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The Best of Manual and User Guide Design

Oct 8, 2014 by Yuriy Sklyar

An inspirational post which highlights some of the best manuals from various industries, while touching on some important points for each one.

I'll be adding more manuals and user guides as I find them, so be sure to subscribe or follow. Enjoy!

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Some Old Work That Was Never Posted (Part 1)

Nov 21, 2011 by Yuriy Sklyar

Check out some of the stuff we've done over the years. Some of these never saw the light of day, some have been used and replaced. Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments below.

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Compassionate Essentials "Reverse Our Actions" Advertising Campaign Ideas

Nov 1, 2011 by Yuriy Sklyar

As we prepare to launch one of our latest projects for Compassionate Essentials - a California-based company that specializes in environmentally and socially responsible house products (paper towels, toilet tissue, cleaning supplies, etc), I've come up with some ideas as to how we could potentially advertise company's products.

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Free Fonts FF Sero Medium

Sep 15, 2011 by Shaun Smylski

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Tested out this font that I've found on They're offering FF Sero Medium for free. Comes with All CAPS and italics for web and print.

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15 Inspirational Galleries For Web Designers

Sep 9, 2011 by Shaun Smylski

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This is a list of galleries you must check out and because you must, it’s possible that you already have.

Most people would call these inspirational design galleries, as if their purpose is to help the creative design process. I, however, see them more as appreciation galleries.

This is where I go if I’m being unproductive.

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Free Font: Conqueror

Sep 5, 2011 by Shaun Smylski

This is my new favourite free font to come out in a long while. A font family designed by Jean François Porchez with 5 variations (Sans, Didot, Inline, Slab, and Carved). The AW Conqueror family is free to download at

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The Making of ShoeGuru 2.0 Website

Aug 10, 2011 by Yuriy Sklyar

This is a case study that I wrote a few years back while we were working on the second iteration of the popular ShoeGuru online shop. It didn't get included in this new website due to its length, so I thought instead of letting it go to waste, I'd re-post it in a looong blog entry for people to read it, and hopefully get educated or inspired to do cool stuff.

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6 Ways to Get Creative and Overcome Mental Blocks

Jul 8, 2011 by Daniel Toumine

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Why do good ideas come to us when they do?

This is the question asked by Jonah Lehrer in his article “The Eureka Hunt.”

As Lehrer points out, “Eureka moments” or “experiences of insight” almost always go hand-in-hand with a mental block—the agonizing, excruciating, frustrating time spent trying to come up with an idea.

While the creative process is complex and not yet fully understood, here are 6 ways to get to your Eureka moment by vanquishing the mental blockade.

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Market Research Week 4: Telus, Mobilicity, Wireless Wave, and Bell.

May 16, 2011 by Bryan Saunders

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For this edition of Market Research we went to Kingsway Garden Mall.

I've been thinking about getting a new phone lately, so I suggested we check out some of the cell phone companies in the mall and see what they're doing for in-store marketing.

We visited Bell, Mobilicity, Telus and Wireless Wave and—in addition to checking out their branding—we examined their sales techniques as well.

Keep on reading to see what we discovered.

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Market Research Week 3: Holt Renfrew.

Apr 5, 2011 by Yuriy Sklyar

This week we have decided to check out the Edmonton downtown core and what it has to offer in the luxury goods sector. After checking out the TEDxEdmonton luncheon with the entire team (which was awesome by the way... if you are free for the next one, do try to make it out - interesting people and great debates; lots of stuff to take away), we walked across to Holt Renfrew, which is considered to be a very high class department store.

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