Lessons from the Ocean: A Surfer’s Guide to Design Thinking

Lessons from the Ocean: A Surfer’s Guide to Design Thinking

My relationship with the ocean began before I was born. My parents rented a small boat the weekend “Jaws” was released. Coincidentally, the movie was filmed in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where my father chose to introduce my mother to the sport of sailing. I’ve been told it did not go well.

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5 Reasons Why it’s Good to Be a Beginner Designer

5 Reasons Why it’s Good to Be a Beginner Designer

In the creative world, experience is often seen as a boon to anyone’s resume. A lack of experience, on the other hand, is often a source of anxiety and stress for many beginners… But it shouldn’t be.

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25 Things Designers Have Said About Design

25 Things Designers Have Said About Design

Design is one of those professions wherein true, life-changing insights are best gained when you let it consume you and permeate every aspect of your life. It is only when you have enough experience (and failures) under your belt, that you can really get a sense of what design is really about — and more to the point — what “good” design is really about.

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5 True Things Every Creative Already Knows (or Should Know) Vol. 1

5 True Things Every Creative Already Knows (or Should Know) Vol. 1

Sometimes we, at Design Instruct, encounter some true things about being a creative that we just have to share with you. Here’s a few to get us started.

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More than 1 Million Public Domain Images From the British Library

More than 1 Million Public Domain Images From the British Library

You read that right. 1 Million free images for you to use as you see fit.

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The Work of Master Penman Jake Weidmann

The Work of Master Penman Jake Weidmann

Penmanship is not dead. Artists like Master Penman, Jake Weidmann, is making sure of that.

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Use Randomness to Kickstart Your Creativity

Use Randomness to Kickstart Your Creativity

Sometimes the ideas just don’t come when you need them to. Maybe the random input technique is for you.

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“Screenings” Will Leave You Inspired and Ready to Create

“Screenings” Will Leave You Inspired and Ready to Create

Screenings is a new website of curated design videos from the best minds in the industry.

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20 Gorgeous Next-Level Personal Portfolios To Inspire You

20 Gorgeous Next-Level Personal Portfolios To Inspire You

Portfolios are an important asset in the professional lives of many creatives.

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The Amazing Illustrations of Kim Jung Gi

The Amazing Illustrations of Kim Jung Gi

Talent is the word we use to describe skills that people possess that we can’t imagine having ourselves. It’s something special and it’s something that probably took a lot of work to develop but nonetheless magical.

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What Makes a Good Photograph?

What Makes a Good Photograph?

Photography is for everyone. That statement has never been truer than it is today what with the ever-increasing numbers of very capable cameras being placed in our phones and other mainstream devices.

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22 Beautiful Minimalist Interior Designs

22 Beautiful Minimalist Interior Designs

The interiors of the stunning homes you’re about to see are quite unique because of their minimalist aesthetics.

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