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Graphic Artist Michael Bierut on Logos and Emojis

The man who shattered Saks Fifth Avenue’s fusty insignia and created Hillary Clinton’s controversial campaign logo talks memorable hotels, Wile E. Coyote and the best typeface for résumés<p>By<p>David A. Keeps<p><b>“FORTY YEARS AGO,</b> graphic arts were a form of black magic—only a handful of people even knew the …

Detailed Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for Web Design Layouts

Most web designers tend to work in Photoshop because pixel mockups can be easier for developers. However designing vector-based interfaces will allow …

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

Behance

How To Create a Web Design Style Guide

You're reading How To Create a Web Design Style Guide, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

Web Design

Interaction Design: Animation

Animations on Interactive Design are immensely effective and important for the UI and UX. It's not just all about seeing how the users will react to …

Turning Qualitative User Data Into Actionable Design

Once our Yelp research was complete, it was time to analyze the findings and determine the major pain points users experienced with Yelp’s current …

Website Flowcharts and Site Maps – AI & EPS

The huge website flowcharts and site maps template.<p>With countless included vector graphics and elements, this huge template lets you create visual …

The 12 Best Free Photoshop Plugins for Designers

While Adobe Photoshop is a powerful, creative platform, using plugins can help to extend its capabilities and use it to its full potential. Using an …

An Overview of SVG Sprite Creation Techniques

SVG can be used as an icon system to replace icon fonts. The reasons why SVG makes for a superior icon system are numerous, but we won’t be going …

It's Not UX vs. UI, It's UX & UI

How differentiating the two will improve them both<p>Chris Bank of UXPin — the wireframing & prototyping app — compares and contrasts web UI and UX, …

UI Design

Why do UX designers get paid so much? What tasks do they undertake in their job?

50 Useful Libraries and Resources for Responsive Web Design

Let's talk about responsive web design. People are increasingly dependent on their smart mobile devices, and chances are that a large portion of the …

Graphic Design & Illustration

ZADOR – Soap Branding and Packaging Design

An exquisite soap branding and packaging design for ZADOR.<p>Hungarian graphic designer Eszter Laki was entrusted with the work on an exquisite branding …

Designing for Large Screen Smartphones

As smartphones continue to get larger but our hands don’t, what kinds of design solutions can ensure mobile interactions remain comfortable, quick, …

Betty Hatchett: Cool Logo Designs & Illustration Work

In 2012, Norwood, OH–based Betty Hatchett Design principal Elizabeth Hatchett was recognized in the HOW Logo Design Competition & Awards for her …

Graphic Design

Exploring Current Web Design Trends

The funny thing about current web design trends is that they are both helpful and detrimental. Trends set the standard for design elements and styles …

Carla Cobas

The work of Carla Cobas caught my eye recently, and I haven’t been able to look away since. A designer in Valencia, Spain, her work has a confident, …

The Complete Guide to Special Characters

The Basics<p>Any character not on a standard keyboard is called a special character or glyph. Both terms mean essentially the same thing, although …

Typography

Making Time for Side Projects

Last time, I encouraged you to think about creating side projects as a way to diversify your income. Yet with a busy job or freelance business, a …

Web Design

The 150 Best UI Kit and Web Template Collection for 2017

Over the past few years, we have noticed that in web design the use of flashy illustrations, extraneous textures and drop down shadows have been …

Web Design

Website builder, in browser web design, CMS & hosting

30K Professional web designers worldwide are already using Webydo, are you?

Website builders could help 10-year-olds create websites, but they can’t really hold a candle to professionals who take this task seriously. Contrary …

50 New Inspiring Business Card Designs

Business cards are no longer used just to provide basic information about yourself and your company. Today, more and more companies are using …

Web Designers Should Focus More On Typography

Initial impressions are the ones that last the most. You might not be aware of it, but typography is the essential tool that introduces a perfected …

Typography

50 Clean & Modern eCommerce Sites for Web Design Inspiration

Smaller eCommerce sites have the luxury of not having to follow the pre-defined design styles that many larger corporate stores tend to use. They …