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Dani featured on Back to Blogging

Dani Nordin of the zen kitchen was just featured on Back to Blogging, where she talks about blog design, content, and the various reasons why she chooses to maintain this here blog. Enjoy!

Business of Design Online: "Substantial Profits, Sustainably"

Dani Nordin, founder of the zen kitchen, was recently quoted in an article by Jess Sand at Business of Design Online. The article, Substantial Profits, Sustainably, shows how relatively simple changes can make a big difference in your studio's carbon footprint, as well as your bottom line. A quick excerpt:

Recycle and reuse. Designers love paper but nobody likes paperwork. Switch to a PDF workflow and save both money and time. Designer Dani Nordin of The Zen Kitchen says she “instituted a PDF workflow in the studio that makes proofing jobs significantly easier and saves printing costs.” She also bought a printer that easily turns out double-sided prints, which she insists has “saved money, time, headaches and trees.” I haven’t bought a single note pad since I started using all those not-quite-perfect printouts as scratch paper instead of simply tossing them. Electronics, old furniture and other items that you would typically throw out can often be either donated or recycled. If you’re unsure where to send them, do a quick search by zip code on Earth911.

The full text is here.

Nordin featured in "Savvy Girl's Guide to Online Networking"

The Savvy Gal's Guide to Online Networking (or What Would Jane Austen Do?) provides tips, tactics and etiquette advice for businesswomen who want to build professional relationships through email, online networks, blogs, and message boards. Dani Nordin of the zen kitchen was among the many professional women building their business online. Buy the book here.

Nordin teaching Business Planning for CWE

Dani Nordin of the zen kitchen will serve as marketing instructor for the Center for Women and Enterprise Providence's Business Planning: Getting Started class. In this 12-week course, entrepreneurs will learn the nuts and bolts of creating a business plan, including marketing and sales strategy, financials and operations.

HOW Magazine: In the Greener Good

Dani Nordin was one of several experts quoted in the article In the Greener Good. The article, written by Roberta Cruger, covers the topics of green design and building a greener studio.

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