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Challenging designers to follow their passions and choose their own paths. One day at a time.

100 Days of Design Entrepreneurship

Shares our inspiration and process for the book. Designers are working together to create products that make the world a better and more beautiful place. Their energy is contagious.

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    Day 100

    Kern and Burn

    We have reached 100. A look back on the past months, and a huge thank you to you all!

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    Day 99

    Ben Pieratt

    Ben Pieratt says we should believe that we can disrupt billion dollar markets.

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    Day 98

    Enrique Allen

    Enrique Allen: Have a deep motivation of love for who you’re serving and what you’re building.

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    Day 97

    Simon Collison

    Simon Collison urges us to leave our own trace on the web.

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    Day 96

    Kern and Burn

    You are your portfolio.

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    Day 95

    Kern and Burn

    Write More.

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    Day 94

    Swiss-Miss

    Tina Roth Eisenberg talks about the “Power of Side Projects.”

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    Day 93

    Brooklyn Beta

    Brooklyn Beta inspires designers and developers to build products for the web and change the world.

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    Day 92

    House Industries

    Ken Barber tells us about House Industries: entrepreneurs, collaborators, and purveyors of cool.

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    Day 91

    Jim Coudal

    Jim Coudal on being in control of your own destiny.

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    Day 90

    Kern and Burn

    Paul Graham teaches us how to do what we love.

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    Day 89

    Aaron Draplin

    Aaron Draplin challenges us to: Invent Your World and Get Out There (And Get Dirty).

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    Day 88

    Wilson Miner

    Wilson Miner says we have a responsibility as designers to step up to the plate.

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    Day 87

    Elliot Jay Stocks

    Elliot Jay Stocks tell us it doesn’t matter what you do or who you are, everyone wants to know how you got from A to B.

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    Day 86

    Scott Wilson

    Scott Wilson says having the courage to take a risk is really what separates entrepreneurs from dreamers.

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    Day 85

    Alissa Walker

    Alissa Walker writes what she’s passionate about, period.

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    Day 84

    Duane King

    Duane King believes that while design is a profession, it’s above all a passion.

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    Day 83

    The People's Pennant

    The People’s Pennant celebrates the everyday with limited-edition felt pennants.

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    Day 82

    Entrepreneurial Design

    SVA’s Entrepreneurial Design course teaches students to use the internet for impact.

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    Day 81

    Kern and Burn

    The end of an amazing journey marks the start of a new one.

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    Day 80

    Chris Coyier

    Chris Coyier told us to fall in love with your idea, not the idea of being a founder.

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    Day 79

    Tad Carpenter

    Tad Carpenter lives his life by a simple motto: love it, or leave it.

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    Day 78

    Make Something You Love

    Reddit founder, Alexis Ohanian teaches us how to Make Something You Love.

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    Day 77

    Generation Flux

    What defines Generation Flux is a mind-set that embraces instability.

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    Day 76

    Joe Gebbia

    Joe Gebbia’s first start-up wasn’t a business. It wasn’t a product. It was a sports team.

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    Day 75

    SXSW

    SXSW provides startups a chance for exposure, buzz, and most importantly, a chance for immediate growth.

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    Day 74

    Kern and Burn

    Kern and Burn: the story behind the name.

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    Day 73

    Monocle

    Monocle’s “The Entrepreneurs” weekly radio show highlights innovators.

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    Day 72

    Peter Buchanan-Smith

    Peter Buchanan-Smith says if you’re so in love with what you’re doing, there is no such thing as failure.

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    Day 71

    Kern and Burn

    Design entrepreneurs, don’t wait for permission.

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    Day 70

    Josh Brewer

    Josh Brewer is a leader at Twitter and in the UX community.

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    Day 69

    ADX (Art Design Portland)

    ADX Founder, Kelley Roy, has created a place for people to get their ideas out of their heads and into the world.

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    Day 68

    Wilson Miner

    Wilson Miner speaks about how we shape our environment through design in his talk, When We Build.

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    Day 67

    Danny Miller

    Danny Miller, co-founder of Little White Lies, has grown a company around an innovative film mag.

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    Day 66

    Andrew Losowsky

    Andrew Losowsky urges print publishers to create a sensation, an atmosphere, and a cohesive story.

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    Day 65

    Kern and Burn

    Ten books that have inspired us, energized us, and made us think.

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    Day 64

    Neil Blumenthal

    Warby Parker co-founder, Neil Blumenthal has a heart for the world, and an eye for style.

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    Day 63

    Jessica Hische

    Jessica Hische is an entrepreneur who focuses on making things beautiful, useful, and fun.

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    Day 62

    Chris Muccioli

    Chris Muccioli helps shape the passionate culture at Kickstarter.

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    Day 61

    Jen Bilik

    Jen Bilik does it all for Knock Knock.

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    Day 60

    Kern and Burn

    General Assembly encourages us to Stop Talking. Start Making.

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    Day 59

    Mimi O Chun

    Mimi O Chun believes the entrepreneurial instinct transcends disciplines.

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    Day 58

    Eight Hour Day

    Eight Hour Day has designed a life where work, life, and inspiration are all equal.

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    Day 57

    Keetra Dean Dixon

    Keetra Dean Dixon makes a career out of delighting others.

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    Day 56

    Kern and Burn

    Support the Kern and Burn book on Kickstarter!

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    Day 55

    Tymn Armstrong

    Tymn Armstrong has a penchant for side projects and self-publishing.

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    Day 54

    Generation Sell

    William Deresiewicz characterizes the Millennial Generation as sellers of ourselves.

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    Day 53

    Invisible Creature

    Don and Ryan Clark make inventive posters, small toys, and heavy music.

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    Day 52

    Kate Bingaman Burt

    Kate Bingaman Burt is a huge champion of entrepreneurialism.

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    Day 51

    Kern and Burn

    Halfway to one hundred and we haven’t quit yet.

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    Day 50

    Air bnb

    Many of Fast Co.’s World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies cite design as crucial for their success.

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    Day 49

    Frank Chimero

    Frank Chimero on letting our interests expand us and lead us in new directions.

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    Day 48

    Jake Nickell

    Jake Nickell talks about Threadless and the importance of encouraging curiosity.

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    Day 47

    Society of Design

    Society of Design crafts a clever invitation and spreads smiles across the internet.

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    Day 46

    Derek Sivers

    Derek Sivers thinks you can do Anything You Want.

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    Day 45

    Kern and Burn

    Just how important is it for a designer to be educated in business?

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    Day 44

    Khoi Vinh

    Khoi Vinh encourages everyone to make art with Mixel.

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    Day 43

    Kyle Sollenberger

    Kyle Sollenberger is an architect for the internet.

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    Day 42

    Elana Schlenker

    Gratuitous Type is a labor of typographic love.

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    Day 41

    The Good Times

    The Church of London’s The Good Times spreads cheer in print.

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    Day 40

    Allan Chochinov

    Allan Chochinov encourages designers to ask themselves “what do I want to do?”

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    Day 39

    Cennydd Bowles

    Cennydd Bowles writes “The Things of the Future” for The Manual

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    Day 38

    Start Up America

    The White House “hangs out” and talks about Startup America, a resource for entrepreneurs.

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    Day 37

    NPR's From Scratch

    From Scratch is a weekly radio show about the entrepreneurial life.

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    Day 36

    Mikey Burton

    Mikey Burton on personal projects and mountain-top inspiration.

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    Day 35

    Lost Type Co-Op

    Riley Cran talks about Lost Type, the pay-what-you-want font foundry.

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    Day 34

    Armin Vit

    Armin Vit on making a successful living from an online enterprise.

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    Day 33

    Public School

    Public School represents Austin’s “New Guard” of creatives.

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    Day 32

    Christian Helms

    Hot dogs, cold beer, and collective conscious conversations with Christian Helms.

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    Day 31

    Austin, Texas

    Warm weather, hot dogs, and design entrepreneurs from the great city of Austin.

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    Day 30

    Society of Design

    The Society of Design is a non-profit that invests in design discourse.

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    Day 29

    The Sound Supply

    Soundsupply offers 10 albums, for 10 days, for 15 bucks.

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    Day 28

    The Startup Store

    A Startup Store launches retail experiences in beta mode.

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    Day 27

    Kern and Burn

    Take the Kern and Burn design entrepreneurship survey.

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    Day 26

    The Designer Fund

    Designer Founders shares stories from successful design entrepreneurs.

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    Day 25

    The Manual

    The Manual archives meaningful conversation in a printed platform.

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    Day 24

    Frank Chimero

    Frank Chimero says everyone is just making it up as they go along.

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    Day 23

    Cameron Koczon

    Cameron Koczon on “An Important Time for Design”

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    Day 22

    Say No To SOPA

    Wikipedia, Reddit, and Google take the lead in the protest against SOPA.

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    Day 21

    Best Made Co.

    Peter Buchanan-Smith is passionate about products.

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    Day 20

    Warby Parker

    At Warby Parker, it’s good business to do good.

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    Day 19

    Warby Parker Bazaar

    Warby Parker, Best Made Co., and a well-crafted yurt.

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    Day 18

    Designer Founders

    Designer Fund’s Enrique Allen on design’s impact on start-ups

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    Day 17

    The 99 Percent

    The 99 Percent empowers creatives to make ideas happen.

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    Day 16

    Goods That Sell

    The Design Entrepreneur: Turning Graphic Design Into Goods That Sell

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    Day 15

    Werner Design Werks

    Werner Design Werks capitilizes on an unexpected opportunity

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    Day 14

    Craig Mod

    “The Year in Kickstarter” and Craig Mod’s “Kickstartup”

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    Day 13

    Ellen Lupton

    Ellen Lupton on “Reading and Writing” and self-publishing

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    Day 12

    Louie CK

    “Why 2012 will be the year of the artist-entrepreneur” by GigaOM

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    Day 11

    Rework

    Ignore the real world, good enough is fine – 37Signal’s Rework

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    Day 10

    Jessica Hische

    Jessica Hische openly shares her thoughts on “The Dark Art of Pricing.”

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    Day 09

    MagCulture

    magCulture’s Jeremy Leslie assures us that print is not dead.

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    Day 08

    Studio Neat

    Studio Neat takes the Glif from idea to market in 5 months.

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    Day 07

    General Assembly

    General Assembly and The Next Web host a panel on social entrepreneurship.

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    Day 06

    Cameron Koczon

    Cameron Koczon encourages designers to co-found start-ups.

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    Day 05

    CreativeMornings NYC

    People > Craft – Larry Legend at CreativeMornings NYC

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    Day 04

    GD: Now In Production

    Graphic Design: Now in Production at the Walker Art Center

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    Day 03

    Ben Pieratt

    Ben Pieratt wants designers to chase greater opportunities.

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    Day 02

    Kern and Burn

    Meet the design entrepreneurs.

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    Day 01

    Kern and Burn

    An introduction to the 100 Days of Design Entrepreneurship