AZURE - Design / Architecture ...

A Canadian Design magazine that i've been subscribing to for years.

Performing a Brand Audit

This is a really useful article for forming a brand that Deborah Shackleton showed us last year. Anyone starting a business or wh is in the position to help with the branding of an existing one should definitely take a look!

Performing a Brand Audit

This is a really useful article for forming a brand that Deborah Shackleton showed us last year. Anyone starting a business or wh is in the position to help with the branding of an existing one should definitely take a look!

Terms and Conditions: Design E...

 Teaching site by:
Kathleen Meaney
Formerly of DesignMeaney and Pentagram (Team Bierut).
Adjunct professor, NC State College of Design.

Matthew Peterson
Formerly of Field Study and the Walker Art Center.
PhD in Design candidate and adjunct professor, NC State.

Edge Amsterdam

This is basically a creative commons website which features student and graduate works and portfolios to other interested parties. It is not unlike linked in, except the major focus is the design profession - both ComD, and ID. This site allows members to bid on work from companies such as O'Niell, Ripcurl, etc. as well as enter shows that might help to create more of a global identity for your practice.

Sustainable Sources

This is a great source for Green building supplies. It has pages devoted to: Sustainable building initiatives, water, energy, building materials, recycle/reuse/etc and green building pros.

Developing your business plan

This is the a website by the Canadian Government.

Design, Culture

Journal's Mission:

Designious Times

On this blog you will find tutorials, design resources, articles about vector illustrations, t-shirt designs and more.

Business for Designers

Interesting Website that offers blogs about Business for designers. Business for Designers is a blog about design entrepreneurship. Hopefully, it will be a helpful resource to anyone who is actively, or at least thinking about, running a design business. Specifically, this blog will speak directly to the freelancer, the self-employed contractor, the agency executive or the start-up dreamer in any design-related service business such as web, print or environmental design, architecture, branding, illustration, photography and so on.

Ask Nature

Based on biomimicry, this site is an index of successful strategies and solutions found in nature.

Thingiverse

A community of makers that freely exchange 3D models and build instructions for rapid prototyping.

Intellectual Property Institut...

Useful resource for IP information in Canada.

Copyright Alliance

The Copyright Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization dedicated to the value of copyright as an agent for creativity, jobs and growth.

RGD Ontario The Business of Gr...

Library of pdf's sorted by topics relating to the business of graphic design.

Business Plan Samples, Templat...

This site is amazing for having a variety of business plan examples for a ton of different categories so you can compare them and see which bits can apply to you.

Industrial Design Served

A free web service. Shows all the terms and conditions when working in a design project. A community website. 

Professional Practice for Inte...

This book is great, It shows every step of business plans that an interior designer should apply.

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