Ammar Zahrol

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Personal Branding and How to Be Your Own Business

I am starting my own company. I have started my own company. I'm an entrepreneur, solopreneur, enterprising woman, business owner, founder...there are several things you could call me. How about this: <b>I am my own company.</b><p>The concept of personal branding is not a new one, although it seems to be …

Author of the Best Selling "Magicians" Trilogy Talks About His Writing Process

<i>These Questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answers by Lev Grossman, author of the bestselling Magicians trilogy and journalist at Time magazine, on Quora.</b><p>Q: It seems like the market for great …

14 Signs Of People Who Advance Rapidly In Their Careers

Learn how to climb the ladder of success by working smart and strategically using these 14 skills of people who advance rapidly in their careers.

50 long-tail keywords to add to your online portfolio

While you're looking for work, potential clients too, are searching for great web designers. All of them don't post their projects on job boards. …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Miles Nadal, the CEO of advertising agency holding group MDC Partners, is retiring from the company.</b> He is currently at the center of an SEC investigation into his huge multi-million dollar expenses bill.<p><b>2. Dick's Sporting Goods is launching a competitor to Lululemon.</b> The sports retailer is …

How To Shed Belly Fat And Slim Down in 3 Weeks

Make it a daily habit to eat healthfully and exercise to slim down in three weeks. Changing how your body functions on the inside will make you look …

The World’s Most Overrated Graphic Design

If Co.Design readers’ eight picks for the world’s most overrated graphic design were compiled into one, you’d have a letter-pressed, tonal, minimalist infographic poster in Helvetica about Nike’s new artisanal branding campaign, with some hand-lettered details thrown in. Fortunately, these eight …

Graphic Design

1. Amazon Will Finally Face Its Match/Matches

“While Amazon still clearly rules the digital shopping roost, other retailers are finally getting their digital businesses in order such that shoppers don’t always have to think Amazon first,” writes Wendy Liebmann, CEO of WSL Strategic Retail in her report, “Trends From the Edge.”<p>Mass-market …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Prairies

11 Unusual Visual Content Marketing Tips to Drive a Ton of Traffic

It’s no secret that social media content has become more and more about visual marketing. Why? Because it plays a significant role in attracting …

Marketing

5 user experience guidelines for ecommerce

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Privilege – Luxurious Corporate Identity by Studio for brands

A sophisticated corporate identity for Privilege, a Dubai based luxury retail company.<p>Polish design studio ‘for brands‘ was commissioned to develop a …

3 Ways We Can Improve Our Creativity

By making a few changes, we can greatly improve our creative thought process.<p>The question of if we can improve creativity is a hot topic for many. One of the initial problems is how you define creativity. Is it being able to solve a complex problem using logic? Or is it more based on abstract …

Creativity

The Death of Web Design

Medium, Shopify, Behance. What do they all have in common? High-quality website templates. No longer does an innovative idea require the web design …

Logo & Web Design Trends for 2015. (Infographic)

There’s no denying that appearance matters. Everything about a company’s logo or website is chosen for a specific impact; promotional materials are …

My Healthy Eating Guide, by Julianne Hough

<i>In her first column for Byrdie, our inspiring celebrity contributor, Julianne Hough, told us how she stays motivated and fit during the holidays</i> …

The 10 Things In Advertising You Need To Know Today

<b>1. McDonald's has appointed British marketer Steve Easterbrook as its new CEO.</b> Here is everything you need to know about him.<p><b>2. NBC announced Tuesday it has sold out of all its $4.5 million Super Bowl ad slots.</b> The broadcaster said it amounted to a "record day" for media.<p><b>3. Facebook crushed its Q4</b> …

11 Foods That Crush Cravings

Squash your appetite before it gets out of control.<p><i>This article was adapted from</i> The HD Diet <i>and provided by our partners at Rodale News.</i><p>A food is considered hydrophilic if it fills up with water and, in turn, fills you up, satisfying your appetite. The term originated from the Greek words for water …

7 Web Design Trends to Watch for in 2015

As technology changes, so do user habits, and as user habits change, so does web design. Curious what web design trends we’ll see in 2015? We see …

Four Basic Writing Principles You Can Use in Everyday Life

Writing starts way before you put letters to a page. It involves processes like critical thinking, communication, and creativity. Even if writing …