I have decide to step my Design Blog game up. You can expect to see anything from art to entrepreneurship to UX design in this blog. You may even begin to see video blogs! Keekee360 Design is a full service graphic & web design and development company located in Huntsville, Al offering custom graphic design services. I’m really loving Tedx right now. But the Design Blog brings you carefully picked high quality inspiration, featuring works of designers and design studios from all over the world.

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Business Card Inspiration

Business Card Inspiration AoiroStudio Nov 24, 2016 In my opinion, with all the tech and gadgets that is available to us. I still feel that giving away your business card (after a first client meeting, interview and etc) is part of a good form of communication to explicitly define an impression of yourself on a piece of print. The first impression is always definitive for the future overcome of your intentions. I also believe that there isn’t something as a rule in designing a business card, from the design to the choice of print and paper. Let’s take a look at this sublime collection of business card designs by Anagrama Studio who is a brand development agency based in Mexico. Hope you will enjoy the variety and style of this lovely and inspiring collection.   More Information: http://www.anagrama.com. business card graphic design print design

13 Virtual Assistant Tools that Will Help You Get Your Tasks Done

Managing a team online is a whole different ball game than managing people face to face. Tasks and projects can easily slip through the cracks, important files are hard to share, and communication is not as simple. To combat these problems, let these virtual assistant tools help: Team management tools for personal assistant tasks and team projects Basecamp: Through this web tool, make sure everyone is on the same page and up to date with tasks. You can create a project, then make to-do lists within that project and assign to people on your team with a due date. Each to-do list has a message board so that everyone can be kept up to speed. Groupme: This group-messaging app is the perfect way to keep track of group conversations. Create different chats for different groups of people and access the conversations from your phone, tablet or computer. Highrise: Referred to as the swiss army knife of virtual assistant tools, Highrise allows you to do everything from sharing important files, managing communication, tracking tasks and setting reminders.   Easy file sharing Dropbox: Share files easily with anyone online using Dropbox. Just create an account and start uploading your files to their… Read More»

How To Avoid The Most Common Content Marketing Pitfalls

Content marketing can produce astonishing results for your business, with Demand Metric research showing it to generate three times more leads than traditional marketing, despite costing 62 percent less. This goes some way towards explaining why more than 90 percent of B2B sellers have adopted it as a strategy, according to GEB Global. Although working with a good content and search marketing agency can help to ensure success, many newcomers to content marketing find that their campaign fails to produce the results they expected or hoped for. Indeed, the Content Marketing Institute found that only 42 percent of organizations believe their own content strategy is effective. In this post, we take a look at some of the most common pitfalls, as well as ways your business can avoid them. 1. Carry Out Market Research As with any other piece of marketing, the number one step should be to carry out market research, yet far too many content marketers jump right in, thinking they know what their audience wants. Take the time to learn about your target audience and their expectations, so that you can tailor future content towards them. “While some content marketers might assume they know what’s of value… Read More»

Beautiful Houses: Hadar’s House

Beautiful Houses: Hadar’s House GisMullr Oct 07, 2016 Today we will show you a small and exquisite home on coast of Stokkøya, Norway, a project by Asante Architecture & Design. The house is located right next to the water overlooking the neighboring islands and the Norwegian Sea. The place was designed for a chef and is pure inspiration. Beautiful material combination and a simple layout deliver a great space. Huge windows, lots of natural light and breathtaking views give this place an extra charm. Take a look! Make sure to check out Asante Architecture & Design website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. 🙂 Description from the architects: A small house with many details right by the coast at Stokkøya, Norway. The house is part of the project Bygda 2.0, a rural development project focusing on developing modern Norwegian houses in a dynamic context combined with spaces for businesses and research activities. It will be a place to live, work and enjoy. Hadar’s house is situated on the rocks next to the shoreline and offers a beautiful view over the water. It is built in wood and has a modern low-energy heating system… Read More»

15 Top Tools for Saving Time on Social Media Marketing

The obligation to keep your social media marketing activities ticking over can seem to sap all of your most productive time and energy, leaving little time left for the things that matter – like concentrating on keeping the doors open on your business. But fear not! Our quick guide to 15 useful tools that can help streamline social media management should get you back on track. 1. Buffer Sometimes being on social media is tough. It seems like there are so many platforms to keep on top of. When does one find time to sleep? Well, with social media scheduling platforms like Buffer, you can rest easy knowing that your pre-scheduled tweets and posts are going out all over the world, just when you want them to. Some nice added features also, like cross-platform posting, and an easy way to identify and recycle popular material you’ve posted previously. 2. Hootsuite Hootsuite is a comprehensive social media management suite that, like Buffer, offers a range of scheduling options. You can connect a number of social media accounts up to it, and it provides some nice reporting options so that you can also keep track of followers, mentions, messages and the like.… Read More»

Wallpaper of the Week: Icelandic Mountain

Wallpaper of the Week: Icelandic Mountain AoiroStudio Oct 09, 2016 It’s been a very long time since our last Wallpaper of the Week, it’s crazy to imagine there’s more than 350+ wallpapers available to download for your different screen resolutions. Things have changed ever since so we decided to change the formula a little. Let us know of your thoughts or suggestions so we can adjust for future endeavors. For this week’s wallpaper, we are sharing this image by me on my recent trip to Iceland. I can talk for hours how much I loved exploring the wilderness of this country and how stunning are the different icelandic landscapes. This wallpaper is only available on mobile for the primary reason that the shot was took vertically. There will be more coming and in Desktop versions as well, by the meantime please enjoy and follow me on Instagram.     You can download the wallpaper and let us of your thoughts or suggestions for future wallpapers on Twitter. wallpaper of the week wallpaper wallpapers

Wallpaper of the Week – Winter Frost

Wallpaper of the Week – Winter Frost AoiroStudio Nov 28, 2016 Following up our comeback with the Wallpaper of the Week series, it’s crazy to imagine there’s more than 350+ wallpapers available to download for your different screen resolutions. Things have changed ever since so we decided to change the formula, each week we’ll try our best to publish one of our own pictures as a challenge. Let us know of your thoughts or suggestions so we can adjust for future endeavors. For this week’s wallpaper, we are sharing this image by me (François Hoang) during this Weekend while visiting a friend for his birthday bash in a remote area close to the Ouareau Forest Regional Park located in Quebec, Canada. While getting lost in the woods, it was great to wander during the beginning of winter with the morning frost and the snow. We decided to make this wallpaper available for mobile and desktop.   You can download the wallpaper and for more you can follow me on Instagram. wallpaper of the week wallpapers wallpaper

BLOSSOM – Industrial Design

BLOSSOM – Industrial Design abduzeedo Oct 10, 2016 BLOSSOM is an industrial design project for a concept product for the product brand LEXON. It is a portable Bluetooth speaker with 360 degrees listening experience, in the form of a beautifully blossomed flower that’s been simplified into geometric shapes of a cone and a cylinder. Those are the words from the designers behind it and what I love the most about it is how important industrial design has become. To a point that a speaker has design principles and clear source of inspiration. Product description The audio produced from the bottom-up is projected in all directions by the cone shape. This example of using design as a function, rather than relying on complex engineering and technology, is best fit for the product brand LEXON. BLOSSOM’s iconic shape becomes a beautiful addition to an interior design, and it has been designed with LEXON’s brand identity in mind. – Behance Industrial Design The audio-dispersing cone can be nested into the main cylinder body for portability, while also serving as a protective shell for the delicate speaker cover. The cover itself is a flexible spandex material that joins the product’s two main geometries together, while giving… Read More»

Photography: Colour Game

Photography: Colour Game abduzeedo Nov 28, 2016 Colour Game is a photography project shared by Jovana Rikalo on her Behance profile. As the name suggest the use of color and the contrast of the bright yellow and the cold cyan create a beautiful backdrop for the main subject, a redhead woman. In addition there’s a surreal feeling because of the air balloon. It’s hard to describe this beautiful work in words, take a look and let me know what you think. Photography About Johanna Rikalo Jovana Rikalo is a self-taught fine art and portrait photographer based in Serbia. She’s been taking photos since 2013, usually doing fine art (conceptual ) and portrait photos but also fashion and commercial. I am studying law and I had no interest in choosing photography as my profession until autumn of 2013, when I finally realized how strongly I really feel about it. photography art direction

Crowdinvesting & Other Ways To Fund Your Business

Starting a small business can be a tough task. There will be plenty of big decisions you have to make right from the start. Arguably the most important task you have is deciding on how you’ll fund your business. Secure the right funding, and you have the ability to lay down some solid foundations. Money makes the world go round, and it’s highly important that small businesses start off on the right track. So, what are the different ways someone can fund their company? I’ve got some ideas listed below: Use Your Own Cash The easiest way to fund your business is by using your money. Perhaps you have some savings in an account, or have some investments you can cash in on? By using your funds, you can enjoy certain benefits that the other methods don’t give. Firstly, everything will be a lot quicker for you. There’s no need to get anyone else involved; you can do things at your own pace. Secondly, it means you don’t start your business off in debt. Many of the other options require you to get funds from other people. As such, you may have to pay them back, so you fall into… Read More»