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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 covering all areas of design.

Waking Up the Taste Buds of Your Design Clients

Waking Up the Taste Buds of Your Design Clients

One of the hallmarks of a top chef is his or her ability to do interesting takes on food combinations that, at first glance, seem like they wouldn’t go together…

How Teaching Will Help You Become the Best Designer You Can Be

How Teaching Will Help You Become the Best Designer You Can Be

We explore some of the key ways that sharing your knowledge will help you to become the best designer you can possibly be.

Finding a Niche as a Designer Isn’t an Overused Cliché

Finding a Niche as a Designer Isn’t an Overused Cliché

Focusing on a niche as a designer will help you strengthen your personal brand and attract highly targeted, highly desirable clients.

The Cupcake Method for Improving Your Design Workflow

The Cupcake Method for Improving Your Design Workflow

Ah, cupcakes. Who doesn’t love those little, round bites of deliciousness? With a history spanning many, many years, cupcakes have a rich legacy that includes chemistry, enterprise, and problem solving….

Good Font, Bad Font: How to Pick the Best Font

Good Font, Bad Font: How to Pick the Best Font

We share five key rules for selecting the ideal typeface, and show you how to determine if that font you like may not be so great after all

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Designers and Copywriters

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Designers and Copywriters

We explore some of the things designers can learn from copywriters to improve problem-solving strategies and communicate better.

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

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

Understanding the gap between designers’ opinions and user needs, and bridging it for better outcomes.

Is It Worthwhile Having a Personal Portfolio?

Is It Worthwhile Having a Personal Portfolio?

As information is spread so quickly through social media, are potential clients really going to take the time to visit your personal website?

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

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.

As a Freelance Designer, What Is Your Unique Selling Point?

As a Freelance Designer, What Is Your Unique Selling Point?

Let me start off by asking you a question. How many of you have switched toothpaste brands over the course of your lives? How about deodorant, shampoo, or motor oil…

The Secret to Successful Food Packaging Design

The Secret to Successful Food Packaging Design

We take a “field trip” into the design process behind some of the industry’s most successful and effective food packaging designs.

The Personal Process of Choosing the Right Design Tool

The Personal Process of Choosing the Right Design Tool