SALARY NegotiationS

SALARY NegotiationS

I think there are five takeaways to learn here and adopt for your next negotiation...

#WETPAINT N˚6

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Yeah, I know...it's been awhile. I can honestly say that we're behind on this series due to putting my client projects first and because of the crazy process of immigrating to the US. Sincere apologies. I feel bad, so I decided to make some fun wallpapers for All Hallows Eve. All the festivities begin this week, soooo I encourage you to change your iPhone wallpaper to something halloween-y with some daft puns (see what I did there?). I promise that I will have some awesome new interviews + designs up ASAP.

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Photo: Planet Blue | Shirt: The Laundry Room – Black Cat Crop Tee – $56.00

Photo: Planet Blue | Shirt: The Laundry Room – Black Cat Crop Tee – $56.00

you can call me lay-z.

I'm a huge fan of all the new tees that just say things like "Black cat". Halloween isn't really celebrated here but if it was, I would definitely be wearing one of these to every party. I've made some questionable costume decisions in my college days so I would like to never return to that over-the-top-sorority-costume-phase. Anyways, said tees were the inspiration behind these minimal designs.

TO DOWNLOAD: Click on the image to open the full size image in a new window (Tap twice on iPhone). Then, right click to “Save Image As” or hold your finger down on the image (iPhone/iPad) to save image. Save and change your wallpaper in System Preferences / Settings. If the design is cut off on an iPhone screen, just rotate the image or crop!

 
WITCH, PLEASE. by FIVE

WITCH, PLEASE. by FIVE

BOOZE OVER BOOS by FIVE

BOOZE OVER BOOS by FIVE

TRICK OR TREAT by FIVE

TRICK OR TREAT by FIVE

GHOSTESS by FIVE

GHOSTESS by FIVE

WANNA SHARE YOUR DESIGNS? Send an email with a few designs to hello@designxfive.com with the subject “#wetpaint”. We’ll check out your work and get back to you! 

 

All designs are for personal use only and not available for any commercial purposes. ALL copyright of these images is retained by Kristen Polsinelli. 

 

BOY

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BOY released their new album, We Were Here, in August and I am somehow just now finding out about it. And they are performing in Paris TONIGHT. 

I remember hearing one of their songs in 2012 and desperately searching for their music which I ended up using in a video I made for my bridesmaids. I had to subscribe to a German iTunes account in order to get their music and, unfortunately, I think this is still the case. BUT you can also listen in on Spotify. The Swiss/German band sings entirely in English and it's blissful and light. I can find a little bit of myself in the lyrics of each and every song.

www.listentoboy.com

VOTE, AH!

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If there is one thing you could do to support DX5 this year, this is it. I saw this street art challenge pop up, we worked hard on some designs and are dying to come out on top for this one. See this building? Well, if I win, my work will be painted on it. And I want it...bad...but there are some killer artists competing against me, so we need your help! We didn't know until TODAY that the voting is open to everyone and voting closes on Friday at 10am PT, so my campaign begins NOW.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE CHALLENGE

"For the first time ever, Minted is taking our art to the streets - our street! Larger than life and on view for everyone to see, we looked to our amazing artist community for artwork that we will paint onto the outside of Minted's Headquarters in the vibrant Jackson Square neighborhood of San Francisco. We were looking for a fresh, modern, beautiful take on the concept of public art - a piece that captivates and delights passers-by, makes you reach for your camera, or becomes a destination of its own in San Francisco."

THE WINNING ARTWORK WILL BE PAINTED
ON THE MINTED HQ BUILDING IN SAN FRANCISCO.

AND the winner receives some CA$H, a 2-day trip to SF, and a freaking dinner with Minted Founder + CEO. Listen, god knows I could use the cash but what I really want is my work to be up on the wall and to have dinner with girl boss, Mariam Naficy

THIS IS what i need you to do

  1. Click on each image below. 
  2. Each one will take you to the voting page for that particular design. All you have to do is like it (click the green heart) and rate it (you know we gotta be a five).
  3. Click the next image below + repeat!
  4. SHARE it for extra lovin'.
  5. Vote before FRIDAY, October 16 at 10am PT.

Update: I just found out that it asks you to create an account. And, unfortunately, there is no way to get around it. So sorry, ugh! I know that's super annoying, so I owe a big kiss to all of you who vote!! Feel free to leave a comment below!

you're an angel.

Thank you SO much for the support. We'll keep you posted! WISH US LUCK! X

UPDATE: Minted announced the winners on November 5 and unfortunately we didn't win this challenge. But thank you to everyone who signed up and voted. We really appreciate all of the support. It's serious motivation to find another wall to paint on! THX A MILLION

Brigitte

Image: Brigitte, Illustrator: Delphine Cauly of Été 1981

Image: Brigitte, Illustrator: Delphine Cauly of Été 1981

I'm pretty positive that I share the same soul as this musical duo. They have been my absolute favorite French band for so many years now. They were recently invited to perform for Alcaline, Le Concert, which was aired on one of France's biggest tv networks. Their performance, set, and style was perfectly sultry and polished.

WATCH THE CONCERT HERE

BUY THEIR MUSIC HERE

Now, can we talk about their cover art illustrations?

Their cover art is the epitome of retro, french women in the fifties. Click here to see past albums and here for the "wallpaper" illustrations on their website. I tracked down the artist, Delphine Cauly, and drooled all over my keyboard when I saw her portfolio. Seriously, just look at her work, Été 1981. Follow her on instagram @ete1981. Girl crush.