Have you checked out Line//Shape//Space? It’s a one-year-old Autodesk website focused on helping small-business designers, drafters, and animators be successful. Whether it’s product tips and tricks or learning how to manage finances, there are numerous resources to help small businesses overcome challenges and ultimately flourish.
We think it’s a pretty great place to bring the small-business design community together, and the good news is that others think so, too. We’re excited to announce that Line//Shape//Space has just been named a Webby Award Honoree in the Business Blog category of the 18th Annual Webby Awards.
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, co-founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom, Martha Stewart, Huffington Post Media Group President Arianna Huffington, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, musician David Bowie, and Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson.
"It's such an honor to be acknowledged by the Webby Awards—the holy grail of all things amazing on the web,” explains Dusty DiMercurio, Autodesk’s Head of Small Business Marketing. "The feedback we’ve gotten from Autodesk’s small businesses community since launching the site a little over a year ago has been just phenomenal. And now, to be honored in this way—alongside some of our favorite business blogs, like TechCrunch, The Atlantic Business, and BlackBerry—is incredibly inspiring. It really helps add fuel to our purpose of being a helpful resource for the amazing small businesses that inspire us daily."
New York Times contributor Gene Marks gives Line//Shape//Space a nice shout out regarding an infographic about 3D printing.
From creative infographics about 3D printing and buying vs. renting software to inspiring stories about entrepreneurs such as New Jersey architect Mary Hearn (who was on the front line for many post–Hurricane Sandy projects) and developer of the Origami Kayak, Anton Willis, Line//Shape//Space delivers content to help small businesses succeed.
“The most fulfilling part of running Line//Shape//Space is when I see it stir up the conversation with small-business owners and employees,” says Line//Shape//Space Editor in Chief Kylee Swenson Gordon. “I love to read comments about the articles and find new ways to ease small-business frustrations. The Webby Award Honoree recognition is further validation that we’re on the right path.”
Some of the feedback that Line//Shape//Space has received from small businesses around the globe include:
“A drafter's life is not only… drafting. It's also communicating, using media, finding his way in a complex world. This blog can help.” —Patrick Emin, Lyon, France
“Our new favorite blog.” —CADLearning
“As a designer and entrepreneur—and expert at sustainable, social, and healthcare design—I can say that a lot is happening around the world about entrepreneurship and startups, but people don’t realize that very often. So I’m always happy to see stuff like in Line//Shape//Space, where they focus on entrepreneurship from a design point of view.” —Marcio Dupont, São Paulo, Brazil
Catering to a wide range of industries, the blog includes articles about manufacturing, construction, architecture, animation, general small-business management and many more. In addition to the 2014 Webby Award Honoree designation, Line//Shape//Space won 2014 Communicator, 2013 W3 and Davey awards.
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