Design is everywhere. It’s intrinsic. It’s expressive. It’s editorial. It’s a whole bunch of things that work together to make a message pop. The presidential campaigns this year have etched out a place in history by being the most visual and modernly designed campaigns to date. Although Obama made strides in 2008, the lopsided nature in that campaign, has allowed for the 2012 election to have the best and most equal progress in design. From their logos, to their websites, to their twitter accounts, to their bumper stickers, good design... Read The Rest →
Are you status-updated out? Tired of the uneventful interchange on your Twitter feed? Can’t stand another ‘RePin’ post from your old college roommate? Well, bad news, my friends. LinkedIn is no longer the new kid in class, LinkedIn is the kid in class. From meaningful business connections to company promotion tools, if your business is set to succeed, it will succeed alongside LinkedIn. LinkedIn is being utilized in over 200 countries worldwide, with a new member being added every second of every day. LinkedIn doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime... Read The Rest →
While your start-up business may be a thriving venture, if internship opportunities within your business are slacking, your start-up may fall short of the competition. Before you totally revamp the role of the intern, you must decide what you hope to achieve with all the added talent. What are the goals of your venture? Compose a list, call a team meeting, and decide what is needed before you decide who is needed.
Look anywhere, and it’s clear – green is cool. We’re carrying reusable bags when we go to the supermarket. Driving more fuel-efficient cars to get where we need to go. Some of us are even utilizing alternative forms of energy to power the appliances we love most. So a recent study should come as a real shock, especially since it touts the current generation as less green than their predecessors. Yes, I said less green.
This past Thursday, the US Labor department released its first ever green jobs report. The report stated that in 2010, there were approximately 3.1 million green jobs inside the United States. While the majority of green employment was found inside the private sector (2.3 million to be exact), around 860,300 jobs were also found within the public sector. This is the first time the US Labor Department has ever released information regarding the green sector. While this report is encouraging, there is a still lot of work that needs to... Read The Rest →
It’s college basketball season. And whether you’re an extreme fan or could care less about basketball, we all can agree that green is good. While it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of filling out brackets and rooting for your alma mater, we cannot ignore the great carbon footprint that March Madness inevitably carries with it. From the transportation of athletes to tournament matchups to the great amount of food and paper products utilized during the month’s events, March Madness is indeed harsh on the environment. But all... Read The Rest →
It seems as though every day we are introduced to new set of sites and apps that are keen on making a portion of our lives increasingly “social”. There are apps like Foursquare that let you check-in at varying locations, cluing your followers and friends in on your whereabouts. Sites like YouTube have fostered a personal “vloging” revolution, allowing members to record and broadcast the most trivial aspects of their lives. Like it or not, social media is here to stay. Its presence is expected to increase exponentially in the... Read The Rest →
Jim Rohn, an established motivational speaker, once stated, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” It’s a bold statement, yet when you think about it, Jim’s right. As you travel through life you are forced to interact and develop relationships with people of all backgrounds. As you create strong ties with individuals, the identity they embody has great potential to strongly influence your actions and belief system. A part of them becomes you, essentially. So it’s only smart that you select people who... Read The Rest →
We often tend to view and experience the world through a lens that satisfies our own self-fulfillment. We go to college to study the subjects that interest us. We make new friends whom share similar interests and likes. We choose to work in fields that cater to our strengths. And, there is nothing inherently wrong with any of this. Nothing at all. This kind of behavior can aid in producing a quite satisfying life. So, what’s the problem, you ask? The answer isn’t always clearly defined.
The end of the last year and the beginning of the new one always ushers in that time that I like to call The Great Sum-up. Especially in the web design world, where standards, conventions and “hey, look at what I can do!” change faster than penny amounts in a day on the stock exchange, we designers have grown accustomed to hitting the blogs in December and January for articles like, “15 Best Design Trends for 2012,” or “100 Web Design Blunders in 2011,” or “2011′s Coolest CSS,” or “HTML5:... Read The Rest →