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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 covering all areas of design.

Why Designers Need Creativity & Practicality to Succeed

Why Designers Need Creativity & Practicality to Succeed

Balancing creativity with practicality in design, ensuring innovative yet functional outcomes.

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

The design field is pretty crowded. If this is your “calling,” then you have to accept that you are in competition with a lot of creatives that may know more…

The Benefits of Creating a Design System

The Benefits of Creating a Design System

Styleguides have been around for years and have always been important to the visual identity of a company, but the rebrand of the term has given a new dimension to…

What Has Happened to All of the Web Design Ideas?

What Has Happened to All of the Web Design Ideas?

We all know that most design clients are fairly predictable in tastes and not exactly thrilling to work for. I am sure you are not clapping your hands in excitement…

What Do You Do When the Project You’re Working on No Longer Excites You?

What Do You Do When the Project You’re Working on No Longer Excites You?

Inspiration and passion are a designers’ daily bread. Without them we crumble, wither and are reduced to mere pixels pushing hacks. But the problem with passion and inspiration is they’re…

How to Become a Designer Without Going to School

How to Become a Designer Without Going to School

Humans have been creating art for thousands of years, with the oldest known human-made works of artistic expression dating back 40,000 years to caves in Indonesia. But despite nearly 40…

How to Involve Decision Makers in the Design Process

How to Involve Decision Makers in the Design Process