How AND CO is Designing a System to Take Care of Freelancers

Freelancers are a growing part of today’s workforce. From designers to writers, more people are opting for the flexibility and breadth of work that freelancing offers. But freelancing also presents its share of difficulties: invoicing clients, tracking expenses, and even trying to get paid on time. Designer founders Leif Abraham and Martin Strutz recognized these Read more…

Recommended Tools by Designer Founder Guild

Last month we announced the formation of Designer Founder Guild – a group of exceptional founders who are committed to helping more designers build and scale tech companies. With that announcement we also made available our first Knowledge Guide – a list of over 40 recommended investors who’ve backed companies co-founded by designers. Today, we’re Read more…

Designer Fund Announces Designer Founder Guild to Help Designers Build Companies

Today, we’re excited to announce Designer Founder Guild (“DFG”) — a group of exceptional founders who are committed to helping more designers build and scale tech companies. We’re inviting designers from diverse levels of experience and company stages to participate including Evan Sharp, co-founder of Pinterest, and Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb. All members of Read more…

Designer Fund raises over $20M to invest in great design, tech and community

Today we’re announcing that Designer Fund is managing over $20M to invest in startups that combine great design and tech. We’re the first seed fund focusing on startups with designer founders and helping them build great design teams. Exceptional companies like Airbnb, Pinterest, Slack, Snapchat, Instagram, Kickstarter, and YouTube were all co-founded by designers and we believe there will Read more…

Design Everything

How Framer is bringing the power of code to designers everywhere Framer is one of the most powerful creative tools today. Because it is code-based it is extremely flexible, allowing people to design everything from mobile applications to VR experiences, from games to Apple Watch prototypes. There is a good reason it is one of the Read more…

Introducing Lingo – A Home for Your Visual Language

If you’re like us, you’re constantly digging around for visual assets. Whether it be photos from a specific event, logos of a specific company, or icons for a certain set of actions, designers are constantly jumping in and out of folders or trying to remember file names in search of the right file. While researching Read more…

Introducing Coach: A New Way to Run Your Tutoring Business

Insights from Coach designer founder Spencer Fry In today’s quickly evolving education landscape, the demand for tutors continues to rise. Students all over the world are seeking experts to help them master subjects and skills while at the same time teachers and experts are looking for ways to help people learn better. Unfortunately, there are Read more…

Magical Experiences: Shyp Your Goodwill

As designers, most of us want to create products that are simply useful and effective. But we also want to create experiences that feel magical. We think Shyp’s latest partnership, Shyp + Goodwill, has done just that. Shyp, an on-demand pick-up and ship-your-things service, turns a few taps on your phone into a choreless afternoon. So when Shyp teamed Read more…

Cameron Koczon Gets Real

Cameron Koczon and Chris Shiflett created Brooklyn Beta, the design conference that felt more like a reunion with friends and which aimed to bring talented designers and developers together in the hopes that something great might happen. Cameron is one of the leads for the creative agency Fictive Kin where he helped create Very Goods Read more…

How to Get Unstuck and other Tips with Jessica Hische

How do you start? ​It depends on the kind of side project—for Daily Drop Cap, I set up some rules for myself that dictated how I wanted the project to go: I decided I was going to draw a letter every day, in the morning when I first got to work, and that I would Read more…

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