6 Places to find creative inspiration without wifi

Designers and freelancers in general need a little help staying inspired from time to time. We all have places we like to browse while brainstorming; you never know what’s going to spark the perfect idea for you.The internet is a wonderful resource for creative inspiration. It gives you access to more information in one place...

8 Guidelines For Friends And Family Startup Funding

Most entrepreneurs have learned that it’s almost always quicker and easier to get cash from someone you know, rather than Angel investors or professional investors (VCs). In fact, most investors “require” that you already have some investment from friends and family before they will even step up to the plate. You see, investors invest in...

3 mobile trends to define your brand’s omnichannel strategy

There is a common misconception that technology is the main driver of mobile shopping. The truth is that consumer behavior has changed, not just technology. Consumers are driving the growth of mobile shopping and make no mistake, mobile is changing both the online and offline shopping experience – influencing 19% of all sales in retail...

Prototypo: A Streamlined Online Typeface Editor

London-based international type foundry, ByteFoundry has created a slicker and smoother way in creating and editing typefaces. Called “Prototypo”, the open source online editing application will make the work of type designers less tedious and repetitive. Prototypo features a streamlined way of editing typefaces with over twenty parameters to modify all built-in glyphs at once...

Mr. Bliss: Tolkien’s Little-Known Children’s Book for His Own Kids, Lovingly Handwritten and Illustrated by the Author Himself

“‘What color?’ said Mr. Binks. ‘Bright yellow,’ said Mr. Bliss, ‘inside and out.’” J.R.R. Tolkien firmly believed that there is no such thing as writing “for children” and yet, unbeknownst to most, he joined the ranks of famous authors of literature for grown-ups who wrote little-known children’s books — including Mark Twain, Maya Angelou, James...

Eggcellent: Hatch’s 2014 Egg Coloring Kit and Contest

I hate myself a little bit for that title, but I promise good visuals. I was excited when Hatch’s annual egg coloring kit from 2012 was chosen as a winner in the HOW Self-Promotion and Marketing competitions, and I was equally as excited when we received their kit last year. As such, I was anticipating...

Neil Blumenthal: 3 Lessons Learned From Building Warby Parker

About this presentation Warby Parker started, like most businesses, with frustration. Co-CEO Neil Blumenthal and his co-founders found purchasing glasses extremely tedious and unnecessarily expensive. So, they created their own solution.  But what were the actual steps the team took to take Warby Parker from an idea to business? Blumenthal shares how Warby Parker started by dramatically...

Are Magazine Apps Dead?

Are iPad apps dead, or do they still have a bright future? This debate has been raging among app creators for some time, especially in the magazine-making world. Robert Newman has gathered some top app mavens for an online roundtable discussion of the current state of the art: Mario Garcia (Garcia Media), David Jacobs (29th...

Freelancers: Last Chance. Don’t Miss This Deal — 65% off

Today is the last day to register for the latest virtual conference for freelancers: Strategies for Creative Freelancers, Spring 2014. (But you have 30 days to download everything and then you can review at your convenience.)So in case you missed it, you’ll get access to 11 audio & video sessions, which would normally cost $300 if...

Pop Design: Ghostbusters, Breaking Bad, Mario and More

Not long ago, we went hunting for some pop culture design-rich work at the Wizard World Louisville Comic Con. We spotted Andrew Heath’s work from across the conference floor. After lightening our wallets on a couple pieces of said work, we chatted with Heath about his process, how to stand out, and the role pop...