Twitter Link Roundup #285 – Labor Day! Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

I know this guy. He’s a musician and a visual artist. His music is ethereal and dark and his motion design work is reflective of that. I actually know him pretty well, because he’s my son! So, shameless me – the video above is the work of Cody Samson – music, motion graphics, direction, and editing – along with the cinematographer Brian Pucci, Production Designer Kai La’Rosa and the animators Jigyu Yoon and Leo Mendes, they have produced a beautiful work. Enjoy!

Hope you like that as much as I did! Now it’s time for the set of links and articles that we shared with you over the past week on our  crowdSPRING Twitter account (as well as my own Twitter account)! We do love sharing articles about fonts, logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Enjoy!


Surprising Reasons to Be Happy When Your Employees Fail

Small Business and Startups: When a Customer Deserves to Be Fired | @crowdSPRING Blog –

Must-break freelance habits

How to Protect Yourself From LinkedIn-Based Scams

Ways that Music Can Help You Be More Productive

The Art of the Out-of-Office Reply…


Powerful Ways To Mold Your Children Into Leaders

Questions To Ask Before You Invest In A Social Enterprise

How to Say No With Style and Diplomacy

How to Start Spreading the Optimism: 7 Simple Tips

How to Play the Valuation Gap Between Start-Ups and Public Tech Companies

15 Little Phrases That Will Make You Remarkably More Productive

Sleep Deprivation Is Making You Paranoid

The Workplace Culture That Flying Nannies Won’t Fix…

Mark Zuckerberg’s Fires Back at Trump’s Immigration Plan

How Bootstrapping Became a Lost Art and Venture Capital Became an Addiction – Capterra Blog

How to Build a Better Org Chart

From the Vault: Working Remote. Yeah. About That. | @crowdSPRING Blog –


How to Create Effective Content Experiences

Great Ways to Get More Subscribers for Your Email List

5 Steps to Optimize Your Website

Simple Social Media Strategies for Your Small Business Your Blog Back to Life!

Selling digital downloads & video streaming with Shopify • Inspired Magazine

Digital Asset Ownership: Are You Making This Single Catastrophic Mistake?

9 Facts To Improve Your Mobile Search Performance

How To Effectively Publish On LinkedIn, Part 3


Illustrator gets paid to insult people by mail | DesignFaves

Evelyn Kim Talks Google Product Design and More

Bizarre installation mimics pixels | DesignFaves

Sweet motion design and animation + music by San Soma! – September [Official Music Video]

Interview: Artist Covers Body in Paint to Become a Living Comic Book Illustration

Design Deconstructed: Sam Hecht On The Unassuming Beauty Of A Soccer Goal

Master the Metaphor: Using Metaphors in Design

Announcing the 2015 NVAs: 15 Artists Under 30 – Print Magazine

Lost Designs: Making Digital Versions of Wood Type – Print Magazine

5 Crazy New Ideas Out Of Disney Research

Perfect Pairings: A Revised Reading List – Print Magazine

Clever Illustrations by Burnt Toast Creative

What We Talk About When We Talk About Type – Print Magazine

A Three-Dimensional Yarn Installation – Design Milk

Type Trends as an Expression of Culture – Print Magazine

New Font Shows What It’s Like To Read With Dyslexia

Culture+Typography: Ghost Signs – Print Magazine

Herman Miller: The Picnic Posters – Design Milk

Best Comic Book Artists from Comic-Con: A Designer Guide

Back to the Future: Shock & Boredom for Big Tech Design – Print Magazine

Illustrator of the Week: Jon Krause – Print Magazine

Milton Glaser on Massimo Vignelli – Print Magazine

Twitter Bot Automatically Generates Trippy Glitch Art

Andy Warhol’s Magazine Career, from Raggedy to Riches – Print Magazine

Add 5 Million Photo Filters, Just By Swiping

Inspire your creativity with this design notebook filled with 12 unique page designs. | My Design Shop

These Emoji Food Labels Could Save Allergy Sufferers’ Lives


“Fresh from the SPRING” features the work of the designer mariaKaz | @crowdSPRING Blog –

Logo Design: The Work of Almosh82


The art of mixing Google typefaces made easy | Infographics | Pinterest

69 Tips To Design The Perfect Website [Infographic]

How do UX Designer salaries vary around the world? – The Logbook by Hanno

Well-Designed Catering Website Layouts

Hypnotizing Doodles Show The Beautiful Side Of Coding

8 Years, 4 Major Trends: The Evolution of Websites From 2007 to Now

This Website Lets You Chat With Your Future Self

Principle for Mac – Prototyping tool


What mobile ad blocking looks like in the real world

5 (+ 1) Useful Design Apps That We Love – Design Milk


Roundup: Wireless Headphones & Stands – Design Milk

Meet The Winner Of National Geographic’s Travel Photo Contest

These Shooting Range Targets Show You Who’s Really On The Other End Of The Barrel

The Battle Of The Sexes, Reduced To Pictograms

Airport Stores Agree To Stop Selling Drones After Plea From Port Authority

Infographic: What’s The Most Noir Film Of All Time?