How To Enhance Creativity As A Web Designer


Creativity is one of the main components of being a successful web designer. As a designer, you must possess the ability to create numerous websites serving varying purposes in a unique way. Design a Creative Workspace. Join a Web Designer Community.

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Build Entrepreneurship Communities With Crowd Valley


Entrepreneurship communities and crowdfunding platforms designed to support entrepreneurs are popping up left, right, and center all around the world. Ideaspotting Crowd Valley crowdfunding crowdfunding platform entrepreneur communities entrepreneurship ecosystem startup ecosystem

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Eleven Elements That Must Intersect To Create A Vibrant Community 


by Quint Studer, author of “ Building A Vibrant Community: How Citizen-Powered Change Is Reshaping America “. Every community wants to be a great place to live and work. Vibrant communities happen when many different forces intersect in the right way.

Launching A New Website? Top 5 Web Design Trends You Need To Know

YFS Magazine

Here are five website design trends the 99designs community forecasts to dominate web design this year and beyond. Editor Picks Grow Marketing & Sales company website digital trends marketing web design web developmentLaunching a new website?

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6 Ways To Get Inspiration For Your Logo Design


Are you struggling to design your logo? But here’s the good news, every person that ever designed a logo found inspiration, and so can you. I love this next approach because it taps into design preferences you may not have known you had! Others branding logo logo design

Design 141 – Building An Online Mentoring Community


That’s where comes in: it helps organizations build a complete online mentoring community of their own. Ideaspotting mentors mentorship mentorship program online community VineUp

The Largest Startup Community In The World

Feld Thoughts

As Boulder Startup Week 2014 comes to an end, I have been reflecting on the power of startup communities today. When I wrote Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City , I made some assertions about how to build startup communities and what the impact of them would be on society. This reflection led me to think about how to wire up the largest startup community in the world. 39,000 designers.

Startup Feature: Security Expert Jay Hart talks Community Safety App MCALERT

The Startup Magazine

Jay Hart , a retired 30-year veteran of the Florida police force, has spent the last decade helping communities push information to residents with his public safety focused MCALERT app. The MCALERT.NET application was originally designed with gated communities in mind.

Democratizing The Tools Of Design


By Kevin Bennett, co-author of “ Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works “ America has a long history of championing rugged individualism and visionary leadership, especially when it comes to innovation.

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Communities Can Grow Too Quickly

Hunter Walker

I was recently granted access to a Slack community associated with a newsletter I’ve been reading for a while. Communities can grow too quickly and lose some of the camaraderie which comes with being part of a group.

BlogFrog – From Blogs To Communities


The 30-year old rocket scientist – he literally designed next-generation imaging systems for satellites – left the aerospace industry in 2009 to be a web entrepreneur. Rustin Banks is today the CEO of BlogFrog , a web-based platform that turns blogs into interest-based communities.

Inclusive design and vehicle accessibility: Where are we?

The Startup Magazine

According to technology behemoth Microsoft, the term ‘inclusive design’ refers to “a methodology, born out of digital environments, that enables and draws on the full range of human diversity. The post Inclusive design and vehicle accessibility: Where are we?

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

Both Sides of the Table

I have never been more optimistic about the impact that the tech startup community is having on cities in America or about the role that cities outside of San Francisco / Silicon Valley can play in our future. The Foundations of the Seattle startup community.

6 Brands That’ve Created Business Value Via Niche Social Communities


We’ve time and again shared the importance of niche social communities in today’s digital world. Niche social communities work when they’re connected, engaged and generate consumer value. Why you need niche communities? What are your favorite communities?

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

Both Sides of the Table

We threw a Launchpad LA dinner to bring the community together as we tend to do 6-10 times a year. Brad wrote up his answer here – you should read it because it’s very instructive for how I believe communities ought to think about naming conventions.

Is Your Coworking Space A Thriving Community? If Not, It Should Be

The Startup Magazine

Based in Florida, VentureX is community-centered and committed to making a difference in the way coworking spaces are run. VentureX is disrupting the coworking space scene by creating an environment that becomes part of the surrounding community and encourages community among workers.

[Singapore] Designs On A New Furniture Future


Called PLATFORM , the space showcases designs by promising young local designers as part of an initiative by the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC). “So we created SingaPlural – the first Singapore Furniture Design week that is suitable for everyone.

Odis Jones Explains How to Strengthen Your Rural Community’s Economy

The Startup Magazine

Rural communities in the United States are encountering challenges that threaten the overall state of the land and quality of life experienced by the residents. Rural community development needs a new look. Investment In The Community.

How a Design Startup Scaled and Gained International Credibility

Up and Running

I knew that a platform that focused exclusively on graphic design was needed both for freelance designers (like myself), and for people looking for quality, affordable design solutions. Today, we are one of the biggest players in the design crowdsourcing marketplace.

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Using S.L.O.W. Tech to Build Community

Austin Startup

Handcrafting Community The concept of S.L.O.W. Tech came out of my experience creating Community Renaissance Market (CRM) , a community-based micro-incubator in a former grocery store in South Austin. tech startup austin community economy

Your community of peers

VC Adventure

We have a very active CEO and founder mailing list at Foundry, where there are daily rifs on any number of topics and where portfolio companies can reach out to each other for help and advice (we have a separate list for CTOs, one for Boulder companies and another for Bay Area companies as well – all designed to build Community – with a capital “C” – around the shared trait which is Foundry as an investor).

An MBA Designed For Entrepreneurs

The Startup Magazine

For entrepreneurs, achieving an MBA goes far beyond having a prestigious designation tagged on to the end of their resumes. They need an MBA experience designed for them, so they emerge better prepared to lead their companies forward as they come up against the competition.

Designing the Perfect Sales Process

Duct Tape Marketing

Designing the Perfect Sales Process written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. That’s why designing a modern sales process that integrates well with your marketing efforts is critical in today’s landscape.

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What Makes a Successful Startup Community? Is it Possible to Build One Where You Live?

Both Sides of the Table

Today I’d like to talk about what startup communities outside of Silicon Valley look like, how they emerge and what makes them take hold. Most of what I think about startup communities came from mentorship by Brad Feld through hours of private discussion and debate.

Our New Theme – Arts, Crafts, Design, and Marriage

Feld Thoughts

Given that Jason is also on the board of Craftsy and Havenly , I’m going to bring up the idea with my partners today that we create and design a new theme around arts and marriage. Our marketplace theme posits that technology can be the answer to galvanize the two communities of wedding vendors and planning couples, and create a highly attractive business. And, if you have a good name for our pending Arts, Crafts, Design, and Marriage theme, leave it in the comments.

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Your Corporate Office Says A Lot About Your Company – 5 Things To Keep In Mind When Designing Yours


“It’s not your parents’ workplace anymore” actually understates the recent (and ongoing) office design revolution. “It’s Here’s what you need to keep in mind as you design a workspace fit for the new generation of workers — or until the next workplace design fad takes root, at least. .

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[ADV] DesignCrowd Enters Asian Market – Great Opportunity For Singapore Designers


DesignCrowd is a renowned crowdsourcing platform that houses more than 95,000 skilled graphic designers from all over the world. Instead of persistently searching for an expert designer, post your requirements in this platform and get access to a large number of options to choose from.

Reputation and Community

crowdSPRING Blog

A reputation system is, by its nature, simply a way to rank a website’s users; it provides instant and reliable feedback to community members and lets them know how they stack up against others in the community.

Top 4 Crowdsourced Logo Design Sites for Small Businesses

Up and Running

Whether you are setting up shop or rebranding, designing your logo is just as important as getting things right on other aspects of your business. With today’s logo design crowdsourcing services, you still have lots of options for good small business logo design.

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Design a Successful Product: 6 Product Design Best Practices from Kickstarter

crowdSPRING Blog

Many people wonder if it’s possible to design their own products. The truth is that product design used to be very expensive, time consuming, and fraught with many pitfalls. But product design doesn’t need to be very expensive or time consuming.

Connecting the Sellers of NYC's Salesperson Community

This is going to be BIG.

Don''t tell me time is money, because the average developer is putting in just as many sheer hours as anyone in the organization, but they still find a way to interact with the community. So why is the community of salespeople so fragmented compared to engineering, design, founders, or VCs? What''s easier to hire for in NYC? Developers or salespeople? Well, let''s see.

How to Start a Small Web Design Firm

Up and Running

For web designers, transitioning from working full-time for someone else to freelancing has some perks, like being your own boss and having a more flexible work schedule. You’ll also need business cards, stationery supplies, and software that’s specific to your design work.

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Innovation Drives the Eco-Friendly Revolution in Home Design

The Startup Magazine

Moreover, the steps that you take towards an eco-friendly, sustainable lifestyle can bring about a positive influence to the community you’re living in. Modern Eco-Home Design. These design innovations make your indoors bright, airy, and exuding with much energy.

GrabCAD & Professional Communities ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

GrabCAD & Professional Communities. In addition to compelling founders, we were drawn to the company by their vision for a professional community for mechanical engineers and designers. But some professional groups often have special characteristics that can best be served via a distinct community with SaaS products that extend deeper into their daily worklives. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me.

Spark Boulder Aims to Connect Students and the Startup Community

David Cohen

Boulder is an incredible community for startups, and we’re also fortunate to be the home of the University of Colorado. With the help of some other students and support from the Boulder community, he’s creating Spark Boulder , a non-profit student entrepreneurship center near campus.

The 7 (mostly free) tools Product Hunt used to build its early-stage community

The Next Web

Ive been thinking about building online and offline communities for the past few years. Community isat the center of what I do, from planning in-person events (rap cyphers, book clubs, happy hours) to creating online and scalable communities (,Product Hunt).

crowdSPRING Community Gives Back –

crowdSPRING Blog

Give Back is the crowdSPRING community’s way of helping worthy non-profit and charity causes in need. Creatives in the crowdSPRING community have agreed that for these special projects, no monetary awards will be given. We’re thrilled that the crowdSPRING community’s next Give Back project is for Our entire community is honored to be helping Thank you – from our entire community!

crowdSPRING Community Gives Back – Campus Consciousness Tour

crowdSPRING Blog

Give Back is the crowdSPRING community’s way of helping worthy non-profit and charity causes in need. Creatives in the crowdSPRING community have agreed that for these special projects, no monetary awards will be given. Our entire community is honored to be helping Reverb.

Why the ROI of community doesn’t actually matter

The Next Web

Sarah Judd Welch is the founder & head of community design + BD at Loyal where she designs communities for startups, brands, and Fortune 100s. I’ve never felt entirely comfortable defending my work in community.

Transcript of How to Build a Community Around Your Business

Duct Tape Marketing

Transcript of How to Build a Community Around Your Business written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. He is a community and collaboration strategy consultant, advisor and speaker. John Jantsch: All right, so let’s talk about communities.

Design Is Now Crucial to Startup Success


Now every startup needs to spend time, attention and money on slick branding and design sophistication - just to get in the game. Design as a Differentiator. Just 3% said design was not important. Apple has shown that design excellence can lead to growth,” Llewellyn says. “We’ve

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crowdSPRING Community Gives Back – Kids In Danger

crowdSPRING Blog

Give Back is the crowdSPRING community’s way of helping worthy non-profit and charity causes in need. Creatives in the crowdSPRING community have agreed that for these special projects, no monetary awards will be given. Our entire community is honored to be helping Kids In Danger.

12 Questions with Self-Taught Designer and crowdspring Creative jhharoon

crowdSPRING Blog

In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdspring creative community of 210,000+ designers & writers from 200 countries. Jahanzeb is a self-taught designer (and self-proclaimed handyman) from Pakistan. I never planned to be a designer.