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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.

Finding and Using Your Own Design Voice

Finding and Using Your Own Design Voice

Your design voice – or design style, if you will – is how you choose to relay information to your audience. That sounds simple, but for the uninitiated, it can…

10 Things Designers Can Learn From Pastry Chefs

10 Things Designers Can Learn From Pastry Chefs

Regardless of whether you bake or not, you can take a lot of the same knowledge pastry chefs draw upon every day to improve your design work.

The 20 Best Geometric Logo Templates

The 20 Best Geometric Logo Templates

Looking for the perfect geometric logo? Browse our collection of the best geometric logo templates that you can customize in seconds, and amaze your clients!

As a Designer, Is Failure a Necessary Part of Success?

As a Designer, Is Failure a Necessary Part of Success?

As a Designer, Is Failure a Necessary Part of Success? We all go through it at one time or another. You’re working on a project and no matter how hard…

Doing Away With Bad Design Ideas and Moving on to the Good Ones

Doing Away With Bad Design Ideas and Moving on to the Good Ones

There’s a common saying in the fiction-writing world: kill your darlings. No, this isn’t some morbid encouragement to do bodily harm to your loved ones. Killing your darlings means that…

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

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

Here’s a scenario for you. Post-COVID, you’re out with your friends, and you’re getting hungry. The members of your group start suggesting places where you can go and grab some…

How To Avoid Design By Committee

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…

Simplifying Your Designs for the Smartest User

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.

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

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…

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.

Embracing Competency and Letting Go of Design Perfection

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?

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Pop Art

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Pop Art