March 2015 edition of the UMS Inspiration Email Newsletter
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March: It's Almost Spring You Guys!

"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more of it I have." 
-Thomas Jefferson

Favorite Designs


Video Interview

James White + Gio Interview Pic
James White – The Business of Illustration

Giovanni asked James about how he manages the day-to-day operations of being an independent brand and what it takes to make it as an artist.

UMS Content We Think You'll Dig...

VIDEO: Carl Smith – Bureau of Digital Affairs
In an interview with Carl Smith, Giovanni found out more about The Bureau of Digital Affairs and Carl’s work. Chat, made for business. Video chat, file sharing & IM. $0/unlimited via Carbon

AUDIO: Acquisition Funnel Optimization with Anna Stout
After covering how to plan a website with user flow in mind in Part 2 of the series Clark Buckner of Technology Advice spoke with Astute Communications’ Anna Stout about creating a user acquisition funnel that results in more conversions and fewer lost leads.

TEXT: How to deliver a good design critique (Part 1)
A design critique is something we, as designers, have to learn and experience to truly be effective at it. Here are some tips to get you started giving better feedback.

TEXT: Online Forms: Post-Submission Etiquette
Take a look at how you manage your the intake of contacts with your website’s forms. Let’s take a look at how to follow up to get new business in smart and planned ways.

BizCraft Episode 47

BizCraft Ep.47

"How you do your business” with Rob Harr from Sparkbox

In this episode of BizCraft Carl and Gene talk to Rob Harr (@robertHarr) Vice President of Sparkbox about how they price projects, company culture and other various business opinions – which Rob has plenty of!

Dribbbles We Dig In December

Ryan Putnum


Ryan Putnam
Designer, illustrator, potter, father, and explorer.

Favorite typeface of the month



The really nice handmade font by Marcelo Reis Melo: BellaBoo. BellaBoo is an all caps font perfect for any kind of project the type also contain latin characters and swedish characters. This font is available in the Formats: .OTF .TTF. Download it!

UMS Weekly Radar Links of Usefulness

Weekly LInks of Usefulness
If you like good content and useful tools and techniques, we currate a weekly list called the Radar. You can sign up to have it delivered to your inbox every Friday or just peruse it on the UMS website whenver you like. Check it out here.

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