Sweet Tweets: Design Resources of the Week #9

Sweet Tweets is a weekend feature to The Design Cubicle highlighting some of my favorite, and other Twitterer’s design-related links discovered via Twitter throughout the work week.

Week of 7-13-09:

21 Fonts That Shouldn’t Be Free… But Are
“With so many free fonts out there (Da Font currently has over 9000 fonts to choose from) it’s hard to wade through the varying levels of quality available.” Here are some 21 hand-picked free fonts.

Fonts Used in Logos of Popular Websites
“This roundup was gathered through a combination of top notch Google-ing and What the Font?-ing.”

Contracts For Designers Who Hate Contracts (*PDF download)
“It’s a quick, 20 page read and I’ve shared a template agreement that you can modify for your own use.”

Branding Yourself: A Personal Design Guide (PDF download)
A clever and hilarious approach to how to self-branding. A must see and beautiful layout.

65 Outstanding Packaging Designs
A collection of really beautiful packaging design that really engages the buyer.

Business Card Design: 100+ Creative Examples, Useful Tutorials and Templates
No explanation needed – the title says it all.

9 Tips for Establishing Your Own Marketing Method as a Freelancer
“In this article we’ll look at the subject of marketing yourself as a freelancer, but the information will also be applicable to small design studios. Regardless of whether you are just getting started as a freelancer or whether you have a good bit of experience, giving consideration to your marketing efforts is a worthwhile activity.”

How to work with a professional designer
“In the 3 years I’ve been in business I’ve seen many different job requests come in. However, of all my job requests, only about 10% actually ever go through. There are all sorts of reasons, but many times it’s due to some common issues. This leads me to believe that many people out there don’t know the preferred practices when it comes to working with, and hiring designers…” A fantastic read for both designers and clients; highly recommend

How to Client-Proof Your Work Schedule
“Keeping to a schedule when you’re waiting for approval, content or something else from a client can take a lot of patience and a little skill. While not every client is the same — some are absolutely wonderful when it comes to scheduling — having a few tricks up your sleeve can be useful.”

Lessons From Swiss Style Graphic Design
“[...] This style in art, architecture and culture became an ‘international’ style after 1950’s and it was produced by artists all around the globe. Despite that, people still refer to it as the Swiss Style or the Swiss Legacy.”

Interesting Finds and Must Sees

Discussion and Comments

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  1. Arthur E.B. says:

    Nice round-up! Loving the fonts resources. Thanks!

  2. Preston Lee says:

    Great collection as usual! I had a great week of finding too. While I usually stick to more serious articles, I read one titled “10 Famous Works of Art (with client feedback)” and it was hilariously true.

    On a more serious note, I loved a portfolio I found with some great photo-manipulations and a post containing some great ads. My friday favs list has them all + more. So here’s one link instead of three. —>http://twurl.nl/37grnd

    Thanks for the post, Brian.

Brian Hoff
About Brian Hoff: Designer, Writer and Speaker

I’m a graphic designer living in Brooklyn, New York who loves creating compelling and useful websites and memorable interactions across the web. When I’m not designing I can be found writing, speaking and occasionally part-time teaching at colleges — all on the subject of design. I started this blog to share my passion and experiences with designers and clients. I'm most active on Twitter; say hello: