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12 Things They Don’t Teach You In School About Being A Designer

So you embarked on a freelance design career. Congrats! Here’s what you need to know to stay productive, profitable, and sane.<p>My wife Andy and I started Paper Leaf in 2009. We were not bad at design (I think we’re pretty damn good now), but we were really green at business. In some ways, our …

So You're Dating a Designer? Ten Things You Need to Know.

Melbourne-based creative studio Yoke recently came out with a hilarious series for anyone who's dating a designer. Yes, this list isn't for designers themselves, rather it's for the ones who have fallen head over heels in love with an actual designer. Not only has Yoke created some images that go …

30-Foot Hand-Stitched Tapestry Tells the Story of Star Wars

Just when we thought everything possible had been turned into a tribute to <i>Star Wars</i>, London-based designer and illustrator Aled Lewis revealed this amazing piece, entitled <i>The Coruscant Tapestry</i>. Created in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry, the massive piece was hand-stitched by the artist, along …

10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

Why I Left Advertising To Become A Software Designer

There’s a war for design talent between technology and advertising companies, with tech quickly gaining ground. Marc Scibelli of Infor explains why he left the ad industry after 18 years to focus on the UX of business software.<p>Last year, I surprised my friends, my colleagues, and myself when I left …

13 GIFs That Show You How Everyday Items Are Made

Some we use everyday, others we only ever see the final product - but how exactly are things like forks, crash barriers, springs and even camouflage …

Ordinary Objects Cleverly Interact With Simple Line Drawings

The world is filled with possibilities according to clever Ecuador-based artist Javier Perez. From the graphic designer's perspective, any little object can be redefined to communicate a whimsical idea that will make just about anybody smile.<p>Perez first began his <i>Instagram Experiments</i> last fall with …

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Creativity

Getting Hired: To Work at Smart Design, Be Organized, Show Your Passion—and Check Out These Four Illustrations

<i>This post is part of our Getting Hired interviews, in which we solicited job-seeking advice from key hiring personnel at LUNAR, IDEO, Philips, BMW</i> …

Employment

Lomography Konstruktor review: the $35 camera you build yourself

As camera-makers trim their point-and-shoot lines in the face of encroaching smartphones, one company is keeping the faith and doing what it's done for the past three decades. Lomography's wide range of film cameras dates back to the early ‘90s, when some students in Vienna discovered the potential …

Models’ Faces Turned Into Stunning Optical Illusions By Creative Russian Duo

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov and makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan have created a bewitching series of portraits that play with the …

Stephen Wilkes' Incredible Cityscapes Span Day to Night

In each caption, Stephen Wilkes shares his thoughts on each of his iconic cityscapes. Wrigley Field, Chicago, 2013 This<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Stephen Wilkes<p>1 …

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

Beautifully Accurate Glass Sculptures of Deadly Viruses

<b>H5N1</b><p>In 2004, artist Luke Jerram began a visually scientific sculpture series entitled <i>Glass Microbiology</i>. With help from both expert virologists and talented glassblowers, Jerram has created a collection of glass sculptures accurately depicting some of the most prevalent viruses out there, including …

Attention, Amazon! Students Have Designed The Perfect Cardboard Box

Two Cooper Union undergrads constructed a box that’s less wasteful, easier to pack, easier to open, and good looking, too.<p>While some companies, like Ecovative, are tooling around with highly sustainable alternatives to shipping products around the world, two undergrads have just reinvented the …

This activity tracker lives in your shoe's insole

We're still several days out from CES, and we've already seen previews of a couple of fitness tracking devices. It's far, far too early to start talking overall trends for the show, but it seems pretty safe to suggest that we'll be seeing even more before the week is out. At the very least, …

The Future According To Samsung

The following concept video shows how that could happen.<p>The video touches on a concept called "The Internet Of Things," which is a term people in the tech industry like to throw around when they talk about connecting everyday objects to the Internet. It may sound a little like the Jetsons today, …

Fleet of Ships Made of Currency from All Around the World

<i>Sail Away</i> is an ever expanding, large scale installation comprised of hundreds of small boats made from paper money, tickets and maps from all over the world. The artist Susan Stockwell encourages visitors to engage and contribute by making their own ships to add to the collection. Stockwell …

38 ways to truly feel thankful this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favourite American holiday, because in its essence it’s an officially recognized celebration of that great universal truth: It’s …

Things I Learned Wandering Around Europe for 7 Months

<i>These things, traveling taught.</i><p>After five years a slave in the consulting world, I booked a oneway ticket to Iceland, and negotiated a seven-month sabbatical. Yes, in that order.<p>It's common to wonder: What did you learn? How did you change? What impacted you the most?<p>These are a few of the things …

The Lazy Girl's Recipe For Grown-up Chicken Soup

We love a good Cup 'O Noodles but for a tastier (healthier) meal that’s just as lazy and satisfying, we whip up a bowl of this single-serving chicken …

Recipes

Watch These 13 Amazing Documentaries On Netflix Instant And Abandon All Hope Of Productivity

By Ted Pillow,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1aPdssL<p>1. Man on Wire<p>I avoided Man on Wire for a few years – something about an Oscar-winning …

Art Director Javier Pérez Turns Everyday Objects into Whimsical Illustrations | Colossal

<p>Ecuador-based illustrator and art director Javier Pérez has been posting a fun series of photo illustrations over on his Instagram account. The …

GMUND Packaging and Visual Identity Design by Paperlux

GMUND Packaging System.<p>The Hamburg, Germany based design studio Paperlux has developed a work and presentation system for GMUND’s packaging and cover …

Graphic Design

Halloween Couple in Homemade Green Army Men Costumes

Halloween is a time for people to get especially creative and this year, Redditor BritishRacingGreen and his girlfriend have gone all out, transforming themselves into life-size plastic green army men. The San Francisco-based duo roamed the city streets in their elaborate getup, stopping for …

Whimsical Illustrations Merge with Everyday Objects

Instagram continues to pave the way for innovative artists like graphic designer Javier Prez, who regularly adds to his playful series entitled <i>Instagram Experiments</i>. Using a variety of everyday objects combined with simple line drawings, the Ecuador-based artist constructs whimsical scenes in all …

An Analog Art Tool For Making 3-D Objects Flat

Art teachers face a major challenge when teaching new students to draw: how do you put techniques into words? Concepts like perspective have a visual language, but don’t easily lend themselves to a spoken lesson. Leslie Lienau, an art teacher for 20 years, wished she could teach students how to see …

Banksy captivates New York with guerrilla graffiti art blitz

Jaded New Yorkers are getting swept up in the hype over Banksy but Mayor Bloomberg fails to see the funny side<p>Famously jaded New Yorkers are getting swept up in the hype over Banksy, the renegade graffiti artist who is leaving his mark across the city this month.<br>Known for his anti-authoritarian …

Apple, Google, Facebook don't pay the highest engineer salary

Some of tech's heavy hitters slide down the rankings for the 25 highest-paying companies for software engineers, according to a new Glassdoor survey.<p>For software engineers, life must seem like it keeps getting better. Not only are salaries on the rise as companies compete for talent, but there are …

Dad Sends Kids Toys Into Outer Space, Films The Entire Trip

If you were lucky enough to have a childhood which involved firing plastic bottles into the air and pretending they were rockets, then consider your …