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Once again, there were many great finds in the design community this week. Here on Found Friday Vol 19, we have an article dealing with design by committee *shudder*, cool wall decals to spice up your office or home, a gorgeous notebook, the new Lumix camera and its great industrial design, and a fun poster […]

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Freelancing has its ups and downs. We get the freedom to make our own schedule, but we don’t have steady paycheques all the time. We are our own bosses, but in reality, our clients are our bosses. Making the jump to freelancing or running a small business is a scary thing, but the best part […]

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Why hello, dear readers, and welcome to Volume 18 of the world-famous* Found Friday series. This week we have a great mix of design-related (sometimes loosely related, I’ll admit) finds: a fun/simple sign app for iPad/iPhone, a great article on type choices, a preview of the USA World Cup bid design by Pentagram, 9 great […]

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Some web designers write their own code; some don’t. Even if you’re in the former category, chances are you have worked with a developer who has been hired to bring one of your web designs to life (if you haven’t, you will soon). Sometimes clients have a developer already in mind and are just looking […]

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It has been a crazy week here for me; I’ve barely been in front of my computer. However, I still managed to come across some great work and some great ideas. This week’s Found Friday finds include a collection of helpful typography posters, a inspirational notebook, a great article on usability, some astounding branding work […]

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Chances are that if you’re reading this, you’re either a designer or someone interested in design at some level. On top of that, a good percentage of you readers freelance either full or part-time. There are a lot of freelance designers out there, and the majority of us brand ourselves as just that: a freelance […]

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16 Found Fridays, and there’s no sign of slowing down – thanks in large part to the openness and talent of the online design community. Side note: 16 was the number of Joe Montana, greatest quarterback ever. Anyway, this week’s finds include a great list of design books to read (it’s summer; go read in […]

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It’s July 1! Canada Day for us Northerners (thanks for making me work on my day off, yeesh), and just another new month everyone else. However, it is possibly the greatest month of the year, thanks to the warm weather and epic thunder-and-lightning shows put on by Mother Nature. Speaking of Mother Nature, she’s a […]

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Adding 3D elements to your website design is the hot business these days. I can see why; it adds depth and visual interest to the design. These elements can be seen through use of perspective and lighting; using these two elements today, we’ll learn how to create a floating 3D box in Photoshop. This tutorial […]

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We’re back with Volume 15 of Found Fridays – all the best designy finds of the week. This week includes a great jQuery trick for full-page backgrounds, ruminations on design agency life vs. freelancing, 3 takes on blogging as a marketing tool, a cool Helvetica lowercase ‘a’ stool, and a sweet dual-screen laptop. Read on, […]

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