Sponsor // Bo Concept Presents Mads Mikkelsen in the Call

The Call with Mads Mikkelsen

For fans of Scandinavian modern design, leading furniture retailer Bo Concept has teamed up with Mads Mikkelsen for a short film entitled The Call. Mads who is best known for his roles in Casino Royale and more recently The Hunt, plays the role of a well-to-do actor with a lust for modern furniture. Playing alongside him is Malin Buska, a Swedish actress who received the Rising Star award at the Stockholm International Film Festival in 2011. The Call is the first installment of a two-part series to be released this year.

 

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Sponsor // Script Font Bundle

Script fonts

 

This Exclusive Font Bundle includes 10 beautiful script font sets that range from whimsical to incredibly high class.  Included are popular fonts like Hipsteria, Shepia and Ragazza Script by Latino Type. See the complete collection here.

 

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Interview with Shillington School graduate Hannah Tomlinson

Hannah Tomlinson

Today, I have the pleasure of introducing Hannah Tomlinson, a designer living and working in Manchester.  A former account executive, she stumbled upon the world of graphic design while working for an advertising agency. This new found interest sparked a desire to adjust her current career path and pursue an education at Shillington – a design school with campuses in the U.K., Australia and the United States. There, she received invaluable guidance from teachers such as Sarah McHugh and grain edit fave Jeffery Bowman. By honing her skills through a series of internships after graduation, she eventually landed a full-time gig at the multidisciplinary firm RetroFuzz. Today Hannah shares insight into the types of projects that drive her and how her experiences at Shillington better prepared her to enter a competitive work force.

 

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Sponsor // Digit

Every­one feels like they should be sav­ing more money. How­ever sav­ing money is hard and stress­ful. That’s why we built Digit. Digit auto­mat­i­cally saves money for you, so you don’t have to think about it. Our hope is, with Digit, we can remove some of the money stress from our lives. So far Digit has saved over $700,000 for our members.

Today we’re shar­ing more invites to Digit.

Any­one who uses this link, not only will be able to sign up for Digit today. But will also get jump started with a free $5 in their Digit savings.

 

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Sponsor // Jotform

jot form

Jotform is an online service that allows you to easily create and host forms for a variety of applications. Working with Jotform’s form builder you can conceive and construct forms for registration purposes, applications, surveys and more. However, until recently you were limited in design options. All that has changed with Jotform’s latest update, which allows you complete control over  the look and feel of your forms. Easily manipulate the colors, fonts and layout without knowing a single line of code.

To complement the release of the enhanced form builder Jotform has also launched a new theme marketplace. This should be of special interest to designers looking to showcase and sell their work. From now until June 15th, 2015  Jotform is waiving their fees so designers will earn one hundred percent of their theme sales. After the 15th, Jotform will retain 30%. To submit a theme, click the “new theme” button in the upper right corner of the My Themes page.

 

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Interview with Shillington School graduate Catherine Adreani

Catherine Adreani's studio

Continuing on in our interview series we chat with Catherine Adreani. A recent graduate of Shillington, she has quickly established herself as a thoughtful and capable designer with a well-polished portfolio. Today we discuss how her previous work in the film industry shaped her approach to design and what factors led to her decision to attend Shillington.

 

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Want to turn your passion into your new career? You can at Shillington School

Shillington School

Shillington prides itself on providing its students with an up-to-date and relevant education with a focus on practical skills that are essential in the workplace. Established in 1997, the school offers a three-month immersive and hands-on course in graphic design catered to students with little to no experience in the field. In addition, they offer a week-long intensive program in web development targeted at existing designers looking to develop coding experience. Both courses are overseen by instructors currently working in the field. In today’s interview, we chat with Holly Karlsson, Shillington’s NY campus director. She fills us in on the school’s history and how it rises to the challenges its students face.

 

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Redbubble Gift Guide

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Powerless by Andy Westface

The holidays are approaching and with it the hustle and bustle of the shopping season. To help you the navigate the plethora of products that were produced over the past year we’ve prepared a series of gift guides aimed at designers and creative types. In this first guide we’ve teamed up with Redbubble, a creative community and marketplace, to create a curated list of prints and posters. Many of the illustrations featured in the list are available as t-shirts and tote bags as well. Happy shopping!

 

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Sponsor // 12 Hours of Fame – the iZettle stunt that made small businesses shine in the heart of London

izettle

During six days in October, iZettle helped six of Britain’s smallest businesses open their own flagship store on Britain’s greatest shopping street – for 12 hours each. This is what happened.

 

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Sponsor // Retro Font Bundle

Retro fonts

This large collection of custom typefaces from Cruzine includes 9 custom Font Families. Ranging in style from retro to vintage to grunge, many of these families feature multiple font styles. Ranging in style from retro to vintage to grunge, many of these families feature multiple font styles.

 

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