Tag Archives: freelance

friday blinks – 5/25/12

25 May

FRIDAYBLINKS Complaining is silly. Act or forget. 5/25/2012 // PMS 105 // quote by STEFAN STAGMEISTER

Here is a list of sites we’ve come across throughout the past couple weeks that we think are worth sharing. We call it friday blinks.

5 Questions, 1-word answers, with designers
I think designer Jon Eslinger is on to something here. Great concept and follow-through. And you can’t mess with Draplin’s honesty and makeupwordisms. Love Jon’s work, too. Simple and strong.
(via Aaron Draplin/twitter) (via Jon Eslinger/twitter)

Travel Channel stamps
Designer and illustrator Tymn Armstrong illustrates a bunch of stamps of locations around the world for the Travel Channel’s website. Nice and clean, as usual.
(via Tymn Armstrong/twitter)

Type to charts

You usually don’t need directions on how to use a typeface, but this one is super awesome. Font Font’s FF Chartwell is a stout font, that will turn your plain type into of seven types of graphs (Bars, Bars Vertical, Lines, Pies, Radar, Rings, Rose). Pretty slick way to use Open Type’s powers.
(via Erik Spiekermann/twitter)

Dutch kids paint dad’s furniture

And this dad isn’t going to ground the kids for months for going to town on his freshly-built furniture, either. Dutch designer Lucas Maassen pays his 3 boys, Thijme (9), Julian (7) and Maris (7), 1 euro each for each piece of furniture they paint, so painting as quickly as possible is the key. They can work 3 hours per week due to Dutch child labour laws. This is a very interesting concept and watching one of the boys paint a little happy face under the mirror made me smile and reminded me of my son.
(via It’s Nice That/twitter)

Freelance Real Talk
Designer Breanna Rose gives some tips and tricks, as well as some background, for how to run a sucessful freelance business. As she says, “freelancing isn’t all puppies and rainbows,” but utilizing some of her practices might give you the upper hand next time you’re working with a client. I haven’t used some of these tactics, but I’ll have to give them a shot for my next freelance project. Check out her posts on Studio Sweet Studio: The Beginning, Moodboards, Pricing (Part One), and Pricing (Part Two).
(via Studio Sweet Studio/twitter) (via Breanna Rose/twitter)

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friday blinks – 2/10/12

10 Feb

Here is a list of sites we’ve come across throughout the past couple weeks that we think are worth sharing. We call it friday blinks.

Making of Portlandia “Mixology” Poster
Los Angeles-based studio DKNG shows the behind-the-screen (you see what I did there?) of their totally badass contribution to Portlandia’s artist poster series to celebrate their 2nd season.
(via DKNG/dribbble)

Space Dog Books Interview on ISO50
Very cool interview with Tymn Armstrong of Space Dog Books, sharing some details of the process behind building Treasure Island for the iPad.
(via Tymn Armstrong/twitter)

Working Not Working
Looks like a very solid network of freelancers and people who need freelancers. Awesome mark, to boot.
(via Alonzo Felix/twitter)

Warby Parker Annual Report +
A very slick, javascript-based annual report from glasses makers Warby Parker, plus a peek at their process here.
(via Chris Streger/twitter)

Bearded Studio says Take a Break
Great advice from the Pittsburgh crew. I used to work at an agency where we’d play Quake 3 over breaks. I think it definitely helped with productivity.
(via Matt Griffin/twitter)

Vicki Young

12 Apr

Vicki Young, a multidisciplinary designer living and working in London, gives her top ten tips for starting your own business. I’d say this is good advice for anyone in the design field. I especially like #9 and #10. There is “no place for negativity” and “anything is possible.”

Vicki also has some nice work, proven by her 2010 Baby Pencil, a D&AD student award. Check it out.

(via D&AD)