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Great Examples of Personal Logos and Branding

Personal logos and branding are used by creative professionals to add another dimension of identity to their work. They are often used for …

What it Means to be a Modern Designer

Michael Bierut, a partner at world-renowned design firm, Pentagram Design, has over 30 years of experience and was mentored by one of the most …

Learn the Basic Elements of Good Visual Designs in 50 Seconds

Would you like to learn about the most important visual design concepts? Watch this short video, titled "Elements of Design", by art director/motion …

The beginner's guide to flat design

In the past, web designers put a particular focus on showing off their skills and design portfolios by packing sites with flashy illustrations and …

How Women Can Get Ahead At Work: A New Manual

I felt exhausted just reading through the press materials for <i>What Works for Women at Work</i>, the new book by feminist law professor Joan C. Williams, 61, and her daughter Rachel Dempsey, 27. The 365-page volume aims to be a new manual for women who want to follow Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s …

13 presentation folder designs to inspire you

Designing a presentation folder that stands out but still looks business-like is a real creative challenge. You need something that's functional and …

Wunderlist: Trends Come And Go

<b>Q: So Jan, how was 6Wunderkinder brought to life?</b><p>The original three founders — Christian, Robert and I — have been good friends since we were in …

Up On The Wall: How Working Walls Unlock Creative Insight

This design thinking tool being as powerful as it is, it comes as no surprise that a myriad of other fields have adapted and used it for years. But …

20 Tutorials to Make You a Better Illustrator

In this quick tip tutorial, you will learn some useful guidelines that you can follow to create the base of a head with facial features. Then, you …

10 things you wish you'd been told about the design industry

When most people first get a design job, they're full of excitement, anticipation and optimism. After a few year's work, a lot of that initial naive …

Double the Price of your Next Web Design Project

Part of my job is consulting with web designers to help them make more money.<p>I get to hear about a lot of pain within the web design community.<p>It …

5 steps to commercial brochure design that works

Product brochure printing is always a collaborative project between client, designer, photographer, copywriter and printer, and will likely include …

The Good Fellas Way to Collect from Bad Paying Clients (Videos NSFW)

Every freelancer has <b>faced the problem</b> of a client who doesn’t pay. It’s a lesson few know how to resolve. Court, and collection take time, and …

Just Knowing These 8 Facts Will Make You Way More Productive

Whether trying to conquer Mount Everest or just pick up your laundry, learning these quick facts will make it easier to be super productive -- or at least understand why you're not.<p>And if you're the type of person who is likely procrastinate instead of reading the rest of this article, then you …

A Guide to Designing a Portfolio Website

Compelling content convinces potential clients to hire the portfolio website owner.<p>Examples of compelling content on portfolio websites are below.<p><b>A</b> …

Lessons Learned From Leading New Web Professionals

Make Them Feel Welcome.<p>Joining a company can be an intimidating experience, especially if the company has a close-knit culture or the team has been …

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60 Things Every Creative Needs to Know

13. You must stand up for your creative choices.<p>If you can’t defend them properly, it means you have more work to do.<p>14. There are many ways to …

Ampersand

Had this idea in mind for a long time but didn't have the time to do time until recently. Here is the first sketch of an ampersand made a really …

10 Things You Must Know About Photoshop Brushes

You might be surprised what you don't know about Photoshop Brushes. In this tutorial, we will cover the 10 most important things you must know about …

The Art of Honest Fried Chicken (A Lifestyle Choice)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

Four Tips For Working, Living And Starting Up With Your Spouse

In our network of friends and family, my husband and I are unique: We’re location independent, we home-school our two children (ages 4 and 4 months) and we run a number of business ventures, both individually and together.<p>I’m the strategic, organized half; he’s the creative, disorganized half. A …

When and How to Say "Enough!"

Shortly after World War II, executives at Japan's Toyota Motor Company made a decision from which, I believe, we all can benefit. They decided to …

6 Things Your Bedroom Needs for a Good Night's Sleep

Articles about 5 creative modern porches and decks on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>A Vancouver design studio created in collaboration with Battersby Howat Architects.<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>When it comes to outdoor adventure, …

How To Set Up Your Graphic Design Projects for Print

One of my old posts from 2008 titled Designing for Print – Setting Up Crops and Bleed quickly shot to the top of Google and has become one of the …

Graphic Design

10 Amazing Illustrator Tips That Changed How I Design

We’ve all had that mixed feeling of elation and frustration when we discover a new tip or technique in a design app. You’re both amazed at how easy …

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