The Creative Edge

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How to craft a leathery text effect in Photoshop

If you want your messaging to be truly distinctive, there’s no more direct and effective approach than crafting your own custom lettering. Modern viewers are barraged with information, and their attention span has tapered sharply as a result. Custom typography can separate your value proposition from the “noise” of more typical advertising, and it allows... Read More

November 20th By

How to structure your content for a better homepage

There are two ways your website makes a good first impression: a well-executed design and a thoughtful structure. The structure – basically, the order in which your website content is presented – can have a major impact on visitor retention. Think of the way you pick out a new book. First you look at the cover. Is it eye-catching?... Read More

November 19th By

6 ways to bring your greeting card designs to life

As the holiday season fast approaches, businesses around the world are scrambling to get their holiday cards and collateral together – and with good reason. A greeting card is a great way to for businesses to promote their brand, connect with customers and generate new business. That’s good news for us designers. Through the end of... Read More

November 18th By

How to choose the right Google web font

You probably don’t think much about typography in your daily life, but when it comes to your website you have some big decisions to make. The right fonts help determine your website’s personality, and they help grab your viewers’ attention. “Great!” you say—up until you see that drop-down list. There are a total of 647... Read More

November 17th By


The votes are counted for this month’s Top 9 at 99!

We were especially astounded by this month’s entries and choosing only 9 finalists was tough – let alone picking the winner. That’s why we turned to you to choose this month’s champ. Congratulations to Widakk for his super deep logo design for Deep Brewing Co.! As this month’s winner, Widakk will receive a year’s subscription to Juxtapoz magazine.... Read More

November 13th By

Looking back at Dan Friedman’s radical modernism

If you’re ever in New York City, make sure to stop by AIGA’s National Design Center, the ground floor of which serves as a gallery for rotating exhibitions of work in design. Currently they have an excellent show devoted to the career of Dan Friedman, a pioneer of “new wave” design in the 1970s and... Read More

November 12th By

A beginner’s guide to web graphics

The right web graphics can transform an otherwise bland site into a striking and powerful communication channel for your brand. Beautiful photographs can set an emotional tone or amplify one that you create with the text on your page. However, selecting the right images for your website is only part of the equation. Preparing an... Read More

November 11th By

A simple workflow for holiday card design

Along with the holiday season comes an opportunity to design holiday cards for friends, family and clients. While the candid nature of holiday cards often calls for the design to be light hearted and fun, there are some aspects of the card design process that require a skillful workflow – especially handling the fold and bleed. This... Read More

November 10th By

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall has become a historic symbol of Germany, memorialized through art work and the country’s memories. The day the Wall fell and the peaceful revolution that followed has not been forgotten. In honor of that monumental moment, we came up with a very special challenge for our German design community: create a poster... Read More

November 8th By