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Giveaway: MacBook Pro Retina Display with Softwares

Giveaway: MacBook Pro Retina Display with Softwares

Do you remember when you started your career in Design or even as a student? Were you able to accomplish everything or anything at hand? We know how difficult it is when you don’t have what’s required? We don’t have all the same background and it’s really rare to see someone knowingly stepping it up and offering a chance to start your career on a plus note. Well, our friend Dann Petty is offering a FREE MacBook Pro Retina Display with any software you will need. You’ve heard it right! Do us a favour and take a look at his video. Who is Dann Petty Dann Petty is a freelance web/app designer based in San Francisco, CA. Actually he wears a lot of hats: he's also a father of 3, hosting one of the best design events out there called: Epicurrence, filmmaker of a documentary about freelance and more. Make sure to follow his work on Dribbble. Video

#Happy10Abduzeedo - Our Winners

#Happy10Abduzeedo - Our Winners

This last December, we had the opportunity to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Abduzeedo with you guys. We had an incredible time reading through all the comments and beautiful words from all of you. We must admit that your comments were really helpful and also giving us a boost for what's to come in 2017. Now it's time to announce the winners of all six (6) giveaways with a total of sixteen (16) winners who were randomly picked from our Instagram and Facebook Page. We would like to take this moment to thank our partners who took part into this celebration and everyone who took the time to participate. Fabio Sasso created the blog as a side-project after he lost everything from a robbery back in 2006. It was in his way for him to backup files but also bookmark things he liked and inspired him. Since then his work has been used, shared and featured many times but beyond all, his goal was to inspired us to create and make more. That’s the philosophy and minset of Abduzeedo that will always lives on.   Day One - Winner   Prize: 25$ gift card to shop on Ugmonk John Galliers Day Two - Winners   Five (5) eBook versions of the Sketch Handbook by Christian Krammer tjunkers svantesvantesson Nicky Watson prayagshah versatian Day Three - Winners   Three (3) yearly subscriptions of the Bear App jacopo_ardito Alex Iacobus Garett Day Four - Winners   Three (3) copies of the Book of Ideas by Radim Malinic moustafa.noby m.s.mteir karimzniber Invision Giveaway - Winners   Three (3) lucky winners - three (3) Shirts of their choosing from InVision’s Marketplace. Also 1 LIFETIME License of an individual InVision Pro Plan to one Lucky Person + a Box full of InVision Swag Ian Hoene aditya_garikapati Ruslan Sharifov L O R I N E - You are the grand winner of the lifetime InVision license! Each winner will be contacted through Instagram OR Facebook DM to gather your information. Thank you! I never imagined or planned to get to 10 years. I started the blog after my studio got robbed and I lost everything. After that day I tried to focus on the present more than ever, life is too unpredictable and we can get frustrated if something happens that weren't in our plans. That happened to me, it sucks, but I learned a lot. Sometimes things are much worse in our heads and imagination than in reality. - Fabio Sasso

#Happy10Abduzeedo - InVision Giveaway

#Happy10Abduzeedo - InVision Giveaway

This month, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Abduzeedo. This is very special to us, Fabio Sasso created the blog as a side-project after he lost everything from a robbery back in 2006. It was in his way for him to backup files but also bookmark things he liked and inspired him. Since then his work has been used, shared and featured many times but beyond all, his goal was to inspired us to create and make more. That’s the philosophy and minset of Abduzeedo that will always lives on. To end this anniversary in GRAND, we would like to thank you guys as the kind folks from InVision are treating us with one of the most awesome giveaways we ever shared on the blog. Let's find out and the best of luck! I never imagined or planned to get to 10 years. I started the blog after my studio got robbed and I lost everything. After that day I tried to focus on the present more than ever, life is too unpredictable and we can get frustrated if something happens that weren't in our plans. That happened to me, it sucks, but I learned a lot. Sometimes things are much worse in our heads and imagination than in reality. - Fabio Sasso   First Prizes   To celebrate the 10th ANNIVERSARY of Abduzeedo and the holidays we are giving away to three (3) lucky winners - three (3) Shirts of their choosing from InVision’s Marketplace. This includes the shipping as well: #happy10abduzeedo Second BIG Prize   We are giving 1 LIFETIME License of an individual InVision Pro Plan to one Lucky Person + a Box full of InVision Swag and Design Goodies: #happy10abduzeedo To enter the InVision giveaway, you must do the following: 1. Follow our new Instagram Account @abduzeedos on Instagram. 2. Leave a comment below (on Instagram or Facebook) about who are you? A student? A Designer? A Professional or what else? We would love to hear! This giveaway closes tomorrow at 8am EST, 21th of December, 2016. The winners will be picked at random by the Fabio Sasso (@Abduzeedo) and we’ll announce the winners on the blog. The winners will be also contacted via DM on Instagram. About InVision For those who don't know InVision, well it's a prototyping tool with a lot of incredible features that shaped the way we work everyday. With features like: prototyping, sharing, presentation, feedback, whiteboarding and the list goes on and on. You are in for a complete experience, all in one place. As I quote: We help companies of all sizes unlock the power of design-driven product development. That's why teams at Evernote, Adobe, Airbnb, Salesforce, and many more fire up InVision every day. More Information: InVision.

#Happy10Abduzeedo - Day Four

#Happy10Abduzeedo - Day Four

This month, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Abduzeedo. This is very special to us, Fabio Sasso created the blog as a side-project after he lost everything from a robbery back in 2006. It was in his way for him to backup files but also bookmark things he liked and inspired him. Since then his work has been used, shared and featured many times but beyond all, his goal was to inspired us to create and make more. That’s the philosophy and minset of Abduzeedo that will always lives on. To celebrate this anniversary, we would like to thank you guys with 10 days of giveaway starting today with Day Four. Thank you for your great support and also thank you to the people involved in the #Happy10Abduzeedo. I never imagined or planned to get to 10 years. I started the blog after my studio got robbed and I lost everything. After that day I tried to focus on the present more than ever, life is too unpredictable and we can get frustrated if something happens that weren't in our plans. That happened to me, it sucks, but I learned a lot. Sometimes things are much worse in our heads and imagination than in reality. - Fabio Sasso To celebrate the 10th ANNIVERSARY of Abduzeedo and the holidays we are giving away not one but Three (3) copies of the best-selling book of 2016 on Amazon UK, the Book of Ideas by Radim Malinic: #happy10abduzeedo To enter the Day Four giveaway, you must do the following: 1. Follow our new Instagram Account @abduzeedos on Instagram and follow Radim Instagram account at @brand__nu. 2. Leave a comment below (on Instagram or Facebook) about who was your favourite artist or project that we've featured on Abduzeedo? This giveaway closes tomorrow at 8am EST, 15th of December, 2016. The winners will be picked at random by the Fabio Sasso (@Abduzeedo) and we’ll announce the winners on the blog. The winners will be also contacted via DM on Instagram.   About Radim Malinic Radim is an award winning art director, illustrator and graphic designer based in London, UK. Radim has firmly established himself as one of the most successful commercial illustrators and designers working with my brands like: Acura, Bacardi Canada, Cadbury, Dell, Heineken and more. More Information: http://www.brandnu.co.uk and Radim is offering a 20% discount code for his shop at http://www.novemberuniverse.co.uk/, please use the code UNIVERSE20.

#Happy10Abduzeedo - Day Three

#Happy10Abduzeedo - Day Three

This month, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Abduzeedo. This is very special to us, Fabio Sasso created the blog as a side-project after he lost everything from a robbery back in 2006. It was in his way for him to backup files but also bookmark things he liked and inspired him. Since then his work has been used, shared and featured many times but beyond all, his goal was to inspired us to create and make more. That’s the philosophy and minset of Abduzeedo that will always lives on. To celebrate this anniversary, we would like to thank you guys with 10 days of giveaway starting today with Day Three. Thank you for your great support and also thank you to the people involved in the #Happy10Abduzeedo. I never imagined or planned to get to 10 years. I started the blog after my studio got robbed and I lost everything. After that day I tried to focus on the present more than ever, life is too unpredictable and we can get frustrated if something happens that weren't in our plans. That happened to me, it sucks, but I learned a lot. Sometimes things are much worse in our heads and imagination than in reality. - Fabio Sasso To celebrate the 10th ANNIVERSARY of Abduzeedo and the holidays we are giving away not one but three (3) yearly subscriptions of the App Store Best Mac App of the Year, the Bear App: #happy10abduzeedo To enter the Day Three giveaway, you must do the following: 1. Follow our new Instagram Account @abduzeedos on Instagram 2. Leave a comment below (on Instagram or Facebook) about what was your best tutorial so far on Abduzeedo? This giveaway closes tomorrow at 11am EST, 14th of December, 2016. The winners will be picked at random by the Fabio Sasso (@Abduzeedo) and we’ll announce the winners on the blog. The winners will be also contacted via DM on Instagram.   About Bear App Bear is perfect for everything from quick notes to in-depth essays. A focus mode helps you concentrate, and advanced markup options are an online writer's best friend. Full in-line image support brings your writing to life. Download the Bear App now.

#Happy10Abduzeedo - Day Two

#Happy10Abduzeedo - Day Two

This month, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Abduzeedo. This is very special to us, Fabio Sasso created the blog as a side-project after he lost everything from a robbery back in 2006. It was in his way for him to backup files but also bookmark things he liked and inspired him. Since then his work has been used, shared and featured many times but beyond all, his goal was to inspired us to create and make more. That’s the philosophy and minset of Abduzeedo that will always lives on. To celebrate this anniversary, we would like to thank you guys with 10 days of giveaway starting today with Day Two. Thank you for your great support and also thank you to the people involved in the #Happy10Abduzeedo. I never imagined or planned to get to 10 years. I started the blog after my studio got robbed and I lost everything. After that day I tried to focus on the present more than ever, life is too unpredictable and we can get frustrated if something happens that weren't in our plans. That happened to me, it sucks, but I learned a lot. Sometimes things are much worse in our heads and imagination than in reality. - Fabio Sasso To celebrate the 10th ANNIVERSARY of Abduzeedo and the holidays we are giving away not one but five (5) eBook versions (PDF, ePUB, Amazon Kindle) of the Sketch Handbook by Christian Krammer: #happy10abduzeedo To enter the Day Two giveaway, you must do the following: 1. Follow our new Instagram Account @abduzeedos on Instagram 2. Leave a comment below (on Instagram or Facebook) about what do you like best on Abdz OR what would you like to see back on Abdz? This giveaway closes tomorrow at 8am EST, 13th of December, 2016. The winners will be picked at random by the Fabio Sasso (@Abduzeedo) and we’ll announce the winners on the blog. The winners will be also contacted via DM on Instagram.   About Christian Krammer Chris is a web designer and a Sketch app Pro based in Austria. He is behind the site sketchtips.info now for almost three years and has published countless tips and tricks about Sketch. More about Sketch Handbook by Christian Krammer: http://www.sketch-handbook.com.

#Happy10Abduzeedo - Day One

#Happy10Abduzeedo - Day One

This month, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Abduzeedo. This is very special to us, Fabio Sasso created the blog as a side-project after he lost everything from a robbery back in 2006. It was in his way for him to backup files but also bookmark things he liked and inspired him. Since then his work has been used, shared and featured many times but beyond all, his goal was to inspired us to create and make more. That’s the philosophy and minset of Abduzeedo that will always lives on. To celebrate this anniversary, we would like to thank you guys with 10 days of giveaway starting today with Day One. Thank you for your great support and also thank you to the people involved in the #Happy10Abduzeedo. I never imagined or planned to get to 10 years. I started the blog after my studio got robbed and I lost everything. After that day I tried to focus on the present more than ever, life is too unpredictable and we can get frustrated if something happens that weren't in our plans. That happened to me, it sucks, but I learned a lot. Sometimes things are much worse in our heads and imagination than in reality. - Fabio Sasso To celebrate the 10th ANNIVERSARY of Abduzeedo and the holidays we are giving away one (1) 25$ gift card to shop on Ugmonk: #happy10abduzeedo To enter the Day One giveaway, you must do the following: 1. Follow our new Instagram Account @abduzeedos on Instagram and also @ugmonk 2. Leave a comment below (on Instagram or Facebook) about a memory you have about Abduzeedo OR about where are you from? This giveaway closes tomorrow at 8am EST, 12th of December, 2016. The winner will be picked at random by the Fabio Sasso (@Abduzeedo) and we’ll announce the winners on the blog. The winners will be also contacted via DM on Instagram.   About Ugmonk Based in Downington, USA, Jeff Sheldon is the face behind the brand Ugmonk. What started as a passion and still to this day is now running a brand with hundred of loyal happy customers worldwide. From clothing, prints, everyday carry and workspace, there's something that will make your fall in love with the Ugmonk brand. We do! Enjoy as well a 10% off your order with the code happy10 at checkout. More about Ugmonk: http://shop.ugmonk.com.

Abduzeedo x Moment Giveaway

Abduzeedo x Moment Giveaway (UPDATED)

A couple weeks ago, we posted a review about the Moment Case + Lens and we are now back again. This time with a  giveaway, it's been quite some time! We would love to thank the kind folks from Moment as they will pick  one lucky person to win a ONE case (of their choice) and ONE lens (of their choice). iPhone 6 Case + Wide Lens by Moment Here's what you have to do: • Follow @Moment on Instagram • Post a photo using the hashtag: #abdzmoment • Mention which device you own and which lens would you like to win! • That's it! The contest ends on April 6 as we will announce the winner on  April 8 (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); UPDATE: Winner Announced Congratulations to Asa for winning this giveaway, we'll be in touch with you shortly. Thank you everyone for participating. Until the next one!     A photo posted by Asa (@asarodger) on Apr 6, 2016 at 2:05pm PDT   From center to edge Moment lenses deliver the sharpest image possible. By using a multi-element design we brought the best of professional cinema quality glass to your phone. iPhone 6 Case + Wide Lens by Moment We have been designing and making cinema lenses for a very long time. And now we are bringing everything we have learned over the past 25 years to mobile photography. About Moment Currently based in Seattle, Moment is a team of builders and makers that believe the future of photography is in your pockets. They are empowering people to share more beautiful moments.     For more information: http://momentlens.co

Sites of the Week: 2,000 Flat Icons Giveaway from Squid.ink

Sites of the Week: 2,000 Flat Icons Giveaway from Squid.ink

Today we're proud to feature in our post a giveaway from Squid.ink! Take a look below to know how to enter and win a 2,000 flat icons pack! Also check out the whole selection, share with us what you think and stay tuned for the next week! Three lucky winners will get 2,000 flat icons pack from Squid Ink. Squid.ink Flat Icon Pack is the biggest flat icon pack out there that offers 2000 handcrafted, consistent and pixel-perfect icons ready to use. Our icons have been specially built to match the current design trends and to help you expand on your projects. This beautiful icons are perfect to create a unique design experience. Inside this pack you will find the following categories: Audio, Celebration & Holidays, Clothes & Shoes, Controls & Navigation, Devices & Network, Editing, Files &, Folders, Financial, Gaming & Entertainment, Household, Miscellaneous, Office, Photo & Video, Social Media & Logos, User Interface, Weather, Web & Browsers. Hope you like this huge icon pack from Squid Ink. Are you ready to enter to win? Here’s how: You just need to leave a comment below. We want to know why you should win the Squid.ink Flat Icon Pack. The 3 most convincing answers will be the winner! Check back in next week and we will announce the winners. Take a look on all the other sites we're featuring today. Also you can keep sending me your suggestions via Twitter twitter.com/FabianoMe and include #abdz_sites in the message.DESIGN / CSS Gravita - gravita.co We’re a creative design and development studio based in the UK. We work with organisations to reshape, align and accentuate their purpose.Make it perfect - makeitperfect.it TMake It Perfect is an event agency specialized in private events and luxury baby parties.APP / WEB APP / SERVICE Waterlogue - waterlogueapp.com Photographs capture your world in rigid detail, but Waterlogue reveals a new way of seeing: fluid, luminous, and lively.Niice - niice.co/ios Learn how to improve your workflow by scheduling, prioritizing and editing your tasks.COMMUNITY / PORTAL / STORE / EVENT Greats - greats.com Brooklyn born men's footwear brand offering classically designed shoes & sneakers with luxury materials starting at $49.Electric Bodies - electricbodies.com Celebrating the best guitar body shapes. Vote for your favourite and buy t-shirts for designs including: Strat, Tele, Les Paul, Jaguar, Mustang, Flying V, Explorer & Casino.STUDIO / PORTFOLIO / BLOG Lunar Gravity - lunargravity.be We craft unique digital experiences throughout the universe. Ape Unit - apeunit.com We are a Berlin based digital design and development bureau, out to create what we call virtual brand experiences. THEMES / KITS Atelier - themeforest.net Creative Multi-Purpose eCommerce Theme.Culinier - themeforest.net Recipe & Food Wordpress Theme is responsive, retina-ready, modern recipes, restaurant, café & blog WordPress theme.

Sites of the Week: Exposure Theme Giveaway from ThemeFuse

Sites of the Week: Exposure Theme Giveaway from ThemeFuse

Today we're proud to feature in our post a giveaway from ThemeFuse! Take a look below to know how to enter and win a Wordpress photography theme called Exposure! Also check out the whole selection, share with us what you think and stay tuned for the next week! Exclusive Giveaway from ThemeFuse Three Lucky Winners Will Get the Exposure WordPress Theme from ThemeFuse Anyone who uses WordPress is likely at least familiar with ThemeFuse premium themes. They offer top of the line themes anyone can use, and they are giving our readers an awesome opportunity. Three lucky winners will get the latest theme available from ThemeFuse — the Exposure WordPress theme – and it will be absolutely free! It is built on a Unyson framework – which means that you get many different features and settings so that you can personalize the entire theme for your website. The Exposure photography WordPress theme offers a variety of different page layouts for your website, and that’s in addition to the default blog pages. The visual drag and drop builder lets you do almost anything you would like. Are you ready to enter to win one of the three vouchers? Here’s how: Start by commenting below. We want to know why you should win the Exposure WordPress theme. Tweet this to your followers: Win a free copy of @ThemeFuse #WordPress Theme from @abduzeedo (RT to Enter). Share on Facebook by liking the ThemeFuse Facebook page. Check back in next week and we will announce the winners. Take a look on all the other sites we're featuring today. Also you can keep sending me your suggestions via Twitter twitter.com/FabianoMe and include #abdz_sites in the message.DESIGN / CSS Stupid Studios - stupid-studio.com Our award winning work connects companies with people in new and engaging ways. We design with purpose and meaning, and we have fun along the way.BARE - baremade.com BARE is a unique lifestyle brand inspired by art, culture and travel.APP / WEB APP / SERVICE Beenoculus - beenoculus.com Beenoculus's mission is to democratize virtual reality in Brazil. Precursor - precursorapp.com Precursor wants to simplify your prototyping workflow. COMMUNITY / PORTAL / STORE / EVENT Hyper Island - hyperisland.com Hyper Island enables companies and individuals to develop, grow and rise to the challenges of tomorrow’s transformative technology.Short of the Week - shortoftheweek.com Watch the most innovative stories—Documentary, Comedy, Sci-fi, Horror, Experimental, Animation, Inspiration, Student films, Award winners & more short films.STUDIO / PORTFOLIO / BLOG Auxiliary Design Co. - yourauxiliary.com We build digital experiences that pull their weight. J Taylor Design - thejtsite.com J Taylor Design creates professional, clean websites, logos, brochures, and graphic design in the Lehigh Valley.

Sites of the Week: Exclusive Giveaway from ThemeFuse

Sites of the Week: Exclusive Giveaway from ThemeFuse

Today we're proud to feature in our post a giveaway from ThemeFuse! Take a look below to know how to enter and win a completely full website, including hosting! Also check out the whole selection, share with us what you think and stay tuned for the next week! Exclusive Giveaway from ThemeFuse Win a full fledged website (WordPress Theme + 1 Year Hosting Plan + 1 Optional Free Domain) ThemeFuse comes with great news for all WordPress lovers. Now you can have a full website online in minutes, by purchasing a WordPress theme together with a 1 year hosting plan and a free domain in one go. All the set up is done by them and you’ll receive your login credentials to your new website in a couple of minutes. Take a look at this step by step tutorial and see how the purchasing process works: Today you get the chance to enter a giveaway and get the all-inclusive pack: a standard WordPress theme of your choice + 1 year hosting plan + 1 year free domain. We are sharing two full-packs. Be the first to receive the special treat: The first step is to let us know why we should choose you. Comment on this post and tell us how you would use your free pack. Let more people know about the giveaway by tweeting this message: Win a full website (WordPress theme + 1 yr hosting + 1 free domain) @ThemeFuse #WordPress Theme from @abduzeedo (RT to Enter). Click the Like button on the ThemeFuse Facebook page. Winners will be announced here in one week. Be sure to check back and good luck. Take a look on all the other sites we're featuring today. Also you can keep sending me your suggestions via Twitter twitter.com/FabianoMe and include #abdz_sites in the message.DESIGN / CSS curateEAT - curateeat.com.au curateEAT will bring Good Food to the people. It's everything you love about the food including the kitchen sink.Vesper Hotel - glassy.pro Located along the breathtaking shore of Noordwijk, Vesper Hotel is the first Boutique Hotel on the Dutch coast. Join us for a relaxing stay at the beach.APP / WEB APP / SERVICE Pixelmator for iPad - pixelmator.com TPixelmator for iPad is a powerful image editor that gives you everything you need to create, edit, and enhance your images.Fedora - usefedora.com Create Your Own Stunning Online School. Everything you need to teach or sell from your website.COMMUNITY / PORTAL / STORE / EVENT Simply Gum - simplygum.com The only 100% natural gum. Simply Gum is the ONLY brand in the United States that uses 100% natural ingredients without ANY synthetics.Stop the Vultures! - stopthevultures.org Argentina is in grave danger! Stop the Vultures.STUDIO / PORTFOLIO / BLOG MATSUSO T - matsuso-t.com Based in Hiroshima, situated in the western part of the Japanese mainland, has been inheriting history and high quality craftsmanship as a major source of furniture for many years. Oven Bits - ovenbits.com We craft delightful solutions for desktop, tablet and mobile.THEMES / KITS The Flavour - themefuse.com Your only stop if you need a modern restaurant WordPress theme that has all the bells and whistles to push your business forward. In Shape - themefuse.com A responsive fitness WordPress theme that has tons of features specially created for a personal trainer website.

Sketch 3 - Giveaway

Sketch 3: 5 Licenses Giveaway - Winners

I have been an Adobe user since I can remember, adopting the new tools always coming and going. Macromedia back in the day tried to challenge Adobe's supremacy and ended up being acquired by them. Now there's a new tool in the market that I have fallen in love with and that app is called Sketch. I have been using Sketch for over a year, at work at Google and for personal projects and I simply love it. Sketch is a vector tool that does an impeccable job of combining the best of all worlds when it comes to designing mobile apps and web sites. You must check it out. The new version os Sketch brings some very important new features. The most important I believe is the possibility of creating symbols. Below we list some of the features: Precision: Vectors mean scalability. Sketch's Vector shapes easily adapt to changing styles, sizes and layouts, allowing you to avoid a lot of painful hand-tweaking. Objects: In Sketch, every shape you create is an item in the Layers List. No more hidden paths. Snap to Pixel: Sketch rounds a shape or layer to its nearest pixel edge. No more half pixels, dirty shapes and alpha-blended messes Pixel Zoom: See everything in the fullest detail, or turn on Pixel View to inspect the resulting pixels. It’s the best of both worlds. Beautiful Text: Sketch’s perfect native text rendering shows your text exactly as it will appear in your app or on your website. Symbols: Symbols are groups of elements you can copy and paste throughout your documents. Change one, and all of them will change automatically. iOS Mirror With Sketch Mirror, you can preview your designs on your iOS devices while you work on them, making it the perfect companion for Sketch. Giveway We have 5 Sketch licenses to giveaway. To participate just leave a comment and tweet this post. We will announce the winners next week. Winners Thank you so much for participating in this giveaway, we were blown away by the amount of comments. So here are the winners: @uncleserb @Walkyriewolf @ksbckr @MacrossX7 @brainra For more information, learn more about Sketch and download the trial version visit http://bohemiancoding.com/sketch/

Future Insights Live 2014 All-Access Pass Giveaway

Future Insights Live 2014 All-Access Pass Giveaway

Design events are always extremely valuable to any designer or enthusiast. It's the best place to learn about what is going on in our industry now, learn insightful tips on how to adapt to the ever-evolving landscape and not to mention, the opportunity to network with industry leaders. With that, we are delighted to partner with Future Insights in offering our loyal readers a chance to win one free All-Access Pass for the Future Insights Live 2014 happening in Las Vegas from June 16th to 20th. Prize: One free Future Insights Live 2014 All-Access Pass (worth $1,595). This event will take place this summer at the newly remodeled Tropicana Resort in Las Vegas from June 16-20. How to participate It's very easy, just post a comment on this post with a valid email address, and in the comment you should tell us why you want to attend FI Live. This giveaway will run from Monday, March 17th through Friday, March 21st. About Future Insights Live Future Insights Live combines three incredible conferences - Future of Web Design, Future of Web Apps, and Future of Mobile – into one huge event for web designers and developers. With six tracks of sessions to choose from, you always have a choice — you’re not locked into one room and one track. And every session is recorded for all attendees, so you’ll never miss a thing. FI Live includes ten workshops to choose from, plus 80+ sessions, creative challenges, opportunities to meet the speakers, attendee parties, and a showcase of amazing talent. This year’s speakers include Ben Huh (founder and CEO of Cheezburger), Sarah Parmenter (owner of the You Know Who design studio), Carl Smith (owner and founder of nGen Works) – plus many more. For more information about Future Insights Live, visit their website at http://www.futureinsightslive.com, or follow them on twitter at @future_insights.

Abduzeedo Holiday Giveaway 2013

Abduzeedo Holiday Giveaway 2013

With the Holidays knocking at our door, we decided to make this giveaway just for our readers from all over the World. It's also a little thank you for all your amazing support after 7 years together. From all the team at Abduzeedo, Happy Holidays! Stay safe! Giveaway We have 3 sets of Classic Business Cards from Moo, One T-Shirt exclusively from Ugmonk, 3 Developers Kit from Themify, One Mockup Everything Pro Membership from GoMedia, 2 Prints from Pale Horse Design and 5 Membership Subscriptions from Pixelkit.We would like to thank our sponsors for taking part to this giveaway: Moo Cards, Ugmonk, Themify, GoMedia, Pale Horse Design and last but not least PixelKit. To participate is very simple, just leave a comment in the comment box with a valid email (very important) so we can contact you. We'll pick in total 15 different winners and the giveaway will end on December 30th, 2013. Best of luck to all of you! 3 sets of Classic Business Cards by Moo All Rights to Moo Cards About Moo Cards MOO was born out of a love of beautiful, high-quality print. We want to set a new standard for print, with remarkable new products that bring great design and uncompromising, high standards to the web. We're only young, but when we grow up we want to be the best printer on the internet. One T-Shirt (of your choice) by Ugmonk All Rights to Ugmonk About Ugmonk by Jeff Sheldon It all started with a simple idea – design fresh high-quality unique items. Just one month after I had graduated college, married my high-school sweetheart, moved to Burlington, VT, and started a full-time design job, I found myself brainstorming about launching my own brand centered around my love for typography and minimal design. I felt like the design culture at the time was really lacking in this area, and apparently this design sensibility connected with many people all around the world. What started as an outlet for my passion and entrepreneurial experiment quickly grew into much more than just selling a few shirts. Get also a 15% OFF to the first 15 people to use the code "ABDUZEEDO15" on Shop.Ugmonk.com. 3 Developers Kit (89$ Value Each) on Themify All Rights to Themify About Themify Themify builds premium WordPress themes that are highly customizable and easy to use. Every theme comes with the drag & drop Builder which helps you build any page layouts with a live, frontend preview. Layouts are completely responsive, and what you see is what you get. It works on desktop, tablet, and mobile. One Mockup Everything Pro Membership (One Year - 144$ Value) by GoMedia All Rights to GoMedia About Mockup Everything Go Media, the creators of Shirt Mockup, are proud to bring you Mockup Everything. Mockup Everything provides an easy-to-use platform for applying your graphic designs to a growing variety of print products. Creative artists, like you, can visually prototype your merchandise design and save snapshots to share with your marketplace. This is a great way to test your product’s market potential as well as explore how it might look before going through the expensive manufacturing process. Take it a step further and upgrade to the Pro version to gain access to many more product templates and the ability to mockup snapshots twice the size of the Free version. 2 Prints "The Last Fiesta" by Pale Horse Design Store All Rights to Pale Horse Design About Pale Horse Design Bent on illustrating a colorful world, filled with mythology, ancient civilizations, altered states, sacred geometry & mystical creatures, Pale Horse is an illustrator for hire who is constantly experimenting and pushing the boundaries of his work, blurring the lines between digital illustration and fine art. Get also a 5$ OFF for his skillshare by using the code "ABDZ" on Digitally Illustrated Art. 5 One-Year Membership Subscriptions (39$ Value Each) by PixelKit All Rights to PixelKit About PixelKit About Pixelkit - PixelKit is revolutionizing the way web developers and designers cover their UI kit needs. When it comes to the design of buttons, app screens, menu elements, icons, sliders, and other graphic design elements, PixelKit provides a library of high quality UI kit options from which to choose. To Recap Don't forget to leave a comment in the comment box with a valid email (very important) so we can contact you.

Introducing Dan Harding + Giveaway

Introducing Dan Harding + Giveaway Winner

Other day I was looking for some posters on Big Cartel and I got into the art of Dan Harding. Now I gotta say I'm a great fan of horror movies, especially the more gory ones and Dan's artwork fit perfectly on this aesthetic. But you don't have to be a horror fan to enjoy this perfectly crafted paintings and drawings. You can see more from Dan on the following links: Website Facebook Twitter Shop Paintings Death 20x24 Oils on canvas Swamp Oils on masonite 9x12 War 20x24 Oils on canvas Sunburn 9x12 oils on canvas Iron Maiden 14x18 oils on canvas Pestilence 20x24 Oils on canvas Meat head 9x12 oils on masonite Full Moon Oils on canvas board 12x16 Isolation Autumn 8x10 oils on canvas Drawings GIVEAWAY WINNER We had a really good time on tring to choose the best title, you guys had some really cool ideas, but it's time to decide. So the winner is: Thanks for everyone who participated, If you're still interested you can see more posters from Dan at his Store

New TV Series T-Shirts on Funkrush + Giveaway

New TV Series T-Shirts on Funkrush + Giveaway

A few months back, we've featured a stunning set of TV Show Posters exclusively from Funkrush and they are back with a new tv series on t-shirts! This time, they are showcasing TV shows like Breaking Bad, Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Funkrush was established in 2007 by Pete Harrison (aeiko) as a clothing company that makes you smile! We want to make you feel like a million bucks.. About Funkrush by Pete Harrison My name is Pete Harrison and i'm a digital artist and designer from the UK, I go by the alias 'Aeiko' which is my online creative identity. Some artists create with pens, others a paint brush, and today many more with a computer, but I am the only artist that renders my images with the deadly, but dazzling coloured illumination of my Jedi lightsaber. Each stroke I summon by the strength of the force smears beautiful streaks of light across my canvas, until the end result is a frame filled with flashes and flares that burst from the depths of a deep black galaxy. I also own and run a clothing label called Funkrush and curate the Desktopography project.White & Pinkman's Cooking School - Breaking Bad All Rights to Funkrush Rick Grimes Walk Marathon - Walking Dead All Rights to Funkrush The Iron Throne Tavern - Game of Thrones All Rights to Funkrush Limited Discount Code For a limited time, use 'ABDUZEEDO' at checkout will get you 15% off anything in the store! To shop: http://www.funkrush.com Giveaway Funkrush has been kind enough to giveaway one t-shirt (of your choice). To participate is very simple, just leave a comment in the comment box below with a valid email so we can contact you. Links More info about Funkrush: http://www.funkrush.com More info about Pete Harrison: http://www.peteharrison.com Follow Funkrush on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/funkrush

Interview with Brian Luong + Giveaway

Interview with Brian Luong + Giveaway Winner

Interview with Brian Luong + Giveaway I think it was about time to see the rise of new artists with a really meticulous attention to details, harmony and layout on the illustration area. Brian Luong is one of this hyper skilled illustrators that can be both perfectionist and stylish at the same time. Today we have the opportunity to talk with him about career, life and other subjects, hope you enjoy. You can see more from Brian Luong on the following links: Website Behance Blog Tumblr Society 6 1) First of all I would like to thank you for doing this interview, it's an honor for us to present more about you to our readers. I would like to start by asking you about when you first started getting interested in illustration and art? I had an interest in drawing throughout my childhood, but I didn't start taking note of specific illustrators and artists until around my junior or senior year of high school. I started looking around at different artists and illustrators during that time, and pursuing a career in art started materializing as a feasible option. 2) Which artists do you use as reference? I admire a ton of artists and illustrators. Zach Johnsen, Audrey Kawasaki, Matthew Woodson, Aaron Horkey, and Kilian Eng to name a few. Lately I've been looking towards my favorite artists' work not so much as a reference for my own work, but more so to avoid doing what they're doing/avoid things that have already been done. 3) Your style is quite influenced by classic art styles. How did you develop this style and how would you describe it? I saw a lot of classical art during my time in art history courses throughout college and really liked it. I also was introduced to Aaron Horkey's work later on and believe that seeing his work played a huge role in the development of my style. The style my work portrays nowadays is a culmination of the various techniques that I've admired throughout the years, and I would describe it as a combination of methodical hatching, broad fills of toned-down color, lightly sanded and finished with specks of color and distress. 4) Describe us a bit about your creative process while creating a piece. My creative process is fairly straightforward, I think. First I'll roughly sketch out my illustration in Photoshop and tighten it up as I go along. If I'm not quite sure what I wanted to draw and just jumped into sketching anything that came to mind, then the sketching phase usually takes awhile as I try to develop a concept along with the sketch. After my sketch is done and tightened up a bit, I'll start working on drawing out the final linework. Getting the lines drawn out usually takes me the longest. After the lines are established, I add colors and effects, and finish up the piece by finalizing colors and adding some subtle textures. 5)What's would you consider the best moment on you career till now and what would be the worst one? Please share with us more about your path. I feel that I've been extremely fortunate in my career so far (knock on wood) and my worst moment isn't so bad at all. I was working on an illustration for a client and everything was going swell. I sent off the final artwork thinking that I was going to knock the socks off my client, but then the client emailed back to say that he was disappointed in the final art. That hit me hard, but I learned a great lesson through that experience. In the end I made revisions and updates to the artwork and they really loved it, and everyone was happy. As for best moment, that's a tough one since there are a couple of moments I can pick from. One moment that stands out to me the most was when my work was featured over at Change the Thought. The site was one of my first go-to sites for finding out about new artists when I was first getting into art and I followed the site for quite some time, so when I found out that my work was featured on the site I was super excited about it. 6) How do you describe your daily routine? I wake up and do some menial tasks around the house. Then I'll check my email, reply, and then start working for the day. I usually continue working throughout the day, with breaks in between, until I go to bed. 7) What's your favorite media to work with and why? Right now my favorite media to work with is digital. When I work digitally, there's practically no set-up time. I don't have to clear my table for space, take out my materials or mix my colors. I just turn on my computer, open up Photoshop and I'm good to go. I also don't have to worry too much about making mistakes thanks to the ability to undo and create multiple files of my piece at various stages of the process. The big downside to working digitally is not having a tangible piece of work after the work is complete without having to take the extra step of printing the work. A close second would be working with ink pens. The simplicity of just worrying about my linework and not having the undo function to save me is a nice change of speed from working digitally. 8) Tell us five lessons you believe are really important for every illustrator. 1: Even when you're at the point where you feel like you've pushed yourself to your very limit, there's actually always some more room to push yourself further. Take a short break and come back to your work with fresh eyes. 2: Learn how to take a critique without taking it too personally. It's a challenge at times, but you'll benefit more from the feedback if you listen objectively. 3: You will experience failure at some point during your journey as an artist/illustrator, and that is completely fine and normal; failure and hardships are required for strong growth. 4: Be humble about your craft. 5: An obvious one, but practice practice practice. Reading up on illustration and art technique helps out a lot, but the real progress is made when you're working with your mediums of choice and practicing the techniques you've been reading about. 9) Tell us five websites that you like to visit. -Ffffound -Tumblr -OMG Posters -Behance -Facebook 10) Thanks again for your time, please leave a final message for the ones who are starting out on this kind of business. Take in a lot of stimulus; look at a lot of art, photography, and reference material. Read books and watch movies. Take a look at some books on illustration/graphic arts and learn more about the legal side of the field. Create the art you enjoy creating, and don't give up. GIVEAWAY WINNER So I think everyone is excited to know who's the winner so here's the one Brian found the best: Thanks everyone who participated, more giveaways to come on ABDZ soon.