• Questions & Empathy Builds Trust in the Workplace

    Questions & Empathy is a deck of 56 cards made to help coworkers explore each others empathetic mindsets, learning what stands out and matters to them as individuals. The cards were created by Sub Rosa, a New York-based design group that specializes in empathy.

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  • Sub Rosa’s Jesse Johanning Featured as Print Magazine’s Designer of the Week

    Designer of the Week Jesse Johanning, who has collaborated with brands such as Google, Nikelab and WIREDmagazine, is currently a graphic designer at independent strategy and design practice Sub Rosa. Below, he shares his thoughts on the designers he believes are always pushing...

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  • La Petite Mort: The ‘Creation of Moments of Magic and Passion’

    West Village-based agency Sub Rosa likes to indulge itself regularly in the creation of moments of magic and passion—sometimes for clients, sometimes just for fun. To ensure that magic continues to flow unfettered it has created a receptacle that takes the form of an occasional...

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  • 7 Great Infographics by Graphic Design Agencies

    Sub Rosa’s Art Director Jessi Brattengeier showcased her smarts by mapping out the 37-year history of hip-hop. The result is a striking monochrome infographic that makes perfect sense of all chaos and complexity that story entails.

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  • Compassion Culture: Embracing Empathy

    In May 2017, the Sub Rosa agency started selling a deck of cards it developed to improve empathy among creatives and businesspeople, as well as advance collaboration within teams. Ventura says some people are also using the cards in social settings – “so they can...

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  • Michael Ventura Keynotes CreativeMornings/NY

    Michael Ventura believes in taking more chances to embrace more serendipity, and in turn, you might discover surprising facets about yourself. In this talk on Serendipity, Michael shares his journey as a broke, jobless college student to becoming an entrepreneur, store-owner,...

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  • ‘Questions & Empathy’ Might Just Change How You View Other People

    Sub Rosa has set out to make empathizing a little easier with its Questions & Empathy card deck. Consisting of 49 cards, the deck turns empathy into a game, one that’s meant to strengthen relationships, prompt reflection, and, with any luck, help you be a little more...

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  • Can a Card Game Teach You Empathy? This Creative Agency Thinks So

    Sub Rosa began working on Questions and Empathy a few years back, during a time when the creative agency was trying to figure out how to distinguish itself from other marketing and design businesses. “If you look at the way one agency versus another talks about themselves,...

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  • Solve Workplace Conflicts With This New Card Game

    The Sub Rosa design company think they’re onto something when it comes to conflict resolution in the office or on the factory floor. It’s especially useful for the client/company relationship when misunderstandings and miscommunications threaten to come between customers...

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  • 15 Questions to Make You a More Empathic Person

    So what does strengthening our empathic fitness look like in practice? The team at Sub Rosa, a strategy and design practice based in Manhattan, believe it begins with asking yourself some tough questions. To help more people embrace an ongoing habit of acknowledging and consciously...

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  • ‘Q&E’ Praised by swissmiss

    “Absolutely loving this deck of cards designed by sub rosa to help enable empathic thinking. I flipped through the cards and found countless uncomfortable questions. I foresee my next dinner party with friends will have lots of deep conversation. My favorite part: When...

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  • How a Card Game Can Unify Your Office

    Strategy and design agency Sub Rosa developed a card game called Questions and Empathy that aims to get people talking by pushing them out of their comfort zones. Adweek describes it as follows: The full deck, which is somewhat reminiscent of a deck of tarot cards, includes 49...

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