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Tagged with “design” (14)

  1. I write everything in Markdown - Brett Terpstra - thoughtbot Learn

    Workshops, screencasts, videos, and books to help you learn web design and development.

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  2. Marian Deuchars

    Marian Deuchars is an illustrator, designer and author. Her three books, Let’s Make Some Great Art, Let’s Make Some Great Placemat Art, and Let’s Make Some Great Fingerprint Art, encourage everyone to create art, and include foolproof instructions on drawing a bicycle. Deuchars studied illustration and printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and the Royal College of Art, London where she graduated in 1989 with a MA with Distinction. She, along with other fellow RCA students, formed an art and design studio in North London where she has created commercial work for publishing, editorial, packaging and advertising clients. Her distinctive hand-lettering has been featured on the cover of Esquire, in the Guardian, throughout Jamie Oliver’s cookbooks, and on Royal Mail stamps.


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  3. Design Matters: Stefan Sagmeister

    Stefan Sagmeister (1962– ) is among today’s most important and influential graphic designers. Born in Austria, he has lived and worked in New York since 1993. Renowned for album covers, posters, installations and his recent book of life lessons, Things I have learned in my life so far, Sagmeister brings a fresh perspective to the role and work of a designer. In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, he discusses his year away from his New York-based design practice, his personal time in Bali, as well as discussing his new, in-progress documentary film, Happiness.

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  4. ExplicitWeb - Episode 3 - Degrees, Jobs, and Workspaces

    On this week’s show Rob discusses the pros and cons of web-related higher education, Hannah hashes out top tips for getting the top jobs inspired by a comment in .Net mag, and John goes solo with his highs and lows of the home office.

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  5. Web Weekly – Episode 9

    In this weeks episode Kevin and Jonas talk about RESTfest, IE9 beta, Bing, Snoopy, Cassis Project, HTML5 form, CSS3 border images, Lettering.js, and the new Twitter.

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  6. The Auteur Theory Of Design

    Why is it that some projects never rise to the level of the talent of those who made it? It’s oft said regarding good work that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. But sometimes the whole is less than the sum of its parts—a company or team comprised of good people, but yet which produces work that isn’t good.

    In his session, John will explain his theory to explain how this happens—in both directions—based on the longstanding collaborative art of filmmaking. Learn how to recognise when a project is doomed to mediocrity, and, more importantly, how best to achieve collaborative success.

    John Gruber writes and publishes Daring Fireball, a somewhat popular weblog ostensibly focused on Mac and web nerdery. He has been producing Daring Fireball as a full-time endeavour since April 2006.

    He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and son.

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  7. Kerning, Orgasms And Those Goddamned Japanese Toothpicks

    Freud popularised the term, “The Narcissism of Minor Differences”, to describe how adjacent villages—identical for all practical purposes—would struggle to amplify their tiniest distinctions in order to justify how much they despised one other. So you have to guess how much he would have enjoyed design mailing lists. And, Perl.

    Truth is, to the untrained (un-washed, un-nuanced, un-Paul-Rand’d, and un-Helvetica’d) outsider, discourse in the design community can sometimes look a lot like a cluster of tightly-wound Freudian villages.

    So, how is the role of design perceived by the people who are using the stuff you make? What role (if any) should users expect in the process of how their world is made and remade? What contexts might be useful in helping us turn all of our obsessions into useful and beautiful work?

    Can an Aeron chair ever be truly ‘Black’? Will there ever be a way to get Marketing people to stop calling typefaces ‘fonts’? And, when, at last, will the international community finally speak as one regarding the overuse of Mistral and stock photos of foreshortened Asian women?

    By leveraging his uniquely unqualified understanding of design, Merlin will propose some promising patterns for fording the gap between end-users and the unhappy-looking people in costly European eyeglasses who are designing their world.

    Is there hope? Come to Brighton, pull up a flawlessly-executed mid-century-Modern seating affordance, and we’ll see what we can figure out together. One village to another.

    Merlin Mann is best known as the creator of, a popular American website about finding the time and attention to do your best creative work.

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  8. Mark Boulton on design

    Mark Boulton recently spoke via Skype to my User-Centered Interface Design class at The Art Institute of Atlanta on the principles of design as they apply to the web, and his experience in the industry.


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  9. Web Directions @media: Jeremy Keith — Hot Topics

    Continuing a popular @media tradition, the final session for day one, hosted by Jeremy Keith, will feature a handful of speakers discussing questions posed by conference attendees. Wear your flak jacket: there will be controversy!


    • John Allsopp
    • Hannah Donovan
    • Simon Willison
    • Christian Crumlish

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  10. Read Between the Leading - Episode #10

    On this episode, we are joined by Glenn Garriock of the design blog FormFiftyFive. We talk a bit about design education and the professional world, designer’s block and inspiration, and finally we delve into the topic of designer certification.

    More detailed notes and links can be found at

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