Creative Community Bulletin 1 November 2013
Great content found by Pariah and shared to the design and creative communities on social media.
- Fun Papercraft Infographic Helps You Decide If You Should Take That Design Job
This amusing paper calculator wheel asks the user four questions about the job they have in mind—regarding its fit, pay, working conditions and ethics—in order to assist them in making an objective assessment.
For instance, when the job is near-perfect, the answer to the question on working conditions should probably be, “Is this too much fun to be called ‘work’?”.
- Design Thinking, Deconstructed
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students’ and teachers’ everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.
- The 10 Best Typewriter TypefacesWant to add typewriter-style text to your designs? We bring together a selection of the most effective typewriter fonts, from authentic to unusual, for you to use in your designs.
- The Transaction Marketing Age Has Ended. Enter The Participation Age or PerishBrand value, as a result, was defined by converting interruption into transaction. Great branding created transaction.
As the economic landscape shifts, the transaction model is becoming obsolete
- 9 Rules For Running A Productive Design Critique“DESIGN CRITIQUES CAN BE PAINFUL, LONG, AND UNFOCUSED. HERE ARE SOME GUIDELINES FOR AVOIDING THE MOST COMMON PITFALLS.”
- 8 Websites That Will Dramatically Increase Your Internet ProductivityAccording to this Quora thread, the following sites will creatively keep you entertained.
- Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?
What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates
- How Kapitza are using Kickstarter to launch their new art book without a publisherGeometric Two is, naturally, a sequel to their 2008 book of patterns Geometric, which was released through German publisher Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz. Between the two, Kapitza released Organic, which was nominated as one of the Design Museum…
- 10 insights from the world of designThis year The Big Picture design research agency celebrates 20 years exploring consumers’ relationships with FMCG design for the likes of Unilever, GSK, and Reckitt Benckiser. We’ve used this milestone as an opportunity to take stock of some of…
- Stolen Adobe account data found on the webIn an update on the data breach disclosed earlier this month, Adobe has said that source code for Photoshop was stolen. Making matters worse, a file containing 150 million usernames and hashed passwords has appeared online, and the company says…
- Create Mouthwatering Bread Typography in Photoshop
“In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a wonderful baked bread text effect using Photoshop. I will explain every step in order to achieve the best possible result. Let’s get started!
- FAA Changes Safety Rules: You Can Now Use Electronic Gadgets Gate-to-Gate
“Government safety rules are changing to let airline passengers use most electronic devices from gate-to-gate.
The change will let passengers read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music — but not make cellphone calls.”
- Value Activation: A Different Business Model for Internet Entrepreneurs
When we pay for software, it’s usually because it solves a critical problem we have. It satisfies a need. It provides a certain value we’re willing to pay for.
And if we can derive value from a product or a service at no upfront cost, then we are more likely to pay later on in order to continue deriving that value.
Internet entrepreneurs need a business model that supports this notion.
- See Why We Have An Absolutely Ridiculous Standard Of Beauty In Just 37 SecondsWell, I want to see more of this. I want to show my daughter, over and over, why the images of so many women she sees aren’t realistic. And what I really want is for us to stop turning beautiful women into drawings and passing them off as real….
- Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreamingA lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
- The designer’s guide to Gestalt Theory
If you’ve ever wondered why some design approaches seem more coherent, connected or unified than others, it may be because the designer has used the Gestalt principles to help bring together their design elements.
- ‘Life Coach For Creatives’: Brutally-Honest Feedback For Creative People
In his ‘Life Coach for Creatives’ illustrated series, London-based freelance animator and illustrator Tony Johnson offers brutally-honest advice and feedback to creative people.
- How Do I (Really) Know If My Startup Is Infringing On Trademarks?Checking for existing trademarks is grossly inefficient. A new startup thinks it has the solution for founders.
- What Designers Think Of When They Think Of San Francisco
The San Francisco division of design association AIGA asked creatives from all over the world to come up with posters that depict their impressions of the city.
- Five organizing myths
Myths abound in the organising world. Don’t let yourself fall for these five common tales:
- How to Be the Worst Freelance Designer in the Universe (in Just 10 Steps)
Well, yeah, being the honest freelancer seems a bit too mainstream. Besides, it’s way too difficult. So why not just be the worst one instead – the underachiever of the freelancing world if you will?
- Why design schools need to teach life-long skillsToday’s freshers are tomorrow’s creative pros. As the new intake settles in, Lawrence Zeegen asks how colleges can best prepare them for an industry that never sits still.
- 10 Principles of Successful Freelancers
Running an effective freelance business is a learning process. Even experienced designers still have plenty to learn about the business aspect of freelancing. In this post we’ll look at 10 principles that I have learned from my own experience, and have observed to be true of other freelancers as well.
- Using Your Design Skills to Get Website Traffic
If you’ve got design skills, you have plenty of opportunities available to you for generating additional site traffic.
In this article, I’ll discuss some ideas and show you some examples of website content that have the ability to bring in a lot of site visitors.
- Fully Spec’ed Out Apple Mac Pro Could Cost Around $14,000 (video)If you are looking forward to purchasing a new Apple Mac Pro and are already busy saving your pennies, you might be interested to know that a fully upgraded Apple Mac Pro system with 64GB of RAM, 12-cores and Dual FirePro D700 Graphics graphics…
- 15 Minimalistic Package Designs
“Minimal” is a term each designer uses on a daily basis. It is characterized by the use of simple or primary forms or structures, especially geometric or massive ones. This concept has become a trend that is associated with clean, focused, and simplified design, most famously encouraged by Apple’s founder, Steve Jobs, who stated:
“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”
Enjoy a little simplicity with our 15 most minimalistic package designs.
- 5 Effective Ways for Freelance Designers to Manage Information OverloadIn this post, I describe five effective techniques that freelance web designers and others can use to manage information overload.
- Don’t Just Do One Thing–the Best Advice Ever Ignored
Why “just do one thing” was probably the best advice I’ve received. Because I’ve totally ignored it.
- John Nack on Adobe : Animography: Animated type for After EffectsOur animated typefaces are Adobe After Effects files with each glyph in a separate composition. A controller-composition serves as a central point from which you can customize all the glyphs in one to.
- Fascinating Photos That Look Unbelievably Like PaintingsWhile we’ve all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it’s not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Here, then, are ten fascinat…
- 10 tips for better productivity when using the Creative Cloud #CreativeCloud
Looking to work faster, smarter and more efficiently? Creative Cloud is packed with fantastic new functionality that will save you time whether you’re working across print or digital – you just need to know how.
- Graphic Design Book For Kids, Teaches Key Concepts In Graphics And Typography
Titled ‘Go! A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design’, it teaches children, ages 10 and above, about the key concepts of graphic design and typography