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Sub-Topics: Freelance Design, Motion Design, Print Design, Web Design.

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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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…

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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…

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12 Free Smoke Brush Packs for Adobe Photoshop

Check out our collection of high-resolution and free smoke brush packs for Adobe Photoshop, and download and use them on your next project.

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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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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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20 Things You Didn’t Know About Pop Art

The advent of the Pop Art movement in the 50’s didn’t just impress the wealthy; it changed the culture. So iconic and profound were the inspirations and meanings behind this…

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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