♥ / This is Ground – Tech Dopp Kit

Big thanks to This is Ground for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed. Also, sponsored posts now include images! Yay!

This Is Ground devised the Tech Dopp Kit, a leather & drill cotton dopp kit that serves as a custom space for destination essentials that do not have natural home – until now. Stow and secure your cords, plugs, batteries, and other technical and professional gear. With room on both sides to strap down your gear plus a bonus zipper pocket to avoid losing smaller items, the Tech Dopp Kit uses space wisely for prime portability.

Use code “swiss-miss” at checkout and receive a complimentary Native Union Belt Cable. Shop here!

♥ / Driftaway Coffee

Big thanks to Driftaway Coffee for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed.

Driftaway Coffee is a freshly roasted coffee subscription that is personalized to your taste. They roast right here in Brooklyn in our quirky neighborhood of Red Hook, and ship all over the US.

All subscriptions start with a tasting kit of four different coffees, you try them out, enter your favorites and based on which ones you like, you will get coffees matching your taste.

Driftaway was started to “fulfill our desire to create, do work we were passionate about, as well as our need for and interest in great coffee.” It’s something we believe will resonate with SwissMiss readers.

Join 1000’s of creatives, designers, developers and coffee lovers by signing up for a Driftaway Coffee subscription. Use coupon SWISSMISS to get 75% off your first delivery (usually $16.50) (expires Apr 20th).

We hope you love it!

♥ / Squarespace

Big thanks to Squarespace for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed continously. Over the years, they have become a loyal and supportive partner in my labor of love.

After someone searches your name, what do you want them to see? If you’re like us, you want it to be something beautiful. Squarespace gives you the tools to create your own gorgeous portfolio website. Start with designer templates, an easy-to-use interface, and even your own domain. Then make the perfect first impression the next time someone looks you up. Try Squarespace free. When you decide to subscribe, use offer code SWISSMISS to get 10% off.


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♥ / Ramotion Store

Big thanks to Ramotion for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week!

Ramotion Store is a small digital design boutique by Ramotion producing some of the most beautiful device mockups for the design community.

The Android and iPhone mockups have already been used by hundreds of designers, marketers, and journalists. They perfectly work for landing pages, editorial, AppStore screens or just for presenting designs to your clients.

Go to store.ramotion.com and receive 30% off with code SWISSMISS.

♥ / This Is Ground

Big thanks to This is Ground for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week!

At This Is Ground we make leather accessories for tech & travel. We’re excited that the Swissmiss audience is the first to know that the Tech Dopp Kit 2 will be released very soon. The TDK is a place to store your electronic gear such as camera equipment, remote controls, batteries, mobile devices, USB cords, plugs, and anything else you need at your travel destination. The second generation provides even more flexibility for your essentials as well as more space for things that are bulky and hard to travel with.

Sign up for updates at techdoppkit.com and receive a gift at purchase with code “swissmiss”

♥ / Squarespace

Big thanks for Squarespace for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed continously. Over the years, they have become a loyal and supportive partner in my labor of love. So much gratitude!

For designers, artists, and photographers, there’s no better website builder than Squarespace. If you’re looking for a portfolio website to give your work an edge, Squarespace’s designer templates make any project leap off the screen.

Try Squarespace for free today. When you decide to subscribe, use offer code SWISSMISS to save 10%.


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♥ / Shoeboxed

Big thanks to Shoeboxed for sponsoring this week’s RSS feed.

Paper piles and taxes have a way of getting in between humans and the work that matters. At Shoeboxed, we get that, and we’re on a mission to do something about it.

Our combo of mobile apps and Magic Envelopes packs a one-two punch in the fight against mental clutter and the paper you’ve stashed away. (And we’re even developing an expense report killer, too, because those things stink.)

Shoeboxed is offering an exclusive discount for swiss miss readers, just in time to tackle the chaos of tax season.

♥ / Noble Desktop

Big thanks to Noble Desktop for sponsoring this week’s RSS feed.

Noble Desktop is a coding and design school in Soho that has been serving the design community for 27 years! Their Certificate in Web Design has been attended by over 300 students. Check out some of the student work here.

To get a taste of the Noble experience, sign up for their free How to Get Started in Web Design seminar (available online or in NYC). It’s a great intro to the subject, and you walk out with a written step-by-step tutorial to create a mini-website.

Check out all of Noble’s coding classes here, and all of their free seminars here.

♥ / Nootype

Big thanks to Nootype for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Nootype is a type foundry based in Switzerland. Its main goal is to offer new and fresh typefaces for various uses. All texts typeface offered by the foundry have many styles and OpenType functions which make them a great choice for complex editions works, while the displays fonts are striking enough to stand out.

You can download trials fonts for free here.


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♥ / Squarespace

Big thanks for Squarespace for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed continously. Over the years, they have become a loyal and supportive partner in my labor of love. So much gratitude!

Back in 1998 when I worked on my first portfolio website, I had to learn to code and design it myself. Fast forward to 2017, anyone can have a stunningly designed website, without any coding skills, thanks to Squarespace.

Squarespace’s templates are professionally designed and come with an easy-to-use, intuitive interface. I wish they would have been around when I started out. Try Squarespace free. When you decide to subscribe, use offer code SWISSMISS to get 10% off.


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♥ / Master of Branding at the School of Visual Arts

A big thank you to Masters of Branding at SVA for sponsoring this week of my RSS Feed.

The world’s first Masters of Branding at The School of Visual Arts is a life-changing, ten-month graduate degree program. The ground-breaking curriculum allows students to create frameworks to guide brand, design and business development, critically evaluate brand, business, marketing and design strategies and master the intellectual link between leadership and creativity. Students will explore important themes in behavioral psychology, cultural anthropology, trend foresight, and critical theory as they relate to the modern practice of branding. Applications are currently being accepted for Fall 2017. APPLY HERE!


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♥ / Master of Branding at the School of Visual Arts

A big thank you to Masters of Branding at SVA for sponsoring this week of my RSS Feed.

The world’s first Masters of Branding at The School of Visual Arts is a life-changing, ten-month graduate degree program. The ground-breaking curriculum allows students to create frameworks to guide brand, design and business development, critically evaluate brand, business, marketing and design strategies and master the intellectual link between leadership and creativity. Students will explore important themes in behavioral psychology, cultural anthropology, trend foresight, and critical theory as they relate to the modern practice of branding. Applications are currently being accepted for Fall 2017. APPLY HERE!


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♥ / Squarespace

Big thanks for Squarespace for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed continuously.

Do you need a new website or redo your existing one? Have a look at Squarespace. Their designer templates are *beautiful* and easy to customize. Try Squarespace for free today. When you decide to subscribe, use offer code SWISSMISS to get 10% off.


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♥ / Are You Caught In The Hourly Trap?

Big thanks Jonathan Stark for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Has a client ever:

– Refused to send your last payment?
– Failed to provide you with timely feedback?
– Asked you to explain why something “took so long”?
– Demand that you endlessly change something that they specifically requested?
– Micromanaged, second-guessed, or generally disrespected your expertise?

Jonathan Stak has news for you:

Your clients aren’t the problem. The problem is that you bill for your work by the hour.

Your work is more valuable than your clients know, because you encourage them to focus on your time instead of your results. Measuring your work in hours worked is just as absurd as measuring it in pixels displayed, lines of code written, or cups of coffee consumed.

Jonathan considers it his mission in life to rid the earth of hourly billing and has published a book of essays on this subject. It is his sincere hope that it will help you convince your colleagues, your clients, and maybe even yourself that hourly billing is nuts (use coupon code SWISSMISS at checkout for 30% off).

♥ / Designers: Charge What You’re Worth

Big thanks to Charge What You’re Worth for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week!

Designers: Do you want to learn how to charge more? With Charge What You’re Worth, you’ll receive a free, 9 lesson course that has helped 20,000 designers, freelancers, consultants, and agency owners learn how to charge more for their design work.

Don’t just take our word for it, this is what Kevin K. had to say about his experience:

“Just wanted to tell you that I think your course is fantastic. You could charge plenty of money for information this valuable, so thank you for offering it to your readers for free.” — Kevin K.

To get started with Charge What You’re Worth, just sign up today for the free 9-day email course.

♥ / Squarespace

Big thanks for Squarespace for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed continuously.

Do you need a new website or redo your existing one? Have a look at Squarespace. Their designer templates are *beautiful* and easy to customize. Try Squarespace for free today. When you decide to subscribe, use offer code SWISSMISS to get 10% off.


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♥ / Roadmunk

Big thanks to Roadmunk for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week!

Roadmunk is an enterprise SaaS platform that allows users to create visual roadmaps in a collaborative environment. Roadmunk makes roadmapping easy by focusing on superior design, powerful sharing options, and an intuitive user experience. Their customers include companies like Slack, Amazon, Coca-Cola, Adobe and Citibank.

How it works
Plug: Quickly integrate data from your existing software stack
Plan: Plot, pivot, and filter your strategy all in one dashboard
Present: Align your organization and lead faster more effective meetings

To try out Roadmunk for yourself, sign up today for a free 14-day trial.


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♥ / Squarespace

Big thanks for Squarespace for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed continously. Over the years, they have become a loyal and supportive partner in my labor of love. So much gratitude!

When you’re ready for the world to see what you do, go with Squarespace. Whether you’re a blogger, artist, business owner, or something else entirely, Squarespace is the simplest way to showcase your work. With designer templates and a simple interface, Squarespace helps creative people stand out when the world is watching. Try Squarespace for free today. When you decide to subscribe, use offer code SWISSMISS to get 10% off.


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♥ / Holiday Cards, Mailed For You

Big thanks to the fine folks over at Postable for sponsoring this week of my blog and RSS Feed!

Postable prints, addresses and mails all of your holiday cards for you. You can create the cards on the website and Postable takes care of the rest. Saves many hours of holiday toil. The card collection is truly stellar with amazing designers like Rifle Paper Co. and it’s all 100% recycled.

Postable is especially great for sending company holiday cards and they even have a free address book that collects all of your friends’ mailing addresses for you. Full end-to-end snail mail service.

Go to postable.com and receive 15% off your order with code SWISSMISS until 12/31


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♥ / Squarespace

Big thanks for Squarespace for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed continously. Over the years, they have become a loyal and supportive partner in my labor of love. So much gratitude!

Back in 1998 when I worked on my first portfolio website, I had to learn to code and design it myself. Fast forward to 2016, anyone can have a stunningly designed website, without any coding skills, thanks to Squarespace.

Squarespace’s templates are professionally designed and come with an easy-to-use, intuitive interface. I wish they would have been around when I started out. Try Squarespace free. When you decide to subscribe, use offer code SWISSMISS to get 10% off.


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♥ / Envato Elements

Big thanks to Envato Elements for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Hailed as a Netflix for designers Envato Elements is the ultimate subscription for creatives. Over 6000 curated graphic assets and web templates brought to you by a community of top independent designers.

Unlimited downloads, a broad commercial use license and the ability to cancel at anytime gives you the freedom to trial multiple assets to find the right fit for your project without the worry of additional cost.

Special launch offer now available just $29/month – don’t miss out!


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♥ / Holiday Cards, mailed for you.

Big thanks to Postable for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Postable prints, addresses and mails all of your holiday cards for you. You can type your messages on the website and they take care of the rest. The card collection is truly stellar with amazing designers like Rifle Paper Co. and it’s all 100% recycled.

It’s especially great for company holiday cards and they even have a free address book that collects all of the addresses for you. Full end-to-end snail mail service.

Go to postable.com and receive 15% off your cards with code SWISSMISS until 12/31


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♥ / The joy of gifting, only better.

Big thanks to Nuno for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Nuno is changing the way America gives gifts with stylish and sustainable fabric gift wraps. Every Nuno Gift Wrap is crafted with care to ensure your gifts are dressed to impress, and with minimal impact to the planet.

Inspired by the ancient Japanese art of furoshiki, Nuno Gift Wraps are touchably awesome works of art that are wildly repurposable and fun to use. Even better, our fabric is made of 100% recycled plastic bottles. That means more gift-giving style all year long, while also giving Mother Nature a break. And better yet, no tape, scissors or ribbon required—making all-night wrapping sessions a thing of the past.

Wrap with love. nunowrap.com


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♥ / Boomslank

Big thanks for Boomslank for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Boomslank is an original anime t-shirt brand run by three brothers. They started Boomslank because they noticed a lot of the anime tees out there relied heavily on already licensed artwork. They set out to create an anime brand that was strictly based on original artwork. Check out their tees and posters over on boomslank.com.


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