Archive for September 29th, 2006

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For industrial Designers, and everybody who likes nice things.

September 29, 2006

Core77.

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Since 1995 Core77.com has served a devoted global audience of industrial designers ranging from students through seasoned professionals. Core77 publishes articles, discussion forums, an extensive event calendar, hosts portfolios, job listings, a database of design firms, schools, vendors and services. Core77 provides a gathering point for designers and enthusiasts alike by producing design competitions, lecture series, parties, and exhibits.

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Graphic Design from a professional view.

September 29, 2006

HowDesign.

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Founded in 1985, HOW Magazine provides graphic-design professionals with essential business information, covers new technology and processes, profiles renowned and up-and-coming designers, details noteworthy projects, and provides creative inspiration. The year-end Business Annual has become a respected resource for its articles about studios across the U.S. In addition, HOW holds annual Self-Promotion, International and Interactive Design competitions and features the results in special issues. Other frequently profiled topics include digital design, creativity, typography and paper. The magazine is published in Cincinnati by F&W Publications.

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Perspective and Ideas on Marketing, eBusiness, Leadership, & Life

September 29, 2006

Decker Marketing.

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Sam Decker has spent his career as a marketing leader in startups, as a consultant and recently for Dell — maximizing marketing, technology and online business results. As Senior Manager of Dell Consumer eBusiness for four years, Sam drove 4x growth in online conversion rates and consumer online sales of over $3 billion. Sam launched Dell’s Consumer CRM & Segmentation team, improving processes for sales call routing, direct mail, email, and customer experience.

Today, Sam is VP of Marketing & Products for Bazaarvoice (www.bazaarvoice.com).

Sam is a recent Green Belt, but a lifelong student of continuous marketing improvement through statistical analysis and creativity. He is also author of “301-do-it-yourself Marketing Ideas” and “How to Market with Computer User Groups.”

Sam holds a bachelor of sciences degree in business marketing management from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, California. He enjoys basketball, water-skiing, reading, movies, and any activity with his family.

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DESIGNERS’ BLOCK – Extracts and ideas from a designer’s life.

September 29, 2006

Ghost Furniture

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Ex owner of wheredidyoubuythat.com changing her lifestyle to concentrate on a new, not so stressful business producing Genuine Eco-chic accessories and furniture for the home and garden, Ghost Furniture. In 2004 she received a top 100 Award along with Brent Hoberman, Peter Gabriel, Stelios of Easyjet and many other famous names. She still haven’t got over the shock but continue to try to live up to the accolade.