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Its been a great journey so far, special in many ways and I hope to share many more of them with you as days come by. Cheers !

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learnthesecrethandshake

The Secret Handshake is an online resource for student designers and young creatives (18 -25) looking for insider insight, honest answers and solid solutions to help you go pro.

Here is some good advice from their lovely site (and there is plenty more from where this came from) :

“Everyone is somewhat of an everythingist these days with their range of skills. Which is great. But when you are just breaking into the agency career world, try to highlight one strong skill/focus to get in the door, establish credibility once in, then start showing off your other skill-sets.” – Shaz Sedigh-Zadeh

“A resume isn’t a collection of accomplishments, but more a showcase for the person you hand it to that shows how you fit into their work culture. No resume acts the same from job to job, so consider it a living document.” – Dylan Lathrop

“Don’t wait for job postings to appear. Identify people you admire and studios you’re dying to work for and ask for an informational interview. Then bring your portfolio and a lot of good questions.” Stephanie Landes Burris

“If you want to be the designer that stands out of the rest, do something more than just designing. Make an interesting project like for charity, start an agency, hold an exhibition, start a design festival or build a site like Behance. Become interesting.” – Jennifer Cirpici

“Don’t overwhelm the interviewer with too much work. If you’re good, it’ll be evident in ten to fifteen pieces.” – Gail Anderson

Bhutan

Bhutan

Agence France-Presse compiled a package from photographers around the world documenting children going to school. This is a selection of their images giving insight into the lives of students in various countries.

This is such a wonderful series of pictures capturing the essence of education around the world – in some you can see the desire to learn, even in some very tough conditions while in others you can tell how education has now become one of the most essential needs. Very touching!

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The art of Krump

The Art of Krump

 

“If you want a group that builds a lot of things and is very creative, you don’t give them more gadgets or give them more tools, you give them less time” says Ben Chestnut. You don’t need to have a grand office or a lot of whiteboards to get creative ideas out, just be focused , have some constraints and the right kind of attitude. I couldn’t agree more.

“Krump is a freestyle dance form popularized in 2001 in the streets of South Central, Los Angeles (USA), that is characterized by free, expressive, exaggerated, and highly energetic movement.

The youths who originated krumping, ‘Tight Eyez’ and ‘Big Mijo’, saw the dance as a way for them to escape gang life and to release anger, aggression and frustration in a positive, non-violent way. This was an opposition to street violence, which was prevalent due to violent gangster activities.

With the cinema documentary ‘RIZE’ (2006) by the Hollywood Director “David LaChapelle,” Krump has spread all around the world.

Today, Krumping has world wide influence in the dance culture, but Krumping still has difficulty gaining acceptance by our society as an art form. Primarily, because people do not understand this dance form and its spirit.”

 

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ColorMessage

I absolutely love Jessica’s neat and clean Design Seeds website for her unique approach to creating gorgeous color palettes taken from everyday life. So for those of you planning a wedding or renovating your home, this may be a great place to start, because I know how it can become quite a challenge to put that cohesive color combo together. You’ve got to be prepared as her website can become quite addictive.

Appreciate

@ppreciate is such a beautiful and simple online tool designed to promote positivity and appreciation among young people. It was launched by the Australian Government today in the wake of increasing cyberbullying incidents that get reported, especially among youth.

Go and try it yourself – send a positive image-based message to yourself or your friends. It’s also very mobile friendly.

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