Want to Create Positive Change? Disrupt Design Builds the Tools

Having just moved to New York City, Leyla Acaroglu and two colleagues had this crazy idea to start a school for adults dedicated to creating positive change. They knew the potential was great, but they had to establish their brand and their company to make it happen. Disrupt Design was born. What began from the…
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Kartwheel Craftsmanship: An Austin-Based Artist Shows How Furniture Should Be Done

Thousands of creatives around the world have found success through their art­ – so successful, in fact, that they’ve managed to build thriving businesses. Their stories are an inspiration to many, and so we at DesignGood have created this new segment on the blog called Business By Design that features designers and their businesses. Learn…
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Handmade Bags by Purse & Clutch Let You Show Style, Support Artisans

Purse & Clutch started when Jen Lewis wanted to help out a friend. The former chemistry teacher has always been passionate about sustainable job opportunities in developing countries. So when her friend Rikki Marler started a business that sold handmade, fair-trade accessories and homewares from India, Jen asked how she could pitch in. Rikki sent…
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Live a Great Story: A Brand That’s Also a Way of Life

Maybe you see the message on a T-shirt someone is wearing, or on a sticker slapped on a signpost: Live a Great Story. You pause, the urgency of these words sinking into your mind and heart. Do you have a great story to tell? Zach Horvath, one of the creators of the San Diego-based brand…
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Good Fucking Design Advice

Great ideas are born out of genuine stories, whether it’s a life-changing experience or a friendly conversation over coffee. For designers Jason Bacher and Brian Buirge, their story began with a 14-dollar domain name that has now made a huge mark on the design community. What at first was a funny idea shared between two…
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Write These Down: A Notebook Designer’s Tips on How to Start a Business

One year into his job as the co-founder of eco-friendly notebook line Baron Fig and Joey Cofone has learned a thing or two about what it takes to start a business. We spoke to Joey about his life as a designer and the value of a “people-centric process” – an important element of Baron Fig’s business….
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