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"An unpretentious gem full of insights and a window into his world."

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"Look, there is no better part of my day then when an email comes in from Tobias. This newsletter helps bring focus to my efforts as well as introduces me to new concepts and ideas. Now I just need to convince Tobias to send it daily! :)"

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"I’ve been reading your email since the beginning and it still interests, informs and helps me. Please keep going :-)"

"The articles and topics covered are empathetic to creatives and designers, as if telling my stories or the stories of others that I would love to hear and learn more. "

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"Each newsletters keeps me thinking until the next ones arrives to my inbox. It's a great source of "inspiration", but the one that's useful for becoming a better human not only a better designer. Thanks!"

"Tobias Van Schneider's newsletters consistently deliver thoughtful and engaging content with diverse perspectives on design. Particularly helpful for freelancers and students, but a great read for anyone :)"

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"One of the most un-skippable email newsletters you can receive. Tobias consistently provides insightful and valuable thoughts worth reading—and sharing! His work inspires me and his writing provokes me to action. "


"It's thrilling to receive letters that are talking to you the way persons do –sitting somewhere and sharing their passions, thoughts, news, ideas, inspiration, insights. Such conversations give food for thought, ignite you in some ways, and make you feel creative as hell. Thanks, Tobias!"

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"Tobias always offer interesting insights and manages to keep things short, clear and relevant. "

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"DESK is a breath of fresh air in a world blanketed by the modernistic ideal of "hustle and grind". Every email includes thought provoking concepts and articles that I look forward to reading!"

"I've been reading the DESK since its beginnings when I was new to design after seeing Tobias speak in ByDesign conference in Bratislava. Since then, besides other things, thanks to the articles and advice in DESK I was able to land a job in one of the top Danish design studios just in three years. Thank you!"

"One of the best parts of my week is reading Tobias' weekly emails. He provides an honest, down-to-earth take on navigating the various terrain as a professional creative. Tobias cuts to the heart of very relatable challenges in this field and shares inspiration and thought-provoking solutions that are directly applicable to any role."

"Have been reading Tobias' writing for more than 3 years. He provides succinct, intelligent yet accessible commentary on the state of design in the world today! Highly recommend."

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"Unpretentious newsletter."

"The DESK from Tobias is a source of inspiration and motivation (even for non-designers)! I am always looking forward to it. The longer the edition (content), the better?"

"Tobias has got it goin' on. Not only is he an awesome designer who shares only the best stuff with the community, but he's also a kind person. It feels as if he's a close friend who cares for me."

"Always like to receive this mail from you. Pretty much always inspiring with some nice content to read"


"I'm a Journalist not a designer, but I still sign up his email list, because every email his send is unique. Couple most ago he even send email about how to be good writer, so his email list not just about design is about digital world. I read Tobias email same reason why I watch Formula 1. I'll never be F1 driver. But it's feel good to be see what awesome people do."


"I don't know how I found your website in the endless abyss of information but I'm now a permanent resident of DESK. Whenever I feel down and I don't know how to proceed when doing creative work, I go and I read your blog. Thank for your work and for the inspiring visuals."