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13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be a Successful UX Designer

Cut out the things that are holding you backPhoto by Tanja Heffner on UnsplashSuccess has different definitions for everyone. Becoming a <b>great giver</b> …

UX Design

Are Designers Unprepared To Work With AI? Readers Respond

“We’re all in charge of AI’s future and potential.”<p>Are UX designers unprepared to design for a world powered by artificial intelligence? The interaction designer and Carnegie Mellon professor John Zimmerman argued in a story last week that there <i>is</i> a deep split between UX and AI.<p>We asked readers to …

UX Design

Watch: How To Effectively Present And Sell Your Logo Designs To The Client

<b>Logo designers</b> not only create solutions to clients’ problems, but also package and sell these ideas to the clients.<p><b>After running a poll</b> on his …

5 Usability Testing Tools & Platforms That Ensure Awesome UX

Saying that the desired user experience is essential for ensuring commercial success may sound clichéd, but it still holds true as every business is …

UX Design in a Nutshell: How the Design Process Drives Behavior

By David ServiceUX design is an exciting, dynamic field that constantly challenges us to broaden our understanding and expertise. But constant …

Web Design

Your guide to design systems from the world’s leading brands

Many of the world’s leading brands have made their design systems public, contributing their ideas and processes to the design community at …

UX Design
Apps

How Graphic Design Is Evolving

Twenty-some years ago, we found ourselves in awe of how computers and the internet changed so many aspects of life. Just when we thought technology had reached its peak, we were also blithely aware that more was going to unfold.<p>Today we can only look back at the impact the digital revolution made …

Graphic Design

I interview 100,000 people a year, and there are 6 questions that make job candidates stick in my mind

You'll be asked it in almost any interview. And while you may be tempted to sit back and relax during this portion—while the recruiter's put in the hot seat—that's not actually in your best interest.<p>Why? Because this is your final chance to make an awesome impression.<p>My team and I interview around …

Recruitment

What to say when the job interviewer asks, 'Why should we hire you?’

"Why should we hire you?" is one of the most common job-interview questions out there.<p>And, according to Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and …

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy From Scratch

Here's a blueprint for a successful social media marketing plan.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>When I went rock climbing for the first time, I had no idea what I was doing. My friends and I were complete newbies about ropes and rappelling and every other bit of jargon and technique that …

10 Super Useful Code Generators for Web Designers

Code generators can be a web designer’s best friend for a couple of reasons. For one, they can often help you learn new techniques or brush up on …

Web Design

15 Great Google Font Combinations For Your Next Project Design

For any website, content is the most important part. So, naturally, you would want it to be as simple and straightforward as possible, in order not …

Typography

Custom Chatbot Development Tutorial To Start Your Own Bot Agency

You can now create bots for free in a matter of minutes without any prior coding knowledge.<p>Outstanding entrepreneurs are always on top of the newest trends that offer business opportunities in the form of innovative solutions. You're probably familiar with AI-powered virtual assistants, also known …

JMR Graphics Shares Vinyl Graphic Design Tips for Bus, Trailer, and Transit Wraps: How to Drive Big Results for Your Business

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- JMR Graphics, a leading designer and manufacturer of 3M trailer graphics and fleet wraps, shares vinyl graphic design tips for bus, trailer, and transit wraps and how to drive big results for your business.<p>Using vinyl graphic wraps on large vehicles …

Graphic Design

This Entrepreneur Used Social Media to Build an International Brand. Here Are 5 Things You Can Learn From Him

Mitch Jackson leveraged the power of social media and live streaming to take his brand from local to international. Here's what you can learn from it.<p>When you hear the word 'law', a lot of things come to mind. More than likely, none of those things are the phrase 'social media', but that didn't …

Public Relations

A Master List of 1,300 Free Courses From Top Universities: 45,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

For the past 11 years, we've been busy rummaging around the internet and adding courses to an ever-growing list of <b>Free Online Courses</b>, which now …

Using Shapes in Graphic Design

A Basic Element in Design Work<p>Shapes are at the root of graphic design. They are figures and forms that make up logos, illustrations and countless …

Graphic Designers and Branding for Businesses

A Successful 'Brand' Requires Consistency<p>Every business builds a brand. It is their corporate identity that allows them to stand out from their …

The End of Moore's Law Will Change How We Need To Think About Innovation

A shift from disrupting markets to tackling grand challenges<p>In 1965, Intel cofounder Gordon Moore published a remarkably prescient paper which predicted that computing power would double about every two years. For a half century, this process of doubling has proved to be so remarkably consistent …

Innovation

Alignment and Page Layout

One of the principles of design, alignment refers to lining up the top, bottom, sides, or middle of text or graphic elements on a page.<p>Horizontal …

How to Use the Grid System in Graphic Design

Keep Designs Consistent With Grids<p>The grid system used in the graphic design process is a way of organizing content on a page. It uses any …

Design thinking, explained

Solve any business problem with this approach.<p>By Rebecca Linke | September 14, 2017<p>Graphic design by Mimi Phan<p>Why It Matters<p>Coming up with an idea is …

Design Thinking

How to Determine a Flat Rate for Graphic Design Projects

Charging a flat rate for graphic design projects is often a good idea because both you and your client know the cost from the start. Unless the scope …

Graphic Design Time Tracking Software

There are many benefits of time tracking in graphic design. As a graphic design business grows, using time tracking software can help you keep …

20 Places to Find the Best Free Fonts for Your Brand

Congratulations.You’ve started a business, brand, or website and it’s time for you to start distributing content.Where do you start?Sure, you’ll need …

Typography

How to Determine a Graphic Design Hourly Rate

01<p>of 07<p>The Importance of a Graphic Design Hourly Rate<p>Setting a graphic design hourly rate is often considered a difficult process, but it must be …

Free Font of the Week: Final Frontier Old Style

Welcome to <b>Free Font of the Week</b>, where we showcase our favorite free font finds! We are constantly browsing the web to bring you the best content. We …

Typography

Free font: Fivo Sans

<b>Fivo Sans</b> is an awesome sans-serif font, perfect for use in small body copy or giant headlines. I love a nice neutral looking sans serif font that …

Typography