Anand Hirvey

38 Flips | 11 Magazines | 34 Likes | 5 Following | 5 Followers | @anandhirvey | Aspiring illustrator. Graphic Designer & Entrepreneur.

10 Muscle-building Foods Every Man Should Have in His Pantry

We get it: You’re busy, and you don’t have a lot of time to make whole meals from scratch. Between family, work, and finding time to hit the gym …

3 Ways to Use Storytelling to Attract Your Audience

A well-told tale can communicate your brand's purpose and value -- and create loyal customers. Here are 3 ways to do it right.<p>Storytelling has a clear and essential value in marketing -- and no, it isn't simply meant to string customers along on some fantasy. Storytelling helps elucidate your …

Marketing

4 Things That Can Help You When You're Feeling Uninspired

If you're in a funk use these tips to pull you out of it.<p>Entrepreneurs have a 24 hour seven day a week job. You don't clock out, and even if you do it's probably not for very long. This dedication is incredibly important part of starting a business, but it also can get in the way of your creativity …

Entrepreneurship

How to make barista-standard coffee

Climpson & Sons<p>Gone are the days when you have to put up with a silty instant cup of coffee at home, while you think longingly of the creamy flat …

Coffee

'A Strong Identity is an Icon' Says the Designer Behind the Uniqlo Logo

Kashiwa Sato sees the world through icons, and just about anything can be an icon, the leading Japanese designer told the Brainstorm Design …

Fictional Comic Book Covers of the TV Series Black Mirror

Butcher Billy, a Brazil-based illustrator, created fictional comic book covers for the six episodes of Black Mirror’s 4th season. Using charming …

4 Nighttime Habits That Will Keep You More Rested, Motivated, and Productive (and They Only Take 5 Minutes)

Neglecting your nighttime habits leaves a lot of success and growth on the table.<p>You've had a long and hopefully productive day. You're ready to unwind and relax until you fall asleep at some point.<p>However, doing that is leaving a lot of potential growth on the table, along with quality sleep. …

nighttime

Google's Genius Productivity Hack Will Change How You Innovate

Its mantra is #MonkeyFirst<p>At Google X, the company's "moonshot factory," the mantra is "#MonkeyFirst." The idea is that if you want to get a monkey to recite Shakespeare on a pedestal, you start by training the monkey, not building the pedestal, because training the monkey is the hard part. Anyone …

Innovation

10 New Principles Of Good Design

Dieter Rams’s design principles get a 21st-century update.<p>2017 was a year of reckoning for the design community. UX became a weapon, AI posed countless new challenges, and debate erupted over once rock-solid design paradigms. Even some of the industry’s leading lights admitted their revolutionary …

Product Design

Neuroscience: This Simple 10-Minute Exercise Will Give Your Brain an Immediate and Lasting Boost

Scientists say it can give you a 14 percent gain in cognitive performance.<p>There are times when we need to have all our brain cells working at their very best to help us make the right decision, or solve a difficult problem, or do well on a test or examination. But, as we all know, our minds …

Exercise

12 apps that show you how you’re wasting time — and help you make better use of it

You never thought juggling—a term typically reserved for circus clowns or the party trick you tried to learn in college—would be something you practice daily. Yet, as an entrepreneur, juggling is something you have to constantly practice in order for all balls, bowling pins, and rubber chickens (so …

Surreal Architectural Collages That Float Above Serene Landscapes by Matthias Jung | Colossal

<p>Artist and designer Matthias Jung (previously here and here) collages unique elements of architecture to create imaginary homes set in isolated …

How Google Finally Got Design

Google’s transformation into a company that creates beautiful software is the story of how tech itself has evolved in the mobile era.<p>It would have been crazy to say just a few years ago. But today, Google produces better-designed software than any other tech behemoth. If you don’t believe that, …

Design

1 Creativity Lesson From the Nobel Prize-Winning Author Who Wrote His Novel in Just 4 Weeks

You need to focus and let your mind wander, at the same time.<p>As an entrepreneur, you're after that one, dazzlingly brilliant idea that will take the world by storm.Truly great ideas are, however, notoriously difficult to come by. They're generated within the deepest recesses of your subconscious …

Creativity

Why Doing Nothing Will Allow You to Do More

Tap into your creativity and be more productive by simply letting your mind wander. You never know where it might go.<p>Don't you just wish there were more hours in the day? Surely you may want an extra hour or two tacked onto the normal 24, if only to cross off a few more important things from your …

Creativity

If You Want To Be A More Creative Leader, Get Out And See The World

Taking a trip offers mental relaxation and reinvigoration, but it also does wonders for your creativity.<p>Einstein famously described insanity as "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."<p>Despite his time-tested insight, we are all guilty of committing insanity, …

Creativity

Character Illustrations by Linn Fritz

Girls, Girls, Girls, a series of character illustrations by Linn Fritz.Linn Fritz is an independent graphic designer and animator from Sweden who …

Da Vinci’s To Do List: Inside the Mind of a Genius

Have you ever wanted take a look inside the mind of a genius? Possibly get a glimpse into how they think and view the world? I certainly have. …

Creativity

This Chrome extension turns your browser windows into manageable workspaces

If you work, play, shop and socialize in the same browser, it’s easy to open up way too many tabs for your desktop’s own good. Spaces for Chrome encourages you to group them into different windows and lets you manage them easily.<p>For starters, you can name each browser window, or space — say, …

Cannes Film Festival: Directors’ Fortnight Honors ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ – Variety

CANNES — “The Embrace of the Serpent,” Colombian director Ciro Guerra’s visually rich, black-and-white adventure saga about the ravages of …

Designing Collaboration Inside A New Business

As we described in The Guide to Usability Testing, we always recommend collaborating with users for research. For starters, user interviews can produce more honest and unguarded feedback since there can be too many social-psychological factors at play in focus groups that add bias and skew the …

Create A Free Project Management System From Scratch

<i>Nicholas is a marketer & web designer based in Boston, MA with a specialty in high growth B2B startups. He is currently the Director of Marketing for Jebbit.</i><p>For marketers who wear multiple hats, keeping project information streamlined can become an overwhelming task. Managing content, sales …

Project Management

How To Create A Culture of Execution In Your Business

<i>Max Bennett is VP of Business Strategy for Bluecore.</i><p>Many early stage tech companies talk about “getting sh*t done” as a foundational component of a successful culture. There are many permutations of this idea in the tech zeitgeist: “a bias for action” (Amazon), “move fast and break things” (old …

5 Typeface Challenges in Designing For Next-Gen Interfaces

<i>Jason Pamental is the co-founder of h+w design and</i> <i>author of ‘Responsive Typography.’</i><p>The explosion of new devices — phones, watches, health and fitness monitors and other wearable gadgets enabled by the Internet of Things — is yielding an increasingly interconnected set of user experiences. Even our …

Mmmm, Wet Road! Candles Designed To Smell Like Everyday Life

Graphic designer Albert J. Son‘s new package design imagines scented candles for those who appreciate the simple (and often gross-smelling) things in life. We all have friends who love the smell of cut grass or wet pavement, or pungent cheese, and these conceptual candles are for them. It’s unclear …

Candles

Here’s How Chat Apps Are Becoming As Important As Social Media For Brands

A number of top pundits are predicting that messaging apps will become ‘the new social media’ in 2015, and here’s some evidence to support that theory from Line, the chat app from Japan with over 500 million registered users and 170 million monthly actives.<p>Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney released …

Social Media

14 Things You Better Love Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Imagine somebody asked you to write on a piece of paper the things you love doing. If what came to mind was “partying, hanging out with friends, going to the beach, meeting new people, traveling,” you might ready to go on vacation or spring break.<p>If on the other hand, you wrote “learning, making …

Why Persona-Based Marketing Will Never be Obsolete

<i>This article originally appeared on the Evergage blog.</i><p>Persona-based marketing is a practice that has been trusted by businesses for decades. Traditional research firms have relied on buyer personas to plan target markets, craft advertising plans, and drive the development of new products.<p>Personas …