Melanie Wilson

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Common Mistakes When Presenting Design Ideas to Clients, and How to Avoid Them

You’ve spent weeks working on a client design, churned through the requisite nine terrible designs to get to that lone good one, tested iterations …

Web Design

Michael Wolff: "Why all the poor logos?"

I’m noticing an increase in ill-conceived and superficially designed symbols and logos. Harsh words, I know, but I’m also encouraged to see …

In Love with Japan - Illustrations

I believe that traveling with the main purpose to wander and explore; together helps immensely to feed your brain at your journey and tremendously …

Apple issues urgent iPhone software update after attempted hack with 'most sophisticated spyware' ever seen

Apple has issued a global upgrade of its iOS mobile operating system after a botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software.<p>The spyware took advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in iOS to take complete control of iPhone devices.<p>…

The Psychology Behind Logo And Color Choice

<b>The Psychology Behind Logo And Color Choice by Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist</b><p>Some professionals scoff at the importance of branding in …

Colours Make This Family Home Breathtaking

So many homeowners want bright, colourful homes but are afraid that if they add too many hues their home will end up looking tacky. This home shows …

10 Things He'll Start Doing Right Before a Break Up

No. 9 may seem like a small thing, but it's not.<p>There are few things as heartbreaking as being blindsided by the end of a relationship. You can be so in love you don't even realize the other person is slowly inching their way out the door. But there are signs. And keep in mind that although your …

Advocacy Group Files FTC Complaint Over Kardashians' Instagram Ads

The group Truth in Advertising has filed an official complaint saying members of the Kardashian/Jenner family engage in deceptive advertising practices on social media. If the FTC acts on the complaint, the sisters — or the company whose products they're selling — could be fined.<p>Last week, the …

Netflix's brilliant response to its North Korean doppelganger

Technically Incorrect: After North Korea launches its own streaming video service, Netflix bows its head in respect. Sort of.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>In idle moments, I've often wondered whether North Korea's state TV should be …

North Korea

Khal Drogo Dropped Another Hint at Returning to 'Game of Thrones'

Jason Momoa and Kit Harington are hanging out again...<p><b>Update, 9/21:</b> After causing a stir and raising suspicions of his return to <i>Game of Thrones</i> last month, Jason Momoa—who plays Daenerys' deceased husband, Dothraki chieftain Khal Drogo—just dropped another hint that he could appear in the series …

A Visual Guide to Where You Should Always Apply Concealer

We all know and love concealer for its ability to camouflage dark circles and zits when we need it most. (I personally owe my day-to-day survival to …

Gigi and Bella Hadid Continue to Bare Skin in New and Unusual Ways

In the unspoken battle between Hollywood’s famous sister groups and how much skin they can bare during various outing at the Nice Guy, the …

50 High-Quality Free Fonts For Designers

Typography world can be overwhelming as for a few bucks, thousands of creative fonts can be downloaded in just a few minutes with some clicks but on …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

Kanye West's Yeezys Are Named Shoe of the Year

Kanye West will receive a design award next month from Footwear News for his constantly sold-out Adidas Yeezy Boosts. West will join designers like Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Stuart Weitzman and Pierre Hardy, who've all been recognized at the FN Achievement Awards. Let FN's Jennie Bell …

Shoes

How To Do Nothing In Web Design

Best Practices for Minimalism<p>This essay is excerpted from the ebook <i>Interaction Design Best Practices: Mastering the Tangibles</i> by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba, and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a UX design platform.<p>It’s a rookie mistake to confuse minimalism with merely “getting rid of things.” Minimalism was an …

UI Design

Great Use Of Colors In Web Design

Research has it that a majority of all the product assessments made by customers are primarily based on color and of that percentage, most of the …

Customers

‘Strange Plants’ Looks At Plants and Their Relationship To Contemporary Art - The Fox Is Black

I happen to love plants. I have a giant shelf of them in my apartment, I love visiting nurseries on the weekends, and you’ll often find me …

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45 Examples of Company Branding in Print Design Work

Print work covers such an array of ideas that it’s tough to pigeonhole one single aspect. When mentioning a company’s brand I typically think about …

Graphic Design

101 essential free fonts for web designers

Every designer knows that free fonts are a godsend when working on a project, but truly valuable free fonts can be tough to find.<p>With this list we’ve …

The 12 unwritten rules of design

From grid theory to the Golden Ratio, there are a set of fundamental principles that are passed down from generation to generation of designers. …

Graphic Design

25 Trendy Websites with Header Images

Web designers seek new features to adopt in their projects all the time. True professionals perfect their designs to make the projects cool and …

30 Must-Haves for Coachella Weekend

Shop our picks for the coolest in desert fashion.<p>Headed to the desert this weekend or next? Whether you're more excited to relax by the pool and do a little party-hopping in Palm Springs, or you're anxiously awaiting to see your favorite headliners, Coachella style is almost as important as the …

Aussie Affair: Street Style

See all of the style from Down Under, as Diego Zuko captures the ladies at Australia Fashion Week Spring 2014.<p>See all of the style from Down Under, as Diego Zuko captures the ladies at Australia Fashion Week Spring 2014.

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

Makeup

31 Mind-Blowing Examples of Brilliant Packaging Design

Packaging: It's a necessary evil. So it may as well be clever.

Creating Visual Hierarchy With Typography

Why Hierarchy is Important<p>Type hierarchy organizes and gives order to the text elements in your design. Just as web designers and developers use …

Visual Design

The 100 Greatest Free Fonts for 2014

Here we are, once again, with our now-famous selection of the top 100 free fonts for 2014. This year we have only selected fonts published or updated …