Dashboard design has always been something that highly interested me. It is often the first thing you're customers will see when they log in for the first time, and it should make one hell of an impression, in my opinion. Unfortunately, I feel that alot of companies don't feel they should spend design time on the "guts" of their service, or just simply overlook it.
This is an Admin Dashboard design I mocked up not too long. It is something that I would like to refine and develop for. I'll update the project here.