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My essentials resources for Creativity, Diversity, &Design Accessibility

Here are some of the apps, audiobooks, classes, conferences, websites, people, and more that helped me along in my creative life. 

Creativity Apps

These are the apps and tools I love to use to stay organized and to store all the ideas I get every day.



Milanote is an easy-to-use tool to organize your ideas and projects into visual boards. I love this app and I use it for everything.



Save for later, directly from your browser. Put articles, videos, or pretty much anything into Pocket. 

Design Tools

Some useful open-source tools 



The missing link between spreadsheets and data visualization. RAW Graphs is an open source data visualization framework built with the goal of making the visual representation of complex data easy for everyone.


Material is a design system – backed by open-source code – that helps teams build high-quality digital experiences.

Collaboration Tools

Open-source tools to apply creative collaboration


Creative Toolbox

A resource kit you can use to apply creative collaboration and unleash potential in your team or organization.

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Rethink Facilitation

Creating seamless, inclusive, and engaging online meetings that get results.

Everyday Tools for
accessible Brand design

There is a great tool you can use for your designer every day life. Do you want to create workshop with your team, I just find best practice to create accessible and color blind friendly brand


Contrast ration checker

The contrast ratio between text and background should be at least 4.5 to 1. This tool will check for you the contrast ration, you just have to enter a foreground and background color in RGB hexadecimal format. 

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Text on image a11y check

This is a guide to foreground color accessibility on a background image. It is intended to guide designers and developers to test if their design solution is accessible.

Books & Audiobooks:

Well, being dyslexic I « read » only audiobooks. I will share with you some I have listened to recently plus some videos in case you don’t want to process them or you want to have an idea of the information you can get from them. Here’s a list of books, audiobooks and talks that have helped me in my career and that you can watch online.

                                                         CREATIVITY & LEADERSHIP                                                         

Start with Why-  How Great Leaders Inspi

"First why and then trust". I think that asking Why? is the first step to everything in life. Be curious don't be scared to ask why! - By Simon Sinek

Book  |  Audiobook  |  Online Classe  |  Tedx

This Is Marketing- You Can't Be Seen Unt

It's up to us to make genuine marketing. 

Godin offers the core of his marketing wisdom in one compact, accessible, and timeless package. This Is Marketing shows you how to do work you're proud of, whether you're a tech start-up founder, a small-business owner, or part of a large corporation. By Seth Godin

Book Audiobook Podcast


From three design partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process for going from problem to prototype.

Book  |  Audiobook  |  Masterclass


It is, at heart, a book about creativity - but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, “an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible”.

Book Audiobook Talk


Art direction explained,

at last!

Offers an introduction to what art direction is and what art directors do. This book covers the role of art director in numerous environments, including magazines and newspapers, advertising, corporate identity, museums and publishing. It also provides perspectives on typography, illustration and photography.

Book Veronique Vienne


Guide for leaders across industries that want to push creativity towards a tangible outcome. By Scott Belsky, Co-Founder of Behance

Book  |  Audiobook TEDx

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Stop doing busywork. Start doing your best work. The world has changed and the way we work has to change, too. With wisdom from 20 leading creative minds, Manage Your Day-to-Day will give you a toolkit for tackling the new challenges of a 24/7, always-on workplace. By Jocelyn Glei 

Book  |  Audiobook  |  Trailer



Rethink Creativity teaches you and your team how to start constructing a creative mindset by allocating time to change up your daily routine. It will help you rediscover the passion you felt your first day on the job! 

Book Podcast

                                                                DIVERSITY & DESIGN                                                                 


Design for

Cognitive Bias

Understand the logic powering human bias and learn to start designing more consciously.

By David Dylan

Book  |  TED   |  Podcast

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Instead of providing a laundry list of culturally specific dos and don'ts, Thomas and Inkson show how to disable your "cultural cruise control" and pay attention in a mindful and creative way to cues in cross-cultural situations. 

Book Audiobook 


Data discrimination is a real social problem. Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities.

Book  |  Audiobook Talk


With decades of experience in multicultural marketing, author David Morse reviews the history of marketing to black, Hispanic, Asian, and LGBT (mostly lesbian and gay) consumers. He explains how including appropriate cultural cues in advertising can build brand loyalty that will pay huge dividends. He also cautions that missing the mark with advertising that excludes or is culturally offensive can be a costly mistake.

Book Audiobook Trailer


Extra Bold is the inclusive, practical, and informative (design) career guide for everyone!
Part textbook and part comic book, zine, manifesto, survival guide, and self-help manual, Extra Bold is filled with stories and ideas that don't show up in other career books or design overviews.



I finished Kat Holmes's audiobook "Mismatch How Inclusion Shapes Design". The "Love story" Chapter got my attention the most "...Love is a common trait in the creation of Inclusive solutions. Some stories centered around a person who is personally affected by a mismatched design..." I totally related.

And it's very inspiring for me to learn that the book "was written to be an audiobook", using Dragon, a speech-to-text translation software program. 

Book  | Audiobook 


After the first lecture, I realized the influence of the African culture in my education. Especially the notion of the family. We were raised with a collectivist mindset even if we were influenced every day by 2 individualist cultures American and French.

Courses Audiobook  |  Cultural Intelligence Center


Explore the mythologies of Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Learn what makes these stories so important, distinctive, and able to withstand the test of time. Discover how, despite geographical implausibilities, many myths from across the oceans share themes, morals, and archetypes.

Course  Audiobook  

Online classes 

Here are some great online classes I have used to improve my efficiency and my proficiency with application tools. Or to learn new digital techniques. I’ve even learned to play the ukulele. We are lucky to live in a period where we can learn anything at home. I just need time and motivation. Be curious !



Domestika is for me the #1 learning platform for creative people. You will find very talented artists from all over the world sharing their personal techniques, a platform for the largest community of creative professionals. On Domestika they can share their projects, contribute to and learn from forums, connect with other artists and find employment.


The great courses

Learning to Play Guitar: Chords, Scales, and Solos ; The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking ; How to Draw.


Share Skills

Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more. 


Online learning experiences from IDEO. IDEO U equips you with creative problem-solving skills, easy-to-use tools, and leadership mindsets to stay resilient in our fast-changing modern world


Be curious! We don't know what we don't know! I'm always looking for new things to learn to push my creative edge.


Design + Diversity

The Design + Diversity Conference is a three-day event. The conference inspires celebrates and promotes not only diversity in design, but the diversity of design.


Adobe MAX

Get inpired and stay up date with the software you use everyday! 

People/Companies/Podcast to Follow

These are the apps that I use every day and cannot live without or create without. I use pretty much every tool out there depending on the project so don’t have real strong favorites there.


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The Crazy One is created out of the real experiences and insights that host and award-winning design leader Stephen Gates who gives you actionable insights to be more creative, become a better leader, create more innovative work, build better relationships with your clients, grow a stronger career and more. 


The Cognitive Bias podcast explores the world of things we do that don't make any rational sense, one bias at a time.


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Through creative educational workshops, consulting, facilitation, and tools, we help all professionals hone their creativity to solve problems in the face of change and complexity.

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CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE, or CQ, is a globally recognized way of assessing and improving effectiveness in culturally diverse situations. It’s rooted in rigorous, academic research conducted across more than 100 countries.

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A Book Apart

Brief books for people who design, write, and code. 


Women Talk Design

Women Talk Design elevates women and gender non-binary speakers, empowers event organizers with resources to engage more diverse speakers, and offers training and support for new speakers.

Solutions for dyslexics

My dyslexia strategy is basically using technology: voice messages, copy-pasting readymade emails, audiobooks, and Text-to-Speech for reading. I also have post-it around my deck with my favorite difficult words to spell-like "research" or "people". But what I've found most effective recently is to speak out and ask for support. When you take time to communicate your struggles you will find more support than judgment. 


Certified dyslexic logo

from now on I will sign my emails with the logo that Justine Vilgrain created. This logo will help to stop the apprehension and will show the reader why the email may look different than another email.



Ensure Everything You Write Comes Across The Way You Intend. Present Your Best Self Every Time You Type. Make Your Writing Clear and Engaging. Plagiarism Detection. Eliminate grammar errors. Easily improve any text.


Bionic Reading Extension

Did you know that your brain reads faster than your eye? Bionic Reading revises texts so that the most concise parts of words are highlighted. This guides the eye over the text and the brain remembers previously


This book helped me to understand better my dyslexia, and how my brain works. 


Have your Mac speak text

If you have trouble reading text on your screen, you can have your Mac speak the text whenever you press a key or set of keys.



A real-life changing tool for us, dyslexics! Artificial intelligence makes it fast & easy to create content but also to correct and structure our words.



Turn any text into audio with
Speechify’s AI-powered listening assistant


Dyslexic Thinking Skills Explained

“It’s time we all understand dyslexia properly as a different way of thinking, not a disadvantage”


Voice dictation on MAC 

Macs have voice dictation built-in, allowing you to talk instead of type. To use voice dictation in an application on your Mac, first select a text field in an application. Next, press the Fn (Function) key twice or click the Edit menu and select Start Dictation. Speak to your Mac and the words you speak will start appearing in the text field.

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