The BIGGEST ever list of design resources! - ProofHQ Following the huge success of last year’s “World’s Biggest Ever List of Graphic Design Blogs”, we’ve decided that we should turn it into an annual event – after all, more people than ever before are blogging and the talent pool continues to grow. This year, we’ve added in some additional categories including typography and image sourcing sites to help you along your way. The list is at least 40% larger than last year and is the one stop shop for all that you could need in terms of inspiration, reference material or tools for you to use. So, without further ado, ladies and gentlemen…. drum-roll please!
What Your Brand Can Learn From The Tug Of War Over Kony 2012 It’s hard to believe it was only a couple of weeks ago that the Kony 2012 phenomenon first broke. In that short time, the Kony film’s content and the motives behind the film’s creation have been dissected from all angles. Not only has there been a backlash, there’s been a backlash-against-the-backlash (and one nervous breakdown). The film is like a Rorshach test: People look at it and see different things, with some viewing it as a moving documentary, others seeing it as a rousing call to action, still others seeing it as a piece of manipulative exploitation, and so on. But I look at it and I see something else, something you probably wouldn’t expect to hear. In Kony 2012, I see the future of marketing.
People and Performance In this current economic climate, the role of a people manager is more demanding than ever before. The pressure to increase business performance with scarcer resources is the current reality. The people manager has to find a new way of managing – a way of raising their own performance and that of their direct reports that is both consistent and value driven. The People and Performance Programme will focus on this. There are some timeless truths about managing people and there are some new findings from neuroscience that are changing everything – we take the best of both and give you the keys to transform your performance at work and the delivery of results in your part of the organisation.
The art of science: Stunning, psychedelic images from Fabian Oefner In his TEDGlobal 2013 talk, Fabian Oefner shares breathtaking images at the nexus of art and science, which beautifully capture unique moments of physical and chemical drama. Formally trained in art and design, Oefner says that he has always been interested in science. Though he can’t pinpoint the exact moment when he became interested in pairing his two loves, he views both pursuits as inextricably linked by a crucial bond: “The most important quality of science or art is curiosity,” Oefner tells TED. “That’s what keeps me going and always finding something new.” Marbelous No. 05 (2013)
How to embrace the near-win: Sarah Lewis at TED2014 Sarah Lewis. Photo: Bret Hartman “In that moment, my view of success and creativity changed,” says Lewis. “I realized that success is a moment, but what we’re always celebrating is creativity and mastery. 10 Useful Web Apps for Designers DesignWoop welcomes this guest post by Tomas Laurinavicius. Since the iPhone and iPad entered the market you can hear lots of news about apps for these devices. Tons of apps available today and you can find everything you want. But today I would like to share 10 handy web-based apps for designers. To use these apps you don’t need to buy an iPhone or iPad, you can use them without any additional software or device, you just need a web browser. In this collection I’ve picked 10 useful and time-saving web apps for designers.
Clever Logo Designs That Speak For Themselves Feb 21 2011 A creative logo design plays a vital role in portraying the brand identity of any company. It is not only the name of the company, but also the brand’s message that communicates with the customers. In the Library with the Lead Pipe Image from the National Archives and Records Administration Archival Research Catalog Have you ever found yourself thinking: “I know I said yes to this, but now I wish I’d said no. That’s what I wanted to say in the first place”?
Make the most of your 20s: Meg Jay at TED2013 In her 20s, Meg Jay saw her first psychotherapy client, Alex, who was there to talk about her guy problems. Jay didn’t take the sessions all too seriously at first. But then her supervisor gave her a wakeup call. While Jay said, “Sure she’s dating down and sleeping with a knucklehead. 8 math talks to blow your mind Mathematics gets down to work in these talks, breathing life and logic into everyday problems. Prepare for math puzzlers both solved and unsolvable, and even some still waiting for solutions. Ron Eglash: The fractals at the heart of African designs When Ron Eglash first saw an aerial photo of an African village, he couldn’t rest until he knew — were the fractals in the layout of the village a coincidence, or were the forces of mathematics and culture colliding in unexpected ways? Here, he tells of his travels around the continent in search of an answer.
How to use your skills for evil/good I am usually not a fan of forwards, but this is really funny. A woman loses her cat and asks her designer friend to drop everything and make a poster to post around the neighborhood. Anyone who works in a service role (developers, marketers, pr peeps) gets these kind of requests from friends, but they never quite turn out this funny. From: Shannon Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.20am To: David Subject: Poster Hi I opened the screen door yesterday and my cat got out and has been missing since then so I was wondering if you are not to busy you could make a poster for me. Web Designer Help » 55 Really Creative Logos 55 Really Creative Logos Logos can be really hard to design but the great ones tend to be really simple! So we have compiled a list of 55 logos which thought would help get your creative juices flowing. This post was written by Thomas Hardy, he is a Newcastle based Web Designer/Developer.
Part II: The Movement Towards Change You’ve got the itch, something in your life could use a little excitement, change, or even fulfillment. So what’s holding you back? If you have identified the fears, negative beliefs or thoughts that are hindering you from moving towards something better, then rock on! If you are still hesitant or unsure of what that may look like, then take a few minutes and go back to Part One. These simple questions will help guide you to more effectively shift out of your comfort zone. Population pyramids: Powerful predictors of the future - Kim Preshoff If your selected country was not represented by a population pyramid in the lesson, you may wonder what it looks like. The U.S. Census Bureau has an International Data Base that can help you create one.