You’ve all seen it before, because frankly, this trend has been all over the place and for quite a few years now. But you don’t really know how to describe it — a bunch of similarly colored triangles or rectangles combining to create a intricate geometric shape, which somehow manages to be abstract but still demonstrates... Read More
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, many critics forecasted the end of James Bond—a Cold War character if ever there was one. At the same time, a prolonged studio dispute made a new Bond film seem unlikely for more prosaic reasons.
Is this the year you claim your location independence? It can be. And here’s how.
Working from home is awesome. Greater autonomy and a flexible schedule are just the beginning. In the past, I spent at least an hour driving to work each day, and another hour driving home.
It’s November, which means thousands of writers are typing furiously to complete a 50,000-word novel in 30 days for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo to the cool kids). Maybe you’re using NaNoWriMo momentum to write your book. I’ll admit there’s a guilty pleasure that helped me through three years of NaNoWriMo madness. When writer’s block... Read More
Good design isn’t just about your output. Often, it’s the creative process behind your work that will yield the best results. This month, we’ve pulled together another batch of inspiring articles from our friends at 99U to help you improve your approach to new projects, fight off negative thinking and better understand your unique creative mindset. Enjoy!
Few things in life are constant: death, taxes, and strangers asking “So what do you do?” within a minute of a handshake. As a UX designer, I’ve had a lot of practice over the years trying to nail down my answer.
You’re sure to know the most commonly used typefaces. The ones that surround us every day on the subways, in ads, in political campaigns and in our reading materials. You know a lot of their names, too – like Helvetica, Garamond and Baskerville. You may know their style: serif, sans-serif, humanist, geometric or grotesque. But do you know who created them?
Before I start, I’d like to make sure we’re on the same page. This article will not help you unless you decide to work hard for it. Achieving a unique style and touch that truly sets you apart from the crowd will take you a lot of time – and cups of coffee. Now, I’ll... Read More
There’s no reason for your designs to look drab – especially when it comes to color. A quick glance online and you’ll find a stockpile of color scheme apps ready to help you learn, play and perfect your next palette. From clever Hex code games to comprehensive color wheels, here are 15 of our favorite free color... Read More