Ben Barr

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How To Create Non-Boring Social Media Ads That Spark Action

Let’s face it: the perception of social media ads has declined recently.One of the scariest stats says that nearly 60% of Americans don’t believe …

Marketing

10 Deadly Sins of Graphic Design [Infographic]

Digital marketing and graphic design are two of the crucial components of the modern-day marketing mix. With the vast advancement in the field of …

Graphic Design

20 Graphic Design Magazines All Designers Should Read

Whether you’re a web designer or a developer, we’re sure you’ve read a specialty <b>magazine</b>, especially magazines dedicated to graphic design. It is …

Graphic Design

How to Create a Great Logo for Your Small Business

The first step to an awesome logo is an idea.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>If you’re reading this, you probably plan to start a small business or a side hustle very soon. And you probably have a couple of questions running through your mind like: “Do I really need that logo?” or …

Graphic Design

The 10 best free graphic design courses online

Want to learn new skills, or refresh the fundamentals of your graphic design knowledge? We’ve previously brought you some great graphic design …

Illustrating Animals With 13 Circles: A Drawing Challenge And Tutorial

Getting Started: Sketching<p>I prefer to sketch things on paper first, but you can do so digitally as well. First, I chose some animals that I didn’t …

Simple Decorating Ideas No One Will Ever Know You DIYed

<i>DIY projects</i> are great for having some fun while you’re making original decorative pieces for your home according to your tastes! <i>Simple decorating</i> …

39 logo fonts everyone should know

Typography can make or break the design of a logo. The right logo font can amplify the impact of your logo (and brand), while the wrong font could be …

Typography

Top 100 Tutorials for Mastering Photoshop

Photoshop is the tool of choice for most professional designers. There may be other powerful editors that offer similar functionality, but none one …

Apply Responsive Design to Your Website with These Easy Steps

Without a doubt, good content gets you the audience. Yet, that alone won’t keep them coming back. Responsive design is the other major feature you …

How to Design a Krishna Janmashtami Postcard in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingAugust is a very special month in the Hindu calendar. People are celebrating the annual festival dedicated to the birth of the …

Graphics

How Much Should You Design Freelancers Charge?

12 practical tips you should follow to calculate your rate—and avoid getting screwed<p>How much should you design freelancers charge? Discussion Board …

Make a Killer First Impression by Designing Your Own Brand Logo

If you were a logo, what would you look like? May sound like a silly question, but if you’re on the entrepreneurial path, it’s an important one. When you get right down to it, a good logo is what’s going to draw someone into your brand, whether it’s clicking your brand page, wearing your printed …

25 Best Photoshop Actions With Creative Photo Effects

You can achieve very high-quality photo effects without it having to take you days, hours, or your whole work week creating them from scratch.In this …

Graphics

How This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Creativity

Learning to channel your thinking--both conscious and subconscious--creates the conditions that make achieving your goals inevitable.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep."--Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it …

10 Unexpected Ways To Live An Extraordinary Life

Think of the extraordinary people you have met and you’ll likely notice they have many things in common: accountability, commitment to their own …

22 Grooming Habits Women Wish Men Would Embrace More Often

<i>Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: What are some grooming tips for men by women? Here is one of the best answers that’s been pulled from the</i> …

“Please stop” with Times New Roman: Graphic design rules for everyone, from an unlikely expert

Matthew Butterick knows how to present a case. A Harvard-trained designer turned civil litigation lawyer, Butterick is on a one-man mission to bring better design and typography to the legal profession.<p>His recent book <i>Typography for Lawyers</i> (Nov. 2015, 2nd edition) opens with a startling fact: With …

Typography

Logo Design: The Work of Draward

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you …

The 9 Graphic Design Trends You Need to Be Aware of In 2016

<i>More than the patterns that emerge from the Popular feeds on Dribbble and Behance, design trends can be a mysterious thing.</i>They’re influenced by …

Graphic Design

20 Manageable Things 20-Somethings Can Do In 2016 To Be Successful

You have no idea how old you are. Yes, you know the number of years you’ve been alive, but your true age is equal to the amount of years you have …

20+ Free Elegant Logo PSD Mockups

Logo designing is itself very important focused area of designing. Mockups play a very significant role as they are the realistic preview of how the …

Graphic Design

The 10 best logo changes of 2015

A great logo change can breathe new life into an old brand.<p>This year, several major companies changed their logos. To identify the best revamps, Business Insider looked through graphic-design publisher UnderConsideration's Brand New blog archives and picked our favorites. We only considered large, …

Graphic Design

Renowned Graphic Designer Michael Bierut Explains What Makes A Logo Truly Great

<b>This new video</b> by Vox discusses what makes a great logo.<p><b>Speaking to</b> graphic designer and author Michael Bierut, they look at the three main types of …

Review of the Year 2015: We present the Top 25 Graphic Design posts

This year has seen some massive rebrands – Google, Channel 4 and the <i>New York Times</i> to name but a few of the successes featured on this list. Some of …

Graphic Design

Logo Design: The Work of Carlos Puentes

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you …

Alphametry Identity Design

George Bokhua is one of my favorite identity designers and he strikes again. This time the identity was created for Alphametry, a global exchange for …

How to Effectively Use Transparent Backgrounds in Graphic Design

<i>In graphic design, backgrounds are kind of like wall paint or wallpaper…</i> <br>Get it right, and you have a nice backdrop that blends into and sets off an …

Graphic Design

25 of the Best Design Books of 2015

… Or, perhaps better put, a highly subjective (alphabetical) list of design books that the Print team read and loved in 2015. (And, of course, to …