We’re Nominated for a Webby!

We’re Nominated for a Webby!

We just found out that The IdeaLists has been nominated for a Webby Award in the “best employment website” category. It’s an honor just to be nominated but you can actually help us bring home the prize!

We’d really appreciate it if you’d cast your vote here and spread the word. Thanks for taking the time!

Startup Confidential: Timehop

Startup Confidential: Timehop

Timehop is a mobile app that tells you what you were doing on this day in previous years by using history from your activity social networks and your devices. Opened daily by hundreds of thousands of users, the app is comfortably ranked in the top 100 free apps in the country on the App Store, […]

Member Spotlight: Greg Hunt

Member Spotlight: Greg Hunt

Take a few minutes, stop what you’re doing, and let yourself get lost in a hypnotic music video. We just came across the portfolio of Greg Hunt, a Los Angeles-based filmmaker who makes music videos and commercials for clients of all stripes. Here’s a few of our favorites.

How to be a Better Manager

How to be a Better Manager

Nobody really teaches you how to be a good manager. It’s a set of skills that you tend to learn by example — from previous managers you’ve had — and can be hard to put into words. But then we came across this Quora thread about common management mistakes, and it’s a pretty good place to […]

Our Data is Safe

Our Data is Safe

You probably heard this week about the major vulnerability in OpenSSL – the technology that securely encrypts the majority of websites and web-based information. Luckily, the security-conscious Development Community rolled out a fix, and several tests, to help sites like ours quickly patch the vulnerability. The Idealists Team applied the fix on Monday evening and […]

Member Spotlight: Packaging by Cult Partners

Member Spotlight: Packaging by Cult Partners

We’ll admit it — sometimes what makes us buy one brand of thing instead of another is just the packaging. That’s why this portfolio, from Bay Area-based Cult Partners, caught our eye. It’s chock-full of distinctive branding and packaging designs for food and liquor brands. Now we’re imagining the killer dinner party we could put […]

Our Sweetest Sixteen Case Studies

Our Sweetest Sixteen Case Studies

Here’s a sample of sixteen of our favorite case studies featuring projects of all different shapes and sizes. From big blue chip brands to up-and-coming startups, from app development to graphic design, here are a few that have caught our eye over the years.

Follow Friday: 5 Agencies Doing it Right on Twitter

Follow Friday: 5 Agencies Doing it Right on Twitter

Twitter accounts run by ad agencies are overwhelmingly boring. Between all the gloating about awards, disembodied quotes from conferences, and general self-congratulation, they can be easy to ignore. But here are a select few that use their Twitter accounts for sharing interesting articles, going behind the scenes of agency life, and even joking about the […]

Member Spotlight: William Eadon

Member Spotlight: William Eadon

This week, we’re really into the wild, playful photography of Brooklyn-based William Eadon. His work spans photography, visual art, papercraft, and fashion and jewelry design, and even though it’s the middle of the work week, it’ll probably have you ready for a party. This is a fun one. Let’s go!

The Internet’s Best-Ever April Fools’ Day Pranks

The Internet’s Best-Ever April Fools’ Day Pranks

These days, it’s hard to be actually fooled on April Fools’ Day. We’ve come to expect a rash of high-concept announcements of ridiculous new products from Google, Virgin, and other playful companies — but they are so obviously pranks that the spirit of the holiday has been somewhat lost. Here’s a few April Fools’ Day […]