At Bearded, our philosophy from the beginning was to focus on doing great web work for clients we believed in. The hope was that all the sweat and care we put into those projects and relationships would show, and that profit would naturally follow quality. For four years we worked our tails off on project after project, and as we did so, we lived pretty much hand-to-mouth. On several occasions we were within weeks and a couple of thousand bucks from going out of business. I would wake up in the
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That's why we've teamed up with our author and friend Rian van der Merwe, a senior product manager with a sociology and UX background, to create a new practical book to help product managers in the digital space manage projects effectively — the right way, with the right strategy, in the right time, with the right team. Making It Right is a book about just that: what product management is, what it isn't, why it's important, and how to approach it strategically and meaningfully to get thing
Carlos Lerma aka Lerms is a visual artist / illustrator based in Cancún, México. Currently, he’s working for golpeavisa.mx, a graphic design studio specializing in illustration, art direction and branding. Below, you may scroll through several inspiring artworks handpicked from his portfolio. Enjoy! Visit Carlos Lerma
Foursquare’s New Logo Redesign Goes Superhero Just to clarify: the Superhero wording wasn’t my idea, this comes direct from the...
People attempting to begin careers as freelancers, in any field, face one major hurdle. How do they get paid for the things they do? There are numerous obstacles, surprises and schemes out there attempting to get free work or products from the individual with the stipulation that the first thing they must face is the […]
Launched in 2009 at SXSW Interactive (obvs!) as a stand-alone app allowing users to check in at a location and see other users' location, Foursquare is now a double-threat ecosystem of apps: Swarm, for checking in and the eponymous Foursquare for discovery. Since I am...
I’m going to show you how I designed the digipak for my band Campfire Conspiracy‘s debut album. If you’ve been following along I’ve written design tutorials about art I’ve created for the bands I’ve played in. You’ve probably seen the band logo tutorial I… Continue Reading »
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If you need to create presentations for high-powered clients, or impress lecturers and professors in university, you may have heard of (or are already using) Prezi. Prezi is a cloud-based presentation tool and is known for its zooming user interface (ZUI) allowing you to easily break down or go into ... Continue reading »
Most photographers have been there at some point in their career – wedding photography. Some of us move on to other things, like commercial photography. Some actually enjoy wedding photography and make a career out of it. But too many photographers are lured into wedding photography under the illusion of quick money, only to get [...]
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“Curated resources for everything design related.” So? “oozled brings together 586 curated resources in 41 categories.” Gaah! “Subscribe to as many or as few categories as you want and create your own feed based on your interests.” OK. Now you have my attention. Oh, and “Submit a Resource”… I’m in. The story of oozled Inspired […]
More and more designers are turning to blogging to get their ideas about design out there and be heard by the greater design community online. However, there’s one special problem that many of them have: they have nothing really interesting to say about design. They will blog about things that ... Continue reading »
Some of these you may already do. Most of these may be unusual to you. All of these will create more time for you.