The all new YouWorkForThem has officially arrived. You will now find that ordering, downloading and browsing products is faster, easier and better than anything ever before. Read more…
When we (Cina & Young) started YouWorkForThem 6 years ago, we soon realized our time for client work was very thin. Over the years we have cut back, putting almost all of our focus and time into this little child of ours. But sometimes, we make time to help friends, fellow peers or big buckaroo clients with some design insight. This year, we helped out our peers David and Zoe from a very interesting company called Commonwealth. They are based out of Brooklyn, New York and do very interesting work for an array of clients using various mediums. You might call them Architects if you had to call them anything, but they are not creating architecture in the traditional sense. Read more…
We were part of this party that took place in Minneapolis called Sugar. Every 6 months in Minneapolis, they have these huge fashion events and Sugar was the big party of the weekend. YWFT was asked to contribute shirts from our new run that the servers wore. It was featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper and think it was on TV too. I guess it ended in people jumping in the pool and getting freaky wild. None of us were there (we rarely go to any events like this), so we can’t verify, but here are some pictures. Get ready for new shirts from us.
Thanks to Digital Crush for the photos.
It has recently come to our attention that for the past month or so, Yahoo has seemed to be blocking our emails or flagging them as spam. Who knows why, maybe our unique company name triggers some sort of spam name with them, but its really annoying for everyone. If you are not getting a response from our customer service, or any email receipts, you may want to try checking your spam folders, and settings in Yahoo. If you still do not get any email responses, contact us using a different email other than on Yahoo. I wish there was an easier solution, but this is Yahoo’s doing, not ours.
PS: In a few more days, you will no longer have to wait for emails to start your downloads. Hang in there, October 6th is coming soon…
One thing I love about the winter is that I get to stay inside and read more. To get ready, we are almost giving away ALL the books in our Architecture section. A lot of the books are at low quantity and when they are gone, we will most likely not order them again. So if you want to get a decent one-time deal to expand your architecture collection, this is your time. Everything is marked down.
Here are some links to some great Architecture blogs:
We are proud to present ZINE3, the third PDF release from our design team. Once again showing many unique examples of how to work with our fonts and stock art collections. For ZINE3 we composed a continual design within the concept of Heaven and Hell. Links to the products used can be found in the last page as well.
Graphic Designer / Illustrator
YouWorkForThem.com is the leading graphic design resource online. Since we do very little client-based work, we offer the creative freedom that most companies can not offer. We are looking for someone who has a strong desire to self-initiate and complete projects. If you are not looking to work at a design firm, please give us consideration.
Working here, you would:
Collaboratively work with people.
Oversee a wide range of jobs.
Create illustrations and design on a semi-weekly basis.
Manage and create independent projects.
Assist with shipping.
Eye for detail.
Strong creative drive.
Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
Strong personal work and the desire to create work on your own.
Be able to take direction and manage projects.
Demonstrate strong ability in typography, illustration, and color with comfort in a range of styles.
Enjoy an ever-changing environment with regular challenges.
Live in the Minneapolis Area (a MUST!).
Oblique Strategies, was initially conceived by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt in 1975. It is a tool that consists of self-imposed dilemmas to help creative people push through mental blocks.
Take a look at Gregory Taylor’s website, which is completely devoted to Oblique Strategies, and includes the complete text from editions 1-4 of the card decks published by Eno, and Schmidt.
I noticed awhile back when I updated our new product RSS feed to include images it killed our OS X widget. So tonight I decided to go back and rebuild the widget, adding in a search feature this time around. Hope this helps our hardcore users out there! Note, we used to have Yahoo widgets available for download. I have decided to stop any future work on these, and as of now we have no plans for Windows based gadgets/widgets.
This article applies only to actual shipments. This does not apply to downloads of fonts or stock items, which are always available 24/7 for download.
Today, I thought I would personally address a question we get asked from time to time: Why is your shipping so expensive? Well, to us its a great deal and not expensive. I will try to explain why we think this.
Americans: We offer really competitive rates being we ship with UPS, in our opinion the best shipping provider available. We also provide (at this moment) free shipping on orders over $99. We could provide you with a very ‘cheapo’ Post Office method, but then you would be at higher risk of the package not arriving, no tracking and just overall lower handling quality by the Post Office. We want your purchase to arrive in the best condition possible, and right now UPS is doing the best job. For the few extra dollars it costs to ship via UPS, both parties avoid any nasty troubles that could arise.
International: Outside America things get tricky, with all the customs, long journey and various people handling the package. Again, we go with the best carrier available within a reasonable price range. We would prefer to use UPS, but the rates are almost three times that of the US Post Office. At this time, we ship with the US Post Office using Global Express and Global Priority methods. These two methods have proven to work out quite nice with great success rates. Now maybe some of you are saying, that’s great, but your shipping is still expensive for me. The old saying goes, ‘You get what you pay for.’ We could offer you the lowest possible shipping rate for around 20% cheaper, but it takes 4-8 weeks to arrive, ships via boat (damp+books=trouble), takes forever to clear customs (if), and most the time just vanishes in transit due to no tracking. If you use the methods we provide, the package will have tracking and has a very high success rate of arriving on time and in good shape.
A few people have written us saying they have seen the shipping at X site for much cheaper. Most likely X company is offering a lower quality method, again putting your purchase at risk and you in the position for future troubles and stress. Try and compare the actual product you are buying from us if you have doubts. For example a book like Grid Systems weighs in around 4 pounds (1.8 Kilo) when shipped. If you compare this to when you ordered a DVD from somewhere, the costs are extremely different and not comparable, so try and compare exact items, methods and rates. We will not always be the cheapest, but we do our best to provide the best quality for the cheapest.
One last thing, as you might know the worlds fuel is going up everyday. The effect, things cost more to transport. This effects not only the cost to ship the item to your front door, but as well the cost of us getting it from the distributors, which raises what we pay for the product in the first place.
We hope this helps to clear up the reasons why we have chosen the methods above for our methods of delivery. If you have comments or comments, due ask below and we will try and answer them best as possible.
HAPPY 8 DAY.
We finally got back our latest project, Sentence. It’s an illustrated loosely around a poem by Grant Leuning and was worked on between the two YWFT Studio’s. We created the publication so that it can be viewed/displayed two different ways. You can read it like a magazine, from left to right or you can unfold it for larger spreads. It was created around a grid, so the pages somewhat relate to each other, even when out of context.