I started out my creative career as a systems developer, mostly building custom web based systems for larger organizations in Sweden. A couple of years later I transitioned into the design side of things and noticed my passion for visual communications.
After have studied graphic design in Australia and art direction at Berghs in Stockholm I worked as a designer/developer at a publishing house for a couple of years, before I decided it was time to start my own business and give From up North my full attention.
What is "The Feed"?
"The Feed" is basically a flow of great designs that we've come across. It's updated 24/7 and you're able to filter through all the published pieces by entering keywords in the filter above the thumbnails.
Ok, but what is a "Channel"?
When users have entered keywords they're interested in the feed, they have the ability to save these settings as a so called "channel". A channel can be used to quickly filter after a specific set of keywords - Either directly in the feed or as it's own page that can be shared with colleagues and friends. You'll find the link to your channels under Settings/Channels.
Why don't you guys link to the original source instead of other blogs, social networks etc? I have go through so many sites to check out the original source.
We always link to where an image/video was found as a courtesy to the person/site that actually found the piece. We spend countless of hours each week scanning our sources to bring you guys what we feel are the best designs. Whenever someone copies what we publish(yeah, you know who you are...) without as much as mention or a link back, we'd get a bit misty in our eyes. So we of course don't ride on others hard work without trying to give something in return.
Why in gods name are you linking to Pinterest so much?
We really love Pinterest and use it every day to find, collect and categorize all the great designs that we come across. And since we always link to where a piece was found, a lot of our outgoing links of course points to Pinterest.
One of the pieces you published is missing/have the wrong credit information, could you update it?
Absolutely. One of the core purposes with this site is to promote great designers, so giving credit is of course very important. Below each piece we've added a button where you can submit more information about a specific piece. (Note, this feature have not yet gone live on the new site)
One of the pieces you published is missing credit information, do you know who created it?
No, probably not. Try doing a Google image search to see if you're able find the original source or another site that contains more information.
Older galleries contain broken images and are in some cases linked to a pages that doesn't exist?
We strive to keep the site as clean and up-to-date as possible, so whenever we notice a broken image or an incorrect link we try to fix it. If unsuccessful we simply remove the piece from the post for the time being. So if you come across a broken image we just haven't gotten around to that specific piece just yet. But rest assure. we're on it.
Do you guys accept guest or sponsored posts?
Nope, not at this moment.
- Does "The Feed" have an RSS-feed?
I appreciate the work you guys are doing, can I support you in any way?
Absolutely, if you purchase a product/service from our partners listed under "Resources" we get a small commission(at no additional cost to you). You can also just help out by spreading the word about From up North and our content with the people in your network.
The short version
- We collect anonymous statistics about your visit, like which of our pages you viewed.
- Some 3rd parties like Facebook and Twitter may know you visited this website, if you use their services. We can’t control them but we don’t believe this knowledge poses any threat to you.
- If you sign up with us we take great care to keep your information safe and we’ll never share it with others without your express permission.
- We never share your data with 3rd parties except to help us deliver our own services.
Measuring our visitorsWe measure visitors to our website using Google Analytics. This records what pages you view within our site, how you arrived at our site and some basic information about your computer. All of that information is anonymous – so we don’t know who you are; just that somebody visited our site. The information we collect from analytics helps us understand what parts of our sites are doing well, how people arrive at our site and so on. Like most websites, we use this information to make our website better.
Facebook, Twitter and other social networksThese services provide social buttons and similar features which we use on our website – such as the “Like” and “Tweet” buttons. To do so we embed code that they provide and we do not control ourselves. To function their buttons generally know if you’re logged in; for example Facebook use this to say “x of your friends like this”. We do not have any access to that information, nor can we control how those networks use it. Social networks therefore could know that you’re viewing this website, if you use their services (that isn’t to say they do, but their policies may change). As our website is remarkably inoffensive we imagine this is not a concern for most users.
Discussion commentsTo allow visitors to discuss our blog articles and some web pages we use a discussion system called Disqus. To do so we embed code that Disqus provide and we do not control ourselves. Disqus anonymously tracks visitors to pages like we do. They also remember who you are if you login to any Disqus service, so you can comment on any website using their tool. Logging in to Disqus can be done in many ways, including via Facebook. If you login via social network, Disqus will be able to link your activity to that network. In this way, your Disqus activity may be personally identifiable. Disqus will know what pages you viewed in our site and what you wrote on those comments. Of course all comments you leave are also publicly visible on the Internet alongside your name, so we do not imagine this is a concern for many people.
If you sign up for a serviceWhen you sign up for any of our services – paid or otherwise – we will record specific personal information about you, such as your name and email address. We will also collect and store information about your use of our services so as to improve them. For example, we keep a log of what features are being used at any time. We also log account and transaction history for accounting purposes, and to monitor our business activities.
E-mailsWe may send you email notifications regarding your service or which you have specifically requested (such as newsletters or notifications when a report is completed). You have the ability to opt out of any of this communication at any time. We will never provide your personal information or email address to any third parties except where they are specifically employed to help deliver our own services, as detailed above.
SecurityFrom up North take many precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. These precautions include:
- Use of SSL encryption for sensitive data (coming soon)
- Hardware stored in secured datacentres behind firewalls
- All access to information restricted by password and/or secure key
- Restrictions to what information can be accessed via any location