Archive for April, 2011

April 29, 2011 2

The Habits of Highly Effective Designers: Habit 1. Have a Vision, Create a Concept

By in Design Skills

I have decided to write a series of post on habits that can help designers improve their craft. I write these tips more as therapy for myself and a way of documenting the lessons that I learn each and every day about what it takes for me to become better at one of my principle […]

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April 25, 2011 0

Dude, Where’s My Data? (All of It)

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The use of “Software as a Service” (SaaS) platforms has grown tremendously over the past several years. Companies such as Netsuite, which offers online accounting software and Freshbooks, which offers a Web-based time-tracking and invoicing software, are both examples of this approach. Web-based software platforms and applications provide services to customers over the Internet in […]

April 19, 2011 0

Five Reasons not to Freelance

By in Business Skills

It’s easy to romanticize being in business for yourself and being a one-man (or woman) show. But it’s more difficult than it sounds. To borrow from the 17th Century poet John Donne, “no man is an island.” People are just not born to work alone. Here are just a few reasons why: 1. It’s very […]

April 18, 2011 0

All typography business card

By in Branding, Business Cards, Business Identity, Design, Inspiration

This purely typographic business card belongs to Jos Buivenga, a typographer, owner of exljbris type foundry and creator of the popular Museo family of typefaces. The minimal design allows the “type” to speak for itself and represents the principle business activity of the company.

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