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  • New Year, New Wallpaper, from the blog
    Ring in the new year with a change of desktop scenery Inspired by the design of our New Year s card this wallpaper embodies the whimsical side of winter that we all love and sometimes forget that we love If you have had the same stock desktop image for 3 years I designed this wallpaper with you in mind Think of this as my gift to you Download the wallpaper

    Original URL path: http://manoverboard.com/new-year-new-wallpaper/ (2016-02-09)
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  • yani
    than they already were Like everyone else in my class I did my research and came to my first day of work placement here at Manoverboard equipped with expectations questions curiosity and a bundle of nerves and lots of them It wasn t the moments of learning the ins and outs of the industry that were especially memorable though I learned a lot about how the project process works and

    Original URL path: http://manoverboard.com/author/yani/ (2016-02-09)
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  • My Two Cents Worth, from the blog
    to design school where you have the liberty of revising your work or leaving it in your ever growing pile of amateur work I also learned about maintaining consistency in branding knowing the core values of your client and translating those values visually I could go on and bore you with listing all the things design related that I learned and worked on throughout my placement but I ll spare you Acquiring industry related knowledge is indeed useful But there were two things that I took away as being most valuable He Dog Ears His Books The second Monday of my placement Andrew gladly showed me the company s library of books He suggested that I take a break from design work and just read I thought to myself this is my chance to see through this kind man s eyes and learn from his collection I could let myself devour those design web and typography books which I did for half a day But even more interesting were the books specifically about business and productivity all of them dog eared The lesson here read books often These days when there are more distractions and activities than ever allotting time to read a real book seems impossible As a design student we spend so much time doing school projects that sometimes it comes to the point that we barely even have time to shower because sleep is more important right However should this be an excuse not to ever pick up a book Perhaps not You Don t Meet these Kinds of People Everyday and When you Do TAKE NOTES In the opening chapter of Shift brand guru Peter Arnell writes I see my work life as an extension of my private life I don t make a neat distinction

    Original URL path: http://manoverboard.com/my-two-cents-worth/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Aaron Draplin and Purposeful Design, from the blog
    spoke to a sold out audience of over 250 about his work ideas and aspirations most of us were just gripping the sides of our seats the whole time as a barrage of images music and f bombs rang out A lot of what Draplin says is based on his very honest working middle class upbringing it s humble and fully laced with a real disappointment about the pretense of contemporary design coupled with an equally real understanding of the challenges for design and social engagement In the spirit of his antic and full throttle ramblings here were a few takeaways with special sauce from me Field Notes No Drama At Red River College students were asked to put their questions in a jar which seemed appropriate and Draplin picked pieces of paper randomly One of the students asked about how he deals with procrastination and coming up with ideas when he doesn t have any Draplin said that postponing your work was bullshit and that we had an obligation to reach deep down research a client s needs and put pen to paper He indicated that there isn t enough time for procrastination and that the world was in need of too much good design for us to wait around Draplin s Field Notes notebooks make this very concrete The Field Notes line is based on the notebooks that farmers and engineers carried with them every day to record their work plans and options On farms and factories there is no procrastination deference or delay It s get to work and get it done every day The structure and simplicity of the Field Notes product is just that write it down think it out put it together measure it up A similar question came from another student What is the one non digital thing that inspires you Draplin s answer My mother s mortgage Help Helps More A number of times Draplin talked about the need to offer assistance where assistance was due At the college which has a superb design program by the way he talked about what would happen if everyone in the group picked up and went to somebody s house someone who had little money or resources to help them move their belongings Further Draplin talked about visiting the Free Help section of Craigslist and fixing a PDF or developing a quick logo for an organization who needs help While impractical as a full time designer Draplin made it very clear that being a designer in your community actually means rolling up your sleeves getting out there and addressing needs It does not have to be complicated nor necessarily time consuming despite the volume of the unique individual and social challenges we face Help helps I d like to see Manoverboard do this more often We recently completed a full rebranding pro bono and through the auspices of Spark for Trailblazers an organization here providing front line services to adults with disabilities But there is

    Original URL path: http://manoverboard.com/aaron-draplin-and-purposeful-design/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Content, Truth-Telling and Design Equal Website Glue, from the blog
    put today s consumers want to inform themselves Armed with easy access to information prospective buyers across every generation and demographic today make decisions about what they will buy and from whom they will buy it before contacting a business In fact one study found that 81 of consumers do online research before making a purchase In the B2B world data suggests that buyers get 60 of their way through a sales process before speaking to a sales rep So why is this important The web has fundamentally changed the way businesses and consumers interact Potential customers want to know why your business is unique or why your product or service is better They also want to connect on some level with your values The more you can connect with customers the more likely they are to share this connection with others Before online technology consumers often relied on referrals from their neighbours Who is a good plumber Know anyone who does siding Many industries were built on this referral system The new referral system is now online Consumers are interconnected on many platforms and are sharing their experiences with others Yelp Amazon Google have ways for consumers to interact and share their experiences as do of course social media channels like Twitter and Facebook This interconnectivity between consumers and companies is a great way to build bridges between your business and potential buyers patrons or members By providing information that your consumers are seeking and by responding to their feedback you can connect with them in more personal and human ways that nurtures and grows relationships Your website plays a vital role in promoting this interconnectivity You can build a bridge between your business or organization and potential customers and clients by articulating the unique values and qualities your

    Original URL path: http://manoverboard.com/content-truth-telling-and-design-equal-website-glue/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Ideas
    content and identities for principled businesses large nonprofit organizations and educational institutions We care about economic opportunity and the immense environmental challenges our world faces Read more September 3 2015 Five B Corp Websites You Need to See B Corporations are built to focus on people and planet along with profits and also prosperity a fourth P that does not get enough attention When you meet the rather rigorous certification standards for joining this growing tribe of value based businesses B s have an opportunity tell the world their story There is no better way than through your website which should be the hub of any marketing strategy As B Corps our websites should seek to leverage our practices and aspirations in a way that enlightens and engages and maybe even bridges our current and future stakeholders Read more September 2 2015 How to Promote Corporate Social Responsibility with a Website Many companies are doing some pretty amazing things in their communities and beyond And yet some of these organizations are not talking about the goodwill they are creating At Manoverboard we know how important a website is in promoting the core values of any business Below are four key and very basic tenants to keep in mind It all begins with a good design A clean interfaces that is easy to navigate will help visitors to your site better understand the story you want to tell A site s message should be boiled down to let stakeholders know that your work and your purpose is serious The website should work across all devices from phones to tablets to desktops And it should not feature mystery meat which is content or features that no one quite knows what to do with No matter what the key goal of your website

    Original URL path: http://manoverboard.com/ideas/page/2/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Manoverboard Inc. Made the 2014 B Corp Best for Workers List!, from the blog
    company s impact on its workers community and the environment that is used to certify B Corporations A business is more than a building a service or a product A business is made up of people and treating those people right is a crucial part of doing business the right way That s why we re proud to lead our fellow B Corps in working to create a better life for our employees That belief that how we treat our people matters just as much as our profits is one of the reasons we became a B Corp in the first place B Corps like us meet what Inc magazine calls the highest standard in socially responsible business We are leading a global movement to redefine success in business so one day all companies compete to be not just the best in the world but best for the world We are incredibly proud to have performed so well in this community of businesses particularly in an area that s so important to us We believe all businesses will one day incorporate employee impact into their corporate DNA Our 81 fellow honorees have taken the lead in providing comprehensive benefits and

    Original URL path: http://manoverboard.com/manoverboard-inc-made-the-2014-b-corp-best-for-workers-list/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Project Manager Wanted. Apply Within., from the blog
    of the company s services with an emphasis on the ability to work with the team to successfully complete client project objectives Equally important is the candidate s willingness to stretch and grow with the business The right candidate will care about the future of design have high ethical standards and embrace new technical challenges She or he will also be kind friendly and a good advocate for all parties This is a full time position Project Management Oversee and manage day to day operations of design and development team Assist with client account strategy and planning Create project timelines with clear milestones and deliverables Assess and care for client needs during all stages of project Help deliver assigned projects in a timely manner and provide content support as needed Actively communicate status of projects to clients team and stakeholders to manage expectations Manage and maintain project budgets and resourcing Work collaboratively with fellow team members on projects including help with design and content Office Administration Act as first point of contact for company via email and telephone Develop and maintain positive business relationships internally and externally Manage and report on office budgets and invoicing Maintain office records contracts CRM and personnel records Suggest and develop workplace efficiency improvements Marketing Coordination Help to manage the operation and coordination of client social media activities marketing automation and marketing communications Research and write new content for blog posts and social media Education Experience Bachelor s degree in a university discipline or two year relevant diploma in Business Marketing Communications or applicable work experience Minimum one year of related experience in a professional office environment preferably in creative field Skills Abilities Highly organized Exceptional written verbal and communication skills Able to manage and navigate multiple projects successfully Good decision making based on sound

    Original URL path: http://manoverboard.com/project-manager-wanted-apply-within/ (2016-02-09)
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