Creative Community Bulletin 16 October 2013

Great con­tent found by Pariah and shared to the design and cre­ative com­mu­ni­ties on social media.

  • Why Confidence Is So Important (and How to Improve Yours)
    ““Have con­fi­dence!” is one of the most essen­tial pieces of advice you’ll receive in life that makes no sense if you’ve nev­er done it. You know what con­fi­dent peo­ple look like, the advan­tages they get, and that it’s some­thing worth emu­lat­ing. Ho…
  • This Mind-Blowing Illusion Sets A New Standard For Mind-Blowing Illusions
    “PROJECTION MAPPING CAN CREATE INCREDIBLE ILLUSIONS WITHIN THE REAL WORLD. ONE VIDEO HAS SET A NEW BAR FOR THE TECHNO-ART MIRACLE.”
  • Can Flat Design Change An Entire Culture Built On Ornateness?
    THE WORLD IS FLAT BY SAUDI DESIGNER KHANSA’A ABU NAJI HOPES TO CONVINCE THE ARAB WORLD THAT THERE’S PROFOUNDNESS IN SIMPLICITY.
  • The ‘Perfect’ Workstation For Designers

    Filled with nifty gadgets—such as a mind read­er to read clients needs, an instant PSD to HTML con­ver­sion but­ton, type­face and web safe col­or charts, and a punch­ing desk­top mime fig­ure to rep­re­sent the client, devel­op­er or IE—the ‘Perfect Designer Workstation’ would be deemed best suit­ed for those in that cre­ative role, and would be what design­ers would love to have.

  • Font Alphabet Puzzle’ Teaches Kids ABCs And Typography At The Same Time
    To get your kids start­ed on their ABCs and type­faces, Milano, Italy-based com­pa­ny Looodus has cre­at­ed a fun wood­en block puz­zle that metaphor­i­cal­ly kills two birds with one stone.
  • What 3D print­ing real­ly offers artists and design­ers
    We inter­view 3D print­ing guru Professor Richard Hague at the launch of the Science Museum’s new exhi­bi­tion, 3D: Printing the Future.
  • Being Near Plants Will Make Your Life Better
    Green space won’t nec­es­sar­i­ly help you through divorce, but it can help reduce stress relat­ed to the every­day annoy­ances of life in dense urban areas.
  • What Multitasking Does To Your Brain
    HAVING 20 TABS OPEN ON YOUR LAPTOP WHILE SNAPCHATTING WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND, EATING A SANDWICH, AND LISTENING TO TAYLOR SWIFT IS OVERWHELMING. AND MAKES YOU MEAN.
  • Share a Digital Contact Card Right After You Exchange Business Cards

    The whole point of exchang­ing busi­ness cards was to fea­ture in each other’s address book or rolodex. But now that address books are dig­i­tal, the phys­i­cal busi­ness card serves lit­tle pur­pose oth­er than a greet­ing token. To get added to the oth­er person’s address book, one neat trick is to send them an email with your dig­i­tal con­tact card as soon as you meet.

  • How to Mute Retweets from Any User on Twitter

    Some peo­ple are great to fol­low on Twitter, but they retweet a ton of annoy­ing things—maybe it’s a brand that retweets every­thing every­one says about it, or a hilar­i­ous nov­el­ty account that occa­sion­al­ly retweets NSFW images. Whatever the case, you can actu­al­ly mute retweets from any user right on Twitter.

  • Digital Comic Books Offer Students New Ways of Learning
    Comic book lovers and edu­ca­tors got on stage for two dif­fer­ent pan­els at New York Comic Con yes­ter­day to talk both about how com­ic books can ignite class­room dis­cus­sion and how librar­i­ans can dig­i­tal­ly bring those beloved books into schools.

  • Infographic: The Pros And Cons Of Freelancing

    Can’t decide if you want to be a free­lancer? Then this info­graph­ic can help you make that deci­sion.

  • Smart Quotes are Killing the Apostrophe
    How a soft­ware inno­va­tion doomed the invert­ed com­ma
  • Interview with Karl Isaac, Adobe’s Head of Brand Strategy

    Branding and mar­ket­ing your busi­ness need some seri­ous under­stand­ing about how design can affect its out­come. A sim­ple change in font or col­or can make an impact on how your tar­get audi­ence will embrace your brand. To fur­ther explore this thought, we recent­ly got the chance to talk to one of the industry’s top brand­ing direc­tors – Adobe’s Head of Brand Strategy, Karl Isaac.

  • For $150/month, this Google-backed start­up lets small biz auto­mate mar­ket­ing like the big boys
    Green space won’t nec­es­sar­i­ly help you through divorce, but it can help reduce stress relat­ed to the every­day annoy­ances of life in dense urban areas.
  • The Myth Of Social ROI – Business Insider
    They’ve real­ized that social media isn’t a trans­ac­tion­al engine or sales machine, so they’re drop­ping half-baked indi­ca­tors that gauge sec­ondary effects, such as finan­cial return.
  • 42 Idiom Origins [Video]
    Impress your friends! Liven up a meet­ing! Fun at par­ties! Where did the idiom “fly off the han­dle” come from? You’ll learn that and the ori­gin of 41 oth­er idioms in this fun but infor­ma­tive 10 minute video.
  • Aereo App Redefining the TV Broadcasting Business? Coming to Android Oct. 22
    “For the unini­ti­at­ed, Aereo allows users to watch live broad­cast TV from a phone, tablet, web brows­er, Roku or Apple TV. It’s avail­able in New York City, Boston, Miami, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Houston and Dallas, with more cities planned throu…
  • 10 Ways to Not Become a Successful Photographer
    “Zack described a moment of appre­hen­sion and anx­i­ety sim­i­lar to those that we all deal with as small busi­ness peo­ple, that moment when a day job sounds like a good idea and the stress­es of run­ning our own busi­ness­es can real­ly creep up on us. T…
  • Creatives Getting Less Time for Creativity – New Infographic

    What KRK did was to con­duct a sur­vey of some 400 cre­atives all over the US and UK. Their pro­fes­sions ranged from fash­ion design to art direc­tion, among which 63% com­plained of not hav­ing the time required for “cre­ative reflec­tion and inspi­ra­tion” – 70% sim­ply asked for more “cre­ative time.”

    Find out the rest of the details in this inter­est­ing infor­graph­ic:”

  • What Comes After Flat (as in iOS7 Flat Style Design)?

    It’s said that any­one can pre­dict today. What about tomor­row? While we can’t make promis­es, here are a few things we expect in the com­ing years.”

  • How Selfless Networking Can Boost Your Design Career

    Greedy, self­ish net­work­ing will get you nowhere, says the Freelancers Union’s Sara Horowicz. For effec­tive pro­fes­sion­al rela­tion­ships, a lit­tle bit of giv­ing can go a long way.”

  • Dynamic Duos: PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi And Mauro Porcini On Design-Led Innovation
    “WITH AN EYE TOWARD THE FUTURE AND A MISSION TO GROW ITS CORE BRANDS, THE BEVERAGE AND SNACK-FOOD GIANT INSTALLED ITS FIRST-EVER DESIGN CHIEF, WITH A MANDATE TO SHAKE THINGS UP.”
  • Why Your Projects Don’t Have Follow Through and Aren’t Moving Forward
    “Imagine for a sec that you’ve just giv­en feed­back to the design­er on your team. Afterwards, you find that the design­er hadn’t incor­po­rat­ed your sug­ges­tions or addressed any of the prob­lems you saw. There was no fol­lowthrough. What could have g…
  • 10 Screen-related Terms Every Designer Should Know
    “It’s impor­tant to make sure your designs ren­der cor­rect­ly on your mon­i­tor, and for that you need to under­stand the basics of screen tech­nolo­gies. Let us acquaint you…

  • Ask For Help a Second Time For Better Results

    Those ask­ing for favors tend to focus on how bur­den­some the request is, the researchers sen­si­bly hypoth­e­sized, while those being asked for help are more aware of the dis­com­fort of say­ing no. The result, the research shows, is those in need of help tend to stop ask­ing for it after the first no, whilst those in a posi­tion to help are MORE like­ly to grant a favor if they’re asked twice.”

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  • Really Cool Digital Make up in Photoshop in 10 Minutes
    “Why use real make up if you can do a dig­i­tal make up and make the skin look pret­ty and smooth. It’s sim­ple, fast and very effec­tive.”
  • Securing Your Notoriously Insecure Dropbox: 6 Steps To Take For Safer Cloud Storage

    If you use Dropbox, you may be in for some star­tling news. Despite the fact that Dropbox was the first to bring cloud stor­age to the mass­es, it’s wide­ly accept­ed that Dropbox is no longer the best of its class. One big draw­back is that the vanil­la Dropbox isn’t very secure, which can be prob­lem­at­ic if you’re stor­ing pri­vate or sen­si­tive data on your account. But don’t give up on Dropbox yet! With a bit of effort, you can make it more secure.”

  • Social Media & The Law – 11 Things You Need to Know Now

    A pan­el of lawyers, Emily Buchholz and John C. Pickerill, answered ques­tions about every­thing rang­ing from copy­right infringe­ment and employ­ers ask­ing for account logins to what pho­tos are ok to post and how to deal with neg­a­tive com­ments online. If you’re involved in the social media world, legal issues can and will affect you.”

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