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5 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now (a $30 value!)

Bummed that CES 2015 is over? No worries — we’ll try to cheer you up by telling you about some paid iPhone apps that you can download for free for a …

Apps

The Hotel From ‘The Shining’ Wants You To Design Them A Haunted Hedge Maze

In a new design competition, the real-life Overlook Hotel is getting pretty meta.<p>We don’t usually announce design competitions here on Co. Design, but for this, we’ve got to make an exception. Colorado’s Stanley Hotel, which inspired the haunted overlook hotel in <i>The Shining</i>, has put a call out for …

Horror

A Beautiful Sketchnote on How Teachers Can Use Twitter for Professional Development

December, 2014<br>Twitter is a powerful social networking tool with huge potential for teachers professional development. In a relatively short span of …

Your Content Marketing Silver Bullet: Liveblogging Events

Do you attend industry conferences? Would you like to create a greater diversity of content on a regular basis without a big jump in budget? Imagine …

[Best of 2014] The Year in Projection Mapping

2014 was a mammoth year for projection mapping.<p><i>Romain Tardy's projection-mapped ferris wheel, comes alive.</i><p>In 2014, projection mapping was amplified: the effects became more detailed, the visuals more electrifying, and the canvases got even bigger. From Flying Lotus’s animated performance sculpture, …

Art

6 Things Coming In 2015 That Marketers Are Really Scared Of (But Shouldn't Be)

We’re almost to 2015, and it’s that most wonderful time of the year for writers to prognosticate about what the new year’s going to bring.<p>And a lot of people are scared.<p>It’s a typical reaction, of course. Part of is is pure sensationalism, but a very real component of it is just plain fear.<p>Here are …

Marketing

10 Color Schemes For A Sparkling New Year’s Eve Party

Everybody knows that New Year’s Eve parties should include as much sparkle as you can manage. But beyond the glitter, do you have the know-how to …

Decorations

Learn Fun Facts About Your Body From These Bold, Clever Graphic Posters

<b>UK-based</b> design studio Pâté has created a collection of striking graphic posters that illustrates various little-known medical facts, which serves as …

Graphic Design

12 Companies Transforming Education To Watch Next Year

Education technology, known as EdTech, is taking by storm schools, students and the process of learning across the globe. Tech companies from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv have begun providing solutions to problems ranging from cost efficiency of schools to adaptive learning and global access of high …

Five best ways to get your brand noticed in 2015

It is important to properly allocate resources for a cross-channel strategy that aligns with your overall business objectives. Every solid PR plan starts with a cohesive strategy. To ring in the new year, here are the top five key ideas to consider when creating a proactive digital communications …

Public Relations

Marketing Gone Wrong: Is Your Social Media Plan Legal?

Few things are sadder than PR/marketing campaigns that result in—Heaven forbid—bad PR.<p>I’ve written before about accidental PR disasters such as the McDonald’s #McDStories campaign (instead of nostalgic memories it led to disgruntled customer tirades), government sites that went dark during the …

Business students urged to use professors’ cheating checker

<i>The Globe's biweekly business-school news roundup.</i><p>When the University of Guelph's College of Management and Economics analyzed 140 incidents of academic misconduct at the college in 2012-3, most allegations were tied to group work. In some cases where students were found guilty of academic …

1000 Colors, A 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle of the CMYK Color Gamut

1000 Colors is a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of the CMYK color gamut (the CMYK color model is commonly used in color printing.) Each tile is a single …

Jigsaw Puzzles

Quick Tip

Adobe has made some exciting new changes to the way InDesign manages color. Let’s review what you need to know about the newly renamed Adobe Color CC …

Graphics

5 Tips To Choose The Right Color Scheme For Your Website

Picking the wrong color combination for your website can affect your credibility negatively or even affect the way the customer sees you. For …

6 Famous Logos with Great Color Schemes

With the prominence of flat design, we're seeing a return to bold, beautifully-colored logos. Crafting a great logo color scheme can be tricky …

Applying the Color Theory in Web Design

Some psychologists consider colors as a conditioning tool that can affect the behavior of people to a certain degree. Colors can also play a huge …

5 Types of Branding Color Palettes That Reign Supreme

I hate to burst your color loving bubble {it really is such a cozy bubble} but not all color is created equal when it comes to branding.<p>Creating a …

Graphic Design

Best Color Pickers & Color Resources for Adobe Photoshop

Anyone who’s familiar with Photoshop knows about the convoluted learning process. As a beginner the interface is grandiose, intimidating, and seems …

Tutorials

10 Color Theory Basics Everyone Should Know

Most of us aren’t interior designers by trade and that’s okay. Whether you think of interior design as an enjoyable hobby or a necessary evil that …

A Beginner's Guide to Choosing the Right Colors for Marketing Designs

Marketing

Adweek

8 Beauty & Fashion Picks in Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year

Eight gorgeous ways to incorporate Marsala into your makeup bag and closet right now<p>Today, Pantone announced Marsala, an earthy wine red, as its Color of the Year for 2015. The rich shade is refreshingly wearable (we're looking at you, Radiant Orchid and Emerald) and functions almost like a …

Clothing

Pantone has spoken: 2015 color of year is marsala

Marsala is it. The color specialists at Pantone have chosen the color of 2015, a rich reddish brown they say will define consumers’ mood in the …

Design

The Problem With Pantone's Color of the Year

The company chose the muted scarlet "Marsala" for 2015, but immediate reactions to the hue have evoked bodily functions and decrepit buildings.<p>Every year, creatives from every corner of the design world look to the Pantone Color Institute for guidance in what hue will reign for the next 365 days. …

Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year Will Make You Feel All Kinds of Warm and Sophisticated

The cozy hue is your new favorite neutral.<p>Pantone<p>The shade that's been missing from your life called; it says it's ready to invade your closet. Pantone just announced its pick for the 2015 color of the year, revealing that Marsala—an earthy, reddish wine-colored hue—will be dominating the style …

8 Deep Red Rooms for Fans of Marsala, the Pantone Color of the Year 2015

Our favorite rooms.<p>Pantone just announced that Marsala is the 2015 Color of the Year. For lovers of this deep, rich red, we've rounded our favorite rooms in similar hues.

Interior Design

MagicPicker Color Plug-in Update Delivers More Artistic Control

There are few things digital artists are more finicky about than color, but for Photoshop and Illustrator users, color selection and tweaking promises to get easier and more precise with a fresh upgrade to Anastasiy’s MagicPicker plug-in, targeted to painters, special effects folk and comic artists.<p>…