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Tips for Finding Flow in Your Creative Process

Tips for Finding Flow in Your Creative Process

As there are no sure-fire ways to make your brain productive or creative, we share tips for encouraging your mind to enter a state of flow.

The Case for Slowing Down the Design Process

The Case for Slowing Down the Design Process

It seems like rushing around in an effort to finish off projects is part of being a freelance designer. Clients have demands and it’s our job to meet them. And,…

The 20 Best Lightroom Presets for Weddings in 2021

The 20 Best Lightroom Presets for Weddings in 2021

Create memories for the newlyweds! Browse our collection of the best Lightroom presets for weddings; from soft presets, to vintage filters. It’s time to delight your clients!

The Personal Process of Choosing the Right Design Tool

The Personal Process of Choosing the Right Design Tool

Tips on how the tools you use as a designer can help improve your creative process and aid you in creating work you can stand behind.

Staying in Touch with What Users Want

Staying in Touch with What Users Want

As web designers, we build sites for our clients based on our own expertise. And while there are tried-and-true techniques for placing items such as navigation and calls to action,…

At What Point Does Obsessing Over Design Become a Liability?

At What Point Does Obsessing Over Design Become a Liability?

Focussing too much on the design of a project can be done to death – or at least to the detriment of a project. We outline a few situations where the process can get in the way.

Why You Should Explain Design Decisions to Your Clients

Why You Should Explain Design Decisions to Your Clients

Have you ever found yourself totally in love with a design mockup you created, only to see your client pick it apart? Even worse is when they advocate for changes…

A Quick Guide to Website Photography

A Quick Guide to Website Photography

The inclusion of a great photo can turn a plain webpage into a visually-appealing one. But not just any old photograph will do. Deciding on the right image is something…

The Idea Generation Process of Scribbling on a Napkin

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…

Why Gutenberg Has Changed My Opinion of Page Builders

Why Gutenberg Has Changed My Opinion of Page Builders

Ever since page building tools hit the market (particularly the WordPress market), I’ve been rather dismissive of them. A big reason why is that they made a bad first impression….

Balancing Client Needs vs. Your Portfolio

Balancing Client Needs vs. Your Portfolio

The questions almost sound a bit silly. But, when you book a new project, who exactly are you designing for? Are you looking to satisfy your client or add another…

The Web Design Process Periodic Table [Infographic]

The Web Design Process Periodic Table [Infographic]