Sam Doran

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20 Free UX eBooks You Must Read

There is always something new that you can learn about UX, whether we’re talking about best UX practices, new trends, prototyping techniques, or …

UX Design

7 Types Of Awesome Social Media Content Your Brand Can Be Creating Right Now

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Have you ever wondered why people love eating at buffets?<p>It’s not because all-you-can-eat options are better for your wallet; in fact, economists have proved ordering traditional dishes is actually cheaper.<p><b>Humans crave variety.</b> With a buffet ticket, you can …

Social Media

What Business Owners Should Be Doing on Instagram

Instagram is the fastest growing social media platform, boasting half a billion users who are also potential customers, employers and business …

Get Started With Web Animation

Motion has become a really important part of the web design field in recent years. Motion and animation add layers of dimension to an interface, …

8 things to know about building a design portfolio

Bloc's Emelyn Baker on creating a design portfolio that lets your passion shine.The post 8 things to know about building a design portfolio appeared …

UX Design

50 essential free resources for your graphic design projects

When it comes to being a designer, you’ll always need to stock up on graphics, stock photography and fonts as well as rely on other helpful tools to …

How to Build and Grow Your Personal Brand as a Freelance Web Designer

Advertise here with BSA<br>As a freelance web designer, you are well aware of the strong competition out there. There is a large number of professionals …

Marketing

50 essential books every graphic designer should read

When it comes to seeking inspiration and learning, graphic designers are spoilt for choice. There is a wealth of literature at our fingertips, all …

35 Outstanding Podcast Picks From Entrepreneurs Like You

These favorite podcasts were chosen by the real experts (a.k.a. the entrepreneurs who love to listen).<p>I thought it would be fun to create a list of popular podcasts, but download numbers can be skewed so who's to say what's popular? With that in mind I reached out to my list of peers, clients, and …

15 Hard Truths You Need to Hear Right Now About Entrepreneurship

If you're struggling as an entrepreneur, you might be sabotaging your own success.<p>Just to be clear - this isn't one of those "three easy steps to magically transform yourself into a success" articles. And after reading this post, you will still have to do the same hard work to overcome the barriers …

The Art of Marketing Marijuana

How to make pot seem as all-American as an ice-cold beer<p>In the summer of 2014, <i>The New York Times</i> published its first-ever marijuana ad. The occasion was the enactment of New York’s Compassionate Care Act, which legalized pot for some medical uses. The ad, a congratulatory note from a Seattle …

Cannabis

3 steps to creating an online business that earns $1,000 a month, from an entrepreneur who did it

While 99% of the population is going to work every day, trading their time for money ... there's a special group of in-the-know people who are waking up to a world of financial potential that most people don't know is possible.<p>Imagine what it would be like to get emails like this every single …

Small Business

Evolving Your Brand? Look Inwards.

No brand is static. Even if key elements, such as a logo, remain familiar over the course of decades--think of the iconic Nike swoosh, which has been around since the early 1970s--it must still change, even subtly, in order to stay fresh and grow.<p><b>Change the Context and Everything Changes</b><p>Instead of …

Silicon Valley-Backed Marley Natural Launches With 4 Cannabis Strains

Bob Marley's love of cannabis was well known. Now, one company is invoking his name with a 30-year branding deal in the hopes that it'll move the industry one step closer to fully legal status.<p>To reggae star Bob Marley, smoking cannabis was a sacrament. Today, the cannabis startup Marley Natural is …

Cannabis

Freebies for designers — February 2016

How’s it going mates, check out this new year’s first monthly round up containing fresh as freebies such as a massive bundle of 2015’s best freebies, …

Why The Shape Of A Company’s Logo Matters

Welcome to a world in which curves are a good thing.<p>Think about the iconic brand names you know: Apple, Target, McDonald’s, Gap. What images come to mind? For many of us, probably their logos. That’s because whether it’s an apple or big golden arches, a logo is crucial to a company’s identity. Now, …

A minimalist shares 17 tips for decluttering your life

That might be a tall order for many of us, but the truth is, we could do it in bursts and spurts, using a handful of easy-to-follow rules.<p>The other day I wrote about the idea of setting rules instead of goals ... today I want to share a few ideas for rules to help you get decluttered and …

Minimalism