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The shy gal /guy's guide to networking*

The shy gal /guy's guide to networking* | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Follow these steps and you'll never be a wallflower at a work function again.
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"Shyness is nice
Shyness can stop you
From doing all the things in life
You'd like to"

Now get a grip! 

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Artdictive Habits - The Business of Doing What You Love

Artdictive Habits - The Business of Doing What You Love | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Artdictive Habits. 311 likes · - a Creative Space to feed on arts, music writing, dance, to connect, learn, show, find out, share how, inspire & inspired..

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The 30 Best Business Books for Online Marketers

The 30 Best Business Books for Online Marketers | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
A great collection of business books on psychology, neuromarketing, writing, advertising, and more.
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Do-It-Yourself Design: Picking Fonts and Colors

Do-It-Yourself Design: Picking Fonts and Colors | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Ever find yourself staring at a fonts dropdown menu realizing you have no clue which font you should use? Maybe you have opened a color picker and found it discouraging to move the small circle aroun…
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From bars to textile mills, make art this summer | Creativity

From bars to textile mills, make art this summer | Creativity | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Consider this summer the perfect opportunity to start a new hobby or work on a longtime passion. Check out museums, art centers, libraries and even your local bar to make art.

We checked out four places ourselves. Here’s a roundup of where to go to create your masterpiece and release that inner Jean-Michel Basquiat. | read more..

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Inker is a promising vector graphics editor for Chrome

Inker is a promising vector graphics editor for Chrome | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Vector graphics editors are often bulky desktop applications, aimed very much at design experts, but Inker is very different. The package is a simple Chrome app, easy enough for almost anyone to use, and ideal for creating quick vector designs on a tablet which you can then reuse elsewhere.
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The Creativity of Female Graffiti & Street Artists Will Be Celebrated in Street Heroines, a New Documentary

The Creativity of Female Graffiti & Street Artists Will Be Celebrated in Street Heroines, a New Documentary | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Street art is a frequently dangerous game. The threat of arrest pales in comparison to some of the hazards long time practitioners describe.
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7 Common Blogging Mistakes to Avoid

7 Common Blogging Mistakes to Avoid | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
It's easy to find blogging experts online, both real and fake. Are you making these common blogging mistakes, thanks to advice from the “experts”?
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How to reimagine yourself (with thanks to Grandma)

How to reimagine yourself (with thanks to Grandma) | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

" | .. the fear we’ve developed of standing out sits alongside a fear of not being noticed. So we: • Want to be heard, but never raise our voices. • Want to feel unarmoured and authentic, but put on our masks for every meeting." 

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20 Inspiring Mood Boards to Design Your Own Logo

20 Inspiring Mood Boards to Design Your Own Logo | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

So what elements do you need to consider to make a good mood board? Are there any rights and wrongs here, or is this one of those things where you just have to go with the flow? Here are a few tips on how to make an effective mood board...

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How Slyde Handboards Landed Shark Tank Investments from Mark Cuban and Ashton Kutcher 

How Slyde Handboards Landed Shark Tank Investments from Mark Cuban and Ashton Kutcher  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Slyde Handboards recently appeared on Shark Tank season 7, where they pitched their bodysurfing handboards and won an investment from Mark Cuban and guest-Shark Ashton Kutcher. I had the opportunity to speak with Steve and Angela Watts to ask them about their experience and advice for getting on the show and successfully earning an investment | read more at Shopify

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Pinterest's Switching from ‘Pin it’ to ‘Save’ (And Why.. )

Pinterest's Switching from ‘Pin it’ to ‘Save’ (And Why.. ) | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
In addition to the switch to ‘Save’, Pinterest has also added a new discovery element on each Pin – now when you click onto a Pin, there’s a new section at the bottom which displays all the other boards to which people have also Pinned that same image. Clicking on the ‘See all’ option will take you through to a listing of all the boards, with a sample of the other images users have posted the picture alongside.
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The Complete Guide to Logo Design for Startups

The Complete Guide to Logo Design for Startups | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Business owners can better understand the importance of creating a good first impression, especially if they run a small business. They realize the importance of a good brand logo and know that an impressive logo is the best way to make an impression.  | click to view the full infographic

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The million dollar mural makers

The million dollar mural makers | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
A faded billboard advertisement for The Dark Knight movie on an old milk bar in the Melbourne suburb of Preston was the catalyst for the formation of a unique business that specialises in producing commercial murals.

Tyson Hunter, Tristan Minter and Hamish McBride are the team behind Apparition Media, which produces hand-painted murals for its clients.  

They started off in 2014 painting murals for free, but have now painted 100 works. The business has experienced 400 per cent growth in the past 12 months and Apparition, which now has 15 staff, is on track to turn over $2 million this financial year.
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Indigenous women photographers create online community to share images, stories | Canada

Indigenous women photographers create online community to share images, stories | Canada | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
From fashion shoots to a first-time moose-hunt, a new website has given a group of Indigenous women photographers a place where they can share their work and stories amongst themselves and with a growing audience.
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SamsungOne font becomes the company’s official universal typeface for all of its products

SamsungOne font becomes the company’s official universal typeface for all of its products | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Following Google and Apple, Samsung is the latest company to design its own font to represent its brand. SamsungOne is a universal typeface that will be featured on everything from smartphones to appliances. Reflecting the company’s global presence, SamsungOne is a family of scripts that covers 26 writing systems, more than 400 languages, and over 25,000 glyphs.
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The Beginner's Guide To Keyword Research For Ecommerce 

The Beginner's Guide To Keyword Research For Ecommerce  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
In this article we'll cover the basics of keyword research for ecommerce. The ultimate goal is to build a relevant list of keywords that you can refer back to and use as you build and optimize your site, write your product descriptions and craft your blog posts.
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a simple guide - i find that i need to read these topics over and over again, written by different people - and then one day, the info sticks and i kinda understand it all.. (and then Google change all the rules! haha)
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Don’t get angry when a client asks for a discount, do this instead 

Don’t get angry when a client asks for a discount, do this instead  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
When a client you for a discount, it can be tough to know what to say, especially if you need the work. Today Keith Dugdale shares why you should say no, and what to say instead.
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Lisa Frank to Unveil New Line of Adult Coloring Books

Lisa Frank to Unveil New Line of Adult Coloring Books | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

How old are you?  See, depending on your age, you may remember Lisa Frank as that brand that was on all of your folders in middle school, or those stickers you passed out to your friends. The brand has been around for more than 20 years now, and if you're a kid from the '90s, then it was your jam. they announced on their Instagram that they have a new line of adult coloring books coming out soon... |  see read more at creative market.

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IBM files patent application for method to stop printing of copyrighted material - IPWatchdog | Patents & Patent Law

IBM files patent application for method to stop printing of copyrighted material - IPWatchdog | Patents & Patent Law | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

.A recently published IBM patent application would prevent printing copyrighted material. Titled 'Copyright Infringement Prevention,' ... | read more

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How do artists make a living? An ongoing, almost impossible quest

How do artists make a living? An ongoing, almost impossible quest | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Only ten percent of art-school graduates make a living from their artwork. Why should this be such a pipe dream?
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Starting your own businesses in wake of shaky job market

Starting your own businesses in wake of shaky job market | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Millennials are breaking away from traditional forms of employment and taking their chances on their own small businesses, fuelled by an uncertain job market.
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clever girl...
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90 Instagram accounts to follow for daily graphic design inspiration

90 Instagram accounts to follow for daily graphic design inspiration | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

When it comes to getting a daily dose of inspiration for your graphic design projects, nothing beats the visual delights of Instagram. From global agencies and intimate studios to the most unusual and unexpected sources – the photo-sharing network has plenty to keep us motivated |  via Creativeboom

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24 Designers Show Off Their Actual Workspaces Without Cleaning Them First!

24 Designers Show Off Their Actual Workspaces Without Cleaning Them First! | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

If you've ever seen an office round-up and thought, "How does anyone get any work done there?!" or "Haha! Yeah, right, my office isn't that tidy on the best of days!" Then this #RealCreativeSpaces roundup is for you. I talked to members of the Creative Market community and asked them to share their creative work spaces with us. | read/see more..

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A magic business model: Sell your leftovers 

A magic business model: Sell your leftovers  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
There are opportunities everywhere to build a product that helps someone package up a leftover and sell it.
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Amazon counterfeiters wreak havoc on artists and small businesses

Amazon counterfeiters wreak havoc on artists and small businesses | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Amazon.com's growing marketplace business is attracting an increasing number of fraudsters who are stealing designs from other ecommerce sites.


Designers of custom T-shirts, iPhone cases and pillow covers who sell their work through websites like Zazzle and Society6 are seeing copies of their products pop up at an alarming rate on Amazon. | read more..

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This is a MUST read for every artist and photographer who have their works online 
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