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Monday, October 23rd, 2017

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Happy Holidays…

Happy Holidays…

We hope everyone has a happy holidays and enjoy's the time with friends and family. … [Read more]


Designer Tip – Google Voice Update

Designer Tip – Google Voice Update

UPDATE: A little over a month ago, I told you about the wonders of Google Voice well some new and helpful information has come out it is below. 1. On Wired.com they have just rencently posted an How-To-Wiki that has helpful information on how to "Get the Most Out of Google Voice" 2. The is a desktop application for Google Voice that uses Adobe Air for the people like me closing and opening browser … [Read more]


Win A Two Bedroom Two Bath Condo!

Win A Two Bedroom Two Bath Condo!

Aniz Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non profit, and G&G Organics have teamed up to raffle off a CONDO here in Atlanta. For a $100 dollar raffle ticket, you get a chance to win a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo that is intown and has easy access to the interstate. The neighborhood in which this condo is located is Gleenwood Park, an environmentally friendly and well developed mixed use community. The condo was renovated … [Read more]


Designer Tip – Google Voice

Designer Tip – Google Voice

For all of you designers out there, this is a tip to keep you connected and maintain your boundaries with clients and friends. OK before I start, you should have a GMail account. Moving on... Google Voice is a service provided by Google and it is FREE! Who doesn't love something free. Anyways, the basic run down. You will get a new phone number for any area code you want. When someone calls this new … [Read more]


Junktique TODAY!!!

Junktique TODAY!!!

Junktique. What is it? Who is it for? HUH WHA?!?!?!?!! I wondered the same thing when. I got an email TODAY around 9AM. Well evidently, it is an event put on by the PTA of Oakhurst Elementary School. Junktique will have individuals, artists and businesses out today selling vintage stuff, and when I say vintage stuff, I do not mean that old crap that your parents had laying in the basement with mold … [Read more]


Save Some Money And Go Out!

Save Some Money And Go Out!

I have know about Groupon for a couple of months now and it is simply awesome! Here is a viedo on how Groupon works! It is pretty simple. Groupon finds great deals and posts them each day You purchase at a savings You only have to pay if enough people buy Enjoy great savings Repeat... This is a great idea that will save you tons of money and let you see new things in the city all by … [Read more]


Refugee Designer Flickr Group

Refugee Designer Flickr Group

Refugee Designer has now opened its own Flickr Group. The group is set up so you can share your designs with designers around the world. We are looking for images of architecture, interior design, editorial fashion shots, graphic designs, web design screenshots and anything else you think is worthy of sharing with other designers. There is also a video group for any videos you want to share of flybys … [Read more]


Great Pumkin Debut

Great Pumkin Debut

About: You are invited to the first ever pumpkin carving day for architects, designers, and their families, happening on October 24th from 4-8 p.m. We know it is tough to get out for networking events on a weeknight so we are bringing the event to you, and providing activities for your kids. There will be a big airwalk, face painting, food, music, and of course...pumpkin carving. Special jack-o-lantern … [Read more]


5 Steps to a Design Company

5 Steps to a Design Company

"Unless you Own the Company, Your Job is Not Safe" Like many people, I found this out the hard way. The economy went down and business decisions has to be made. So, new opportunities have become available to many people. Below are the steps to creating a design company: Make Your Company Name - Make sure to do a couple of Google searches to see if it is taken Become An LLC - You can do this online … [Read more]


Making You Cash or Hurting Designers…

Making You Cash or Hurting Designers…

99 Designs and Elance are both websites that allow professional and amateur designers to create designs that compete against each other either for a set prize amount or lowest bid respectively. There is a debate going around in the design industry of whether these websites are detrimental to the industry or should they even exist. In these tough economic times where many designers in varied design … [Read more]