Ted Leonhardt

Ted Leonhardt

Ted Leonhardt is the founder and publisher of NAIL, a magazine dedicated to helping creatives thrive in the modern world. Starting in Seattle, Ted founded and built the brand design firm The Leonhardt Group which he sold in 1999. In 2000 he was recruited to the position of Chief Creative Officer/Global at Fitch Worldwide in London where he helped assemble 27 design offices including The Leonhardt Group under the Fitch banner.

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Together, Apart—Checking in with the SEGD Community

Together, Apart—Checking in with the SEGD Community

Read Time: 5 minutes

*UPDATED: 05/27/20

"May you live in interesting times," goes the ubiquitous phrase (curse?) of dubious origin—and here we are, strangely both closer together, and farther apart than ever before. But designers and fabricators dig a challenge, right? The SEGD community is a truly special group of people from around the globe—bound together by their warm collegial comportment, and love of design excellence and shared experiences—who continue to find creative ways to connect, inspire and help others across their teams and across the globe.

When You Aren't the Smartest Person in the Room—Impostor Syndrome

When You Aren't the Smartest Person in the Room—Impostor Syndrome

By Ted Leonhardt

Read Time: 5 minutes

This week’s Nail It Weekly story was written by a reader who responded to last week’s email on overcoming arrogance. Corry wrote:

“Thank you for showing how once we have a better understanding of our emotional demons, we might actually be able put them to work for us. For me, I’ve noticed that sometimes I freeze and literally forget my core expertise.

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