♥ / Coding Skills You Need to Know

A big thank you Codecademy for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

Are you working with or exploring the design field? Trying to figure out why your website just isn’t converting customers? Want to build layouts without spending hours learning prototyping tools? It’s time to learn web design.

Codecademy’s new Pro Intensive, Build Website UIs, gives you the knowledge you need to move visitors through your site, down your page and deeper into your funnel. In just 8 weeks, you’ll:

– Sharpen your existing knowledge of accessibility, typography, image, layout, navigation and more, making your websites more navigable and intuitive.

– Learn to interpret website analytics, create user personas, and conduct in-depth analysis to understand your users.

– Develop a code-first approach to design, building your fundamental knowledge of HTML and CSS before gaining advanced skills such as CSS Grid.

Unlike other visual user interface design courses, our code-first approach teaches enough programming to put your design ideas into code — fast. Reserve your seat in our next cohort of Build Website UIs. It starts on August 27th.

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♥ / Support Feminism with Skylar Yoo

A big thank you Skylar Yoo for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

Skylar Yoo is a company that’s all about female empowerment. They sell apparel (in the form of beautiful, hand lettered statement tees), art prints and accessories to the modern feminist. 20% of their profits go towards two charities: The Malala Fund (empowering girls through education) and Bring Change to Mind (raising awareness of mental health). Shop some of their most popular tees like Girls to the Front, Yes, She Can and Fearless Girl. They sell youth and toddler tees, too!

Get 20% off your order at skylaryoo.com with offer code SWISSMISS

♥ / Can You Learn To Be More Creative?

A big thank you to Allen Gannett for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

What if creative genius was a skill to develop, not some mystical thing? The new book, The Creative Curve, combines the latest science on creativity with interviews from everyone from the Broadway team behind Dear Evan Hansen, to the founder of Reddit, from the Chief Content Officer of Netflix to Michelin star chefs.

Using this, author Allen Gannett breaks down how you can enhance and develop your own creative potential.

According to Daniel Pink, the New York Times bestselling author of When and To Sell is Human, “The Creative Curve will take you through the science and practice of creativity so that you can start tapping into your own breakthroughs.”

Pick up your copy on Amazon or your local independent bookstore.

♥ / Fundit

A big thank you to Fundit for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

Ever had an idea for a great t-shirt, but didn’t feel like coming up with hundreds of dollars, then ordering shirts, then collecting money from people, then stuffing them into bags, then hauling them to the post office and mailing them and then you realize you didn’t make any money?

Enter Fundit, the new shirt pre-ordering platform from the great minds behind the world’s softest t-shirts – Real Thread. Designed to help anyone with a great design and a great support base raise money for a great cause.

Send us your design and you’ll work one-on-one with a campaign specialist to create a shareable campaign web page that takes orders for you. Two weeks later, we print the shirts, mail them to each of your buyers and send you the profit via PayPal. Selling 36 shirts can get you as much as $500. Did we mention they’re the world’s softest t-shirts?

Try it for free at fundit.realthread.com!

♥ / Ode to Things

A big thank you to Ode to Things for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

Ode to Things is a tribute to and celebration of quality lifestyle objects. The creators of this New-England based shop believe that the more everyday an item is, the higher quality it needs to be. With this as their mantra, they evaluate dozens of products each week, and only acquire one or two per month — those that adhere to a stringent set of criteria they call “the ode-worthiness checklist”. The result is a unique, consistent, and finely-curated collection.

It is an absolute visual pleasure to visit Ode to Things. See for yourself.

♥ / Onsen

A big thank you to Onsen for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Onsen married functionality with minimalism to craft a lightweight bath towel that dries like its job depended on it. The key to this obsessively designed towel isn’t what they added, but rather what they eliminated. Most towels go through a chemical bathing process so that they feel soft and fluffy, at least at first. Not Onsen. Instead of short-lived softness that washes away, Onsen relies on premium materials and traditional techniques to deliver a thirsty towel that only gets softer over time.

Get 10% off your first order at onsentowel.com with offer code SWISSMISS.


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♥ / What is it that’s so magical about stickers?

A big thank you to Pipsticks and Workman Publishing for sponsoring my blog this week.

Pipsticks, the world’s best subscription sticker club, has joined forces with Workman Publishing, the king of calendars and specialty books, to create the Pipsticks+Workman gift line. The collection boasts planners, sticker books, and stationery that is driven by fun, fresh design, unbeatable quality, and loads of creative energy. And, did we mention that each product includes tons of stickers?

Spread the sticker love.

♥ / Elegante Press

A big thank you to Elegante Press for sponsoring my blog this week.

We all know that feeling of excitement and enthusiasm when meeting possible new business partners or collaborators. Every detail matters. The way we talk. Our tone. Our mannerism. The way we present ourselves and, of course, our business card.

Elegante Press will help you make a lasting impression with the latter. They are a design and print studio, specialized in high-quality, custom letterpress printed business cards. Choose from silkscreening, hot foiling, engraving other beautiful traditional print technologies to make a lasting impression. They can even help you with the design!

Elegante Press’s letterpress business cards will make you look like a super pro. Get free regular post shipping off your first letterpress business cards order at Elegante Press with offer code SWISSMISS.


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♥ / Noun Project

A big thank you to the Noun Project for sponsoring my blog this week

Designing a new product, app or website? Working on a presentation? Creating materials for the classroom? Noun Project has you covered with icons for just about anything.

The Noun Project community is creating, sharing and celebrating the world’s visual language. With over a million icons from creators around the world, this leading resource for visual communication has icons for everything from apples to zombies. You can get access to this growing library through the online platform, directly on your desktop with the Noun Project Mac App, or via one of many plugins.

‘swissmiss friends can get 20% off their first year of NounPro membership (unlimited icons!) through June 30. Create an account, select “yearly” and enter the promo code “swissmiss20” to redeem.’


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♥ / Onsen

A big thank you to Onsen for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Towels have two basic jobs—dry my body, and dry itself. So why is it that most towels represent a compromise between the two?

Onsen married functionality with minimalism to craft a lightweight bath towel that dries like its job depended on it. The key to this obsessively designed towel isn’t what they added, but rather what they eliminated. Most towels go through a chemical bathing process so that they feel soft and fluffy, at least at first. Not Onsen. Instead of short-lived softness that washes away, Onsen relies on premium materials and traditional techniques to deliver a thirsty towel that only gets softer over time.

Get 10% off your first order at onsentowel.com with offer code SWISSMISS.


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♥ / Advance Your Career

A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.


Calling all creatives, innovators, and entrepreneurs! This summer, engage your creativity and advance your career with art & design courses and certificates at Parsons School of Design, recently named the #1 art and design school in the US.

Designed with working professionals in mind, Parsons noncredit programs are offered through Open Campus, The New School’s approach to continuing and professional education that emphasizes future-facing skills, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and maximum flexibility to fit into your schedule.

With Parsons at Open Campus, explore high-demand fields like Design Leadership for Business, Graphic and Digital Design, Digital Marketing, and more. Learn under the guidance of our distinguished faculty, who are practitioners in the field, and immerse yourself in an innovative curriculum enriched by the vast resources of New York City. Whether you choose from our online or on campus offerings, take advantage of the opportunity to network with fellow students and guest industry leaders, build your portfolio, and add an employer-recognized credential to your resume. Summer courses start June 4.

Get started this summer


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♥ / Advance Your Career

A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.


Calling all creatives, innovators, and entrepreneurs! This summer, engage your creativity and advance your career with art & design courses and certificates at Parsons School of Design, recently named the #1 art and design school in the US.

Designed with working professionals in mind, Parsons noncredit programs are offered through Open Campus, The New School’s approach to continuing and professional education that emphasizes future-facing skills, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and maximum flexibility to fit into your schedule.

With Parsons at Open Campus, explore high-demand fields like Design Leadership for Business, Graphic and Digital Design, Digital Marketing, and more. Learn under the guidance of our distinguished faculty, who are practitioners in the field, and immerse yourself in an innovative curriculum enriched by the vast resources of New York City. Whether you choose from our online or on campus offerings, take advantage of the opportunity to network with fellow students and guest industry leaders, build your portfolio, and add an employer-recognized credential to your resume. Summer courses start June 4.

Get started this summer


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♥ / Advance Your Career

A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.


Calling all creatives, innovators, and entrepreneurs! This summer, engage your creativity and advance your career with art & design courses and certificates at Parsons School of Design, recently named the #1 art and design school in the US.

Designed with working professionals in mind, Parsons noncredit programs are offered through Open Campus, The New School’s approach to continuing and professional education that emphasizes future-facing skills, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and maximum flexibility to fit into your schedule.

With Parsons at Open Campus, explore high-demand fields like Design Leadership for Business, Graphic and Digital Design, Digital Marketing, and more. Learn under the guidance of our distinguished faculty, who are practitioners in the field, and immerse yourself in an innovative curriculum enriched by the vast resources of New York City. Whether you choose from our online or on campus offerings, take advantage of the opportunity to network with fellow students and guest industry leaders, build your portfolio, and add an employer-recognized credential to your resume. Summer courses start June 4.

Get started this summer


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♥ / Advance Your Career

A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.


Calling all creatives, innovators, and entrepreneurs! This summer, engage your creativity and advance your career with art & design courses and certificates at Parsons School of Design, recently named the #1 art and design school in the US.

Designed with working professionals in mind, Parsons noncredit programs are offered through Open Campus, The New School’s approach to continuing and professional education that emphasizes future-facing skills, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and maximum flexibility to fit into your schedule.

With Parsons at Open Campus, explore high-demand fields like Design Leadership for Business, Graphic and Digital Design, Digital Marketing, and more. Learn under the guidance of our distinguished faculty, who are practitioners in the field, and immerse yourself in an innovative curriculum enriched by the vast resources of New York City. Whether you choose from our online or on campus offerings, take advantage of the opportunity to network with fellow students and guest industry leaders, build your portfolio, and add an employer-recognized credential to your resume. Summer courses start June 4.

Get started this summer


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♥ / Dropmark

A big thank you to Oak for continuously sponsoring my blog and RSS feed.

Dropmark is the smart way to organize all your links, files, and notes into visual collections. Perfect for creatives, teams, educators, explorers, and you. All your stuff in one simple, visual, private place.

Try it for free at dropmark.com


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♥ / RookieUp

A big thank you to RookieUp for sponsoring my blog this week.

Ready to kickstart your design career this year or take your portfolio to the next level?

RookieUp is an online design education platform that offers portfolio building resources, mentorship, and short-term design bootcamps to help you improve your design skills, build an amazing portfolio, and land your dream job in the creative industry.

Their Starter Kit has everything you need to create an amazing design portfolio. You’ll get 38+ step-by-step portfolio projects created by the pros, access to real projects you can work on with actual nonprofit clients, guides to help build your portfolio site and personal branding, $200+ in perks from partners like Sketch and Skillshare, and so much more.

Use code SWISSMISS to save 10% on any of RookieUp’s design programs! Try it now.

♥ / Layers Conference

A big thank you to Layers Conference for sponsoring my blog this week.

Layers is a design and technology conference in San Jose, CA from June 4-6, 2018. This year’s line-up is packed with designers, developers, artists, and leaders who’ll share their most valuable tools, techniques, and advice.

Use code “swissmiss” for $50 off your conference pass. www.layers.is


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♥ / Humangear

Big thanks to humangear for sponsoring my blog and newsletter this week.

humangear is a small design focused San Francisco based company, passionate about creating thoughtful and responsible products that are simple, useful, considered, and hopefully even a bit delightful. humangear strives to design useful items that make life on the go simple, organized and fun. Favorites are GoToob+ the perfect silicone travel bottle, the GoBites eating utensils and the Flexibowl – collapsible travel bowl. go humans go!


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♥ / Nuno

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

Nuno makes reusable fabric gift wraps that are so special they might just outshine the gift inside. They’re stylish and super easy to use—and because they’re reusable, that means less paper waste and more gifting joy. (Psst, you can also wear them!)

Each of Nuno’s products are made from 100% recycled materials. Pretty cool, huh? Don’t forget to sign up for their newsletter—new products will be launched soon and you’ll definitely want to hear about it.

And just for Swissmiss friends, get 15% off your order with code SWISS15. Shop Now


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♥ / Newspaper Club

A big thank you to Newspaper Club for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Newspaper Club helps everyone make their own newspaper. With flexible print runs – starting at 1 copy! – and fast delivery around the world, putting your ideas in newsprint is easy.

Some of the world’s most creative brands and designers use Newspaper Club to share their work and stories. Together we’re reinventing newsprint to make it more exciting, versatile and affordable than ever. Get free samples!

(I am totally going to give this service a try with my company CreativeMornings!)

♥ / Layers Conference

A big thank you to Layers Conferece for continuously sponsoring my blog and RSS feed.

Layers is a design and technology conference, featuring diverse speakers with educational, engaging talks to hone your skills and broaden your perspective. Sign up now to be notified when tickets go on sale!

layers.is, San Jose, CA, June 4-6, 2018.


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♥ / SaneBox

A big thank you to SaneBox for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed. I started using SaneBox in 2012 and love it. Not sure what I would do without it.

Is your inbox overflowing with emails you don’t have time for?

SaneBox is the all-in-one solution to email overload. It works with any email client or service, and any device – literally anywhere you check your email. Automatic priority filtering, one-click unsubscribe, follow-up reminders, snooze folders, and much more. Oh, and there’s nothing to download or install! It just works.

Use this coupon: sanebox.com/swissmiss for a free 2-week trial (no CC required) plus an extra $15 towards your subscription!


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♥ / Skillshare

A big thank you to Skillshare for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

With over 18,000 classes in graphic design, illustration, photography and more, Skillshare lets you learn the skills you need to create your best work yet. Skillshare teachers include industry experts such as Aaron Draplin, Jessica Hische, Debbie Millman and Ellen Lupton. So whether you’re looking to gain professional skills, want to unlock your creative potential, or are just learning for learning’s sake, Skillshare’s got you covered (for only $8.25 a month).

Want two months of Skillshare for just 99 cents? Try it out here.

♥ / Miss D

A big thank you to Miss D for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Imagine what would happen if you let a couple of enthusiast photographers build a language app?

Miss D is a beautiful, multilingual language app that creates an engaging, visual way to learn new vocabulary by taking and browsing photos. Miss D presents comprehensive information in a delightful way and includes up to 10 language translations, Oxford English Dictionary, Emoji, cover photo and Wikipedia.

Last but not the least, you can put a dent in the universe of words by exhibiting your wonderful photo alongside the relevant words or phrases.

Give it a try: www.wearexd.com