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Roxy Torres’ hand-lettered envelopes make an amazing first impression - The Fox Is Black

In the competitive field of design catching the attention of potential employers is crucial. Freelance designer Roxy Torres caught the attention of …

Proposed Bike System in London Will Offer Elevated Routes

<i>SkyCycle</i> is a futuristic concept that will radically change how people bike in London. Created through a collaboration between Exterior Architecture, Foster + Partners, and Space Syntax, the elevated bike network was developed as a way to provide safe bicycle routes throughout the city.<p>According to …

Beautiful illustrations of Irish birds by Yellowhammer - The Fox Is Black

Yellowhammer is the work of Irish illustrator Alan Nagle. A lover of vectors, Alan’s work is rich in bold geometric shapes and striking colors. One …

Logo Design: Compasses

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you …

Graphic Design

Packaging Design for Le Chat by Isabela Rodrigues Sweety Branding Studio

Package Design.<p>A stunning packaging project by Isabela Rodrigues Sweety Branding Studio. The design team was asked to create a fancy new packaging …

Customer stalking, coming soon to a store near you

Synqera's loyalty generator, which gives customers customized coupons and information when they enter the store.<p>I'm not so sure that comparing your …

“Pandora For E-Commerce” StyleSeek Raises $750K More In Seed Funding

Chicago-based StyleSeek has raised $750,000 more in pre-Series A funding for its e-commerce recommendations service for lifestyle products, which is today primarily focused on men’s and women’s fashion. Though the service competes with a number of product aggregators on the market, like Wanelo, …

Image-Based Personality Assessment Platform Woofound Raises $2M To Guide Students, Unemployed To Careers

Woofound, a Baltimore, Md.-based startup, has raised an additional $2 million in seed funding for its image-based personality assessment platform for recommendations. Though the service appears to end users like a simple, “hot or not”-like Q&A application, the backend is crunching data and …

Science Explains What The State Of Your Desk Says About You

While coworkers may be concerned about your mild hoarding, your messy desk may indicate boundary-breaking thinking (while a clean desk says “doing the right thing”).<p>Does every object on your desk have its proper place? Do you keep your pencils sharpened to the exact same length and dust regularly …

Why Brainstorming is a Waste of Time and What You Should Do Instead

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"And then Eli thought it would be a good idea to start rhyming words," my friend Rochelle told me last night on the phone, "Because no one was coming up with any good ideas using free association."<p>She wasn't bringing me up to …

Creativity

Avoid the Series A Crunch by customerstrapping your company

In January, our company was in a situation that many companies now find themselves in. The seed funding we'd raised in December 2011 was running out. …

Want To Be Unstoppable? Work At An Intersection

Innovation happens when ideas intersect. So innovative people are at the intersection of fields.<p>To create exceptional careers, we make ourselves into exceptions.<p>Writing for <i>HBR</i>, disruptive investor and <i>Dare-Dream-Do</i> author Whitney Johnson helps us to see why: Since innovations occur at the …

FlipOver calls on social entreprenuers to tackle world's most serious problems

World leaders are coming together to eradicate poverty in the next twenty years. FlipOver is a startup working at a grassroots level to achieve the same goal.<p>FlipOver.org is a crowd funding and crowd sourcing platform that empowers social entrepreneurs to create change in communities around the …

Venturocket Grabs $700K To Kill Resume Spam, Build A Better “Pay-Per-Connection” Jobs Marketplace

With the war for talent alive and well and jobs sites continuing to leave more than a little to be desired, San Francisco-based Venturocket is announcing today that it has raised $700K in Series A financing for its unique spin on matching job seekers with the most relevant opportunities. The round …

What the circus teaches us about game development

After announcing a career switch from actress to game developer, friends and colleagues asked a very natural question: “Why?” My response surprised them. They didn’t expect to hear that I was inspired to create a game <i>because I grew up in the circus</i>. Nor did they expect to hear that I apply lessons …

Foursquare’s new check-in ads may be annoying, but they’re also really smart

This might sound a bit crazy, but Foursquare is doing mobile advertising very right.<p>Over the past few weeks, the company has been testing its new check in promotions, which appear after users check into certain locations. As Ad Age reports, one of the first brands taking advantage of the promotions …

How This 27-Year-Old Grew A $100-Million Company Around One Principle: Community

When Julie Smolyansky’s father, the founder of Lifeway Foods, had a sudden heart attack and passed away, the running of his $12 million company fell to Julie, who took over as CEO, and her younger brother, Edward, who stepped in as COO. Here’s how they rose to the challenge.<p>I’m gliding home by …

Insanely Simple Secrets for Winning Startup Ideas

[quote style=”boxed”]”…if you want to build a business, going on vacation might be the best money you’ll ever spend.”[/quote]<p>Where do good ideas come …

How To Turn Creative Ideas Into Revenue

[quote style=”boxed”]”…we keep our overhead as low as possible. Call it bootstrapping or call it Lean – we call it ‘keep it in the bank.’” – Shannon …

Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

[quote style=”boxed”]Which habits will you add to your entrepreneurial process?[/quote]<p><b>We’ve all heard of the “7 Habits of Highly Successful People”,</b> …

One year after launch, online bank Simple sees $1B in annualized transactions

For Simple, an online bank trying to overthrow the tyranny of traditional banks, its biggest milestone couldn’t have been timed any better.<p>Today the company is celebrating the first anniversary of its official launch, and it’s also announcing that it’s now processing more than $1 billion in …

Waygo tears down language barriers with instant visual translation app (exclusive)

Ryan Rogowski found the inspiration for Waygo while eating kung pao chicken.<p>Waygo is a mobile app that instantly translates text just by hovering a smartphone camera over it — no data connection required. Today, the startup announced raising a $900,000 seed round to improve its translation service …

Bizzabo is the cure for the crappy event & conference experience

If you still hate going to conferences, it’s probably because those conferences aren’t using Bizzabo.<p>Bizzabo cofounder Alon Alroy (pictured above) says that the app’s goal is simple: Just like Yelp is known for restaurant reviews and LinkedIn is known for professional networking, Alroy wants …

GlassUp isn’t a copy of Google Glass … and just might be better

Once Venice was the capital of global glass-making. Now, wearable computing pioneer and GlassUp CEO Francesco Giartosio is hoping that lightning will strike twice.<p>Two years ago Giartosio started an augmented reality project called GlassUp in Venice with a scientist who built heads-up displays for …