Twitter Link Roundup #288 – Necessary Stuff For Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

Jack Anderson was a student at Dodge College when he made this video for his student thesis project. Clearly talent and hard work went into the project and it paid off with awards from major festivals and competitions, including recognition as a finalist in the 2015 Student Academy Awards, a finalist in the 2015 Student BAFTA Film Awards, and winning the Best Student Film honors at the Nashville Film Festival! Media coverage came pouring in from Fast Company, Vice, and even Popular Mechanics. The filmmaker started with a critical question: “What would happen when two creatures of logic have to start making more and more human decisions?”

Now, it’s time to ask yourself a question: What would happen after you’ve finished watching Anderson’s work? How about you get to work looking through 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!


How to Map Out the Business That You Want to Build

The 20 Jobs With The Biggest Salary Increases This Year

How to Make Sure Your First-Time Manager Succeeds

Simple Things to Give Up If You Want to Succeed

9/11 Memorabilia Makers Seek a Delicate Balance

What every political candidate needs to know about small business voters

Ways Baby Boomer’s Businesses May Fail In Near Future


5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Diplomats | @crowdSPRING Blog –

Fashion week gets a new look

The Terrible First Jobs of 7 Startup Titans

First-Time Managers, Don’t Do Your Team’s Work for Them –

How Singapore Has Become a Vital Bridge Between Silicon Valley and Asia

7 Things I’m Going to Do to Take My Business Overseas This Year – Online Shipping Blog | Endicia

TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Must Watch

Personality Types and the Best Careers for Each One [Infographic]

First-Time Managers, Don’t Do Your Team’s Work for Them –

How to Work with Colleagues Who Are Less Creative than You | HBR –

Apple vs. Google vs. Facebook and the slow death of the web –

Lessons From The Early Pitch Decks Of Airbnb, BuzzFeed, And YouTube

Helping Waste Pickers Earn A Better Living While They Keep City Streets Clean

How Income Inequality is Affecting America’s Next Generation of Business Leaders

The Secret to Keeping Top Millennial Talent

The Story Behind How Pocket Hit 20M Users with 20 People | First Round Review –

Convertible Debt Explained in Entrepreneur English –

How we lost (and found) millions by not A/B testing –


How to Turn Bad News into Happy Customers

The Future of Rough Draft

Facebook to Sell 100% In-View Ads, Let Brands Fact-Check Video Ad Views –

The Transformative Effect of a Well-Built Brand Statement – Copyblogger

How to write a great error message — Medium

The Fantastically Geeky Ads That Gave Rise To The Tech Industry

5 Ways to Write More, Faster, and With Less Stress

Content Creation Tools Everyone Needs To Know About


Reissue of the 1975 NASA Graphics Standards Manual.

Can Appliances Be Designed To Make You Happy?

Watch Legendary Disney Artist Glen Keane Draw In Virtual Reality

Pulp Covers by Ástor Alexander

Print Typography & Lettering Awards – Print Magazine

A 1940’s Manufacturing Plant Turned into New Offices – Design Milk

How to Generate Attention-Grabbing Package Design Ideas – Print Magazine

Handlettering Gymnastics – Print Magazine

A Space-Saving Bed That Lowers From The Ceiling

Color for Designers: 95 Things You Need to Know About Color Design | My Design Shop

Lucian Bernhard’s Radio City – Print Magazine

The Progression of the “Graphic Designer” Designation

Moby Dick (animated) |

Chicago’s Design Meat Market – Print Magazine

Thoughts on Designing Information: Information Design Book | My Design Shop

Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby – Print Magazine

Illustrator of the Week: Peter Horjus – Print Magazine

Hey Designers: Stop Being An Afterthought – Smashing Magazine

Swiss Style: The Principles, the Typefaces & the Designers – Print Magazine

Japanese Paper Cutting Could Be The Key To Better Solar Power


This week “Fresh from the SPRING” features a wonderful logo designer: jendralpiggy | @crowdSPRING Blog –

The Branding Gods (Mostly) Love Google’s New Logo

We used @crowdSPRING to rebrand on a shoestring:…


SVG `use` with External Reference, Take 2 | CSS-Tricks

Approaches For Multiplatform UI Design Adaptation: A Case Study – Smashing Magazine

Rendering big geodata on the fly with GeoJSON-VT

Word Wrapping Woes

Hacking Google Earth to Create Stunning Mountain Shots

Top 10 Websites: Visual Experience + Packaging Design

Making Selected Button States Clear for Color Blind Users – UX Movement

Elastic Progress | Codrops

Modern web layout with flexbox


Apple Improves the Watch, Slightly…

Enabling of Ad Blocking in Apple’s iOS 9 Prompts Backlash…


How Do You Combat Sprawl In L.A.? Recycle The City