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Valentine's Giveaway from Mighty Deals

It is valentines day and we over at Abduzeedo want you to be our valentine. Actually it's not just us but our friends from Mighty Deals too. That's why we put a nice giveaway for you in this Valentine's Day. The idea of the giveaway is simple, choose one of the offers that Mighty Deals has at http://www.mightydeals.com/all_deals. Then you just add your email address in the widget below and leave a comment in the comment section saying which deal you want. Participate You have 7 days to enter your info for the giveaway. My favorite suggestion here would be TextExpander ;) Love that app. Copyright for the image is to Everett Collection. The photo is called Portrait of woman holding large valentine. Courtesy of Shutterstock.

Giveaway Winners - Beautiful Loish's Exclusive Posters

I don't know what about you guys, but I really feel it's time for a kickass poster giveaway. This one is super special for me, because we'll be giving away 2 posters by one of my all-time favorite artists, Lois van Baarle, a.k.a. Loish! Loish is a 26 year-old illustrator from Netherlands, and I was really fortunate to get to know her work back in 2007. I must say I've been in love with her work since then. I really appreciate illustrations of girls, and Loish's girls are definitely the ones I like the most, because they are beautiful characters, with so much color and life, with a introspective feel to them. Just lovely. Check out some examples of her fantastic work: candy ribbons evening glow bluebird Exclusive Posters! And like you already read in the title of this post, Loish has actually made an exclusive illustration for this giveaway! YES. Loish and us will be giving away 2 exclusive, 16x23 posters, here at Abduzeedo, for 2 lucky people to win! Check out the beautiful illustration she made for this contest: About the contest! To run for this amazing prize, all that you have to do is to leave a comment below, including a valid email on it. One comment per person! You may enter the contest until January 27th, next Friday. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Tuesday, January 31st. Connect to Loish! Loish's personal portfolio - http://loish.net/ Loish on DeviantART - http://loish.deviantart.com/ Loish on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/loish.fans Loish on Twitter - @loishh Loish on Behance - http://www.behance.net/loish Loish on Tumblr - http://blog.loish.net/ Loish on Vimeo - http://vimeo.com/loish And the Winners are... Ok!!! And the time has come, and we're now going to announce the winners of these awesome posters! We randomly chose 2 lucky people. And here they are: Nikki Jeske Jessica (DoolianDrake4King) We will contact you guys soon, so keep an eye on your inboxes. We're glad that almost 1000 people have participated in this giveaway. It was most definitely a great success! Stay tuned for more poster giveaways in the future! Cheers. ;)

Daily Inspiration #1000 Giveaway Winners

On last December 8th, we celebrated the 1000th Daily Inspiration on Abduzeedo and for the occasion we have put together an incredible giveaway for you all. We randomly picked the winners among all your comments and here are the lucky winners! Originally, the Daily Inspiration started as a way for us to share images we liked since we were constantly finding good stuff on the web and wanted to bookmark them. People really enjoyed it and slowly the Daily became quite popular. You guys started sharing your inspirations and work with us, and that really made what the Daily Inspiration is today, and for that, we thank you. 2 Abduzeeedo Book Winners Fabi Simoes (fabianasrs(@)gmail.com) and Hafyzza Kamal (hafyzza(@)live.com) Abduzeedo Book 2 Abduzeeedo Retro Posters Winners bechteaa(@)mail.uc.edu and Patrick Suin (suin2d(@)gmail.com) Abduzeedo Retro Poster 1 NoPattern Calendar and 1 T-shirt (of your choice) NoPattern Calendar (tyler(@)vandesandedesign.com)NoPattern T-Shirt (brandoncoxdesign(@)gmail.com) NoPattern Calendar and T-Shirt To the winners, we'll contact you and we'll send your prizes via the mail. Also thanks to everybody for participating and contributing to the Daily Inspiration. If you wanna be featured in the Daily Inspiration, make sure to check out our Abduzeedo Raw Inspiration at Raw.Abduzeedo.com

Abduzeedo Holiday Giveaway

There's been a lot of giveaways lately on Abduzeedo but it's the magic of the Holidays! It's a great opportunity for us to share our love to you guys especially after 5 years! Just a little reminder to be safe during the Holidays and stay abducted by design! Now let's see what Santa has granted us to give you guys! Giveaway We have 2 Abduzeedo Books, 2 T-Shirts exclusively from the Montreal Meets 2 Store, 5 Abduzeedo Fifth Anniversary Posters and 5 licences of 50$ from DepositPhotos.We would like to thank our sponsors and supporters for these prizes including François Hoang from the Montreal Meets, Shawn over Depositphotos and Kanella for the free downloadable wrapping paper. At last a huge THANK YOU to Alex Beltechi who designed this years Abduzeedo anniversary poster. To participate is very simple, just leave a comment in the comment box below with a valid email (very important) so we can contact you. We'll pick in total 14 winners and the contest will end on December 30th, 2011. Best of luck to you all! 2 Abduzeedo Books Abduzeedo Book Abduzeedo Book 2 MMTWO T-Shirts MMTWO T-Shirt About Montreal Meets 2 / MMTWO We're back for 2012 with another Montreal Meets! With another location, more speakers and as you can see, the event is now during two days! Don't miss this great opportunity to the visionaries of our creative world. It will take place on April 7th and 8th in Montreal, Qc of Canada. For 2012, we'll be receiving as speakers: Fabio Sasso (Abduzeedo), James White (Signalnoise), Radim Malinic (Brand Nu), Shelby White (Wanken) and Scott Hansen (ISO50 / Tycho) Get also a 10% OFF in the MMTWO store by using the code "ABDZROCKS" on Store.MontrealMeets.ca. Find out more on Montreal Meets at MontrealMeets.ca and buy your tickets online at mmtwo.eventbrite.com. 5 Abduzeedo Fifth Anniversary Posters Poster designed by Alex Beltechi and to check out his amazing works at http://www.behance.net/alexbeltechi. Abduzeedo 5th Anniversary Poster 5 licences of 50$ from Depositphotos (Worth 250.00$) Depositphotos About Depositphotos Depositphotos is the fastest-growing stock photo agency in the world. Presently it offers over 5 million stock photographs and vector images sold under royalty-free licenses. The stock photo library is increased daily by thousands of images, carefully checked and selected by moderators.The company is headquartered in Florida, USA, and has business offices in Germany, Great Britain and Russia. Check out their website for more premium royalty-free stock photos, illustrations and vector images at Depositphotos. About Kanella and her Festive Wrapping Paper Kanella.com Kanella is a Greek graphic designer, more of a design addict, experienced in identities and print media, experimenting with illustrations, hybrids and objects and she put together a beautiful festive wrapping paper free to download. Print it out in two enormously loveable sizes for your small and tiny presents. Wrap up your presents for family and friends. Download her wrapping paper at Kanella.com To Recap A lot of prizes so don't forget to leave a comment in the comment box below with a valid email (very important) so we can contact you. From all the team of Abduzeedo, Happy Holidays to everyone of you and wish you all the best for 2012!

Jim LePage's Word Project Posters Giveaway - Winners

Alright! We've been doing many giveaways lately, but every time is something awesome, like today's special gifts for you. Jim LePage, the designer who's done many Bible poster designs is giving away some sweet posters! I would love to tell you more about it, but I'll just leave it to him. In Jim's words The Bible is a pretty unique book. It’s full of violence, beauty and things that seem plain offensive. Different people’s interpretations of the book have ended up in a lot of violence (Holy Wars), beauty (Mother Teresa) and offensiveness (hateful words towards certain groups of people). Although I know that the Bible incredibly unique, often times it seems very boring to read, especially for someone like me with no background in theology. In January of 2010, after years of struggling to consistently read this unique book, I came up with a new strategy. I decided to combine Bible reading with something I was passionate about – design. That is how my “Word” project began. You can find out more about the origin of the project on my site. From January 2010 to November 2011, I posted a new Word design every Friday, ending up with a total of 91 designs (some books ended up with more than one design) and have prints available of all of them. I also include some reflections on each book and design. My goal was to be as honest as possible throughout the project, being transparent about any doubts, anger or confusion that I felt. Some designs are violent, some are weird and some are plain offensive, but hey, so is the Bible. You can find out more about what I learned during the project in my post, An Idiot’s Guide to Reading the Bible. 2 John 2 Thessalonians 2 Kings The good folks at Abduzeedo posted about Word a few months back and are now graciously hosting a print giveaway. I’m giving away three 16x20 Word prints of any of my designs. To enter, just leave a comment below and include a valid email address. 1 comment per person, please. You may enter the contest until December 16th, next Friday. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Tuesday, December 20th. Good luck! Besides this giveaway, all proceeds of my print sales in December will be donated to help low-income and homeless families here in St. Paul, Minnesota. If you wanna help, read more. Above are a few of my Word designs or you can see all 91 designs on my site. – Jim Jim’s web site: http://www.jimlepage.com Jim on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Jim_LePage Jim on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JimLePage Jim’s Biblical design inspiration site: http://gettinbiblical.tumblr.com Winners Ok!!! And the time has come, and we're now going to announce the winners of these awesome posters! Jim randomly chose 3 lucky guys. And here they are: Sxca10 renegadefire Robertalexanderfielder Jim will contact you guys soon, so keep an eye on your inboxes. We're glad everyone participated in this giveaway, and stay tuned for more, soon! Cheers. ;)

Daily Inspiration #1000 + Giveaway

Take a break in your day and come celebrate the 1000th Daily Inspiration! Abduzeedo is thankful for all the support you gave us along the years. To celebrate, we decided to throw a giveaway! Originally, the Daily Inspiration started as a way for us to share images we liked since we were constantly finding good stuff on the web and wanted to bookmark them. People really enjoyed it and slowly the Daily became quite popular. You guys started sharing your inspirations and work with us, and that really made what the Daily Inspiration is today, and for that, we thank you. Giveaway We have 2 Abduzeedo Books, 2 Abduzeedo Retro Posters, 1 NoPattern T-shirt (of your choice) and 1 NoPattern Limited Calendar to giveaway. To participate is very simple, just leave a comment in the comment box below with a valid email so we can contact you. We'll pick in total 6 winners on December 15th, 2011. Best of luck to you all! 2 Abduzeedo Books Abduzeedo Book 2 Abduzeedo Retro Posters Abduzeedo Retro Poster 1 NoPattern Calendar and 1 T-shirt (of your choice) NoPattern Calendar and T-Shirt About NoPattern NoPattern aka Chuck Anderson has been a great contributor and generous enough to include items from his latest store revamp in the mix for the Daily Inspiration 1000th Giveaway. Check out this store at NPandco.com. Check out also his website , be a fan on Facebook or follow him on Twitter. ------------------------------------------------- This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, just send us, via email, the image with the link from where you found it, also use "Daily Inspiration" in the subject, and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo If possible use the HTML code: <p class="imgC"><a href="Link to the page you found the image"><img src="Link to the Image" /></a></p> Do you want to see all images from all Daily Inspirations? Check out http://daily.abduzeedo.com You can also submit your images and inspiration to RAWZ via http://raw.abduzeedo.com/ AoiroStudio Attilatheone aurora23 Coolvibe Diogo Carneiro Fabio Fabiano Feature Me Florian NICOLLE Giancarlo Clarete Joerg Daiber Mike Archer Sebastian Andaur Shootme Signalnoise Vervex Send your suggestions via Twitter to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo using #abdz in the end of the tweet. @Daniel_Nelson @LetMeBeInspired Send your RAWZ suggestions via Raw.Abduzeedo.com aephotodesign al b sure Aleksei Alex Tass Berrykung Bogdan Sandu Cristian cuddlemeugly cuded Estúdio Happy giftcouture juanalexisc Kevin van Diest |kfDesign Mackenzie Maria Papaefstathiou nenuno Oleg Kremeshnoy pk Profeta999 sutsurikeru thaeger Thomas Clements Victor Ruiz WhatAnART zinkai

Montreal Meets 2012: 3 Tickets Giveaway - Winners

On last January, Montreal Meets had their first edition with two truly amazing speakers including our beloved founder Fabio Sasso here at Abduzeedo and James White from Signalnoise. For April 2012, Montreal Meets will be back with MMTWO and we are doing a ticket giveaway for you guys. We have 3 tickets to giveaway. To participate is very simple, just leave a comment in the comment box below with a valid email so we can contact you. Update Big congrats to Catherine Lévesque (cath_levesque(at)hotmail.com), Noémie Beaulieu (noemie.beaulieu(at)gmail.com) and Liz (l4guil4r(at)gmail.com) who will receive their free 2 Day Pass for the Montreal Meets 2 (MMTWO). Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everybody for participating! Official Poster for MMTWO Giveaway If you're not able to come to Montreal, Qc in Canada, we'll be happy to give the official 18" x 24" poster of MMTWO in compensation. So everybody has a chance to win. So drop those comments and best of luck to all of you! About Montreal Meets The idea is simple. To connect with the creative world. This is our main goal. To create events that will make people get inspired by the design industry. Especially by the people mastering their vision. We want you to joins us on the exploration of the unknown. It's also an opportunity for you to learn from the people of the industry. It's their gift to us. It's our legacy! Find out more on Montreal Meets at MontrealMeets.ca or simply follow them on Twitter @montreal_meets . About MMTWO We're back for 2012 with another Montreal Meets! With another location, more speakers and as you can see, the event is now during two days! Don't miss this great opportunity to the visionaries of our creative world. It will take place on April 7th and 8th in Montreal, Qc of Canada. About the Speakers Make sure not to miss this amazing line-up of talented designers that truly made changes in the design industry. The 'ALL-STAR' Speakers! From Porte Alegre, the true spirit and founder of AbduzeedoFabio Sasso Coming out from Halifax, Nova Scotia, the man behind SignalnoiseJames White The award winning art designer, designer and illustrator from London, UKRadim Malinic Creator of Designspiration.net with alias WANKENShelby White Talented visual retro artist and amazing performer known as TychoScott Hansen Links For more information - http://www.montrealmeets.ca To buy your tickets - http://mmtwo.eventbrite.com/ Montreal Meets on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/montrealmeets Montreal Meets on Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/montreal_meets

Lomography Diana F+ Deluxe Kits Giveaway: Winners

One week and almost 1900 participants later we're back to announce the two lucky winners of the Diana F+ Deluxe kit from our friends over at Lomography. Thank you to everyone who participated. We were so taken aback and excited by all the entries we received! In case you missed it last week, along with the Diana F+ camera, our winners will also be receiving the full deluxe kit which includes: • Diana Flash • Hot shoe adaptor • Cable Release Collar and cable release • Diana 35mm Back+ 4 masks for 4 formats • Viewfinder Adaptor • Universal Viewfinder • Fisheye Viewfinder • Splitzer • Diana F+ 20mm Fisheye Lens • Diana F+ 38mm Super-Wide Lens • Diana F+ 55mm Wide-Angle Lens + Close-up Lens • Diana F+ 110mm Telephoto Lens Congratulations to Alison Schweizer and Justin de Jong! If you weren't a winner this time, don't fret because you can also save $10 by registering to the Lomography site here. Happy Monday!

Lomography Giveaway: Two Diana F+ Deluxe Kits

I am super excited to announce our latest partnership with you guys. The kind folks over at Lomography have given us two of their latest Diana F+ Deluxe Kits to give away to you here today! I had so much fun playing around with the Diana F+ and I can't wait until two of you lucky winners get that same chance! We are pleased to announce the arrival of the Diana F+ Deluxe Kit. Now, for the first time the Diana F+ can be found together with all her accessory kinsman. That’s correct – every Diana F+ accessory you can think of is right here ready to roll. Go forth and diversify your Diana F+ experimentation with the comprehensive collection of tools and accessories. Along with the Diana F+ camera, the kit also includes: • Diana Flash • Hot shoe adaptor • Cable Release Collar and cable release • Diana 35mm Back+ 4 masks for 4 formats • Viewfinder Adaptor • Universal Viewfinder • Fisheye Viewfinder • Splitzer • Diana F+ 20mm Fisheye Lens • Diana F+ 38mm Super-Wide Lens • Diana F+ 55mm Wide-Angle Lens + Close-up Lens • Diana F+ 110mm Telephoto Lens To be in the running all you have to do is fill out this quick form below. Winners will be announced here in exactly one week. Good luck! Fill out my Wufoo form! Additionally, you can also save $10 on them by registering to the Lomography site here. Lomography also just launched this little guy last Thursday, that shoots movies of 144 frames on any 35mm film. So, be sure to check that out too!

Drive Poster by James White: 3 Posters Giveaway - Winners

As you have probably seen, James White designed another great movie poster. This time the poster is inspired by the movie Drive. If you haven't seen the movie yet, you should because it's one of the best movies of 2011, especially in terms of style. James was also generous enough and he is giving away 3 of these beauties to us. In James' words I finally got a chance last week to sit down and watch Nicolas Winding Refn's film DRIVE, after big recommendations from Jason 'Hobo With a Shotgun' Eisener. Every so often a film comes out where midway through I think "Man, I'd love to design a poster for this thing" ... obviously, I muttered those words during DRIVE. I immediately got to it. Shown above is the Signalnoise movie poster for DRIVE. Since this is an unofficial poster I created without approval from any of the production companies behind the film (yet?), the first print run will be incredibly small. I'm talking, like 20. Each poster will be hand-signed and numbered, to make it official. The poster stands at 24" x 36", official movie poster size. I will be giving away 3 of these first run posters via this giveaway, right here. To enter is easy, just leave a comment in the comment box below with a valid email address. Simple as that. Just 1 comment per person please, no blanket coverage or I'll show up at your desk with a hammer. Contest will be open until Sunday evening, October 30. Winners will be chosen at random and announced Monday at 12pm EST, October 31. Halloween! Thanks so much, everyone. The response to this unofficial DRIVE poster has been incredible and I'm looking forward to getting them into peoples' hands. If you want to see some behind the scenes shots and get more info, check out the blog post on Signalnoise (http://blog.signalnoise.com/2011/10/24/drive-movie-poster/). So drop those comments and best of luck to all of you. -- James Update Big congrats to Noel_didier, Uncleoflies and DJSoundwav who will receive a super limited edition DRIVE poster. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everybody for participating! Signalnoise Studio - http://www.signalnoise.com James White on Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/Signalnoise James White on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/signalnoise James White on Google+ - http://www.gplus.to/signalnoise

Future of Web Design NYC 2011 - Giveaway Winner

It's that time of the year, FOWD Future of Web Design is coming back to New York city and once again we did a giveaway to bring a luck winner to the event. The event will take place from November 7-9 in New York City and for those who don't know FOWD is one of the best web design events out there, check out what's going on. Find out more at futureofwebdesign.com/new-york-2011 The Winner We put all the entry names together and randomly picked a winner, in case that the winner is not able to make it we will pick another winner and so on until we find a winner that will sure make it to the event. The lucky winner is: Lolapop (you will be contacted via email) Thanks to everyone who participated, you guys are awesome! The Conference This year’s conference will take place at New World Stages in New York on 7th + 8th November. New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th St, between 8th and 9th avenue at World Wide Plaza. Find out more at futureofwebdesign.com/new-york-2011 The Speakers They’ve got an amazing line-up for you this year. It’s two full days across two tracks, with a great mix of big industry names and some hot new talent, our ‘Rising Star’ speakers! Jonathan Berger Josh Clark Joshua Davis Steve Fisher Jesse Friedman Andrea Graham Aaron Gustafson Whitney Hess Randy J. Hunt Brandon Mathis Cameron Moll Sarah B Nelson Jason Pamental Nick Pettit Dan Rose Tina Roth Eisenberg Dave Shea Kevin Systrom Nick Walsh Aaron Weyenberg Tim Wright Find out more at futureofwebdesign.com/new-york-2011

Future of Web Design NYC 2011 - Giveaway

It's that time of the year, FOWD Future of Web Design is coming back to New York city and once again we are doing a giveaway to bring a luck winner to the event. The event will take place from November 7-9 in New York City and for those who don't know FOWD is one of the best web design events out there, check out what's going on. Last year I had the privilege to attempt the event and the experience was priceless, two days of non-stop design talks, it's amazing to see the best guys in the industry talk and inspire you one after the other. FOWD is a must go for me, it's and event that you can learn so much and boost your self to become a better designer that last for months. Find out more at futureofwebdesign.com/new-york-2011 Here are 5 Reasons Why You Need To Be There The Conference This year’s conference will take place at New World Stages in New York on 7th + 8th November. New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th St, between 8th and 9th avenue at World Wide Plaza. Find out more at futureofwebdesign.com/new-york-2011 The Speakers They’ve got an amazing line-up for you this year. It’s two full days across two tracks, with a great mix of big industry names and some hot new talent, our ‘Rising Star’ speakers! Jonathan Berger Josh Clark Joshua Davis Steve Fisher Jesse Friedman Andrea Graham Aaron Gustafson Whitney Hess Randy J. Hunt Brandon Mathis Cameron Moll Sarah B Nelson Jason Pamental Nick Pettit Dan Rose Tina Roth Eisenberg Dave Shea Kevin Systrom Nick Walsh Aaron Weyenberg Tim Wright Find out more at futureofwebdesign.com/new-york-2011 Giveaway First I would like to ask everyone to not enter the giveaway if you not going to be able to go, check out the event date and location, make sure you can make it before you try to win it. The two day pass event is worth $895.00 and we want to give it away to someone that will make the best use of it. The winner will get a free 2 Day Conference Pass, the conference will take place Nov 7th + 8th How to Win To enter the giveaway is easy. Answer this question on the comment area: "What's the future of Web Design" and share on twitter "I wanna go to #FOWD for free with @abduzeedo" All it takes it's a cool answers and some lucky as we will select the best answers and randomly pick a winner out of them. Winner will be announced next week so you have time for arrangements. Good Luck Guys!

Interview with Shelby White (Wanken) + Giveaway

Shelby White also known as WANKEN is visual designer and photographer currently living in Portland, Oregon. His blog is part of a quality content that will surely inspired your retro side on visuals and photography and more. He's also the creator of Designspiration.net, image-based inspiration resource that is really on the verge of taking our internet image research experience to a whole new level. For more information on Shelby White, check out his blog Blog.Wanken.com or follow him on Twitter @shelbywhite. You can also check out his website Designspiration.net or follow Designspiration on Twitter @designspiration. Shelby White (Wanken) - Image by Ian Matteson 1. Can you start by telling us a little bit about yourself? Where you studied, what courses you took? I'm a visual designer and photographer working under the moniker Wanken and currently living in Portland. I also am the founder of Designspiration. Wanken originally started as a video production venture by brother and I in 2004. After a while video production become less of an interest so I took Wanken and ran with it in a different direction involving design and photography. In 2007 I moved to Seattle to get a bachelors degree in graphic design at the Art Institute. At the time I was heavily into photography but had no interest in going to school for it. Since the degree was so focused, most of the classes revolved around the principles of design. 2. You're also a writer for the ISO50 blog; tell us a little bit about that story? I followed ISO50 Blog for years and actually started WANKEN around the same time. Gradually I was finding that my interests were quite aligned with Scott's and Alex's. Randomly one day I received a message from them asking if I was interested in coming on as a writer. At first I almost ignored the message because I thought someone was playing a joke on me. 3. Could you describe for us your typical 'Start to Finish' workflow on a project and what programs do you use the most? Every project is different but I try to stick to a similar process each time. I start with defining a clear goal of what the project needs to do. I really believe this is essential. After defining goals I try to get ideas out of my head as quickly as possible by sketching. This goes for any print or web work. Actually, it goes for anything you do. Filtering out bad ideas quickly is the next step. If I really believe an idea is worthwhile, I'll take it through questioning as if I'm trying to hire it. If the idea or feature isn't doing the job that it should be, then it should be fired. When I first started designing I had to use Paint because I didn't have Photoshop. Now I regularly use Aperture, Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop and Coda. I work between two stations: a Mac Pro desktop and a MacBook Pro laptop as my travel station. The laptop serves more of a developing station and the desktop is the design/photo station. As of right now the majority of my work is being done on the MacBook Pro. 4. Where does your inspiration come from? A portion of my inspiration comes from specific aesthetics of design or photos. The rest that I have control over, comes from imaginative interpretations of feelings or nostalgic moments that I've had. The most typical and clear form of inspiration I get, is from reading about Mid-century or Swiss design. Regularly I'll sift through archives over 10,000 images and only ended up with 4 images that truly inspire me. For now I may have found what inspires me, but it will continue to change. Of course I have to mention that I browse Designspiration on a daily basis in search of inspirational images. What is the concept of Designspiration.net? Designspiration.net is an image-based inspiration resource that allows anyone to search and explore images to get inspired. The site is aimed at helping inspire students and professionals in all of the creative industries: architecture, design, fashion, photography, etc. There are a number of features to better the experience on Designspiration: the live search function which allows you to just start typing at anytime to search, searching by color, using the keyboards arrow keys to go to next/previous posts & pages and then the ability to traverse the site using tags. I've written a detailed article about the time it took for me to build the site and the process behind it. The project overall took around 2,000 hours to complete and exposed me to more great design than I knew existed. 6. What are your plans for the future; any new projects? As of right now you can expect to see some Wanken t-shirts being launched by the new year as well as more posters. I've been working on the Designspiration iPhone & iPad app. The site itself will receive some updates as well to enhance the experience. Wanken will also get some new updates. 7. How does your job as an designer influence your life; do you feel that you see things differently? Since I've gone through school, I've definitely had to change the way I look at things. During my first year in college I would return home and see the design of local businesses and just hate it. There definitely is a point when you have to learn to disconnect from design just enough so you're able to enjoy things for what they are. About half way through college when I started revisiting my entrepreneurial interests, I also realized the importance of knowing more than just design. Knowing about business, social media and just about people has really helped me. 8. Once again, thank you very much for the interview. As a final word, do you have any tips for upcoming designers? I have three pieces of advice that I've found enormously helpful: learning by trial and error, aligning your goals, and being positive. Learning by trial and error is something I can't stress enough. I've done it and succeeded so there's no reason you can't do it too. It's natural that you may be afraid to try new things but you can't be worried about failing. The fact is, you'll most likely fail at first, but get past it quickly. The only way to get better is to try and try again—you have nothing to lose. Alongside trial and error learning is aligning your goals. Figure out what your larger goals are for what you want to do or who you want to be. Align yourself with your larger goal and you'll find yourself creating smaller goals that fall perfectly into place. Sounds cheesy doesn't it? Wildly successful people don't question whether or not they can do something or if they'll hit their mark, they know they will because they've aligned themselves to do so. Learn to focus your positive energy. The more positive you are the easier it will be for you to envision your goals and to reach them. Be positive, but remember to be honestly honest with yourself because if you have your positive energy flowing and you don't know how to do something, you will be able to do it. Giveaway To end this interview, Shelby was kind enough to make a little giveaway to our readers. He's giving away this beautiful poster entitled: "The Typefaces of the World". To participate is simple, just leave a comment with your valid email in the comment box below and we'll pick one lucky winner by the end of this week. Good Luck!

Bundle Giveaway by Fusion and Carbon Ads - Winners

Fusion and Carbon Ads joined their force to make an awesome bundle to give you 10 reasons to fall in love with productivity and increase your effectiveness in your daily routine. We have 5 licences to giveaway so you can get your hands on this Productivity Bundle. To participate is very simple, just leave a comment in the comment box below with a valid email so we can contact you. Update The winners are LadyArum (ladyarum@gmail.com), SmokingDesigners, Andres Quintana (andres@iamzb.com), NathanDillaha (nathandillaha@gmail.com) and Kristy Marr (kirstymarr@gmail.com). Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everybody for participating. I'll contact the winners and we'll send you your productivity bundle via your email! Here's some images of what's the content of the productivity bundle About Fusion Ads Our passion is to serve ads that are downright gorgeous, accepting only relevant advertisers of the highest calibre. We choose from among cream-of-the-crop publishers who exclusively show only a single ad per page. For more information about Fusion Ads, you can visit his website at FusionAds.net or simply follow them on Twitter @Fusion . About Carbon Ads Carbon Ads is an ad tech company behind a new kind of advertising network. Carbon connects advertisers to highly-relevant users through targeted verticals we call Circles. These circles are made up of influential publishers who lead or are engaged within their industries. To their audiences, Carbon brings well-designed, value-focused ads, displayed one per page above the fold, for quality brands, products and services that readers actually need and want. For more information about Carbon Ads, you can visit his website at CarbonAds.net or simply follow them on Twitter @carbonads . There's also another contest on 10ReasonsToFallInLove.com , one chance to win an iPad 2.

Poster Giveaway: Beyond Earth by Stephen Di Donato - Winners

Dreams are something that should be part of our life goals. When you truly love and passionate about something, nothing should stop you to do anything possible to realize your dream. Montreal based graphic designer named Stephen Di Donato, realized one of his dreams and create this beautiful series of posters entitled: Beyond Earth A series of posters greatly inspired by the retro of late 1950's and mid 1970's. We have 2 Beyond Earth posters to giveaway of your (4) choice and also 2 sets of Beyond Earth postcards to giveaway also. To participate is very simple, just leave a comment in the comment box below with a valid email so we can contact you. Update The winners of the poster (of your choice) are Marin Martinovic, Simon H (simonh40@gmail.com). And the winners of the postcards are 1125kyle (1125kyle@gmail.com) and Nicole (nikovinci@gmail.com). Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everybody for participating. I'll contact the winners and we'll send you your posters and postcards in the mail! After recently finding old science fiction magazines dating back from the 1980’s, it reignited my childhood memories of my curiosity of our solar system and of limitless imagination. I began researching heavily on NASA missions and came to the realization that the late 1950’s to mid-1970’s were exciting times for new discoveries, for real photographic images of planets and for limitless possibilities. This gave me the incentive to start a personal project based on what I knew very well as a child (creating simple ideas/drawings from imagination) and what I recently researched (the execution of early NASA missions in the infancy of space travel). Stephen Di Donato About Beyond Earth on Kickstarter Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every week, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields. The Beyond Earth Project on Kickstarter. For more information about Stephen Di Donato, you can visit his website at StephenDid.It or simply follow him on Twitter @sdidonato .

Happy Sunday Giveaway: Winners

As part of Sticker Mule's redesign they're giving three readers $100 in free custom stickers. It's been a week since we announced the giveaway and now we're back with the lucky winners! Shiny free stickers go out to Neal Mullen (@AshfallDesign), Nick Fratter (@inveniodesign), Roberto Torres (@robctorres). Thanks to everyone who participated and stay tuned for the next giveaway. Happy Sunday! Oh and in case you missed it last week here's a little peek at what they've done:

Happy Sunday Giveaway!

Sticker Mule is launching their redesign soon, and wants to kick off by giving 3 readers $100 in free custom stickers. If you haven't heard of Sticker Mule yet, it's a good time to give them a try. They’re a custom sticker printer with a lot of love for the design community. They'll make your artwork print ready for free, and provide a free online proof with every order. Check out some of their handy work: For your chance to win simply leave a comment and RT this post. Three winners will be announced here in exactly one week. Also: the Sticker Mule team wants to thank the design community for their support thus far, so they're giving everyone 20% off when they relaunch. Just signup here. Happy Sunday!