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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 Simple, Classic Design Should Work

Dough. Apples. Sugar. Spices. These are all the ingredients you need to make a classic apple pie. Some recipes will call for extra ingredients to make things extra fancy, but…

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Is There a Perfect Solution to a Design Problem?

You’re probably thinking of your own version of the “perfect” design. Whatever it is, you probably have fond, nostalgic feelings around it, and would likely defend its rightful place among…

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The 20+ Best Banner Mockup Templates for Photoshop for 2021

These photo-realistic banner mockup PSD templates for Photoshop are all easy to use and will help turn your artistic vision into reality.

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Taking the Occam Razor Approach to Design

Did you know that designers can use a tool that mathematicians, philosophers, and other academics have known about for hundreds of years? It’s called Occam’s Razor, and it’s a law…

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The Idea Generation Process of Scribbling on a Napkin

Millions of us around the world eat at restaurants every day with our family, friends, co-workers, clients, parole officers…just kidding. Restaurants serve an important purpose in our lives – a…

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How to Wake Up Your Design Clients’ Taste Buds with Opposing Combinations

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…

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Leveraging the Power of Sushi to Improve Your Designs

Sushi has been popular in the Western world since the 1970s, when it was introduced to diners in the U.S. You probably have a strong opinion about it – either…

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Is It Really Worthwhile Having a Personal Portfolio?

We all know blogging and personal portfolio sites have been very important for designers looking to increase their visibility to clients and others who admire their work. But there are…

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When It Comes to Design Ideas, It’s All About Presentation

When I was a student in design school, I once did an assignment for a teacher who made us stand up and present our projects to the entire class. Now…

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As a 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…

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How to Find and Use 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…

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Are Design Trends Superficial?