I’m A Guest Editor At Coudal Partners

November 2, 2011 - By 

I’m honored to be a guest editor over at Coudal Partners for the month of November. Look for random design links and other fun stuff in their Fresh Signals feed from me and the rest of the team at Coudal.

So, What Is Coudal?
Coudal is an imposibly tough place to describe, but I’ll give it a try anyway. Coudal is a creative company based in Chicago that makes useful, well designed products and fun short films. They host and curate the always entertaining Layer Tennis, and the founder Jim gives great talks on how the company continues to make a living for designers by doing fun, creative projects and trying random ideas. They also created a non-crappy ad network that allows smart guys like John Gruber, Merlin Mann, Dan Benjamin, and dozens of other artists to do continue what they love doing without worrying about stuffing their site with ugly ads.

Trying Ideas for Fun And Profit
Coudal has always been my ideal example of a group of designers having fun, exploring different things they love to do, and making a living doing it. Their ad network even allows other artists to do the same. It’s exactly the kind of thing that I have tried to structure my career around and to talk to young designers about. Through Coudal, I saw that It was possible to make a living by trying all the random, disparate things I love to do. They seem to take their silly ideas and actually try them instead of just talking about them. Some ideas succeed, and some fail spectacularly. But, that really isn’t the point. To have the opportunity to try something else fun the next day is what they were all about. I love that about Coudal and am happy to be a small part of it.

Posted In:  Design News
  • Mega-UPs my friend. Great job. #respect

  • Hi, Nick.
    the shortcut to “great talks” is taking me to their page but I’m getting a Red JRE Exploit with Kaspersky. Do you have a way of letting them know, don’t think it’s a false +ve. Congrats on the gig though…respect!

  • Hi Nick! Congrats on the guest editor gig at Coudal.

  • Hi Nick,

    Congrats on being guest editor

  • i think that coudal partners link has a trojan file.. my kasperksy detected it.. anyone else have the same problem?

  • Same here on the virus detection!!

  • Congratulations Nick

    I love both your work and Coudal’s so seeing you guys work together is rad.


  • congrats! ps all ur talk about pinball makes me wanna play

  • Same here… It’s a virus something. Awkward…

  • What the eff Nick?!

    This Coudal Link is a virus and it crashed my Computer at work. This can get me in a whole lot of trouble…

  • Sorry Joe, found and deleted that little bugger this morning.


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