DesignCrowd, a website from Australia that crowdsources design work, has now launched in Singapore, India, and Philippines. This means that companies from these markets can now outsource their work to DesignCrowd.
The website is also seeking designers from the region to come on board. Alec Lynch, CEO and founder of DesignCrowd, cites India and Philippines as “goldmines” for talented designers. The company estimates that as many as one million designers in both countries are willing to come online. Read more
Imagine putting five top creative minds in a virtual room, where they go back and forth creating, critiquing, and editing each other’s artwork. Each piece will be submitted to a vote, and the most popular one will be made into a tee that can be bought online.
That’s OuterEdit in a nutshell. Moving beyond the typical vote-for-your-favorite-design tee concept, it aims instead to celebrate the faces and processes behind the names of graphic design.
The founders, Clive Foo and Ryan Tan, hopes that it will reconcile the growing disconnect between designers, retail stores and consumers of graphic tees. Read more
A Card, or More? is a hands-on workshop that brings you through the process of developing a namecard with an “oomph”‘. Join Julia as she works the 7-steps with you, regardless of which stage of your business you are at. The event is organized by Kennel, a co-working space for entrepreneurs and creative professionals. Read more
For online businesses, good web design helps you to stand out from a sea of competitors and adds great value to users.
Achieving good web design though, can be deceptively difficult.
It involves creating a design that is both usable and pleasing, delivers information and builds brand, is technically sound and visually coherent. All of which are key elements for founders’ to keep in mind when you are building your next website.
At our recent Design Series workshops, we were lucky enough to have Ester, a web and interaction design lecturer from Nanyang Polytechnic, share about the principles of good web design.
Here are some of the basic principles we’ve distilled from her talk. Read more
Using the wrong colors for your brand might turn customers away, according to this infographic. As such, picking the right color is of great importance not just to how people perceive your brand. It also impacts your bottom line. Another interesting tidbit: Red and blue are apparently the most popular colors among the world’s top 100 brands. I wish the creator of the infographic would be more forthcoming about the sources of its data though. Read more
For e27‘s Founders Drinks this month, David Kadavy of Design for Hackers will share insights on “How to be Yourself for a Living,” about finding the startup idea that is right for your strengths, passions, and resources. Read more
September 22, 2011 by SGE
For the third time running, Qi 2011 will present the audience with various speakers from different expertise areas. They will share their personal insights on how they create innovative business, social and environmental solutions and where they see future opportunities. You can view speakers list here. Read more
Many of us probably did not have the opportunity to fly to Austin, Texas in the USA a couple of weeks ago for South by Southwest (SXSW). For those who are unfamiliar, there are 3 differently themed conferences at SXSW: Music, Film and Interactive. For entrepreneurs and innovators alike, the Interactive one is the most interesting.
In their words,
“The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.”
And thanks to SlideShare, who has again neatly compiled many of the presentations at the festival, we pick out 5 that we love. Read more
If you are a diehard fan of crowdsourcing site, Threadless, here’s a made-in-Singapore one for tote bags. Co-founded by a young team of four, Common Totes relies on you, the community to submit designs to be voted on by everyone else. The most popular ones will be sent to print. Read more