Archive | April, 2016

Can a design be “correct”?

Can a design be “correct”?

Design is about problem solving, whether that be visual, structural, conceptual, or any other ‘…al’. If there’s a problem, it follows that there is a solution. When Steve Jobs hired design legend Paul Rand to design the brand identity for what would be named (by Rand) NeXT computers, he was expecting a few options. Instead, […]

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5 things nobody tells you about freelancing

5 things nobody tells you about freelancing

Starting out on your own as a freelancer is exciting. You’re making your talents available to the world, and are ready to make your mark. While this career path can be very rewarding (monetarily and otherwise), it’s not all kittens and unicorns. There are going to be challenges and days when you wonder why you […]

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Take color inspiration from the masters

Take color inspiration from the masters

Picking colors for a design, a piece of art, or a living room for that matter, has never been easy for a lot of us. Even the pros sometimes get lost in all of the potential variants and combinations. Apps like Color CC (once called Kuler) and sites like ColourLovers have given us a way […]

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How to Create a Mystique-Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be Creating This tutorial will show you how to create a text effect inspired by the unique and bold coloring and texturing of X-Men’s fictional character Mystique.  It is similar to the text effects that can be purchased on Envato Market, but we’ll be using a ton of textures, layer styles, and adjustment layers to create it. So let’s get […]

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Online brand-building 101

Online brand-building 101

Building a brand online is a different task to traditional brand building. Of course it won’t hurt to combine the offline and online marketing techniques, and indeed for best results, you should do that. Too many times clients think that all they need to do is have a website made for them and then they […]

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Dripicons V2: Amazing SVG, Webfont, PSD, Sketch

60 fresh resources for designers, April 2016

Hey there! We are proud to return fully stacked with a collection of resources and tools that will help you make the most of your web design/development skills. This month we have an appealing 3D text effect, an awesome flat emojis set, various UI kits for Sketch, a full Bootstrap 4 GUI pack, some amazing […]

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