How to Network Within The Design Industry

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Networking in any field is an important aspect of building and growing your career path. The creative industry of design and art can be quite cutthroat and competitive, which means that having a fantastic portfolio may not be enough to get professional designers to notice you. Don’t worry though, knowing how to network and learning how to include it into your everyday life, is what will set you apart from the designers who don’t take time to network.

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Everything’s a Copy, But You Should Still Embrace Your Voice

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Whatever your creative goal – be it to pen a Pulitzer prize winning novel, shoot an Oscar winning movie, or paint a masterpiece – it’s important to remember that you are constantly surrounded by outside influences. You read, you watch movies, and you examine art. Each of these mediums, with their wide variety of style and voice, influence your life and your creativity.

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Quick Tip: Three Simple Ways to Make Any Texture Transparent

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Textures are indispensable resources for designers. There are countless ways to use textures in Photoshop, but often times, you need a texture to be transparent in order to use it in the foreground of your work. In this post I’m going to share three of my methods for turning any texture into a transparent overlay.

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This Nocturnal Trail Has Been Transformed Into An Enchanted Forest

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The team at Moment Factory have transformed this nocturnal trail in Quebec into an enchanted forest known as Foresta Lumina.

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Cosmos Rebrand

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This Branding project for Cosmos, designed by Mark Brooks, makes use of a multidisciplinary and eclectic space located in Bilbao, the Basque Country. At Cosmos you can, for example, acquire a true vintage Kimono, learn cool artistic techniques or get an awesome Scandinavian piece of furniture. This inspiring store has been rebranded to reflect the diversity of products sold throughout the shop.

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Luna Lana Lights by Stephanie Ng

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Luna Lana Lights is a series of handmade pendant lamps, representing spheres dressed in woolen clothing. The author of these cozy lamps is the Australian designer Stephanie Ng.

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Honeycomb Stackable Tents for Festivals

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Rather than have to worry about packing a tent during your next music festival, the team at B-AND-BEE are creating stackable sleeping tents for festival goers.

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The Knot Pendant Lamp by Vitamin

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The designers from Vitamin studio created a series of interesting lamps called Knot Pendant Lamp.

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30 Groovy Carpets and Rugs for Your Home

Are you tired of that old worn out rug on your beautiful hardwood floor? Did you keep it for so long because it was a family heirloom?

Well, if you have not shopped for a new rug in a while, you will be amazed at the beautiful new designs that are available. The different sizes, patterns, colors, and designs are too many to count. You can even have one designed to specifically match your furniture, wallpaper, bed linen or your beautifully colored draperies. A new rug can give any room a bright and cheerful appearance, one that you just can’t wait to show off to your friends and family.

Rugs can be designed with an odd shape or size to fit any area whether it is small, misshaped, or very large. If you want you can choose a design that is related to your favorite vacation destination, movie theme, favorite pet, or even a national monument. You may even to choose to hang your brand new rug on a wall. Show off that awesome new rug by hanging it behind your sofa or bed, all you need to do is be creative.

Here are thirty groovy carpets and rugs for you inspiration. Enjoy!

After Matisse Rug by Sonya Winner

After Matisse Rug by Sonya Winner 30 Groovy Carpets and Rugs for Your Home

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Nature and Noise by Anna Marinenko

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Two unrelated entities, nature and noise, blended wonderfully by Ukrainian designer Anna Marinenko. Situated in Kiev, Anna, is keen on 3D graphics, architecture and industrial design. In this project she observed the similarities between the heights of mountains, trees and skylines and the oscillating wave. Unique one, enjoy.

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Beats By Dr. Dre Unveils Los Angeles Headquarters

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After recently being acquired by Apple, audio equipment maker Beats by Dr. Dre has decided to pull the curtain back on their newly designed Los Angeles headquarters.

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“Transformers” Built from Scrap

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Danilo Baletic, 22, picks scrap metal parts to make sculptures, at a junkyard in Podgorica July 20, 2014. Baletic makes sculptures of his childhood cartoon heroes, “Transformers”, from scrap metal. In the last two years he has made seven “Transformers” sculptures that are placed on the streets of Montenegro’s capital Podgorica as part of an exhibition called “Transformers defending Podgorica”. (Photo by Stevo Vasiljevic/Reuters)

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Extending REK Bookcase by Reinier de Jong

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The REK bookcase was created by the designers from Reinier de Jong out of a light, bright and environmentally friendly material.

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Tactical Walls Shelving

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The team at Tactical Walls have created shelves that allow gun owners the ability to secretly stash all of their firearms, but keep that within arms reach at the same time.

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The Cageling Hanging Chair by Ontwerpduo

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A charming hanging chair Cageling was created by designers from the Dutch studio Ontwerpduo.

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