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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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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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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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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

What do you do if you’re partway through an important project for a client and you get, well… stuck? You simply can’t wring any more good ideas from that brain…

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What To Do With All Those Spare Creative Ideas

There are many ways you can deal with all those spare creative ideas. Here are some suggestions on what you can do with them.

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Developing a Sense of Mythology Around Your Designs