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Best Practices for Business Cards in the Digital Age
Just had the idea that it would be cool to have a double sided business card. Both sides have the same info, but one is cluttered, no whitespace, single font without bolding or other distinguishing features, essentially increasing cognitive load. It's an example of horrible copy writing. The other side is neat, clean, attractive. And says "There, that's better, isn't it?" or "Shouldn't your company message be as clear as possible?"
business-cards  inspiration 
january 2014 by daguti
Quote Posters - PosterGen.com
We can use this tool for inspiration to create memes and such.
design  tools  fonts  printing  inspiration 
january 2014 by daguti
Designer turns negative client comments to funny poster - Imgur
Also see link called "Home - Sharp Suits - Worst Client Feedback" bookmarked Dec 2012 with these same tags.
inspiration  parody  customer-behavior  design  marketing-tactics--shocking-or-weird 
april 2013 by daguti
Home - Sharp Suits - Worst Client Feedback
Ad creatives, designers, animators, directors, illustrators and more took time out to dress up their favourite worst feedback from clients, transforming quotes that would normally give you a twitch, into a diverse collection of posters.
inspiration  parody  customer-behavior  marketing-tactics--shocking-or-weird  design 
december 2012 by daguti
How To Stay Motivated in the Trenches | YoungEntrepreneur.com
I believe before these 4 steps, you need to bring a keen outsider into your business and "show them around"... then let the outsider make observations, ideas and comments about your company. That will be enough to get the engine started on your motivation. Have everyone in your company keep notes about everything that got them excited, the ideas they got and things they felt good about.

THEN and only then can you start on the steps listed on this page.
frameworks  inspiration  motivation-for-me  entrepreneurship  startups  business 
september 2012 by daguti
Copywriting swipe file tutorial | Copywriting.com
This is talking about a swipe file for storing examples of good copy-writing, but it could also work for many other things...

Good examples of:
- blog layout
- direct mail
- email newsletters
- successful Pinterest photos
- infographics
- etc...
Now that I think about it, I have a digital swipe file in my website-examples or social-media-marketing-campaigns tags... many others also...
work-tools  reference  inspiration  creativity  frameworks  marketing-tactics--writing-copy  marketing-tools--swipe-file 
march 2012 by daguti
The Norton Project - YouTube
"This is a story about how my brother and I stole our fathers 1969 Norton Commando, had it restored and then gave it back to him for Christmas. He had no idea."
filmmaking-technique  video  family  inspiration  relationships 
august 2011 by daguti
The Phraseology Project
From SmashingMag: " The Phraseology Project: submit a letter, word or phrase and these guys will make it look beautiful with type."
design  fonts  inspiration 
may 2011 by daguti
Showcase Of Beautiful Black And White Websites
computech-project = Might be awesome to make the website completely black and white, the theme being "no frills, just great service" or something like that -- also, when we do use color (to attract attention to a particular product or something) it will really, really stand out. Might have to rethink (or tweak) this idea in light of the fact that we plan to use video / pictures on the site.
webdesign  design  inspiration  projects-computech  minimalism 
january 2011 by daguti
Dana Bowman's Story, by Tricia Bowersox
He went to the hospital’s brace and limb shop at night and built his own sockets, which join the remaining leg to the prosthesis. “I didn’t have all my life to wait for equipment,” he said.
inspiration  motivation-for-me  disaster 
december 2010 by daguti
William Ury: The walk from "no" to "yes" | Video on TED.com
In the first 2 minutes, he tells a great story about "17 camels"

storytelling = at around 8:00, he talks about the relevance of stories and storytelling
storytelling  communication  life-affirming  inspiration  tedtalks  video  communication-negotiation 
december 2010 by daguti
3JOJo.jpg (JPEG Image, 1370x679 pixels) - Bruce Lee Quote
"Bruce, I can't go five. I'm a helluva lot older than you are and I can't do five."
He said, "When we get to three, we'll shift gears and it's only two more and you'll do it."
"Ok, hell, I'll go for it."

We go into the fourth mile and I'm okay for three or four minutes and then I really begin to give out. I'm tired, my heart's pounding, I cant' go any so I say to him "Bruce if I run any more" - and we're still running "if I run any m liable to have a heart attack and die."
"Then die" It made me so mad that I went the full five miles.

Afterward I said, "Why did you say that?"

He said "because you might as well be dead. Seriously, if you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it'll spread over into the rest of your life. It'll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level."
people-bruce-lee  quotes  life-affirming  inspiration  fitness  fitness-apocalypse-marketing-material  motivation-for-me  filetype:jpg  media:image 
june 2010 by daguti
Doctor Learns A Lesson In Care From 6-Year-Old : NPR
"He had a little wristband that had his name, and it said 'no address,' " Greer remembers. "I knew that this man had, at the very least, parents — maybe siblings, a spouse. And we went out to try and find his family.

"And what I saw was a little window into this world of poverty that existed in my backyard, that I didn't even know was there. And then we went out under the bridges, started seeing patients on Tuesday nights."

"When you first came home to tell me about the homeless," Janus said, "I was shocked. Because we live in a suburb, and unless you came downtown, you didn't see it. It wasn't a reality."
medicine  inspiration  life-affirming 
february 2010 by daguti
50 Packaging Designs That Pack A Punch | Inspiration | PelFusion.com
frameworks = The important aspects of the following designs it to notice the following:
- Simplicity
- Unusual shapes
- Bright Colors
- Large Typography
- Creative patterns
- Interesting Catch Phrases
frameworks  design  inspiration  design-packaging 
january 2010 by daguti
60 Trendy Web Design Interfaces Created In October | Graphic and Web Design Blog -Resources And Tutorials
I saw all development process to this design – I really admire and love this beautiful outcome.
webdesign  inspiration  design 
november 2009 by daguti
How the Spaceship Got Its Shape | Space Exploration | Air & Space Magazine
Something was wrong with the conventional wisdom, and finding a solution would take an unconventional thinker.
science  inspiration  people-smart  history  space 
october 2009 by daguti
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