♥ / Create World-Class User Experiences with UX Design

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This fall, broaden your skill set and learn more about the rapidly expanding field of user experience design. With the new User-Centered Design (UX/UI) Certificate offered by Parsons at Open Campus, you can learn to increase users’ satisfaction and encourage interaction with systems, services, or products by drawing on user research and human-centered design. In this five-course online program, you will:

– Learn about the iterative design process in which designers and stakeholders focus on user needs

– Gain an understanding of the design cycle, the user journey, persona development, analysis, affinity mapping, and user flow

– Prototype software products (apps or websites), services, or physical products

– Set up Web analytics, conduct A/B testing, delegate remote testing, and validate and improve your designs with feedback

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♥ / noissue – custom, sustainable packaging

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

For custom, sustainable packaging, check out noissue!

One of the most important aspects of branding in 2019 is creating an exciting and enjoyable unboxing experience. When receiving an order in premium, branded packaging, an estimated 4 in 10 consumers will share it on social media. That’s crazy! Not only does you packaging show off who you are as a business, it shows your customers that you care about their experience.

With noissue, you can create custom tissue paper, and custom printed stickers (with custom packing tape coming soon!), and get them shipped to you anywhere in the world in 3 weeks or less. Shipping is free, and our support team of designers can help with any questions you might have! Get started today.

ps: Team Tattly made some custom tissue Paper with noissue and loves it!

♥ / Web Design and Development—With Creatives In Mind

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The defined lines between web designers and web developers are becoming blurred as more designers are learning to code and more developers are paying closer attention to design. With the new Web Design and Development Certificate offered by Parsons at Open Campus, you can combine elements of both into human-centered design for websites and mobile devices using the latest tools, techniques, and technologies. In this five-course online curriculum, you will:

– Start with two introductory courses, then choose between the Web Design track or Web Development track

– Learn how to build and design websites, produce digital applications, and produce portfolio-worthy projects

– Acquire coding skills in programming languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

– Integrate elements of color, typography, and spatial relationships to create a pleasant user experience

– Create new job opportunities by listing coding skills on your resume

Transform the digital landscape—and your career—today. Get started now >>


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♥ / Gessato Design Store

A big thank you to Gessato Design Store for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

Gessato Design Store is an online shop that offers the latest in contemporary design.

The shop’s expertly-curated selection includes everything from minimalist lighting and furniture to kitchen essentials, stylish accessories, and fun homeware – all of them hand-picked to make the everyday effortless and effortlessly cool.

The collection features products designed by talented, up-and-coming creatives and iconic designers who have left their mark on the world of contemporary design. Minimalist or playfully creative but always timeless and crafted with care – for design lovers, these are the kind of products that become cherished heirlooms.

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♥ / Your Data Tells a Story

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Take a design-oriented approach to data in an online certificate program in Infographics and Data Visualization, offered through Parsons at Open Campus. In this series of five online courses, you will:

– Expand your knowledge of strategic information design, data analytics and filtering, visualization best practices, and programming basics
– Bring complex statistics to life for a variety of audiences and uses
– Develop a data visualization portfolio to use for career advancement
– Gain an advantage in fields driven by design, big data, and metrics
– Network with industry leaders and creative peers

Learn the fundamentals you need to succeed in big data– and metrics-driven environments. Get started now >>

♥ / Use Your Creativity for Good

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Harness the power of the design process to create and develop a socially innovative business, or master strategies for leading socially conscious initiatives within your organization. In the online Business Design for Social Impact Certificate program, offered by Open Campus at The New School, you will:

– Learn to develop new entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial ventures with social impact, using equity-centered design methodologies
– Address issues of power and privilege in the design process
– Develop and iterate prototypes for your product, service, or program
– Identify and pitch a venture to investors
– Join a network of like-minded peers, industry leaders, and faculty experts who are actively engaged in their fields

Create a pathway for social entrepreneurship. Get started now >>

♥ / Lead Innovation Through Design Thinking

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Master human-centered design thinking methodologies that can be applied to effect change in a range of professional contexts. Developed for working professionals, the Design Leadership for Business Certificate is a five-course curriculum offered by Parsons at Open Campus.

In this program, you will:

– Master techniques for facilitation, project management, and the creation of viable business models

– Investigate user challenges, unlock hidden needs, and design groundbreaking innovations to address those needs

– Examine the social and environmental implications of design

– Develop skills integral to the design thinking process, including interviewing and observing

– Learn from strategists, entrepreneurs, and design thinkers with years of experience working across industries, from consulting to technology

Transform business practices with creative solutions. Get started now >>

♥ / Surge Send: Painless file transfer

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

Surge Send makes file transfer painless so you are more productive and have the mind space to do more of what you love. Transfer up to 50GB per file, pause and resume transfers, get guaranteed uploads and downloads with Super Surge, and all this with complete privacy!

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♥ / Sugru

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

Sometimes the smallest design tweak can have the biggest impact. David Constantine, inspirational designer, photographer and founder of the global mobility charity, Motivation, used Sugru Mouldable Silicone Glue to customise his world and reignite his passions. This video shares his story. In the right hands, Sugru is a life-changing product, and its inventor, Jane, is just lovely.

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♥ / Nuno

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

Nuno is an art and design focused brand creating products from recycled materials. Their proprietary NeoSilk™ fabric looks and feels like silk—but it’s made of 100% recycled plastic!

The team at Nuno believes eco-friendly products should still be fun and fabulous. Every Nuno® product is crafted with care, artfully designed to make a splash and always eco-fabulous.

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♥ / Lingo

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

Lingo is reinventing the folder for today’s visual world. Use Lingo’s flexible canvas to build and share living style guides, image libraries and design systems with your entire team. It’s the perfect tool to help designers and marketers ensure brand consistency at scale. Built by the team at Noun Project.

Try it free at lingoapp.com.

♥ / Newspaper Club

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

Print your own newspaper with Newspaper Club.There’s no minimum order, 24/7 online ordering and fast worldwide shipping. Make a portfolio to showcase your work, a catalogue to sell your products, a poster to promote your event and more.

Get started with free sample newspapers and see how easy it can be to share whatever you want in print.

♥ / Ode to Things

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


Ode to Things is an online shop based in NewEngland, featuring quality lifestyle objects. Its founders 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 for your home and office.

It is an absolute visual pleasure to visit Ode to Things. You can get 15% off your first order when you sign up for their mailing list.

♥ / Be a Creative Professional for the Digital Age

A big thank you to Parsons Open Campus for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Delve into current and emergent design technologies with a Graphic and Digital Design Certificate, offered through Parsons at Open Campus. With this program, which can be completed on our New York City campus, entirely online, or a combination of both, you will:

– Strengthen your skills in the graphic design process, including research collection, concept development, iteration, editing, and reflection
– Learn how to develop a client’s visual identity through typography, layout, and color
– Cultivate your technical abilities in industry software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
– Learn under the guidance of our distinguished faculty, who are practitioners in the field
– Develop a well-curated portfolio for career advancement opportunities

Become a visual storyteller across digital and print media. Get started now. >>

♥ / Propel your company—and career—into the future

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This spring, learn creative approaches that can effect change across a range of professional contexts, whether you’re consulting, working for an agency, or leading design initiatives within your current organization.

The Design Leadership for Business Certificate offered through Parsons at Open Campus
utilizes an iterative, design-centered approach to problem-solving that will help you unlock groundbreaking innovations to strategically plan for the future of your company. In this series of five online courses, you will:

– Apply design thinking skills to your own professional field or discipline, as well as everyday life.
– Acquire interview and observation techniques that guide the design thinking process.
– Prototype using simple materials, tools, and skills.
– Network with industry leaders and other creative peers across industries.

Lead innovation and implement creative strategies, all in the context of design. Get started now. >>

♥ / Create Compelling Visuals with a Certificate in Infographics & Data Visualization

A big thank you to Parsons School of Design for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Do your #NewYearNewMe goals include making a career shift, advancing in your current organization, or taking your design skills to the next level? Discover new professional paths this spring with Parsons at Open Campus, The New School’s destination for continuing and professional education. Parsons at Open Campus offers an array of art & design noncredit certificate programs, drawing upon the vast resources of the top-ranked Parsons School of Design.

This spring, bring your company’s data to life with an online certificate in Infographics & Data Visualization. With this program, you will:

Understand best practices for data visualization and information design.
Depict complex business insights and tell compelling stories visually using elements of graphic design, statistics, and computer science.
Learn under the guidance of our distinguished faculty, who are practitioners in the field.
Network with industry leaders and other creative peers.

Gain an advantage in fields driven by design, big data, and metrics. Get started now. >>

(Fun side story: When I was 20 it was my dream to move to NYC to attend Parsons, but my parents didn’t think it was the right thing to do at the time. So I went to art school in Switzerland. I moved to NYC a few years later and then eventually started teaching at Parsons. I came full circle! I am no longer teaching but have wonderful memories of that time!)


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♥ / Onsen

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

Need a last minute gift idea? Check out the Onsen towel set.

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.

Visit onsentowel.com to see special holiday offers.

(Psst… I have replaced all towels with Onsen towels in my house! LOVE them!)


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♥ / Ode to Things

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

Ode to Things is an online shop based in NewEngland, featuring quality lifestyle objects. Its founders 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 for your home and office.

Get 15% off your order at odetothings.com with code SWISSMISS (plus free shipping to US). Great opportunity to do your holiday shopping!

♥ / Onsen

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

Looking for the perfect gift? Then this one’s for you :)

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.

Visit onsentowel.com to see special holiday offers.

(Psst… I have replaced all towels with Onsen towels in my house! LOVE them!)


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♥ / Ode to Things

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

Ode to Things is an online shop based in NewEngland, featuring quality lifestyle objects. Its founders 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 for your home and office.

Get 15% off your order at odetothings.com with offer code SWISSMISS. Good opportunity to add some style to your Thanksgiving.

♥ / noissue

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

noissue.co is the answer to custom branded, sustainable tissue and stickers for small to medium sized businesses.

With an easy to use online design platform, low minimum order quantities, and free 3-week shipping, custom packaging is no issue. Sustainable packaging doesn’t have to be unattainable—you can be environmentally conscious and responsible while creating a premium product for your customers to enjoy, and we can help you do it!

Our goal is to make packaging easy, so you can get back to what’s most important: your business. Check out the following for pricing, information on our sustainable practices, or packaging tips and tricks.

♥ / Refine Packaging

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

Refine Packaging makes it simple for businesses to design and order custom boxes and affordable packaging online.

As one of America’s leading wholesale box manufacturers, Refine Packaging has produced custom packaging for T-Mobile, Old Spice, and numerous small businesses nationwide. With 100% free shipping and design support, you can get high quality retail boxes, custom mailer boxes, affordable cosmetic packaging and more for any product you need.

Learn more about how customized packaging can boost your sales on Refine Packaging’s custom boxes blog!

♥ / 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.

♥ / Be a Force of Growth in Your Company

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

In today’s rapidly evolving global economy, understanding the digital marketing landscape isn’t just a benefit to your company and career—it’s a necessity.

The Digital Marketing Certificate offered through Parsons at Open Campus is a fast-paced online program designed to equip you with techniques, tools, and strategic insights for refining your broader marketing strategy and differentiating your business. In this series of five online courses, you will:

– Explore the evolution of digital marketing – how it began, where it is today, and where it’s heading.

– Apply tactical approaches across a range of platforms, leverage social media, and reach new audiences.

– Learn from industry experts and guest speakers as you put theory into practice and create your own digital marketing strategy.

– Sharpen your skill set for your current position or gain essential skills to launch your own venture.

Get started now.>>


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