How to find time to design again

Emilee Geist

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For the past few months, I’ve noticed an increasing number of designers online complaining about their lack of time to design. They have a packed agenda full of meetings and, if they’re lucky, they have little blocks of an hour of less to design. This is nothing new, I’ve been there. I’ve seen designers complain about this throughout my entire career. I’ve done it too.

I’ve also seen managers trying to address the problem. I’ve had meetings about having too many meetings and, the funniest part is, the outcome of that was spending even more time discussing it in smaller teams, trying to fix the situation.

Sure, managers have their fair share of accountability, after all they’re often the ones booking most of the recurring meetings. But what about designers? Are

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Get a lifetime’s worth of design assets and stock photos for $50

Emilee Geist

Get a lifetime's worth of design assets and stock photos for $50
Get a lifetime’s worth of design assets and stock photos for $50

TL;DR: Get a lifetime subscription to the Ultimate Design Assets bundle for $49.99, a 99% savings as of Aug. 29.

Any designer or digital artist will tell you that one of the biggest time-sucks when it comes to putting together a project is securing assets that will work well with the finished product. While one can always make assets from scratch, it can often be a hassle, especially when you’re in a time crunch. And it’s not like subscriptions to stock image repositories and design asset sites are cheap, either.

Whether you’re the above-mentioned designer, an entrepreneur trying to get your brand noticed online, or a marketer hoping to gain more clicks with visual content, The Ultimate Design Assets Bundle will supply you with all the assets you could ever need for less than the price of a

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Purpose by Design

Emilee Geist

Beauty consumers have demonstrated that their buying habits can be a form of activism. Now, brands want to be activists, too.

In the aftermath of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd in May, beauty consumers took to social media to demand that the brands they patron take a stance against racism and police brutality. Some brands were more proactive than others in issuing statements of solidarity, pledging donations to relevant causes and forming diversity and inclusion advisory boards or other initiatives. Some, mustering the least amount of effort, posted simple black squares.

Shea Moisture was one of the first brands to take meaningful action by investing $100,000 to create a social justice coalition to support activists working to put an end to the continuation of racial injustices. Glow Recipe launched a Community Mentoring Initiative meant to offer guidance to Black-owned beauty and wellness businesses that employ, at most, four

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The LinkedIn ‘add hashtag’ button is the epitome of befuddling design

Emilee Geist

Whatever you want to say about LinkedIn, it’s hard to deny it’s been successful in cornering a specific segment of the internet. A good segment? Lord no, the worst, but it’s a segment all the same.

Anyway, I very rarely use the social network, but am amused enough by it to keep an eye on its evolution. Specifically, the way its UX design has shifted.

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As haphazard as lots of the design is, there does appear to be a goal: driving up in engagement. That makes sense, but where the real joy comes from is the batshit way this is approached.

“Like what?” I hear you ask.

“Well,” I return, “like the fucking bizarre array of automated message suggestions you get delivered on posts and messages.”

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GREAT WORK! CONGRATS! GOOD LUCK! BURN IN HELL YOU SON OF A BITCH!
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Amazon’s New Room Decorator Tool Lets You Design a Whole Room With Augmented Reality Furniture

Emilee Geist

Photo credit: Amazon
Photo credit: Amazon

From House Beautiful

Shopping for furniture online just got a whole lot easier: Amazon is launching an augmented reality tool that lets you see how furniture and home decor items will look in your home. The best part? With Amazon’s new Room Decorator tool, you can view multiple items at once, so you can basically design a whole room right from your phone or desktop.

In 2017, Amazon rolled out AR View, which let online shoppers see images of furniture in their home with their phone cameras…but they could only view one item at a time. With Amazon’s new Room Decorator feature, you can add and arrange an entire room of furniture, seeing all the pieces at scale. Without leaving the feature, you can also add products to your shopping cart and review recommendations of similar items. You can even save your designs for later and

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Fast fashion retailer accused of ‘stealing’ independent brand’s design

Emilee Geist

Fast fashion retailer Shein has been accused of stealing a garment pattern from an independent designer.

On Saturday, Emma Warren, the founder and designer behind eponymous fashion brand Emma Warren Design, shared a post on her Instagram account that featured two side-by-side photos.

The first image showed a screenshot taken from the Shein website of a white, cropped hoodie adorned with a print of two bees hovering either side of a red heart.

The second photo showed a model wearing one of Emma’s own sweatshirts, which features what appears to be the exact same motif.

In the caption of the post, Emma criticised the retailer and accused them of “stealing” her work.

“@sheinofficial have stolen my bee design,” she wrote alongside a crying emoji.

“Please share and tag @sheinofficial @shein.uk. On the left a screenshot from their website and on the right my design from my site.”

Emma’s post, which

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Aspen Technology, Blackbaud, Cadence Design Systems, Rosetta Stone and Avid Technology

Emilee Geist

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – August 19, 2020 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Aspen Technology, Inc. AZPN, Blackbaud, Inc. BLKB, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. CDNS, Rosetta Stone Inc. RST and Avid Technology, Inc. AVID.

Here are highlights from Tuesday’s Analyst Blog:

Digital Transformation Drives Computer Software Firms: 5 Picks

Digital transformation is often perceived differently across the organization structure that leads to confusion. But, in the last few years, companies around the world have put in collective effort to enable smooth business transformation. The coronavirus outbreak in the beginning of 2020 pushed employees to adapt to remote working, which eventually led to digital transformation.

This digital transformation has boosted spending on technologies and services, specifically computer

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The MoMA Design store spotlights women’s products not designed by men

Emilee Geist

torturous breast pumps to medieval menstrual products and unsavory sex toys, women’s products have a long history of being poorly conceived by committees of men. But over the past few years, a wave of trailblazing female entrepreneurs and inventors have been vying to reclaim this space. Their output, which is highlighted in an eye-opening new pop-up collection at the MoMA Design Store, serves as a corrective to the long-misunderstood nuances of female anatomy and psyche.” data-reactid=”32″From torturous breast pumps to medieval menstrual products and unsavory sex toys, women’s products have a long history of being poorly conceived by committees of men. But over the past few years, a wave of trailblazing female entrepreneurs and inventors have been vying to reclaim this space. Their output, which is highlighted in an eye-opening new pop-up collection at the MoMA Design Store, serves as a corrective to the long-misunderstood nuances of

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Residence Design Search

Emilee Geist

home designFind inside design inspiration for brand spanking new properties and old ones alike in our photo assortment. To fulfill the Wi-Fi LICENSED Home Design necessities, newly constructed houses and multi-household residence include pre-put in high-performance APs. Wi-Fi Residence Design plans combine the latest know-how to supply probably the most profitable Wi-Fi expertise.

In an exquisite green setting that adds tranquility to the busy streets of Shanxi, China, revolutionary designers at Sangu Design have just lately accomplished the Cheng Dong Building, a peaceful and multi-faceted public area that was, as soon as upon a time, a easy public bathroom in a park.

The kitchen island is offset with a picket extension, offering a extra casual spot to dine. A candle sconce light above the luxurious freestanding tub provides a heat, conventional contact to the room, while large windows herald plenty of pure mild. Pure white walls and intensely-white tile helps the … Read More

Online Interior Design Service From MADE.COM

Emilee Geist

home designCheck out our updated evaluation on a implausible room design software program firm here This company not solely designs your area, however means that you can purchase the furnishings and decor from you design. This design tool is for these of you who want to see the result before redesigning a room layout (and earlier than paying a dime). The best factor about this free tool is the ability to learn about the products before you purchase them. For example, when designing a bathroom, you might see a word saying hardwood flooring is not really helpful. This ensures that your room won’t solely look cool, but in addition be purposeful.

The best perk about this software program is which you could create a custom room in a matter of minutes. This app additionally allows you to furnish your house utilizing merchandise from actual manufacturers, which means you’ll be decorating your … Read More