Twitter Link Roundup #270 – Exemplary Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Dan Deacon is an electronic musician with a huge following. Crowds go crazy at his live shows where audience participation and collaboration is a core element of the performance. So it is now surprise that Deacon put his head together with 9 animators to collaborate on a new video for his song, “When I Was Done Dying.” Sponsored by Adult Swim, the result is a mind-boggling mashup of styles and a musical and visual tour de force. Congratulations to Deacon and the animators, Jake Fried, Chad Vangaalen, Dimitri Stankowicz, Colin White, Taras Hrabowsky, Anthony Schepperd, Masanobu Hiraoka, Caleb Wood, KOKOFreakbean!

I hope you are suitably inspired, because it’s time now for our weekly Roundup! This week’s set of lovely links and attractive articles that we shared with you over the past week on our  crowdSPRING Twitter account (as well as my own Twitter account) is keyboard perfection! We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Enjoy!


Inside The Challenges Of Transforming An eBay Side Hustle Into A Million-Dollar Business

State of Small Business Report

Keys to Ensuring Your Business Continues to Succeed Without You

The 15 Best Freelance Websites to Find Jobs

How to Get More Done: Slack Off More

Ask a Business Professor: How Will Title III of the JOBS Act Affect Small Business Financing? – NerdWallet


5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Kindergarten Teachers | crowdSPRING Blog –

‘We Had a Crush on the MakerBot’: How 3-D Printing Won These Fashion Designers Over

10 Truths We Forget Too Easily

Lori Dickerson Fouché of Prudential on the Limits of Self-Reliance

The Highest-Paid Female C.E.O.s

Lean Doesn’t Always Create the Best Products

The Anticipatory Organization

Weekend Habits of Highly Successful People

Surprisingly Effective Ways to Get Organized

Most Creative People 2015

This Is What It Means to Embrace Failure

Body Labs Wants To Usher In The Era Of Free 3-D Body Scanning

Inspiring Entrepreneurs Who Built Careers Around Their Passions and Social Media

How Bitcoin Technology Could Make Home Buying Hassle-Free

NerdWallet raised $64 million in Series A led by Institutional Venture Partners – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Facebook Promises Freelancers Better Pay, More Perks

What Killed Secret?

5 Mistakes You’re Making When Hiring Millennials

Crowdfunding Tips & Tricks – Small Biz Daily


Top 7 SEO trends you need to follow to succeed • Inspired Magazine

50 (Almost) Free Ways To Repromote Content – Heidi Cohen

Social Media Share Buttons Impact On Website Performance

Facebook and the need for speed

Whole Foods’ Misguided Play for Millennials

How to Build a Knowledge Bank to Fuel Your Content Marketing Strategy

Drive Blog Traffic From Pinterest

7 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Engagement

The Decreasing Follow On Financing Success of Startups

Will Millennials Kill Email Marketing?

How to Create Shareworthy Content | Search Engine Journal

A Much Better Revenue Model for Podcasting

Ghost founder on how to grow a successful design career by blogging

5 Google Analytics Tips for Web Publishers | SEJ

It’s Time To Take Flickr Seriously Again

Quick Reference Guide for Facebook Marketers


Internet Cool Kid Ryder Ripps Explains Why You Can’t Let Clients Boss You Around

Becoming A Graphic And Digital Designer #5 – Print Magazine

High Style: An Early Specialist Explains What Retail Design Means To The Marijuana Business

Two Typefaces, Five Days: Inside A Fabulously Nerdy Type Marathon

Regional Design Annual 2014: Southwest – Print Magazine

The Best “Star Wars” Art And Design On The Internet, All In One Place

30 Years of Nike Air Max

The Urban Treehouse: Live Amongst the Trees for a Spell – Design Milk

A Glowing Conference Room Made From Paper

Chromatic Abstraction: Color as Data, Part 1 – Print Magazine

These Hangable Chairs Are Perfect For A Tiny Apartment

Inside The Offices Of 12 Psychoanalysts

2015 AIGA Medalist Emory Douglas – Print Magazine

27 Musicians And Their Hits Reimagined As Buildings

Diario/Journal FICCI on Los Andes Portfolios

Artists collaborate to make mind-melting animated music video | DesignFaves

Watch Out: 9 Statement Timepieces for 2015 – Design Milk

Projection Mapping Turns These Wood Block Prints Into Modern Magic

BKLYN Designs is Back, Bigger + Better in 2015 – Design Milk

Refuges on APA Member Gallery

Paper-Art Posters Gorgeously Illustrate Key Design Principles

Janine Vangool: Fit to Print – Print Magazine

2015 AIGA Medalists: MoMA Design Curator Paola Antonelli

What Happens When Inmates Design Their Own Prisons?

Artist Turns Spider Webs Into Haunting Sculptures

Glasses 3D Printed to Fit Your Face – Design Milk

Basic Stamp Designs by Duane Dalton

Erase Hate / Skate Deck on Corcoran Portfolios

These Robots Battle To The Death For Resources, All In The Name Of Art

Retrofuturistic Architecture Takes Center Stage In Daniel Arsham’s Beguiling New Film

New Ideas + Talent at Ventura Lambrate 2015 – Design Milk


“Fresh from the SPRING” features a wonderful logo designer, ronaldmahaputra | crowdSPRING Blog –

Logo Design: Ambigrams

The Changing Role of Color in Modern-Day Branding


How Much Does A WordPress Website Cost? How Much To Charge For It?

Creating Responsive Shapes With Clip-Path And Breaking Out Of The Box – Smashing

Simple changes our agency has recently made to get more clients

Borges’s Universal Library Is Now A Website, But Good Luck Finding Anything


Use an iPad as a Second PC Screen

Apple Delays HomeKit Launch

Comparing iOS Designs of 5 Apps Over the Years – Designmodo

This App Lets You Make Professional-Looking Fan Videos With Your Smartphone

Analog Fitness Tracker Is Like A Fitbit Made From Oil And Water


B.B. King On Why Anyone Can Sing The Blues

Amazing Images From NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope

EDM/Orchestral Mashup “Electronic Opus” Is BT’s Cure For Modern Music’s Monotony

Despite insurance, some Americans still struggle with medical debt

The Family That Brews Together Stays Together

Your Excuses For Not Meditating: Debunked

We Cooked And Ate IBM Chef Watson’s Disgusting-Sounding Chocolate Burrito

A Bionic Approach to Prosthetics Controlled by Thought

Bet You Can’t Guess How These Delicious Deep Space Photos Were Taken