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Introducing: The Futur's Finds

Welcome to The Futur’s Finds!

We may be stuck a home for a little while, but that doesn't mean we can't use this time to learn something new, find new sources of inspiration, or get some face time with The Futur team.

So, we created The Futur's Finds: a list of content, ideas, and more to help freshen up your week. For this very first edition, we’ve scoured every nook and cranny of the Internet to assemble this list just for you.

We hope you dig in, challenge yourself, and discover something new.

Design posters based on rotating prompts from Blank Poster.

This week’s assignment

Challenge yourself to design a poster or two this week! Head to Blank Poster to get briefed on the word of the week and submit your poster design. Share your poster on social and be sure to tag #IsolateAndCreate if you participate!

Pick up a new skill

  • Designing a custom website from scratch has never been easier thanks to Ran Segall’s Flux Academy. Check out the two courses: The $10k Website Process and the Webflow Masterclass to get started. Save 25% on the Webflow Masterclass with the code FRIENDS-OF-FUTUR.
  • Take a college course without the hefty tuition. Free Code Camp put together this list of 450 Ivy League courses you can take online for free.
  • If you design logos or identity systems, check out The Logo Package. This tool is used to export every possible iteration of your logo. And through the entire month of April, you can save 25% when you use the code home at checkout.

Tune into webinars with Ben Burns, Greg Gunn, and Matthew Encina.

Webinars of the week

We've got three webinars lined up next week with Mr. Ben Burns, Greg, and Matthew. Get all the details to register here:

Show Your Work: Creating Case Studies That Convert
Tuesday, April 7 at 1:00 PM PST
Find out how you can land more projects by improving your portfolio with Mr. Ben Burns.
Click here to register

Color Q&A
Wednesday, April 8 at 6:00 PM PST
Get all of your questions on color, building palettes, and color theory answered by Greg Gunn.
Click here to register

Communicating With Your Client & Managing Your Team
Thursday, April 9 at 4:00 PM PST
Join Matthew Encina to learn how to stop going back and forth with your team and run your projects smoothly.
Click here to register

Stay productive while working from home with these tips.

Boost your productivity

Listen while you work

Music we’re loving:

  • For fans of jazz, Night of Ballads and Blues by McCoy Tyner sets the right tone for a stress-free work day.
  • For fans of electronic music, step into Medasin’s colorful, calming world with his newest album, RIPPLS.
  • This Focus Flow playlist from Spotify has 100+ songs of chill, instrumental hip-hop beats to help you stay on task.


Podcasts we recommend:

Book of the week

  • The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy - Small habits matter, and this book will show you how impactful they can be over time.

Make Dalgona coffee at home with just 3 ingredients.

Meals to try this week

No need to order more groceries. These recipes contain ingredients you might already have on hand:


What to watch

For your entertainment:

  • I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson on Netflix has us spitting out our water laughing. These sketches are downright hilarious, raunchy, and sure to lift your spirits.
  • Tiger King on Netflix has exploded in popularity in the US, and for good reason. Step into Joe Exotic’s roadside Oklahoma zoo to experience this “stranger-than-fiction” world for yourself.
  • It Is the People | A Pacific Crest Trail Film follows Elina Osborne as she hikes all 2,650 miles from the border of Mexico to Canada. This YouTube docu-series is a raw and breathtaking look at the incredible lengths humans can go.


Or, if you want to learn something:

Train, stretch, and unwind with workouts on the Nike Training Club app.

Off-screen activities

Move your body:

  • Download the Down Dog app to get a variety of workouts including yoga, barre, and HIIT. You can customize everything from the pace, voiceover, intensity, or focusing on a target area. Plus, it's free till May 1st!
  • Sign up for a Nike membership for free here to get the premium version of the Nike Training Club for free. Get access to world-class trainers, 185+ workouts for cardio, strength, and endurance, nutrition guidance, and more.


Brain teasers:

  • Sudoku hasn’t gone out of style. Take part in the Sudoku challenge and play against a partner. The first person to finish 3 puzzles wins!
  • Got a 1,000 piece puzzle laying around your house somewhere? Try to finish assembling it before the end of the week.


Tidy up:

  • Marie Kondo can’t come to you, so if you’ve been putting off organizing your pantry, closet, or garage, now’s the perfect time to do it.

And finally, a quote to keep in mind throughout the week

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."
— Confucius

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