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Spartan Logo Design Challenge

The Spartan Logo Design Challenge

The race is on! Let’s get the Spartan Logo Design Challenge kicked off! We want to see you flex your design muscle here with this fun, unofficial logo contest. You’ll be designing a logo for the Reebok Spartan Race. What’s fantastic about this contest is that your work will be judged by not one, not two, but THREE influencers in the design space: our very own Chris Do, YouTuber Will Patterson, and Jonathan Rudolph of Logo Inspirations on Instagram. Are you psyched? Remember, this is a unsponsored, unpaid, unauthorized contest. We just thought that the Spartan Race would be a great…
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How to Boost Your Confidence By Finding Someone to Emulate

In my last blog, I talked about building confidence by figuring out what you’re good at. But what do you do after that? You can be the best person in the world at something, but if you don’t present yourself that way you’re not going to feel any more confident. I’ve found that the most effective way to translate that inner feeling of confidence to the people around you is to find someone to emulate. Why Copying Someone is One of the Best Ways to Grow Your Confidence We all know someone who oozes natural confidence, even if they’re not…
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building self confidence as a designer

Building Self Confidence As A Designer: Foundation

If you made a list of your biggest assets when it comes to asking for a sale, confidence would be right up near the top. But what about building self confidence as a designer? Do you consider yourself a confident person? If you don’t, it’s time to start changing how you think. Confidence isn’t an innate trait. It’s something you can (and really need to) develop. In my experience, there are three components that go into building confidence. The first of those is building a foundation. What Can You Do Better Than Anyone Else? I’m not a particularly outgoing person,…
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Essential Reading For Creative Professionals Booklist

Here’s out list of the top books you must read if you’re an aspiring or practicing creative professional. The best books on business, design and creativity as curated by Futur founder Chris Do. Win Without Pitching Manifesto http://amzn.to/2mGzHCu Creative Strategy & The Business of Design http://amzn.to/2opX6Xe 101 Things I Learned in Business School http://amzn.to/2oRzgCv Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose http://amzn.to/2nGs6VR Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action http://amzn.to/2pvxyqN The Compound Effect http://amzn.to/2nGATHk Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion http://amzn.to/2nGsl3d 7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness: Power Ideas from America’s Foremost Business Philosopher http://amzn.to/2opVc8N…
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