How to make my electronic design to be printed in a factory?

So I have a circuit I have built and I want it to be made in a factory in China or some cheap place and have it assembled as much as I can there.

How would I go about doing this?

It's not a big design and uses an Arduino. Say if I wanted 100 or 250 made whats the most cost-effective way of doing this?

Thanks.

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The Landing is bringing shoppable social and collaboration to interior design

Monetizable mood boards might sound like the moonshot idea that no one asked for, but when you think about it, the vision is already informally happening in various corners of the internet. A young generation of users shops with community in mind, whether that’s buying merchandise from your favorite influencers or giving into those Instagram advertisements after spending way too much time on the grid.

As more users think of shopping as a social, digital-first activity, The Landing, a seed-stage startup coming out of stealth, is hoping to win over those who have an affinity for designing homes and spaces. On The Landing, users can create, and shop from, room designs to help furnish their homes.

Image Credits: The Landing

“There’s no contextually rich, visual shopping destination, where you could curate and discover and share and shop all in one place,” co-founder Miri Buckland said. The Landing hopes to be that destination.

Started by Buckland and Ellie Buckingham, The Landing is launching with $ 2.5 million in financing, in a round led by Aileen Lee at Cowboy Ventures. Lee will be taking a board seat. Other investors include Dara Treseder, the CMO of Peloton; Manish Chandra and Tracy Sun, the founders of Poshmark; Unshackled; Designer Fund; and Progression Fund.

The Landing began as a pandemic pivot. Buckland and Buckingham were always interested in solving the pain point of contextual furnishing for users, but began by physically moving people into apartments and helping them set up different furniture. Then, the pandemic hit and limited the ability to do high-touch services. Buckingham says that this was “potentially the best forcing function” to focus on what kind of business The Landing wanted to be.

“I don’t need to be the person moving into your apartment with a couch,” she said. “It was about the importance of empowering creativity and empowering individuals to create digital and physical spaces.” That’s when they dropped the moving service business, and instead used furnishing as a vector to solve the problem of contextual and social e-commerce.

It’s a smart idea that has not gone unnoticed. Houzz, a Sequoia-backed home improvement startup, connects users to products from third-party retailers as well as services from architects, designers or contractors. There’s also Modsy, which has raised north of $ 70 million to date, which helps users virtually redesign their homes.

Buckingham worked for Modsy when she was at business school, where she first started noticing that she disagreed with the startups’ main thesis.

“Their motto was basically a digital rendition of an existing human service,” she said. “And I came away from the experience not super convinced that the service model was the scalable, future answer to consumerization of access to design.” She noticed that the younger generation was looking for a self-serve, customizable answer.

Miri Buckland and Ellie Buckingham, the co-founders of The Landing. Image Credits: The Landing

The Landing is launching with creative tooling capabilities, which allow users to build and design spaces within its platform. In the coming months, the team is focused on adding a social layer atop the design tool, with features like profiles, discovery, feed, and commenting.

The Landing’s Slack channel is currently being used to discuss these features and what is most in-demand from early users.

The founders aren’t worried about a lack of demand, or only being a platform for the few times that people furnish their homes throughout their lifespan. As Buckland pointed out, people browse Zillow all the time, and have Reddit channels about dream homes, creating designs and more. The startup is aiming to serve that population as well — the dreamers and not just the realists.

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Global design platform Canva acquires two word class European innovators: Kaleido AI & Smartmockups

Online design platform Canva has achieved another milestone today after announcing a strategic investment into its vibrant apps ecosystem through the acquisition of two innovative European startups: Kaleido.ai, a leading visual AI platform (Austria) and Smartmockups, a realistic product mockup generator (Czech Republic). Together, the companies will capitalize on the significant global reach of Canva’s…

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Using a design studio for Brand Identity, Packaging, Print, Typeface

What are the costs, benefits & alternatives to using a design studio for: Brand Identity, Packaging, Print, & Typeface.

  • What does it typically cost?
  • Is there a particular area that’s well worth it?
  • Thoughts on using a design studio for branding before launching for the first time or using one after generating cash to then rebrand and grow?
  • What does working with a design studio look like?
  • Important questions to ask & things to consider when choosing?
  • Alternatives to using a design studio? How to go about creating an inspiring and powerful brand identity in-house at a low cost in the beginning stages?

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How to best automate product mockup and template design work?

Hi all, I am looking to see if anyone has experience solving the best way to automate the product mockups and design templates for apparel.

Historically I have used a full-time graphic designer to do them with self-recorded Photoshop Actions. I am looking to optimize this further since it's the same repetitive work we could be spending on the actual designs.

We do full cut & sew apparel, so there are two parts:

  1. Mockups for ~10 different products (mens t-shirt, women's t-shirt, men's tank, hoodie, etc) to be automated in one process
  2. Templates for those products for our manufacturing (it's the same template every time but we have to lay the artwork out across each product, which varies in size and orientation)

We have one "input design file" which has all of the necessary design work. I am looking for a designer with deep automation (and possible coding) experience that could help me understand the actual technology involved here to go from Point A to Z.

The process goes like this..

  1. Lead designer creates a design
  2. Lead designer lays design across a single standardized template
  3. *What I need help with begins:* design is laid across all mockups (front and back)
  4. *What I need help with*: design is laid across all printable product templates (already standardized)

Anyone with experience of a similar project?

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Penji offers unlimited graphic design work for one monthly rate

Graphic design brings your print and digital marketing materials to life. It’s an important part of creating eye-catching and on-brand advertisements, brochures, websites, merchandise, and more. However, hiring graphic designers can be expensive, and attempting to do graphic design work on your own can be difficult without proper training or experience. Instead, try Penji.

Penji is an on-demand graphic design service that helps thousands of marketers and agencies achieve better results. You can submit unlimited print, digital, or UX/UI design requests, then let Penji’s fully managed team of vetted talent work their magic.

With Penji, there’s no hiring, no HR, and no hourly billing involved. Instead, you pay one flat monthly rate to cover all of your design needs. Here’s how it works:

Create a design project: Simply fill out a form to tell the designers about the project and what you’re envisioning. You can also upload any attachments that need to be included and choose the file types you want.

Project is designed: Penji automatically matches you with the designer best suited for your specific project. You’ll be able to communicate with your designer right on Penji’s platform. You will receive your first draft within 24 to 48 hours.

Review work: After reviewing your work, you can either download your files if you’re satisfied with the work or submit a request for revisions if it’s not quite what you were hoping for. Penji offers unlimited revisions.

Download your files: When you’re happy with the results, you can download your files. You’ll receive the design files as well as the source files.

Features
Penji includes a range of features to achieve your graphic design needs.

Variety of project types: Whether you need graphic design work for social media, beverage labels, vehicle wraps, catalogs, digital ads, newsletters, or something else, odds are Penji can create it. All pricing plans come with general graphic design capabilities, including branding, digital, marketing, merch sellers, print projects, and more. Team and Agency plans also include custom illustrations, web design, app design, and infographics.

Unlimited design projects: You can submit as many project requests as you’d like for one flat monthly rate.

Unlimited revisions: You can submit as many revisions as you’d like until you’re happy with the final product.

Vetted designers: Penji works with the top graphic designers, so there’s always someone capable of completing your project.

Fast turnaround: Most projects will be completed and returned for your review within 24 to 48 hours.

No hidden fees: Instead of paying hourly rates or per-project fees, with Penji, you pay one monthly price for all of your design needs.

Invite your team: Penji allows you to invite your team members or clients to collaborate on the project.

Human support: When you contact Penji, you get to talk to a real person, not a bot. You’ll also be assigned a dedicated account manager to ensure the project runs smoothly.

File ownership: You’ll have 100% ownership over all of the original source files that were created for your project.

15-day money-back guarantee: You can try Penji risk-free for 15 days. If you’re not satisfied, you can receive a full refund.

Interested?
You’ve got other things to focus on – leave the graphic design work to the professionals. If Penji sounds like it might be the right solution for you, visit penji.co to learn more.

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A former employee iz withholding design files he made for us

Not sure what to do here

He left the company 1-2 months ago.

We've been using the png/jpg version of the files he left us as pitch material, but it needs to be updated and he just doesnt provide us with the psd/sketch files.

He doesnt even seem malignant about it, every time i reach out he just ignores us or says he's busy now and will get to it later

I've literally offered him a ransom to get our files from him, at this point im considering legal action. What can we do here?

Edit: I've been asking for about a month now, he was on salary when he made them.

Anyone know a lawyer for this?

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