Like Christmas carols and love for your fellow man, nothing has a shorter shelf-life than holiday-themed client gifts which tend to get lost in the yuletide deluge. That’s why Ellen Bruss Design (EBD) wisely sent their annual “thank you” present at another time of year, instead. This festive box/wrap combo not only stuns with beautiful gold foil, it comes packed with enough caffeine to ensure that their clients will be awake enough to appreciate it for days to come.
Of all the challenges you face as a designer, there’s probably none greater than that of branding yourself. How do you sum up who you are, both as a person and a brand, in just a few well-chosen graphic elements? Rather than getting all hung up on this, Austin’s Haley Garza narrowed her focus by concentrating on a single color, an attention-grabbing emboss, and a quality paper.
Sometimes when I see an artist’s humdrum business card I’m reminded of the off-duty comedian’s reply to someone he’s just met who tells him he doesn’t seem funny: “Well, I’m not doing it NOW.” Still, a card that fails to somehow convey an artist’s work is a real missed opportunity. It is NOT an opportunity missed by bronze sculptor Driaan Claassen thanks to the mesmerizing stationery designed for him by Erwìn Bindeman.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".