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Welcome to the first edition of Friday Finds from Build Your Bridge!

If you were with us over on the Matt Downey newsletter, this should look familiar. If you're new here, I'd like to welcome you to Friday Finds β€” a collection of the best design, web3, and mindset resources to hit my desk this week.

In addition, I've got new and exclusive content to help you productize your services, build value through reputation, and ultimately generate more self-sustaining income headed your way soon. Stay tuned!

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or comments (or just to say hi). I'm glad you're here!

High fives,

Matt Downey

Machine learning has already transformed the design profession. How do we use it ethically?

ML has changed the way humans relate to machines by enabling them to communicate with tech via language, gesture, movement, emotion, etc. These same capabilities will enable designers to engage with creative tools in more intuitive ways, supplanting the mouse, trackpad, and touchscreen.

Chunk Icons

CHUNK is a set of 144 consistent & commonly-needed glyphs, all tailored to look nice and sharp at 16px.

Shadow Palette Generator

Another great project from Josh Comeau that helps you produce beautiful, optimized CSS-only shadows.

Rare Blocks gives you unique Tailwind CSS layouts every couple months

This is a clever idea. An NFT that grants you life-time access to a unique set of Tailwind CSS layouts that will help you stand out from the crowd.

A dead simple way to accept donations in ETH for free. No setup and you can embed it anywhere.

The Bored Apes take Manhattan

Members of Bored Ape Yacht Club, the internet’s hottest NFT project, monkeyed around IRL at Ape Fest 2021. How long can the party last?

Think different. Think users.

It's hard to think differently, which is why it's so rarely done. There's a lot of social pressure not to. People will dismiss your idea or even ridicule it. At some point you'll probably have to fight this headwind. At some point you'll have to do something that seems stupid to most people.

Optimize your learning and creativity with science-based tools

In this podcast, Andrew Huberman describes how to access focused learning bouts, creative states, and the underlying neural circuitry involved.

Use your burn rate

One of the most stressful and exciting traits of self-employment is control over your schedule. Projecting your income lets you choose how to spend your time.

Friday Finds #1


Build Your Bridge is from Matt Downey β€” a creator helping other creators productize their services, build value through reputation, and generate self-sustaining income.

This week’s featured NFT project is WGMInterfaces.

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