6 unique geometric fonts you need in your toolkit

Typography is one of the most dynamic and ever-changing areas of design and has a huge bearing on the overall UX of your work. Indeed, typography gives us the chance to evoke moods and feelings in the users just by selecting the appropriate fonts for the circumstance. In both websites and mobile applications, sans-serif fonts... Read More

September 1st By

Learning and expanding on the techniques of Paul Rand

When pushing your own creative boundaries, it’s always worthwhile to take a moment with the masters. In this tutorial, we’ll explore how to emulate some of Paul Rand’s analog techniques digitally within Illustrator. Then we will take it a step further using some additional Illustrator tricks. This tutorial looks at his famous 1970 Westinghouse Annual... Read More

August 31st By

Exploring pop culture’s subversive sticker art culture

The thing I love most about stickers it is how they show that a simple graphic or design can get into the sub-conscience of society and become part of the visual zeitgeist for the next ten or twenty years. -DB Burkman, Co-author (with Monica LoCascio) of Stickers: Stuck Up Piece of Crap – From Punk... Read More

August 26th By

How to develop your eye for stock photography

Developing an eye for photography is usually in reference to shooting pictures with a camera. While as a designer you may not have to know enough to take your own photographs, you should know how to select the best ones. You need to be able to look at photography critically, understanding how the image functions so that you... Read More

August 24th By

6 creative block-busting skills from 99U

Everyone has their off days. But when a deadline’s fast approaching, you can’t afford an unexpected creative slump. Below, we’ve rounded up six of our favorite articles that will help you knock creative block to the curb. We hope they help inspire you for your next project! Why you should carry a notebook with you everywhere... Read More

August 19th By

The recipe for a perfect logo

While there is no exact formula for the perfect logo, there are certain “ingredients” that can be explored and utilized in the creative process. This article looks at several successful examples and talks about how these “ingredients” are represented within. 1. It reads like a logo Logo Design: Saul Bass Certain logos just simply look like logos.... Read More

August 18th By

6 free online tools to make your life easier

We’re all on the lookout for ways to do things better. In this article, I’m going to take you through a roundup of some of the less well known tools that almost any web designer can benefit from. Each one can solve common design challenges while also increasing your productivity. Let’s start! 1. Typegenius I’m... Read More

August 12th By

10 classic tattoo styles you need to know

There are probably thousands of styles of tattoos around now, with talented artists creating their own every day. But a lot of those designs are adapted from certain historically popular styles — many of them decades or even centuries old. Here are ten of the classic styles of tattoo art, the ones you definitely want to know before... Read More

August 11th By

3 ways to make your next PowerPoint pop

While PowerPoint design may not offer the same possibilities as Illustrator or Photoshop, it is still a big part of the professional world for it’s slide presentation functionality. With that said, the cold hard fact is that slide shows need to be designed too and that is often what graphic designers are asked for by clients. The easy route would be... Read More

August 10th By

Tips for better data visualization

Charts and graphs, not words, are the real substance of Powerpoint presentations, infographics, business brochures and just about every other data-oriented design product. If you want to keep a client coming back for more, you’re going to have to get an edge on the software-generated templates. Here’s how. 1. Know your chart types First off, there’s... Read More

August 6th By