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Thought-Provoking Conceptual Illustrations from Davide Bonazzi

Italian illustrator, Davide Bonazzi has in recent years created an impressive portfolio of thought-provoking conceptual illustrations, covering provocative topics such as global security, proportionality of criminal offences & penalties, racism in football, comparison of old and new journalism, and many more. Without ever taking a pro or con stance, his remarkable illustrations will remain in your mind for a long…

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50 More Photo Manipulation Tutorials for Photoshop

The photo manipulation tutorials that we have chosen for this post are all aimed towards beginner and intermediately skilled manipulators. So if you are a Photoshop expert, there is nothing here for you, move along please. We are also not going to pretend that these tutorials will make you a guru, mastering Photoshop is hard, really hard. What they will…

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ESPN World Cup Posters

World Cup excitement is rising. Recently we came across (via Business Insider) the work of Brazilian artist Cristiano Siqueira who was hired by ESPN to design posters for all of the national teams that would be participating in 2014’s Brazilian world cup. And he simply nailed it. Combining his natural design-style and love of football, Siqueira has created some of…

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Busting the UI=UX myth

Identifying user goals and helping them accomplish those goals through your product – that’s the key objective of all organizations that build digital products. There are various elements that influence the usability, desirability and reliability of a digital product. The most common ones that we hear today are UI & UX. These fields, even though significantly different in nature, sometimes…

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A Showcase of Stylish Landing Pages

There’s been a common trend over the last few years for online services and products to focus on creating beautifully designed landing pages, and for good reason. You need to do everything in your power to help establish yourself, and show off your brand identity and product positively. If you want to show that your product is of a high…

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The Reflections Photography Series

Dallas based photographer Tom Hussey is renowned for his award winning wistful photography series “Reflections“. The highly conceptual photographs depict an older person looking at the reflection of their younger self in a mirror. The idea came to Tom after having a conversation with an 80 year old WWII veteran who shared his bitter experience of how fast time has…

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Making Bad Feedback from Your Boss or Client Actionable

Most designers work in non-design orientated cultures, where the majority of the people you work with do not have a core understanding of design principles. Believe me. I was one of them. Before focusing completely on building and running UXPin, I was working as a full time in-house UX Designer and UX Manager. One of the most difficult things when…

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Stop Worrying About People Stealing Your Ideas

Ideas: the germs that grow into those great, award-winning designs we all want to have our names attached to. We all get dozens of ideas constantly, which typically range from fairly good to amazingly good. Ideas are an abundant commodity that we all have, as creative people. In fact, most designers have more ideas than they know what to do…

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How to Create Stylish CSS Buttons

In this tutorial, I’m going to run through the basics of 4 different style buttons – flat, border, gradient & shadow (skeuomorphic), and press style buttons. I’ll reset all the CSS so that buttons display consistently across devices, and I’ll style each set of buttons with a :hover and :active state. Without further ado, let’s dig into the HTML. Get…