Passport to India

Welcome to India.

This week, we’re off to India, seeing the country through the eyes of four community members: Binoyeeta (whose photo heads off this post), Girish, Divya and Zabeeh. What unites these people, along with their residency in India, is a love of travel and adventure.

India ranks top 5 for countries that most of our community lives in. With a long history with deep regional culture, India is the second most populated country on earth with its population hitting 1.2 billion in 2013 and continuing to grow. Today’s community members come from some of the most populous cities in India: Bangalore, Mumbai, and New Delhi. 

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One Designer’s Secret To Unlocking Creativity

Liang Shi embraces fun.

Fun might be the last value you’d expect from a designer who founded a company in a weekend and grew a site from 2 to 14 million unique visitors in one year. Liang’s story proves that fun might actually be the key ingredient to success.

Refreshingly candid about her experiences, Liang opens up to us about life as a Creative Director at Soma, the idea behind her companies FUN FUN FIELD TRIPS! and FUN FUN DINNERS! and her belief that vulnerability can lead to strong connections.

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Social good, Design & Social Media: Staff Picks

This week’s Staff Picks were especially difficult to narrow down especially with creative people like Robert E. Smith (in our header photo) in the running.

A creative photographer, illustrator and writer, Robart as he dubs himself, has designed everything from postage stamps to billboards. Check out his page to see his designs in his Behance app and his Blogger app to see more of his photography skills. And don’t forget to send him a compliment!

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Startups and Self Starters: Staff Picks

Happy Weekend everyone! It’s time for our Saturday Staff picks and, as usual, we had a difficult time narrowing it down to just four pages. The ones we’ve selected today, however, all seem to have something in common, they’re all self starters who have founded their own companies at one point or another so be sure to see what they’re working on now.

As you’re browsing the three pages below, don’t forget to check out Alyssa Casares in our header photo. She’s a 22 year old, self taught fashion designer with her own line of limited run, handcrafted clothing called Alyssa-Nicole. Check out her page to see her designs and send her a compliment.

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Typographers, Illustrators & Perfectionists: Graphic Designers

“Good is the enemy of great”, is one of Leslie Martin‘s favorite quotes. It seems to fit with her job as a very detail oriented (she admits she’s a perfectionist) graphic designer.

And she’s not the only one. That quality of perfectionism seems to shine through in so many of the creative and beautiful pages of Graphic Designers on

Some of them, like Lisa Nemetz (in our header photo) use their pages to display their skills and passions. In case you couldn’t tell, Lisa’s a typographer and calligrapher. Others design their pages to incorporate links and apps that show off their portfolios, gorgeous websites, and personal design studios.

A designer himself, our co-founder Ryan Freitas hand picked the pages below.

Jena ClarkJena Clark secretly wishes she were a pirate. A nice one of course.

Jared Erondu Jared Erondu isn’t just a designer, he’s also a writer, editor and co-founder of The Industry, which covers design focused startups and people.

Leslie Martin A typography enthusiast, Leslie Martin is also a fashionista and friendly vegan.

Mark RudolphA lover of comics and metal music, as a high schooler Mark Rudolph created an extreme metal fanzine. Also, his hair is awesome.

Laura Helen WinnFormerly a part of the team, Laura Helen Winn was born in Kentucky and raised in Tennessee so she prefers both bourbon and whiskey.

Dirk Uhlenbrock Dirk Uhlenbrock is a father, gourmand, illustrator, typographer, art director and too many things to list. You should probably check out his page to see them all.

Jani SpennhoffOriginally from Germany, Jani Spennhoff a.k.a. Jani Lunablau, has lived in Barcelona for 20 years. She’s a great lover of the sea and pádel.

Bram PitoyoDon’t forget to check out typographer Bram Pitoyo‘s favorite fonts, linked from his page.

Know any other groups of cool people who use Leave us a note about it in the comment section so we can feature them!

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