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The Idea Generation Process of Scribbling on a Napkin

The Idea Generation Process of Scribbling on a Napkin

We explore the idea generation process familiar to many designers: the scribbled idea on a restaurant napkin process. It’s high-level stuff!

How to Handle Indescribable Uniqueness in Design

How to Handle Indescribable Uniqueness in Design

We discuss weird and indescribable uniqueness in design, share how you can handle it, and whether or not it’s necessarily a good thing.

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.

Taking Inspiration from the Humble Shopping Cart

Taking Inspiration from the Humble Shopping Cart

We explore the history of the humble shopping cart, taking lessons from its design and marketing that you can apply to your design process today.

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 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…

Why Gutenberg Has Changed My Opinion of Page Builders

Why Gutenberg Has Changed My Opinion of Page Builders