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Design by Nature: The How and Why of Meaning

Adapted from Design by Nature: Using Universal Forms and Principles in Design (New Riders)

By Maggie Macnab

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10 Top Tips to Help Design a Unique Business Card

Your business card says a lot about both you and your company. While boring, standard-size cards are the norm, using a unique design can help you make a lasting impression. Here are ten ideas you can implement to make your business cards stand out from the herd!

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Logo Design: Idea Generation

Adapted from Brand Identity Essentials:100 Principles for Designing Logos and Building Brands (Rockport Publishers)

By Kevin Budelmann, Yang Kim, Curt Wozniak

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5 Rules for a Creative Culture

Ben Chestnut, founder of MailChimp shares his views on what it takes to create a creative environment:

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Everything is a Remix

Remixing is a folk art but the techniques are the same ones used at any level of creation: copy, transform, and combine. You could even say that everything is a remix.

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The Life Cycle of a Good Idea

This video is a litmus test for whether someone has an imagination or not. Creative people feel it. The rest think it's the world's craziest lightbulb commercial. What side are you on?

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Typographic Illustration

Adapted from Type Rules!: The Designer's Guide to Professional Typography, 3rd Edition (John Wiley & Sons)

By Ilene Strizver

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Universal Principles of Design: Interference Effects, Inverted Pyramid, Iteration and Law of Prägnanz

Adapted from Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated (Rockport Publishers)

By William Lidwell, Kritina Holden and Jill Butler


Interference Effects

A phenomenon in which mental processing is made slower and less accurate by competing mental processes.

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Design Entrepreneur Profile: Paul Budnitz of Kidrobot

Adapted from The Design Entrepreneur: Turning Graphic Design Into Goods That Sell (Rockport)

By Steven Heller and Lita Talarico


Paul Budnitz is the founder of Kidrobot in New York that produces limited-edition toys and apparel, fusing graphic design, fine art, illustration, industrial design, graffiti, and music. Over the past five years, he has launched a Kidrobot store and gallery in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

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