All websites should start with a good plan. Focussing on the design process first may be common for smaller sites. For larger sites, when user experience is paramount, creating an initial sitemap or user flow map is an effective way of working out how you want visitors to use and navigate around. UX is key to a successful site. And always remember the 5PS of planning a site – Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.
There are many different methods for creating a sitemap, but we don’t want to get into all of those today as they are typically not the best thing to look at from a design perspective.
So we’re going to take a look at some sitemaps that have taken design into consideration. Not the site design, but the actual design of the sitemap. So no post-its, no Sharpies, no whiteboards, no mind-mapping software, just a beautiful selection of carefully crafted sitemaps.
A logo is not only a simple design, but a brand design that reflects your business. Sometimes designers find it most challenging to create a compelling logo for desired company. The whole theme, website, posts and promotion go along with the logo for branding purpose. Thus, your logo should be very appealing as well as […]
This hand lettering collection is by Ricardo Gonzalez. Ricardo is currently based in Brooklyn, NY and in summer he attended Type@Cooper where he earned a typeface design diploma from Cooper Union. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard enough. via: Ricardo Gonzalez Inspiration Hut – Everything Art and Design
The subway – also known as the Metro, Tube, or Underground, depending on where you are in the world – isn’t just a great way to get around a busy city quickly. Its miles of underutilised walls and ceilings have also become a platform for amazing subway art and design. Seen by millions of commuters on a daily basis, subway art is the perfect way for creatives and advertisers to showcase their work to a guaranteed audience, particularly if a level of ingenuity is employed.
Feeling deflated with failures or launches that didn’t ignite in 2014? Everyone has to experience failure in their lifetime, it is what we do of it – or what we become because of it – that sets the success stories apart from the rest. There is no better way to do this than to seek inspiration from those who have gone through their set of hardships and successes.
In this year end post, we’d like to invite you to have a look at 15 inspiring videos by 15 strong, charismatic, hardworking and experienced entrepreneurs who have gone the distance and decided to fall back and help the rest of us who are still running in the rat race.
If you have a startup under your care or want to take the entrepreneurial route, take some time to go through these short videos and get a bit of help from the experts.
Guy Kawasaki is an award-winning author of 10 books, the creator of Alltop.com and the chief evangelist of Apple in the past. In this video he shares his entrepreneurial secrets, summarizing his top 10 tips for those who are starting a company. He says that the only thing to make profit is to create a meaning, and that the only way to create a meaning is to increase the quality of life (with your products or services), correct what’s wrong, and prevent the end of something good.
Richard Branson is an English business magnate and investor. He is best known as founder and owner of the Virgin Group which contains over 400 different companies. Billionaire Richard Branson believes people should be able to take time off work whenever they want – no questions asked. Also, he advises us to be a great listener, motivator, and be very good at praising and looking for the best in people.
Larry Page, one half of the founders behind Google is a computer scientist and business magnate. The tips he’s giving in this video were derived from his success story: Google. And despite the fact that this video is already 12 years old, these tips are still relevant today. For him, one should not be afraid to set aggressive and high goals as it will encourage more resourcefulness.
Susan Solovic is a Small Business Expert, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, and an award-winning serial entrepreneur. Susan Solovic’s keynotes are focused on women running small businesses. She describes the difficulties women face when entering the world of business and offers encouragement to those facing hardships in their endeavors.
Jason Fried is a co-founder of Basecamp, formerly known as 37signals. His business model speech gives fair advice to small business owners. He uses the analogy of running a business like a drug dealer. This speech may use humorous comparison, but it holds useful information.
Marc Eckō is an American fashion designer, entrepreneur, artist, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of Marc Eckō Enterprises, a billion-dollar global fashion and lifestyle company. In this video he explains that a startup company is a journey, not a destination. Marc dispels the myth that everything will change once a company succeeds and says that business is always a struggle.
Jeff Bezos is an American business magnate and investor, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. Under his guidance, Amazon became one of the biggest retailers on the web. In his speech on passion he gives advice to young entrepreneurs: be clear with yourself to find what you really like and then follow your passion.
Aliko Dangote is a business magnate in Nigeria who owns Dangote Group. He is ranked by Forbes Magazine as the 23rd richest man in the world and the richest in Africa. Aliko Dangote is looking beyond cement, sugar and flour (the three commodities that he built his fortune on) and into the oil business. In this business speech he shares his easy-to-follow entrepreneur steps.
The Norwegian entrepreneur Max Gouchan began his own oil company at the age of 18 after dropping out a high school. In this video he shares the lessons he learned and the challenges he faced. Max Gouchan offers some tips that can be applied while starting your own business, or even in life in general.
Clifford Schorer, Ph.D is a serial entrepreneur who specializes in the startup acquisition and development of small- and mid-sized companies. He focuses on businesses with unique ideas or technologies that are in need of guidance during their initial growth phases.
Jessica Jackley, the founder of Kiva.org, an organization that facilities the transfer of money to entrepreneurs and small businesses in developing countries, explains how her model changed the world. She shares her own experience of growing a person-to-person micro-lending site from small.
Michael E. Porter is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness based at Harvard Business School. In this video he advises the audience to set appropriate goals. The clients want something different and unique, so don’t fall into a trap and don’t just follow the latest trends in the pursuit to success.
Moscot Eyewear and Eyecare has been a New York City institution for nearly 100 years. In 1992 Kenny Moscot, eagerly entered the family business, with a degree in finance, opticianry and a passion for business. This 2-minute long speech discusses the role the government should play to help startups to succeed. As a business owner, he claims that it’s quite challenging to start a business and employ people when one if worried about taxes rather than producing results.
Kathryn Minshew is the founder and CEO of The Muse which offers free career advice and online classes. She understood from her experience that it’s important to choose business partners wisely, get agreements down in writing, and make web presence reflect the long term vision early on in a startup’s life.
Marshall Goldsmith is an American leadership coach and the author of management-related literature. He states that it’s important to do what you like and what is meaningful for you. In our rapidly changing world it’s critically important to consistently learn something new as well as to build relationships from all over.
Over the years of writing for Inspiration Hut I have found that you can never have enough magazine layout ideas to inspire you, whether you require inspiration for your own magazine design or simply a business card. It can all be found within projects like the ones below. It is an area of design that is […] Inspiration Hut – Everything Art and Design
With the introduction of open source and more affordable 3D software in recent years, more and more artists are opting to use it to bring their designs to life, creating awesome 3D art. The extra dimension provides an added sense of depth that is very hard to recreate in 2D. Now enjoy these great pieces of 3D art…
Zachary Smith is a freelance letterer and illustrator from Savannah, Georgia, and one who has gathered himself a large following across all social networks. His most popular being Instagram where he has nearly 60,000 followers! And we all know that speaks volumes. He often illustrates inspiring quotes to help motivate and encourage others and what I […] Inspiration Hut – Everything Art and Design
Today in this blog, we are introducing you to a collection of inspiring typographic work which you can use for your design or home decoration. Grab your favorite one and try it for your own. Here are 20 inspiring typographic work. Have a look! 1. FTSU FTSU, the Lasercut from black plexi is an amazing […]