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Broaden your horizons by reading articles from our authors – web and graphic designers just like you – who share their thoughts, opinions and knowledge on almost all areas of design.

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How To Avoid Design By Committee

Here’s a scenario for you: a woman has three young children, each armed with a handful of crayons. They’re happily drawing on a large sheet of paper, cooperating and sharing…

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Simplifying Your Designs for the Smartest User

We talk about simplifying your designs using the very same principles a chef uses to ensure that you have the most pleasant eating experience possible.

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6 Free Animated Typefaces for Adobe After Effects

In this collection, we’ve gathered the best animated typefaces for After Effects that you can download and start using in your projects now.

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Does A Designer’s Opinion Mean More Than The User’s?

Okay. I’m going to come out and say it. Designers are often way too territorial about their designs. It’s only natural, of course. You spend years and years developing your…

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You’ll Never Be a Design Specialist by Generalizing Your Skills

We take a look at why design generalists are inferior to design specialists, and what freelance designers can do instead to boost their desirability to potential clients.

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Embracing Competency and Letting Go of Design Perfection

Since design (and even code) is so subjective – is aiming for perfection really a thing? So, if we’re not after perfection, just what are we aiming for?

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The 10 Golden Rules of Simple, Clean Design

These rules of clean design are based on the 10 principles by Dieter Rams but modified to fit with a more general goal of simplicity.

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Stop Worrying About People Stealing Your Ideas

We explore some important reasons why you should stop worrying about anyone potentially stealing your creative design ideas.

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Sketchbooks – The Designer’s Cookbook

As a food lover, I absolutely adore cookbooks. I have a ton of them – all filled with pages and pages of delicious recipes for me to try and experiment…

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Handling Ethical Disagreements With Your Design Clients

It doesn’t matter what the unethical thing is or reason for not wanting to do it – it’s always a pain to deal with in a professional and courteous manner.

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What To Do When You Lose Motivation as a Designer

Here is a technique you can use when you’re feeling burnt out and you simply can’t bear to think about taking one more step to complete that big design project.

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Getting Those Creative Juices Flowing Again