Did You Accept the Daily Design Challenge?


A little over a week ago, an article that I wrote was published on Smashing Magazine entitled, Design Something Every Day!1

This post was a challenge for all designers to design something daily for the entire 2010. The post actually generated a lot of great response from the design community and there are a lot of people who have decided to make it part of their New Year’s resolution.

Action Speaks Louder than Words

"Your walk talks and your talk walks, but your walk talks louder than your talk talks."

In case you don’t understand what that means, it simply is a quote saying that what we practice speaks more to people than what we preach. I knew that when I started this challenge, there were people who were going to be a little skeptical and they were going to see if I participated in my own challenge. Well, I wanted to put my money where my mouth is so on December 31st, I decided to jump in and take on the challenge as well.

Design Informer’s Daily3652

I have already started and so far, I have three designs that I have posted. I also decided that it would be a lot easier to have a theme for the blog, so for January, this is my theme: I will design a typography based design based on a quote using one of my favorite fonts. By the way, please feel free to leave a comment and subscribe3 to the Design Informer Daily365 feed.

Here are the three designs that I have done so far:

Happy New Year4

Little Things5

What is a Leader?6

A Few More Pointers

I just wanted to give everyone a few words of advice regarding the daily designs.

  1. Use the #daily3657 hashtag so people can see your design.
  2. Please don’t spam the hashtag with you designs. Please only post your design once. I guess retweeting other people’s designs is okay.
  3. It would be good if you had some type of comment system where you post your work. That way, if someone wanted to compliment your work or leave some constructive feedback, they can do so.
  4. If you have some free time, check out the other people’s designs as well and leave feedback. No bashing please! I understand that a lot of beginners are taking the challenge so their design skills might not yet be up to par with yours. As a design community, we should all support each other.

Smashing Ideas and Designs

Just two days into the challenge and I have already seen some terrific designs. Here are a few that have already caught my eye and are worth checking out.

Oddmotion – a daily video8

Face Meets Wall – Getting Up After Hitting the Creative Wall9


Design It Daily11


Briansaar – Make Something Every Day13


Subject to Change15

Vexel Love16

365 Logo Project17

Logo Hangover18

Foomandoonian Daily36519


Did You Accept the Challenge?

The above designs are just some designs that I collected in a short time. I’m sure there are a lot more awesome designs out there that I haven’t seen, so if you weren’t included, please don’t get discouraged or offended.

Have you participated in the challenge? Please leave a comment below and leave a link to your blog or where you have your daily design. Try to leave a full comment. If you just attach the link, Akismet might automatically classify you as spam and we might not be able to see your designs.

Remember, we will do a giant round-up of the top designs over at Smashing Magazine21 so don’t forget to add your link below. This will be an easy way for us to keep track of the daily designs.

Thank you for reading this post and participating in the challenge. If you enjoyed this post, please retweet it and give it a bump below. You can also subscribe22 to Design Informer and follow us on Twitter23.


  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/12/22/design-something-every-day/
  2. 2 http://daily365.designinformer.com/
  3. 3 http://feeds.feedburner.com/DesignDaily365
  4. 4 http://daily365.designinformer.com/01-happy-new-year
  5. 5 http://daily365.designinformer.com/02-little-things
  6. 6 http://daily365.designinformer.com/02-what-is-a-leader
  7. 7 http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23daily365
  8. 8 http://oddmotion.tumblr.com/
  9. 9 http://stevehering.com/face-meets-wall/
  10. 10 http://stevehering.com/face-meets-wall/?p=51
  11. 11 http://designitdaily.tumblr.com/
  12. 12 http://designitdaily.tumblr.com/
  13. 13 http://www.briansaar.com/
  14. 14 http://www.briansaar.com/
  15. 15 http://kaotickell.tumblr.com/
  16. 16 http://kaotickell.tumblr.com/
  17. 17 http://365logoproject.posterous.com/
  18. 18 http://365logoproject.posterous.com/
  19. 19 http://foomandoonian.posterous.com/tag/daily365
  20. 20 http://foomandoonian.posterous.com/tag/daily365
  21. 21 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/
  22. 22 http://feeds.feedburner.com/design-informer
  23. 23 http://twitter.com/designinformer

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  1. 1

    Nice Post, your designs are awesome. It’s going to be a great year.

    I will post my daily designs here : http://www.designdaily365.com/

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    Hi Jad,

    great points indeed. I’d also suggest to create a flickr group (just like a hashtag on twitter) so we could all gather our creations there and spread the word.
    I have started this challenge as well, my aim is to create a type-based poster a day. The submission(s) can be seen at http://www.dailytypeplay.com, http://www.flickr.com/photos/dailytypeplay and I also tweet as http://twitter.com/DailyTypePlay.
    Good luck with your challenge, I love your submissions!

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    I’ve accepted this challenge and here is my Daily365 Portfolio: http://daily365.webdesignfan.com/ I believe that this challenge will help me to stay creative and learn some new skills.
    .-= Tomas´s latest Blog Entry – The Third Month of Blogging =-.

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    Nice work. I took a break from CreativeMYK and am now back, I didn’t even realize or don’t remember you being or commenting there. It’s been a while. Unless your under a different alias. Than that would explain things.

    Thanks for encouraging and challenging so many people. I wonder what I can come up with today. ;)
    .-= Adrian Rodriguez´s latest Blog Entry – Poster 4 Tomorrow =-.

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    First of all, I really loved your designs!! And yes, I have taken up the challenge! :)

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    Yes Jad, as I said before I’m already doing this since 12/22/2009
    Haven’t got as much feedback as that but I think that I’ll get it with time…

    Here is the link: http://365design.wordpress.com

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    Hey Jad! Awesome idea! I wish I could be part of it but I barely have time to get my client design projects done :)
    I’ll definintely be keeping an eye on how things are going! I hope that everybody can make it!
    .-= Matt Ward´s latest Blog Entry – That’s Why It’s Called Smashing Magazine =-.

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    thanks for the good post. and ill try to make it . this will keep the creative juice flowing thru 365 days :D
    .-= sriganesh´s latest Blog Entry – 100+ Most Popular Icon packs of 2009 =-.

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    Yeah i have taken up the challenge.. havent knw about 365 anyways.. will create one.
    .-= Vikas ghodke´s latest Blog Entry – 100+ Best Captured Photographs of Year 2009 =-.

  10. 10

    I’ve been interested in designing something daily. And Yeah, I’ve taken the challenge.
    Here is my blog:
    Leave comment if you have time, thanks :)

    Why don’t we make a list of people who accept this challenge? It’s really nice to work together on the same “project” ♥

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    I decided to give it a go. Blog is over at http://www.prayorpanic.com
    Day one is up and hopefully a lot are to come ;)
    .-= prayas´s latest Blog Entry – 01 01 10 – 001 daily365 first post =-.

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    Hi Jad, Nice going but feel like I can’t take this challenge. Very busy life with full time 10hr job, time with family and managing own blog, so feel like I will not be able to be the part of this. But hey, can we submit something related to website? (e.g. website mockup or layout)… I might contribute this way because sometimes it happen that client don’t like a mockup or layout and I can share that stuff here. What you say?
    .-= Waheed Akhtar´s latest Blog Entry – Design Inspiration, Tutorials and Resources – Best Of 2009 =-.

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    I am passing the challenge. Too busy with work, over 10 hours daily, and need to cope with my social life.

    I guess I will watching other design creativity daily :-)
    .-= Kuswanto´s latest Blog Entry – Inking Tutorial With Photoshop =-.

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    Hi, I really like the article on smashing magazine. It is quite a challenge and I hope to make 365 designs.

    Here’s my blog. http://dionpdaily.tumblr.com/

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    I took on the challenge 10 days ago and I’m loving it. There are days where it’s hard to come up with something. But once I start a new file the creative juices start flowing.
    Thanks for the inspiration! and I’ll be looking forward to seeing your work :)

    My blog is http://www.diarydesign.com

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    I already take the challenge :D
    I put my design in my blog, here http://haloadri.blogspot.com/
    You can easily look my design for this challenge in labels “#daily365″
    .-= Adri´s latest Blog Entry – 2nd Design #Daily365 – Types are not Fun #1 =-.

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    Just wanted to say this was a great idea and there are a lot of insirational works, including your own. Thanks.
    .-= SouthEsk´s latest Blog Entry – Mocha _ Beautiful Soul ( 3 of 365 ) =-.

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    Nice article jad…:)

    Thanks for encouraging !
    .-= Gaurav Nanda´s latest Blog Entry – 36 Best Creative and Some Clever Print Ads =-.

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    A fellow designer and myself have taken on the challenge. I am creating 365 days of postage stamps. Check them out at http://www.designwrangling.com

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    Thank you for sharing my blog! :D
    I made a flickr to share my designs as well so people can comment/critique http://www.flickr.com/photos/42023054@N03/
    .-= Zachary Smith´s latest Blog Entry – I always seem to get motivated at about 1 a.m. and stay up til 3… =-.

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    I forgot to link my blog where I will be posting my designs: http://blog.adrian-rodriguez.net
    Looking forward to see some more awesome work.
    .-= Adrian Rodriguez´s latest Blog Entry – Poster 4 Tomorrow =-.

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    I accepted, and started today. I will be posting them on to my website from next week, but as it’s not finished yet I’m using my deviantArt page for now. Please take a look and give me some feedback if you have the time! http://lovelidesigns.deviantart.com/art/1-365-quot-Feel-The-Noise-quot-148927995

  25. 27

    I think that this is a great challenge, and I’m sure that this will encourage me to learn lots of new techniques and speed up my design process.

    I thought that I would design on the theme of robotics, with the idea of each month doing a different design style or aspect.

    Here is my gallery where I will be uploading the images: http://www.kilfords.com/index.php/design-something-every-day-2010-2/


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    It’s great to see so many people having a go! I’ve decided to rally try and hone my skills this year, you can see my designs at http://ofscienceandbeauty.com. I look forward to seeing some of you there, and to seeing all your designs too.

    With 365 x this many people, we’ll have thousands of designs!

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    I’ve accepted! I’ll post my work here: http://www.hidobrado.com
    .-= Ramon Thompson´s latest Blog Entry – Hope for 2010 =-.

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    it’s a good idea to be more creative in 2010 and to express who we are :).
    i will try this BIG challange

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    I’m very excited about the competition! My design firm works with a lot of authors and as such I have decided to design a new bookmark each day on http://www.InSearchOfDesign.com. I am always glad to hear feedback on my work!


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    I’m taking the challenge, and have my first two posts up at: http://callibeth.blogspot.com.

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    I accepted the challenge, but I don’t have a blog for it. You can see my designs here: http://dse.codegenie.co.uk/ . They’re not good, but I’m in it to learn new things ;)

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    I have accepted the challenge, everything is on my Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/daniel_apt/sets/72157622995432775/

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    Yeah…. all great works… keep up the spirit.

    i’m preparing to join this chalenge, wait for me guys…

  38. 42

    Jad, what a brilliant idea! Sorry can’t take the challenge, too busy! However I will keep track of the status of your challenge.

    Thanks for being an encouragement to the design community.

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    I design every day to share them ,I post them to my blog http://newvectoreveryday.blog.com ;and some of them on your flickr stream which I can see one of it now .
    So I accepted your challange;
    Good luck…
    .-= neslirawles´s latest Blog Entry – rain =-.

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    I’ve already started! =) http://dailydreamsdesign.wordpress.com/
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    .-= Andrei Verner´s latest Blog Entry – Daily Dreams Design =-.

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    I took the challenge! I started on Jan 1st and enjoying it so far. It’s going to be quite varied though, some vector, some bitmap, typography, character design, print design and a bit of web design maybe!


    I really like some of the designs I’m seeing so far. The ones in this post are great too. If anyone else is using tumblr let me know because im looking to follow some more blogs!

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    Count me in! :D


    // X96
    .-= X96 Design´s latest Blog Entry – News and Updates: January 2010 =-.

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    Hi! I accepted your challenge. Let’s make it a great year!


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    Currently I’m learning design. So thank any criticism or suggestion. I’m working on the translation of my blog so everyone can help me. Already saved the links from people here.

    .-= Marcos Cesar´s latest Blog Entry – PhotoManiacs =-.

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    I’m joining in as well. I’m going to do a different theme each month with January being photo retouching.

    You can follow my progress here http://dailydesigns.posterous.com/

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    I’m on board and I’m going to try really hard to create and post something everyday but I may end up doing it every few days depending on the work load I have.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone’s stuff!


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    I’m going to try it! Still setting up my blog–does that count for today??? Here’s where I’ll post: http://www.peichenberger.com/wordpress/

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    I’m taking the challenge! My 2 days worth of efforts so far have been a bit lacklustre, but I’m blaming that on the fact that I’m spending all my time building and installing my new WordPress theme.

    Improved designs coming soon! Promise! http://blog.jmorobinson.co.uk/
    .-= John Robinson´s latest Blog Entry – Design Something Every Day – Day 2 =-.

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    I am SO IN!!! I started today! So I will be short one by the end of the year unless the momentum prompts me to overdo it sometimes! hehehe… Anyhow my designs will be posted on my blog (which I might move this year so I need to remember to update this if I do so…) Anyhow the link for my designs is http://wp.me/Pexbx-dw
    I will also tweet this every day I post a new design. I am very excited! This is an awesome idea!

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    Hey! I am late to the party, too, but I am IN! I set up a new blog that is all bare and lonely and new right now, but I will be adding something shortly! It is here: http://digitalmagick.net/dailydesign

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    I too took on the challenge. Started on the first of januray. When I lay in my bed at night my creative juices get flowing so there’s a sketch block beneath my bed with a pencil to write down the ideas for the next day and design.

    Follow me here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/45908209@N02/

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    I’ll be tweeting my daily design from http://twitter.com/temptedraven and posting the to my flicker set http://www.flickr.com/photos/41720823@N06/sets/72157623000558793/

    Hope that works till I get my new blog up anyway.

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    Thanks for the mention, Jad. (:
    .-= 365logoproject´s latest Blog Entry – day 2 – hot soup =-.

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    Daily designs from (at least) 1/3 of the ideacus! team at http://www.dailydesign.ideacus.com
    .-= Johnny Mckenna´s latest Blog Entry – Daily Design 001 =-.

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    GREAT article in Smashing Magazine! My creative goal is “Deity-A-Day.” My drawing skills are rusty. Please be kind. http://www.erichuber.com
    .-= Eric Huber´s latest Blog Entry – Deity-A-Day 2 | Poseidon =-.

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    Hey thanks for posing such a great challenge to us all. I’ve been doing a daily self-portrait on and off for the last few months and aim to take on this year’s challenge. My results will be posted on amandamuses.com.
    .-= Amanda´s latest Blog Entry – Design-a-day 365 =-.

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    Thank for great idea,
    I’m going to try it!


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    I’ve started my challenge at http://matthaltom.tumblr.com/

    2 days down so far. :)
    .-= Matt Haltom´s latest Blog Entry – WP CoOp =-.

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    Count me in!!
    Here is a link to my first entry: http://kevinharb.com/?p=27

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    Here is mine, Jad…

    Hope you’ll like it…


    Thanks for inspiring!!
    .-= Richie´s latest Blog Entry – Breathtaking works of art from Li Wei =-.

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    I’m in! Hope I can keep up — I definitely need the practice and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone else’s work!

    I’ll be posting on my new blog for the purpose at http://design365.solaerawebdesign.com/ and will also be posting links on my twitter account at http://www.twitter.com/rosalindwills .

    Good luck to everyone giving it a shot!
    .-= Rosalind Wills´s latest Blog Entry – How to Write a Basic Dropdown Menu in JQuery =-.

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    Great idea. I also think that this will keep the inspiration fires burning brighter as we move through the year. I have now started a Behance project where I will be uploading a new t-shirt design each day. Here is the link to my January Tees project http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Jan_-Daily-Tees/380626 . Again, thanks for the inspiring idea, can’t wait to see what all the year yields!
    .-= Rob Bowen´s latest Blog Entry – 7 Deadly Social Media Sins We Hope Die in 2010! =-.

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    Okay, this gave me some inspiration… in the words of a certain Italian plumber:
    “HERE WE GO!”


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    This is a really great project, isn’t it? I just love to see how many artists (not just designers) are totally into this! Who can do it? Let’s see…
    I loved your theme for this month, it’s a great one! And your designs are awesome too.

    Here’s my link: http://dailydzn.tumblr.com/

    Thanks to you I’m now following some amazing and talented people!

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    Started Already : http://nitingarg.tumblr.com/

    Will do my best to create & upload something everyday, Only chance to miss this is in case of not having internet access, but anyway, nothing wrong in giving it a try ! Cheers : )
    .-= Nitin Garg´s latest Blog Entry – designjunction: Started with my design daily365 tumblog : http://nitingarg.tumblr.com/ #daily365 =-.

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    I’m taking the challenge. My strategy is to really keep it simple. I would love to aim for more complex designs everyday but I think I’d be setting myself up for failure. I’ll be very interested to see how many people are able to keep up with the challenge all year.

    My designs will be posted at http://www.erellsworth.com

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    Ok, I festered up the courage and said “woo hoo!!” I’m going for it. Even if I do it a little different, it’s still participating, and that counts.

    .-= Sü Smith´s latest Blog Entry – 365 Daily Design Challenge #1 =-.

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    Hey guys, me and a friend are doing the design a day for a year as well, he will primarily be posting sketches to improve his freehand skills, as he is a graphic design student. I’ll be posting under insomnomaniac and i’m in my third year of multimedia design in production, my program covers the whole spectrum of graphic and web design as well as development, so I will be posting mainly graphics and mainly photoshop.

    check us out at http://www.lc-dailythoughts.blogspot.com
    Also, follow us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/dailydesigns

    .-= Jay C´s latest Blog Entry – Day 07: #2 – Dey-Lee Di-Zahynz =-.

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    I’m giving it a go.. each day (hopefully!) I’m going to post a visual representation of a song. I started a bit early so I’ve already done a few. It’s difficult finding the time, but I hope I can keep it up!
    .-= Jo Caulfield´s latest Blog Entry – 8. Ojay =-.

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    I’m in! This is such a great idea!

    Bring on 2011 so we can all look back and see how much we have progressed ;)

    I’ll be posting a link to my daily365 on twitter (@kre8tivity) – The website I will be using to display them is: http://daily365.kre8tivity.nu

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    Good Idea! It is very challenging and hard. Good Luck! I subscribe your Daily 365 and i´ll be watching.

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    I was out of town the first few days so i’ll have to catch up. i’d like to really hone some of my skills and i think this would be a great way. i just setup a wordpress blog for the year


    that’s where i’ll post stuff. Happy designing everyone!

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    Count me in.


    Although I’m going to cheat a little. As I’m a newb, so to speak, it takes me a little longer in creating my sketches in Photoshop so when I have time, I’ll digitise them, the other days I’m just going to scan my sketches and post them instead (expect more sketches than not!).

    Personally I think this challenge is a great idea! Nice one.

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    I’m definitely going for it. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s designs!


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    Daily Designs! I don’t know how long i’ll stick to it daily, but i’ll try to update it a few times a week.

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    I thought this was for Smashing Magazine. I hope this is the right place. I’ve posted on Facebook, Twitter, Smashing Magazine, and now here….


    It would be nice of you to compile a blog/link list so we don’t have to sort through all the Twitter goo to find people who are participating. So far I’ve seen lots of great designs. Very fun! Thanks.

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    I’m up-to-date so far, but it will be a tricky couple of first months for me. A good test of character ;)

    .-= pioSko´s latest Blog Entry – 8 – Design Makes Perfect logo – again =-.

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    Hey there! We accepted the challenge and started with a Flickr account uploading 1 random image daily, mostly textures, by now we’ve our first 3 images. Hope you finde them useful as design sources. Cheers!


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    Don’t need to rely on Twitpic anymore because I finally have my site up!


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    I’ve taken the challenge. I’ve set up a wordpress blog on my site for it. You can see it here: http://design365.jazzikins.com One of these days I’m gonna design a theme for it.

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    I did. I don’t feel like I am really talented like all the other people who are doing it but I’m trying my best.


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    Daily Design is such a fantastic idea and I really enjoy adding a theme to each month. I’m also using the book the Creative Entrepreneur as further motivation for my daily design/journaling.

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    Designing something new everyday is a great idea. I have been posting 1 photo per day for the last 200 plus days. I find it’s a great way to try out new techniques and post my work for feedback.
    I have been posting each photo here: http://www.facebook.com/kingsleyproductions

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    I’m 3 Days late for the challenge, but I’ll try to update as much as possible…

    .-= Chocomancer´s latest Blog Entry – January : 03 =-.

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      Hey chocomancer, I really like your latest “Starlight Man”. I went to comment but I couldn’t seem to comment, not sure if i’m *blogger* illiterate or what, but I wanted to let you know it’s awesome!


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      I just checked out the “Starlight Man.” Looks great man!

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    Well this post has certainly inspired me to take on the challenge. I just wish I had more time to be consistent and creative. This is a wonderful campaign that I’m sure will eventually lead to a more extensive portfolio for all participants. Brilliant stuff and fingers crossed I’ll get mine underway soon! :)
    .-= Josh´s latest Blog Entry – The Risk of Being Unique – The Logic of Design Styles =-.

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    Mine are up here, nothing amazing: http://design365.vikramverma.com

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    Im in also m8 :D i´ll create a section on designi1.com for the daily designs.
    .-= designi1´s latest Blog Entry – 21 Calendars & Wallpapers for 2010 =-.

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    After reading this thread I decided to remove my Christmas desktop wallpaper from my office pc and create a new one to welcome in the new year!

    Worked out well for half hours work..


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    DI : this post featured in our blog | feedback will be helpful .
    Best weekly Tweets2010
    When RT your favorite tweets just add #BWT | this will be helpfull and we can add in our next “Best weekly Tweets”
    .-= sriganesh´s latest Blog Entry – Best Weekly Tweets 2010 | Jan01-Jan03 =-.

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    Hey there, thanks for roundup! It’s going to be a great year! I got started early, now the challenge is to continue. I’m more of an artist than designer, but I’m giving it a shot! Now to get a scanner so I can scan in all my meeting-time dootles!

    Here are my designs:


    Go people go!

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    Jad, I read your article on Smashing Magazine however, I don’t have the time to design something everyday due to work and clients. I decided, for sake of time constraints, to design something every week as opposed to every day. You made a GREAT point in your article about how Musicians practice so each note sounds as it should, about athletes etc. Us designers need to keep that in mind as we work. Practice Practice, Practice.
    .-= Gabriel Reiser´s latest Blog Entry – Create Dynamic Distortion Effects =-.

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    nice post its benefit me and all other designers
    .-= ayman´s latest Blog Entry – 50 Awesome Resources for Design Inspiration =-.

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    Here’s my latest. My tweets are not happening to show up on the hash tag.

    Enjoying everyone’s posts!
    .-= Shelley McKever´s latest Blog Entry – Daily Doodle – Pen Drawing =-.

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    I’ve accepted the challenge and have put a time limit of 20 – 30 mins only!

    Check mine out here

    Enjoying everyone’s posts!

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    have just started on it! thanks for suggesting a great challenge! can’t wait till the end so we can look back and see what we’ve accomplished!

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    I just started, thanks for motivating the design community Jad!
    I created a blog for this challenge – http://www.philipdavis.tumblr.com

    I’m looking forward to looking through everyone’s designs!
    .-= Philip Davis´s latest Blog Entry – Phillysoul11: @buildinternet kindly explain why the changes would hurt the site, and then offer alternatives. If they persist, give in or drop the client. =-.

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    re : just started today mine on
    .-= anggun´s latest Blog Entry – i’m late for 5 days #daily365 day 006 =-.

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    I accepted the challenge and my site is here:

    Luving what everyone else is doing.
    .-= Andrea´s latest Blog Entry – Day 5 =-.

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    I did! It is my 365 Vector Characters in 2010 Project and can be found here


    .-= Sneh Roy´s latest Blog Entry – Project 365 Vector Characters – Krood For Day 3 =-.

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    Ahhhhh…Tricia got to me and I’ve accepted this challenge

    .-= Rose´s latest Blog Entry – Daily Design #1 =-.

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    Great idea, I sure did!
    I’ll post my daily designs here: http://365en365.com.ar

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    Your post at Smashing Magazine inspired me, too! :-)

    I publish currently my daily design in this category of my blog:

    ( the direct RSS: http://www.optimiced.com/en/category/daily-design/feed/ )

    Btw, I was linking to my daily designs with Twitter hashtag #dailydesign, so I guess you didn’t see them… I’ll try to correct this:)

    A bit later, I also plan to create a single page that will contain thumbnails of all the designs I made + link to original size images… I am still in the planning stage, but once I create the page, I will surely post the link to it, too.

    Currently, I promised myself that I will try to design/publish something, every day — could be a vector illustration, or a photo (edited in an interesting way), or scanned sketch, or an image created in Illustrator or Fireworks… But as I see my progress, I am shifting towards the idea to create/edit/publish 365 illustrations created/edited in Adobe Fireworks only.

    Fireworks is my graphic design editor of preference! I use it for all kinds of graphic design for Web/screen/UI/logo design. It’s an amazing application with a perfect blend of vector+bitmap tools, with almost unlimited possibilities. So, because I use it and love it so much, I think that my Daily Design will be actually Daily Fireworks Design 365… ;)

    (Being my own boss, it’s a nice idea to think I am free to create any kinds of 365 designs, right?)

    I also like to imitate in Fireworks, so some of my designs are/will be also imitations (in such a case, I always link to the original), but when I imitate, I also learn, so I like the idea, too…

    Thanks again for inspiring me!

    Let’s see what’ll happen in a few days/weeks/months… :)

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    I changed my address for the challenge. I’m really excited with this challenge. I confess that I got scared of the project. I never thought I would have people around the world visiting my site. I wanted to find more people in Brazil participating.

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    After much procrastination, I decided this past Monday to also undertake the Challenge. There is no theme or set plan. It’s whatever my brain, heart and soul feel inspired to churn out. Brilliance or train wreck, you can check them out at http://rcarmstrong.tumblr.com . I also tweet the link out @rcarmstrong.


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    I actually started this the day I saw the Smashing Magazine article you wrote, so I’m up to 16 designs already. Everyone, keep up your fantastic work and dedication to this challenge, it’s worth it!

    You can check out all my daily designs plus my other work at http://www.petebeckley.com and feedback is welcome!
    .-= Peter´s latest Blog Entry – Celtic Pride =-.

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    Hey guys! Check out mine: http://365.iamjamesmartin.com
    .-= James Martin´s latest Blog Entry – quote by Paulo Coelho =-.

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    Thanks for the motivation. I’ll be posting my work here: http://indexcards.rubyyot.com

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    Glad to see so many people are taking up the challenge, great work coming out of it!
    You can see all of my daily designs here: http://365daydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/

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    Check out my submission to the #daily365 http://www.sketchbooked.net … I started a week before, to have these daily illustrations/designs be my was my personal resolution, and saw that you had formalized it when I was a few days in! Great Idea!… Having a great time, and noticing a lot of personal growth in my style in only two weeks.

    .-= Miguel Cardona´s latest Blog Entry – Happy Birthday Roushey! My student at RIT for two freshman… =-.

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    Posting them over at my blog: http://darlingdeardesigns.blogspot.com/
    .-= Whitney´s latest Blog Entry – sodarlingdear: http://darlingdeardesigns.blogspot.com/2010/01/daily365-day-8-eat-drink-and-be-married.html Day 8!! "Eat, drink & be Married!" #daily365 =-.

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    I have been doing pretty well with keeping with this challenge…


    But we’ll see if I’m saying the same thing a month from now. :)
    .-= Erica´s latest Blog Entry – DAY 9Poster DesignMurbadHave a Common Enemy*A design exercise… =-.

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    This was a interesting idea and I really wanted to test myself to keeping this challenge for the rest of the year. My stuff are truly random and it’s whatever I come up with that day and my mood.


    currently, I’m shocked I’m still at it. :-)
    .-= Davez´s latest Blog Entry – 14// Dark =-.

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    I’m switching mine to a blog now, you can find it at:

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    I’m in… for now. The idea is that ever design connects to the previous design in some way, vague as it may be.


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    I read that blog post. While, I like the idea of doing designs 365 days a year. The problem is that I am learning to be a photographer. So everything I do is to photograph.

    What I though of was to create textures for 365 days. I won’t be posting one a day though. Probably, 3-6 a day. Could be a nice side project :) For now, the textures would be available at Free Textures.

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    so far its working – 12 Days – 12 Designs, but its hard to stop after 30 Minutes, dont want to waste too much time if a design going the wrong way.
    Here is the Link to my Tumblrblog;
    .-= Florenz´s latest Blog Entry – 0012: Another HeavenAm i the only one who was confused by the… =-.

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    After reading your blog post on SmashingMag, I started uploading one design everyday starting new years day. The night before I brainstorm as I try to fall asleep (sometimes writing down ideas before I doze off) and then get up an hour earlier than I did in 2009 to create something before I head to work. I agree with Florenz that it’s challenging to stop and not be late for work, but Im guessing this will not only help my idea generation and technique, but also speed. Thanks for the idea… best one Ive heard in a long time.

    Heres my daily designs: http://365daysofdesign.org

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    I read about the challenge on Dani McDaniel’s 365 blog and it’s been something I have always thought and practiced up to some point. A designer once said that you should force yourself to design something everyday, because it just like exercising. The more you do the stronger you get.
    I’ve started a blog yesterday at http://365.ilovecolors.com.ar/ I designed and coded it yesterday so you could say I started yesterday. The theme is built on Hybrid Theme and I will make it available for free download soon.
    Last but not least, thanks for the inspiration!
    .-= Elio´s latest Blog Entry – Happy new year! =-.

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    Hi, we take the challenge and started 365 Singles at http://365singles.tumblr.com/

    The idea of this project is to choose a song and design the cover for a hypothetical single, basing the concept on the title, lyrics, story or whatever the song suggests.

    You can follow us in Twitter too: @365singles

    Congratulations for the initiative and for inspiring so many people to be creative and happy, every day of the year.

    Keep on rockin’ in the free world!
    .-= 365 Singles´s latest Blog Entry – Plush, Stone Temple Pilots =-.

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    What started off as a month of daily sketches and designs has turned into a year thanks to your articles. I’ll be doing this for the entire year, so bring it on!

    I’ll be posting my designs and sketches at http://thejollity.blogspot.com
    .-= Jolls´s latest Blog Entry – Comic Project on the Horizon =-.

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    Great idea Jad !

    Count me in !!!
    Here is a link to my first entry: http://www.roxinnet.com/adri/post/My-daily-365-Day-1.aspx
    .-= adri_rory´s latest Blog Entry – Top 10 : 2010 wallpapers =-.

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    Hey Guys, I love this idea and have been mostly getting it done everyday. Check out what I’ve done so far…

    .-= Dwayne Mills´s latest Blog Entry – Day 16. Peace Maker =-.

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    I accidentally deleted my previous Facebook album of my daily designs, but here’s the new link. http://bit.ly/8qJjo0

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    I accepted the challenge. I’m currently 10 designs for 19 days… so I’m almost everyday. Here’s the link: http://shannahjsmith.blogspot.com/

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    I see several people have done a design to support Haiti. How could we put them all together?

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    Hello! I’m also participating in the Daily Design Challenge! It’s hard to find time sometimes, but it’s really fun to do!

    There’s some great work coming out of this challenge! Nice work, everyone!


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    oops… Already in for a month, and just noticed there’s a way to be noticed :)) Count me in then. Track me on http://lukedtl.blogspot.com/ or on my flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/lukesf/sets/72157623026725767/

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    I have moved my blog for the daily designs. From now on my designs will be posted here: http://almahoffmann.blogspot.com
    Please visit me! I would love to see you there! :-)

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    participating: AnthonyCalzadilla.com

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    Thanks for adding it Anthony. Your latest (CSS3) creation is awesome! :D

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    I’ve started it since 1st of January. I am a newbie so most designs that I’ve done are tutorials. Occasionally, I put in my own ideas. You can check it out here >> http://dailydesign.waipyo.com

    Thanks for the inspiration. If it wasn’t for your article, I wouldn’t have put in as much effort.
    .-= Wai´s latest Blog Entry – Ancient Bagan Wallpaper =-.

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    It’s been hard trying to keep up, but that’s all part of the challenge I suppose!
    I’m loving it so far, great motivation to get those designs floating around in my head down on paper/computer. Great looking at everyone’s designs as well, some excellent talent out there!

    Much love to Design Informer & Smashing Magazine for setting me in the right direction with this excellent idea!

    My design challenge blog for those who would like to check it out:

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    I accepted the challenge too!!! So far it has been a great adventure, it’s always exciting waking up and knowing that later today a new idea will come to life into a design!

    You can visit the site here: http://visualdosis.wordpress.com

    I would love to hear what you think. :)
    .-= Rodrigo Jimenez´s latest Blog Entry – We can change the world with ever bite | ONE DESIGN x DAY :: Day 97 =-.

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    2 and a half months in the challenge – http://www.lasekdaily.soup.io
    I’m thinking of switching platforms, because soup.io does not support any comments…(you can also find some of my work on http://www.behance.net/Lasek )
    but hey-that’s all I’ve got for now- hope you like it!
    Cheers from Poland!

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    I accepted the challenge but unfortunately, I missed more than a whole month but I started up again last Friday. I hope to keep up with the challenge now!
    .-= Corinne´s latest Blog Entry – daily365 FAIL =-.

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    Been doing the daily design challenge since April 1st. http://www.circadiancreative.seancoleman.com

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    Started on 1st of Jan, haven’t missed one so far, some of them had to be uploaded on later days though… an eternal saga with BT and holidaying made that…

    You can check them here:


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    For my Final Major Project I set myself this challenge, where I would create something new everyday for 2 months. In total it was 61 days of pure creativity. It was a very challenging and rewarding task. The outcome was a 200×260 perfect bound book which contained all of my illustrations. If you would like to see my Design a Day book with all the illustrations then you can see it on the following sites,


    I hope you enjoy :)

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    Still doing my daily design since January 1st 2010, I’m behing a couple months but looking forward to catch up!!

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    I will be trying to do designs everyday at seeriouuslyysam.tumblr.com :)

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    Well, I am almost done. I have stuck to it everyday sing last April 1st! I am about to post Daily Design #362! http://www.circadiancreative.seancoleman.com. What a great feeling!

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    thanks Amber & Jad,
    designing daily and finding the time to do it is very very hard.

    I just lost 9 days of design. but I’ll still try to catch up. very much thanks!


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