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20 great resources for learning graphic design

Maybe you’re right at the start of your graphic design career or studies. Or maybe you’ve been doing it for a few years, but still feel there are …

Are You Constantly Worrying About the Future? If So, You're Risking Your Success Potential in These 3 Ways.

Worrying about the future might seem productive, but it can actually hurt you in the long run.<p>Focusing on the future can be helpful when it comes to taking control of your own productivity and achieving your goals, but there's a downside we don't often acknowledge. As many of us know, <i>focusing</i> on …

Italian village offers €2,000 gifts to boost dwindling population

Bormida, population 394, also offering homes to rent for as little €50 a month in effort to persuade people to move there<p>The mayor of a remote mountain village in Italy is offering to pay €2,000 (£1,700) to anyone who moves there, in an attempt to save it from becoming a ghost town.<p>Those who take …

Sea Level

7 new graphic design tools to make your life easier

The graphic design software scene is very dynamic right now, with new tools being released all the time. Some of these new and updated apps could …

Graphic Design

Transform Your Analog SLR Into A DSLR Using I’m Back (video)

Samuel Mello Medeiros has unveiled the next generation of his hardware system that transforms old analog SLR cameras into digital DSLR systems.<p>The …

5 Questions That Will Make You Emotionally Strong

Ever been caught in the grip of extreme emotions? I’m gonna guess whatever decision you made next probably wasn’t a good one.When we’re anxious, …

Self-help

How to design a typographical poster using Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is a great program to use when designing anything that uses type heavily. Throughout this InDesign tutorial I'll run through the …

Graphics

How to create and maintain a strategic approach to design thinking

Design has evolved beyond making objects – organizations now want to learn how to think like designers, and apply design principles to the workplace itself.<p>One company at the forefront of this methodology is Philips.<p>Few globally reaching product companies have a 126-year history, and even fewer …

This is the best psychological trick to pay off debt faster, science suggests

Being in debt can be stressful, but if you owe a lot, you are not alone: The average household in the United States with credit card debt owes on …

9 Telltale Signs You Have Impostor Syndrome

If you're plagued by self-doubt, you're certainly not alone.<p>Many high-achievers share a dirty little secret: deep down they feel like complete frauds.<p>They worry that they'll be exposed as untalented fakers and say their accomplishments have been due to luck.<p>This psychological phenomenon, known as …

Total recall: the people who never forget

An extremely rare condition may transform our understanding of memory<p>If you ask Jill Price to remember any day of her life, she can come up with an answer in a heartbeat. What was she doing on 29 August 1980? “It was a Friday, I went to Palm Springs with my friends, twins, Nina and Michelle, and …

Palm Springs

Launch your Design Career! A’ Design Awards & Competition – Call for Entries

It’s February already?! Whoa! Time flies, right? Well, luckily we’re still in the lead, with only three weeks to go. If you missed out on your golden …

Rick Banks launches innovative online “type tester” for F37 Foundry

Graphic designer Rick Banks, who runs Face37, has launched a new website for his foundry F37 that allows designers to test out typefaces within a web …

I Asked a Psychopath How to Stop Caring About Rejection

As Dr. James Fallon describes, "When I get rejected, I feel bad for like negative-two seconds. I just don't give a shit."<p>I recently went on a date with a beautiful and smart girl who laughed at all my jokes and then never replied to my texts. I walked away from the date thinking <i>nailed it!</i> while I …

The 10 Hottest Productivity Tools of 2017

These productivity tools, tips, and strategies are the gifts that keep on giving.<p>Tools--hardware, software, apps, etc.--come and go. That's the nature of progress. But what never goes away is knowledge. Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective--a new approach, a new mindset, a new …

10 Places To Find Freelance Work Online

Updated February 15, 2017<p>Looking to break into the tech industry, but don’t have any experience yet?<p>Freelancing or taking on small contract jobs is a …

Employment

4 Trendy Visual Design Techniques

Visual design is the creation of a visual aesthetic.<p>A successful visual design does not take away from the content on a page. Instead it enhances …

Design Resin Table with Rare Wood Inside

The Italian interior design firm Riva 1920 and the architect Renzo Piano gathered their savoir-faire to create a table with a meticulous aspect, …

16 UX/UI Instagram accounts you must follow

With hundreds of millions of monthly active users, Instagram is a fantastic visual platform for designers. The Facebook-owned social network lets you …

UX Design

Alleviate Anxiety With This Do-Anywhere Grounding Exercise

Mindfulness and meditation are well-known ways to combat anxiety and stress, but they can be hard to fit into a busy schedule. If you need a quick …

5 Life-Changing Realizations About Fear and Anxiety

<b>“Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.” – Isabel Allende</b><p>I was lying on the sofa in my tiny flat in …

Mind

A Cool-culator!

Everything about the Calculator 2.0 by Nikhil Kapoor is amazing. The product is just mesmerising to look at, and it comes with an incredibly sleek …

5 Courses That Will Turn You Into a Full-Blown Developer

Build sleek apps and websites like a total pro.<p>Not all programmers tote around pricey, painful-to-obtain computer science degrees. If you have a computer and a will to learn, you can dive right into the world of code with one of these extensive developer courses (all over 90% off).

Want to Reach Outside Your Comfort Zone? Do This One Simple Thing.

You have the power to turn a difficult situation into something you can handle.<p><i>The material in this post is adapted from my new book</i> Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge, and Build Confidence​ <i>(launching January 24, 2017 with Penguin Random …

Jeanette Hägglund – Too Close For Comfort

Architectural photography by Jeanette Hägglund from her series “Too Close For Comfort”.Jeanette Hägglund is a Stockholm, Sweden based professional …

Architecture

5 Architects Who Turned to Selling Products, Not Architecture

<i>This article was originally published by Archipreneur as "Turning Ideas into Products: 5 Architects who Successfully Sell their Designs."</i><p>The …

This Is How You Future-Proof Your Brain Against Increasing Distractions

Is it possible to train your brain to cope with an ever more fast-paced world? In some cases, more tech might save us from tech overload.<p>It’s no secret that technology advancements have affected our brains. With instant messages, push notifications, wearable technology, and many other tech-driven …

This Company Is Challenging Apple’s Design Empire With A $129 Computer

After years making affordable computers for the developing world, Endless comes to the U.S.<p>The Mission Mini and the Mission One computers, both recently released at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, are two unadorned white and bamboo boxes, each about the size of a wireless router. The …