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We’ve released a new video and it’s not an explanation of hot new technology. In fact, it’s easy to assume that this subject hasn't changed in 100 years. Our new video is about libraries, and specifically, how they have evolved in the Internet Age.   Here are the highlights as an ExplainerGIF:     About This Video: Many of our wonderful supporters are libraries and librarians. In talking with them, we discovered that one of the biggest challenges they face is one of perception.    To many,... Continue Reading

A Common Craft Cut-Out is Born!

Posted by: leelefever on January 27, 2014- 11:00am

Topic: Cut-Outs

Categories: library, presentation, visuals


I never expected drawing to be a part of my career. Actually, that’s true for a lot of what Common Craft does. I never planned to be a video producer, voice actor, hand model or animator either. But I’m so thankful to have the opportunity.    Perhaps my favorite part of the Common Craft process is creating visuals. We call them Common Craft Style “Cut-outs”, as many of them end up as cut-out pieces of paper on our whiteboard. The Cut-outs are becoming a big part of our future.   A New Kind of... Continue Reading

Speaking at the Texas Library Association Conference

Posted by: leelefever on March 6, 2011- 4:00pm

Topic: Speaking

Categories: education, library, presentation, travel


It's true. Sachi and I are attending the Texas Library Association Conference in Austin, April 12-15th.  I will be presenting on Thursday the 14th at 2pm and my talk is called "The Art of Explanation - in Plain English". I hope you'll come. This will be our first library conference and we're really excited to meet people like you and take it all in.  Librarians are among our most dedicated fans and this conference is one of the biggest events in the library world.  If you're going to the... Continue Reading

Libraries and Online Video - Free Online Seminar with TechSoup

Posted by: leelefever on November 9, 2009- 4:00pm

Topic: Speaking

Categories: library, webinar


I'm excited to be participating in a free online seminar with TechSoup, an organization that helps non-profits with technology. Details below: Tech Training Made Simple with Online Videos Wednesday, November 18, 11 a.m. Pacific time Wouldn’t it be great if complicated technology concepts were explained in a simple way that’s easy to understand? Imagine how something like this could assist you in training sessions for patrons or staff. Well look no further, Common Craft creates explanatory... Continue Reading