Should Designers know how to code? What do you think?

Designers who know how to code well (or conversely, code poets who know what the hell Gaussian blur even is) are sometimes referred to as “unicorns” due to their rarity – and rightly so, given the complexity of the types of tasks they can accomplish, and the skillset required by both. Unicorns typically command higher hourly rates than straight designers…

20 Visually Stunning Music Videos from Japan

Obvious but true: inspiration is crucial for visual designers. You get new ideas, you positively influence your style, and your imagination feels energized and revitalized. Not often explored, but music videos are a great source of inspiration: The moving imagery and graphics can give fresh design inspiration in ways that still-image can’t do. It’s like getting inspired by nature, watching…

[Expired] Competition: Win an 8gb iPod Touch Courtesy of MightyDeals.com

Please note that this competition has now ended. Congratulations to Peter G from Fifteen Media Design, hope you enjoy your iPod! Today we have the most amazing giveaway for you, courtesy of our friends MightyDeals.com. As you probably already know, Mighty Deals is a platform to get the best deals on products and services for web professionals. The deals are…

Tips on Designing Layouts Focused around Content

In web design we frequently assume any layout with a spiffy logo and graphics will work out perfect. But designing for the web goes much deeper than attractive page graphics. The entire user experience comes into play and you have to account for a number of anomalies in your layout. In this article I’d like to examine some tips on…

30 Amazing T-Shirt Designs for Inspiration

As creative professionals are always seeking inspiration from all kind of medias, the t-shirt design field community is huge and highly inspiring. There are lots of communities created out there where you can create and share your ground-breaking t-shirt. The most memorable t-shirt designs are typically quirky, attention-grabbing and more often than not amusing. But not always. Sometimes they are…