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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.

The Make People Buy Things Secret For Designers

The Make People Buy Things Secret For Designers

Audacious title, ‘The Make People Buy Things Secret,’ isn’t it? Imagine a single element that any designer – serving clients in any industry – can use to make a target…

Does the Computer Negatively Impact the Creative Process?

Does the Computer Negatively Impact the Creative Process?

During the 1980s, April Greinman was one of the first designers to use a Macintosh computer. She saw the computer as an ideal tool that would contribute to experimentation. Ironically…

12 Free Vintage Halloween Stamps in AI, EPS, SVG & PSD Formats

12 Free Vintage Halloween Stamps in AI, EPS, SVG & PSD Formats

We have a free set of spooky vintage stamps (AI, EPS, SVG, PSD & PNG) for you to use in your personal and commercial projects.

The 3 Common Personality Types of the Best Designers

The 3 Common Personality Types of the Best Designers

It has been said that the strength of a team comes from different perspectives and personalities. This is never truer than when applied to web design. From expressive extroverts to…

Flat Design vs Minimalism

Flat Design vs Minimalism

Flat Design. It’s everywhere these days. The newest, highly influential release of iOS 7 for the iPhone has got even non-design lovers talking about it. But many people seem to…

Why Designers Need Creativity & Practicality to Succeed

Why Designers Need Creativity & Practicality to Succeed

One of the lasting messages we see across the world of web design is the idea of inspiring creativity. Designers everywhere are encouraging us to find our inner artist by…

Can Technology Really Make You a Better Designer?

Can Technology Really Make You a Better Designer?

We look at some of the side effects of computer and internet technology from a designer’s perspective and explore some fixes to the most common problems.

How Your Work Environment Can Influence Your Design Work

How Your Work Environment Can Influence Your Design Work

Sometimes, as web and digital designers, we can get trapped in our little world of computers and software, attempting to work out the solution to our clients’ design problems, but…

Putting the Guitar Solo Philosophy into Your Designs

Putting the Guitar Solo Philosophy into Your Designs

Ever have those moments where you want to really show off your design skills? To impress people with the cool effects you can pull off? Unfortunately, you usually can’t. Because…

On Tastes, Trends and Personal Styles

On Tastes, Trends and Personal Styles

The most important thing a designer needs to have is a good taste. A good taste at identifying great work. It doesn’t matter if your work doesn’t match up with…

The Art of Hating Your Previous Creative Work

The Art of Hating Your Previous Creative Work

A cool side benefit of being a designer is that, the longer you’re in the game, the larger your portfolio becomes. That portfolio will, in turn, help to establish you…

10 Reasons Why Your Design Skills May Seem Lame

10 Reasons Why Your Design Skills May Seem Lame