace, people spend 61% of their time managing work rather than doing it. That’s the equivalent of three days a week searching for information, slogging through emails, and navigating teamwork. But what if it didn’t have to be like that? We want to bring that 61% as close to zero as possible. So we’re building products that make it easier to find the information you need, stay up to date on projects, and work more seamlessly as a team. And today, we have the first of those products and features ready for you.

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