File Sharing is Caring: Best Ways to Share Files with Clients

As a graphic designer, half of your workday can feel like it’s taken up struggling to find a way to share big files with your clients. If you’re creating large promotional materials, website wireframes, e-books or video content of any kind, your files are probably very bulky and many traditional ways to transfer a quick word doc won’t work for you. If you’re constantly searching for better file sharing solutions, we’ve got some suggestions for you to try. The suggestions…...

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10 SEO Tools Which Will Help You Optimize Your Website in 2018

One of the most challenging parts of running your site is search engine optimization. The way search engines and Google rank your website keeps changing numerous times a year. This means that you have to be updated every day about the current SEO developments if you want to stay ahead of the competition. Although SEO is hard, there are various tools which you can use to handle SEO and get the necessary data which is needed to boost your rankings.…...

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7 Ways to Improve Your Design Team Collaboration

Being a creative professional can feel like a solo adventure - even if you work for a company or with a team of colleagues. Sometimes it can feel like you lose your collaborative spirit when you’re working, head down, on a big production-heavy project. However, you know that a great collaborative environment can refuel your best ideas, earn you the most useful kinds of feedback, and give you the opportunity to learn from others who create like you do. What…...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Visual Hierarchy for Designers 

If you are a graphic designer, a web designer, or if you do visual work at all, then you probably have developed your process when creating a new document or product. Whether you refer to it this way or not, one of the essential tasks to starting a new project is to come up with a sort of visual hierarchy for the piece – a layout of all the elements or sections in your visual breakdown. Composing a new visual…...

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Tips for Choosing the Best Mobile App Developer For Your Business

The internet changes constantly, doesn’t it? Ten years ago, hardly any company was worried about operating a mobile app and now, we do everything on our phones. Phones have evolved too, going from being tiny bricks with hardly any capabilities, to being three times the size, with ten times the capabilities. All of our research about companies, our interactions online, and our use of the internet was once done on our laptops and now we mostly save those for work…...

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How to Build a Web Design Portfolio & Grow Your Freelance Business

What makes a good web design portfolio? That’s the question that each and every web design freelancer has asked herself at one point in her career – especially when just starting out in the business. You want to stand out among your competition, express your skills, and gain the attention of your ideal clientele but you don’t have a lot of experience yet. How can you show what you’re capable of before you’ve had the chance to secure your own…...

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What Can Photography Teach Us About Web Design? 

Photographers and web designers might seem like their jobs are 100% different. One is focused on traveling to locations, capturing moments, and working with humans and cameras while the other is focused on developing an online location, manipulating code and handling client demands. However, photographers and web designers aren’t that different. Both work creatively and technically to create something special and new, something that will tell a story for a business or a personal client. Both must be highly professional,…...

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6 Design Rules You Should Break This Year

Although graphic design has many principles and guidelines, some designers stick too closely to the rules. By limiting yourself to hard and fast rules of design, you could be limiting the expression of your work.  Outdated design rules have no place in a graphic designer's toolbox and today’s clients are looking for savvy and a chance to be bold. The ability to push boundaries is a respected quality. These are a few of the design rules you should break this…...

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5 Popular Brands With Arguably Bad Fonts/Typography

Graphic designers understand that typography is more than just simple text. In a digital age, the way you convey your messages needs to account for what you say in addition to how you say it. In order to stand out or stay consistent, you can’t overlook the significance of choosing a font that truly represents your brand and connects with your consumers. It can be easy to overthink as a graphic designer. As you’re looking to be creative, inventive and…...

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7 Reasons Why File Backups are a Web Designer’s Best Friend

If you are a web designer, then you can understand the frustration of not having enough space to back up your files. With a microcosm of different digital and external file storage options, which is the right one for you? The most notorious of all file backups is probably an external hard drive, but with all the bulk, is there a better option? Many web designers may think so, with access to unlimited storage on cloud backups such as Dropbox.…...

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