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Dustin W. Stout

Social Media, Creativity, Branding, and Design with just a dash of inspiration.

I am a web designer, branding enthusiast, blogger and social media junkie. Creativity is my fuel, social media is my game, and Jesus is my homie.
Social Web Strategy Design

"Crafting creative ideas and turning them into visual and verbal brilliance. I help individuals and brands excel online through design and social media integration, strategy, and execution."
For consulting, contact me here.
I mainly post about Social Media, Creativity, Design, and Branding. I've also been dubbed a Google+ Scholar (whatever that means). So if you're having trouble getting the most out of Google+ then feel free to ask me questions! I may not have all the answers, but odds are I at least know someone who does!
Some circles I might fit well into are:
- Designers- Social Media- Branding- Blogging- Technology- Geeks- Christians- Film lovers- Awesome people
Recommended ReadingI've wrote a few things that have gotten some attention. These are a great representation of what I write abo


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About 4 weeks ago How to Moonwalk

At a very young age I became an avid Michael Jackson fan. I also happened to have a talent for dancing. In fact, by 3rd grad I was teaching kids at recess how to moonwalk. 

It's too bad I didn't have this animated chart to assist me in teaching. A brilliant piece by Jacob O'Neal found here: http://dustn.ws/1ms2GDk

#animagram   #gif  





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About 11 weeks ago Seahawks Coach May Be Using Cheat Code!

#breaking: Rumors are circulating that Seattle Seahawks coach may have executed Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B, A before the coin toss!

This would explain the punishment that the Denver Broncos are enduring.

Source: +Grant Miles

Originally tweeted here: https://twitter.com/dustinwstout/status/430166132436119554

#SuperBowl









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About 2 weeks ago Just Found My New Dream Car

After having a discussion tonight with +Bob Basi about electric cars, I decided to do a little research into +Tesla Motors... I think I'm in love.

Just taking a look at the Model X made me completely change how I felt about SUVs. Well done +Elon Musk, you've officially made SUVs sexy. If I could, I'd buy one right now in cash.

But if I truly had my choice, my money would go straight to the Model S. Beautiful piece of machinery. The minute I have $100k to dispose of, you can be it's going towards one of these. Because apparently I can't just go with a base model when you give me so many options!

What are your thoughts on Tesla? 

#tesla   #carlovers   #dreamcar  









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About 5 weeks ago Friday Dance Party!

It's Friday y'all. Dance it out with me!

Image via: +Giphy 

#friday   #dance   #gif  





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About 8 weeks ago Mistakes Don't Define

Your failures, shortcomings, missteps, and mistakes don't define you. Unless you let them. 

Creative people tend to be their own worst critics. I know first hand. But we have to realize that we are not confined by the past. We can make the most of today, pushing forward, doing better, and making a better tomorrow. 

Don't look behind, look forward and up. Make today awesome and tomorrow even better. 

Thanks to +Christopher Nicely for the quote!

Originally published here: http://dustn.tv/mistakes-dont-define/

#DailyKickInThePants   #creativity   #inspiration  











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About 5 days ago Keep Calm, It Is Finished

Made this a while back. Seemed like a good time to resurrect it. ;)

Have a great weekend everyone! Lots to celebrate.

#HappyEaster #ResurrectionSunday #Jesus #Christianity





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About 2 days ago Calling it a Night

It's been quite a day folks. Time to close my eyes for about 4hrs or so before starting it all over again. See you in the morning! 

Image credit: http://dustn.ws/RKMkcR

#timelapse   #night   #gif  





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About 3 days ago Religious Extremism (Continued)

I saw this chart today from TruthFacts but it neglected to list the last two religious extremists that I've added to the end. I took the liberty of completing the chart since I know how you +Android lovers out there hate to be left out. 

Oh, and before the hate-comments start flying-- this is just for fun people! Have a laugh, because we're all a bunch of fanatic nuts anyways! 

Original chart: http://dustn.ws/1h7XcdF

HT +Guy Kawasaki for sharing a link to the chart on HolyKaw

#justforfunny   #android   #apple   #chart  









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About 6 weeks ago 39 Design/UI Tips That Will Make You More Money

This site is absolute gold. The tips in UI/UX given are spot on and you can see them implemented on the site itself! I'm in love.

I took this screenshot of Idea #4 because, as you may know, I'm a big fan of social proof. 

Fill your mind with these golden design tips here: http://www.goodui.org/

And a big HT to +Jason T. Wiser and +Dan Crask for this!

#design   #ui  









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About 5 weeks ago The Best Places to Find Free Images Online

I've scoured the internet searching relentlessly for the best resources for free images. I can tell you-- there's a lot of crappy sites out there. I've done my best though to save you time and potential frustration by listing the 16 best places online. 

Read the full list (and a special bonus) here: http://dustn.tv/find-free-images/

Some of the listed resources include:
> PicJumbo
> Unsplash
> Gratisography

At the end of the post I also reveal a new project that allows me to ensure you have the highest quality resource for images online. I hope you enjoy.

Got any resources you'd add to the list?

#freeimages   #socialmedia   #dustntv